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

Like this? Share it!

Comments (336)

Rank: Debriefed with 1490 points
By Brandts (@brandts)

I don’t know where to post it esle but while waiting for AB:SW we can play 15 new levels in ABO in the Surf & Turf chapter. Avaidable in Google Play ;)

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Thanks for the info!

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

There’s a new chapter on the android version called bad piggies but it plays like traditional about. @amslimfordy

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

Traditional ABO I meant

Rank: Debriefed with 1490 points
By Brandts (@brandts)

You’re right. I didn’t even noticed that :)

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

45 new levels – first 15 unlocked now… Rest coming soon.

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m trying to blindly write a post. This is tough. haha.

Rank: Fling King with 4320 points
By Coveleski (@coveleski)

Plus, King Pig mode has been added to Android!

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We’re going to publish our post in a minute or so. We will also move all comments over.

But while we are here: Are you on an Android Tablet?

Rank: Fling King with 4320 points
By Coveleski (@coveleski)

Yeah, I understand, that you are going to publish everything in a minute, just want you not to miss anything.

And yes, I have Galaxy Tab 10.1.

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Brilliant, thanks.

Avatar of theanonymoussomeoneRank: Champion with 3255 points
By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

Are you sure @brandts? I have only thirty levels and I have Google play.

Rank: Debriefed with 1490 points
By Brandts (@brandts)

Yes I’m sure. Just open the Play Store and download and install the update of ABO.

Avatar of theanonymoussomeoneRank: Champion with 3255 points
By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

You’re right! Thanks!

Avatar of JosmRank: Gold Flinger with 7605 points
By Josm (@josm)

yes, last 15 levels of surf and turf, and 15 new levels in the new chapter called bad piggies, with 30 more coming soon

Avatar of alfredhartojoRank: Master Slinger with 6870 points
By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

30 More Bad Piggies Level Coming Soon! :D

Avatar of rasmith8357
By Ryan

King Pig is not just on tablets. Have the EVO 3D and it’s there! :)

Avatar of JosmRank: Gold Flinger with 7605 points
By Josm (@josm)

you have to need 3 stars on every level and all golden eggs for that on android?

Rank: Fling King with 4320 points
By Coveleski (@coveleski)

I have 3 stars, all GEs and feathers on all levels, except new ones.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7180 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

Man, I was all jazzed up for this, only to find that it hasn’t hit for iOS yet. Bummer, but it does explain the lack of an update notification when I saw this post.

Rank: Hardened with 710 points
By alienbird (@alienbird)

Wow, it looks like android got this update first this time instead of ios.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10070 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)

FYI, I used a power up on S&T level 34, the Sling Scope. Got a score of 130k, not a 3 star score. (So I know that I can score higher). After completion of the level, there was NO indication that a power up was used. I went back to the level selection screen and again, NO indication that a power up was used. This was my first completion of the level.

Android user here.

Avatar of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16510 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

You didn’t see a lighting icon next to your score?
Like this: http://angrybir.de/TekEpi

Rank: Pig Leader with 10070 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)

@sal9, no I didn’t. But at my age, maybe I just missed it. I will try it again on another level.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10070 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)

@sal9. Just did level S&T 37. Using sling scope again. First time I completed the level, got 74k, 1 star and NO lighting bolt. It does show New Highscore! Sorry, I dont have a camera with me to take a pic and post it.

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Oh boy…this is even worse than before, possibly.

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

@amslimfordy – I just cleared bad piggies 19-15 using a birdquake and the lighting bolt symbol appeared. I only got one star, and won’t post the score, but wanted to let you know that the PU symbol did appear for me.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10070 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)

Just played Bad Piggies, Level 2. Used birdquake. cleared the level, got 60k, 1 star, New Highscore notification but NO lighting bolt. (wondered if they didn’t count the sling scope as a power up for some reason, so i tried a bird quake just to see)

Rank: Pig Leader with 10070 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)

@sal9,
Was able to use a friends phone to take a pic. Sorry the quality isn’t great.

This is Surf and Turf, Level 37 completed using the Sling Scope. Again, no proof that I actually used the power up.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/231/sandtl37.jpg/

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8715 points
By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@sparty and @others this is really strange that you don’t have lightening bolt next to score after using PUP. I played level on android phone and level complete screen clearly shows that PUP was used (there is a symbol right to score.

Avatar of Birds!Rank: Champion with 3735 points
By Birds! (@theog)

@sparty83 use a screenshot app to take a pic (just search it on Google play)

Rank: Debriefed with 1380 points
By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

I bet iOS will finally get those two new levels… this Thursday. I always see the pattern of releasing updates and new games by Rovio on Thursdays. So far, the only break in this pattern I noted was last year; 2.0.0 was released on a Sunday.

Rank: Debriefed with 1380 points
By Nanami Kamimura (@nanami)

And it’s also pretty unusual that Android got the new levels first. Normally, it’s iOS that gets first dibs.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6890 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

first time IOS doesn’t get the update first, interesting..

Rank: Avian Overlord with 19300 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Not the first, but is unusual nonetheless. It happens.

Avatar of kevinRank: Master Slinger with 7450 points
By kevin (@kcox2116)

WOW, android first, that does not happen often on non-Rio versions

Avatar of aaronksyRank: Out of this World with 2600 points
By aaronksy (@aaronksy)

I can’t wait for it to be released in ios!!! Hopefully before Thursday…

Avatar of frozndevlRank: Explosive with 2480 points
By frozndevl (@frozndevl)

Here’s a thread I made over in the forums we can use to track the 3* minimums.

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/forum/discussion/1541/surf-n-turf-1009-update-3-star-minimums-thread

Avatar of AbhijitRank: Debriefed with 1405 points
By Abhijit (@abhijit)

arent the 3 star minimums on both facebook and this supposed to be same?
considering that even the power ups are included there is no difference between ABF and ABO

Avatar of frozndevlRank: Explosive with 2480 points
By frozndevl (@frozndevl)

I agree that in general, they should be the same, but you never know. If no one but me wants to participate, or if Slim is just going to throw those down as confirmed minimums, I’ll not worry about it.

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not always.

Avatar of frozndevlRank: Explosive with 2480 points
By frozndevl (@frozndevl)

Here is one for Bad Pigges, hopefully no issue here since this is new.

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/forum/discussion/1542/abo-bad-piggies-3-minimum-discussion

Avatar of SouperBrickRank: Fling King with 4330 points
By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Also, notice that in the two other coming soon background colors match the episodes when pigs fly, and the upcoming “flight at night.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6890 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

it’s now available for IOS!

Avatar of JosmRank: Gold Flinger with 7605 points
By Josm (@josm)

king-pig for iphone?

Rank: Master Slinger with 6890 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

it didn’t mention a king pig

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

King Pig is available for SD. It is in the Golden Eggs Menu. @amslimfordy

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I see it too. Post updated.

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

Confirmed.

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

On a Tuesday…strange…but appreciated.

Avatar of Dr. OmegaRank: Master Slinger with 7395 points
By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Just got mine at lunch. Weezed the juice from the local Starbucks Wi-fi to download it. King Pig is there.

The Bad Piggies level is marketing BRILLIANCE!! When you start, the BP contraption flys across the screen. Click it and it will take you to to the download page.

Also, this marks the first time Freckles and the Mechanic appear in an AB game. King Pig with the hat looks bad though. Looks like they didn’t work on the graphics for the opening story cartoon very hard. Though I imagine they rushed this one to production to capitalize on BP’s success in the App Store and to get as much publicity for it before Star Wars outshines it.

And, this update completely blows the Thursday launch schedule theories out of the water. I guess it only holds for new game releases now..

This update really made my day. Can’t wait to get off work and play it. Thanks to ABN for getting the news out there. I even checked for app updates before leaving for work this morning, so without this site, I probably would have missed it for days.. ABN ROCKS!!

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

It’s interesting that Android allows you to toggle the backgrounds on and off while IOS does not.

Avatar of antwan83Rank: Master Slinger with 6240 points
By antwan83 (@antwan83)

this was a nice suprise! quite the big update as well! just got off work and free for two days! love the timing!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7000 points
By trishohara (@trishohara)

Are you sure Surf and Turf are the same levels as in Facebook? I can’t remember playing two levels in the row just with Terence

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Check them out. We have the walkthroughs for Facebook ones linked above.

Avatar of OobgularRank: Champion with 3725 points
By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

They are keeping power-ups, huh? *sigh* The king pig works great, though!

Avatar of OobgularRank: Champion with 3725 points
By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

Any word on a Halloween update to ABS? That’s the one I was expecting to get a surprise update.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5965 points
By Chris (@chriss)

@Slim: You forgot to write “Pro tip: golden wrenches are 3000 points”

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Working on details.

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

The oil cans seem indestructible…has anyone broken one and if so what are they worth?

Rank: Master Slinger with 6890 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

a TnT can make it explode

Avatar of PdBRank: Pig Leader with 10490 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

Yes I just saw that too.

Avatar of heathenRank: Champion with 3125 points
By heathen (@heathen)

Although I am loving the new Bad Piggies levels, wished they had started on Pigkini Beach, or whatever it’s called.

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I disagree. I already played Pigini Beach, on Facebook. I’d rather have brand new levels that I’ve never seen before. It’s more exciting. :)

Rank: Explosive with 2260 points
By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

I agree @amslimfordy, S&T on ABO felt like a filler to me. Just to make us hush about ABO not being updated.

Avatar of heathenRank: Champion with 3125 points
By heathen (@heathen)

But I don’t play the web based ones, so I’d be playing something new to me. I personally think ALL levels should be made available across all platforms.

Avatar of Bad PiggyRank: Shooter with 995 points
By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

It’s better having brand new levels.

Avatar of AustinRHLRank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)

I haven’t looked at the Bad Piggies episode yet, but I absolutely love the themeing of the last chapter of Surf & Turf. The levels are quite nice to play, too.

Rank: Explosive with 2260 points
By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Awesome update, it’s like the birds’ side of the story in Bad Piggies! Can’t wait until it’s out for PC!

Avatar of Bad PiggyRank: Shooter with 995 points
By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

Awesome update I see. But, I can’t join the fun of y’all as I have depleted all of my money of my App Store account. They’re not allowing me IN ANY WAY to update unless I add enough money or change payment method.

Still, the piggies are very invasive! :P

Avatar of wrw01Rank: Sling God with 21000 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Unless I am missing something just went to the Apple App Store and this is what I found and did:

1. Downloaded both new updates, Bad Piggies and the last 15 levels of Surf and Turf to the iPhone. These are the SD versions

2. The HD versions for the iPad do not seem to be available yet. The SD versions did also download to the iPad.

Is that what everyone else has found to be the situation?

Avatar of Bad PiggyRank: Shooter with 995 points
By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

Hey, got the same issue. I’ve checked the current update log for HD and it was still at the previous update.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11280 points
By karen68 (@karen68)

@wrw01, that’s what I found, the SD version updated to my ipad, but no update for the HD version. Seems a bit odd, but HD can’t be far off. I’m just happy there’s something new to play!

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

HD just isn’t clear of Apple’s QA yet. Patience.

Avatar of Little Brother BirdRank: Well Traveled with 1520 points
By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

When will it come?

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m tired of these questions. We don’t know. We are neither Apple nor Rovio.

By Indie_Guy

Hmm, i just noticed this game is made by clickgamer technologies ltd. and not roviomobile? any thoughts?

Avatar of Bad PiggyRank: Shooter with 995 points
By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

It’s not that really important.

Avatar of blahalb09Rank: Master Slinger with 6475 points
By blahalb09 (@blahalb09)

I think originally the game was made by Rovio and Clickgamer but something happened and they split. http://www.rovio.com/en/news/blog/11/clickgamer-unveils-angry-birds-the-new-action-puzzle-game/2010

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

That has always been the status of Angry Birds (the original only).

Avatar of Dr. OmegaRank: Master Slinger with 7395 points
By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Rovio created it, Clickgamer distributed it.

Kind of like how Lucasfilm makes Star Wars movies, but Fox distributes. Except for Episode IV – the original, that was completely Fox because Lucasfilm didn’t exist yet, at least not in such a capacity to make their own films.

Avatar of AngryBirdsSpaceMasterRank: Master Slinger with 6000 points
By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

It’s now available on iOs, but the graphics are suddenly TERRIBLE and I can’t see anything!!! Please make an urgent request to Rovio, it makes gameplay impossible..

Rank: Master Slinger with 6890 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

agreed, zoomed in is fine, but zoomed out makes the pixels looks awful

Avatar of AngryBirdsSpaceMasterRank: Master Slinger with 6000 points
By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

@amslimfordy I’m a little bit shaky on uninstalling…

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Use our ultimate backup tutorial first. It should help put your mind at ease a little.

Avatar of pirateriley1
By Pirateriley1

Yeah the are terrible now PLEASE FIX!!

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I see nothing wrong with the graphics. Try backing up your data, then unistall/reinstall.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17040 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Any idea when it will be available for iPad? Should be soon, right?? Loaded it on my iPhone, but don’t intend to play it there.

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Relax everyone.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17040 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@Slim — You’re probably the one who needs to relax (although when you have time to do so is beyond me); I’m just being my usual exceedingly terse self. You don’t need to answer, but if it’s out for some IOS devices, shouldn’t it be out soon for all? In the meantime, I have no excuse to ignore real life.

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m sure it’s in Apple’s QA. Maybe there’s an issue, maybe it’s just a busy day. I don’t know.

By Eric

glad it is not just me. anyone try the uninstall/reinstall yet. figure i would wait to see if it helps before i go through the hassel

Rank: Master Slinger with 6890 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

i think ROVIO will probably send another update fixing the retina display

Avatar of Angry_BirdRank: Debriefed with 1280 points
By Angry_Bird (@angry_bird)

I hope they do because there is most definatly a problem. It looks worse than my 1st gen Ipod! I have a 4th gen with ios 6. Makes it hard to play! None of my other apps are this choppy and i have all angry birds apps.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6890 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)

although…. I’m starting to like it, gives it that retro/old-fashion type game

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m encouraging people to report this in the forum. Please try to include screenshots and device information for easy reference.

Avatar of MUFCRank: Explosive with 2285 points
By MUFC (@mufc)

I tryed ME on a level and this showed! The feather did not show! Anyone else having this problem?

Rank: Sling God with 27505 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Could have been a temporary bug. We haven’t tried any eagles yet.

Avatar of heathenRank: Champion with 3125 points
By heathen (@heathen)

Why do you expect a feather when you didn’t get 100%

Avatar of heathenRank: Champion with 3125 points
By heathen (@heathen)

Actually, never mind…I know what you mean now….sorry.

By vmk89

Yeah, I’m gonna third the retina display complaint. I’m running iOS 6.0 on a 4th Gen iPod.

Gameplay isn’t impossible, it’s just not appealing.

Rank: Fling King with 4820 points
By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

Awesome so looking forward to playing it!

Avatar of BurbmanRank: Gold Flinger with 8375 points
By Burbman (@burbman)

So cool! I just saw this post and updated my phone. Played the first few levels of S&T, I do have to say that lightning can be a bit distracting when playing. My poor wife is going to hate it when I play in bed tonight after she tries to go to sleep.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1880 points
By stink_boy11 (@1111dav10)

Why do the graphics look bad?

By Justen Britt

I had the same problem, I wanna know what that’s about

Avatar of OobgularRank: Champion with 3725 points
By Oobgular (@oobgular17)

I thought it was just me. It seems like they reverted to the AB-Lite quality.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8715 points
By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I was surprised when realized that ABO onmy andriod phone was upsated. i immediately rushed to open iTunes store to update it for iPad. unfortunately not update so far. I am sad, until Hd version become available I am going to play on phone first.But man, this was unexpected.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7320 points
By Chicadee (@chicadee)

Oh man! I can’t keep up/catch up. I’m so far behind in all these AB games I fear I’ll never catch up and that creates bad FOMO which isn’t good. I suppose I’m a rare case as most people keep whingeing about wanting new games. I’m not, Rovio could stop (after Star Wars – must NOT stop before lol) and I’d still need about 2 years to catch up.

@birdleader, please tell me you’re planning on maintaining this website for many many years?

Avatar of TailsTheFoxRank: Hardened with 555 points
By TailsTheFox (@tailsthefurious)

Come on! I’m still waiting for the update 2.2.0 of Angry Birds for Mac and now it will take MORE time because of the 2.3.0 v?? I’m also waiting for Amazing Alex for Mac!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

We Really Appreciate Your Support!