Surprise Angry Birds Update Adds New Bad Piggies Episode & Concludes Surf & Turf!

SURPRISE! Angry Birds v2.3.0 is now available for iOS, PC, Mac, and Android via Google Play, and with more platforms coming soon. Now that summer is well behind us (for the northern hemisphere, anyways), the classic “beach” theme of Surf and Turf has been concluded. It doesn’t stop there though, as those sneaky piggies have poked there noses into the original Angry Birds game with a brand new episode (Greedy Pigs! As if having their own app wasn’t good enough!).

Note for PC users: Some people have not been notified by the in-game updater. Instead, go to download.angrybirds.com and click on “Download Free Demo” under “Angry Birds” to get the newest .exe file. If you are worried about your progress, check out our Ultimate Backup Tutorial.

This update includes:

  • 15 stormy levels conclude Surf and Turf. It’s been fun! Our S&T walkthrough pages are live. You may also find some alternate strategies on the older Facebook Surf and Turf walkthrough pages.
  • A new episode called “Bad Piggies” with 15 new levels! Those pesky piggies don’t just have their own game, now they’ve taken over Angry Birds too! Our video walkthroughs are live and the pages are ready for your alternate strategies.
  • New Golden Eggs! Maybe one, but possibly two. We will confirm soon. After a preliminary run through, we didn’t see any Golden Eggs. This does not conclusively mean there are none, but it seems questionable.
  • Power Ups! While these were released in the v2.2.0 update (read a lot more here), this is still a big question as to how they will be handled. At first glance, there seems to be no distinction between scores obtained with or without Power Ups after the initial score screen.
    Update: Still no distinction in scores obtain with or without Power Ups, unfortunately. But 3-starring an entire episode now awards a “Power-Up Bundle”: http://angrybir.de/OTSwMS
  • King Pig mode is now available for Android, iPhone, and PC! We believe King Pig mode is unlocked by obtaining 3-stars on all levels through Birdday Party and all the Golden Eggs through Birdday Party. Read more in the original release post.
  • iPhone 5 users may play the app is “letterbox mode”, with approximately 88 pixels of black space on either side of the app. Rovio has told me that their first priority is bringing new content to all devices, but that they plan to stylize for the unique dimensions of the iPhone 5 in the near future.
  • Pro Tips: Jewels and Golden Wrenches are worth 3,000 points each! Not a bad idea to become a mechanic with these values.

Helpful Links:

Important Disclaimer Regarding Power-ups on ABN Leaderboards

Please do not enter scores on the ABo leaderboard that were obtained using power-ups. One of the key issues is the game does not distinguish between scores obtained using power-ups and those without. Yesterday, we announced a new feature on the leaderboard that allows you to undo your score. This should help those who accidentally entered power-up scores, as they can now be reverted (this could be ones only record of their scores). We are working on additional enhancements and will announce those soon.

Special thanks to all who helped compile this post, including @Brandts and @PlayDBird.

Tags: ABo Bad Piggies, ABo Surf and Turf, Releases & Updates
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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Comments (336)

By AngryBirdsFanIndonesia

I completed birdday party and surf and turf with all 3 stars, but where is the king pig mode huh? I used PC

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You must 3-star all episodes up to and including Birdday Party to receive the King Pig Levels.

By Louie

so, If i want to unlock king pig I‘ll have to do all it again with? o.o

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No, you just need to 3-star all of those levels.

By Louie

QUESTIOOOOONNNNN:
King Pig is avaiable only for premium devices?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You mean the premium version of Android? No, it’s on the ad-supported version as well.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Mighty Eagle walkthroughs for Surf & Turf 31 thru 45 will be posted soon.

By Louie

level 34 is cruel D:

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Mighty Eagle posts are now live!

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/category/walkthroughs/mighty-eagle/mighty-eagle-angry-birds/

All 30 levels from this release.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Oh! Thank you! I still have several feathers missing.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@AMSlimfordy — Thanks again! Gathered all remaining feathers in S&T and BPs, including the dreaded S&T-31 and BPs-3.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

@AMslimfordy or @BirdLeader, do you know if the King Pig figure will work on platforms other than iPad? I know it says “Works with iPad” on the box, but at the time of creation King Pig mode was only for iPad.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You mean the King Pig toy? As far as I know, that only works on iPad.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Yes, the King Pig toy. I bought one to use on a relative’s iPhone and it didn’t work, I was wondering if it’s just for iPad or maybe other tablets too.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

As far as I know, it only works on iPad.

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By thebestbird7 (@brianrivera1234)

The king Pig figure is only available for Ipad for use in the King Pig Mode, but can get the King Pig in other platforms getting 3 stars in all levels.

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By gouk 105

On my nook tablet I can get the golden king pig i got 3 starts on all of birdday levels and still didn’t get it.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We do not claim or know if the King Pig levels are available for NOOK.

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

To unlock the King Pig you need to get three stars on every level from poached eggs to birdday party

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

How could this be?
I three starred all levels of Poached Eggs through Birdday Party,and no King Pig mode!
Do I still need to three-star Bad Piggies and Surf and Turf?

P.S.Android

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Did you complete all the golden eggs?

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

@sal9
YES

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You have found and completed all Golden Eggs?

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By Han_Solo1617 (@enrico-carl-andrei)

Yes,I did.

By Christine

Is there going to be an update for the ad-free version from Amazon?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We assume there will be.

By Christine

As of right now I have the Google Play Store and my Amazon “fighting” over updates. One day Google will update me to the newest free version and the next day Amazon updates me back to the old ad-free version. Is there any news on when the Amazon update will happen? This is frustrating.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You would have to ask Rovio. We don’t have that sort of information.

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By pit (@pit)

I emailed rovio about a month ago about amazon and the update. The company’s response: “Please note that our staff doesn’t answer questions regarding update schedules. It should be out very soon.”

No info from amazon. If anyone hears/sees anything about amazon update, can they please post to this thread?

tweet.

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By ERicJ (@ericj)

This is ridiculous to be here five weeks later and still no ad-free version on Amazon app store. :-(

By Sarah

I agree that this is getting to be pretty ridiculous especially when the HD version of the game got the update about 1 week or two after the release date but STILL nothing on Ad-Free. The way Amazon is with the update I may end up getting an Apple Product to play the games because the wait time with Amazon updating stuff is unbelievable!

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By SuperC142 (@superc142)

We FINALLY got the update. But beware! It blows away all of your save data (yet AGAIN). I always do a backup of my game save before I update, so I was able to perform a restore afterwards.

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By ERicJ (@ericj)

Yep, got my update this morning. “Angry Birds Backup” app is great.

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By SuperC142 (@superc142)

Absolutely! :-) I’ve noticed it’s not in Google Play anymore though… I hope he doesn’t stop supporting it!

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