Angry Birds Epic “Sonic Dash” Special Event

The Angry Birds Epic special event: “Sonic Dash” has started, and we are excited to share some details about it. The format is similar to previous events, but includes some interesting changes.

  • Mini Campaign: Accessible via gates throughout the main map.
  • Sonic Dash Event: A linear campaign divided into five sets of nodes, each with a special ancient item to be collected. Each section unlocks every 24hours. The event lasts 12 days.
  • Reward: a new Illusionist class for Chuck!, for completing this heroic quest.
  • … and a Mysterious Golden Pig Dungeon

Note: We also noticed that a new Set item called Mana Shell was introduced today.


If anyone here has more info, a strategy or general thoughts please share them in the comments below.

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Comments (54)

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By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

awwww- I was expecting an Angry birds version of Sonic, where its just his head, not the whole body- but this works!

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By burbman (@burbman)

Looks like fun! Got my stamina stockpile all ready for this one!

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By furyslinger2000 (@furyslinger200)

@sal9 Request: Can you show an Angry Birds Epic gameplay video with a preview of this event? I want to see the animation before the event begins (Example: For the Pirate King Event: Big Pirate Pig growls angrily, and two smaller Pirate Pigs laugh).

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By sal9 (@sal9)

@furyslinger200 this is the best we can do:

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By furyslinger2000 (@furyslinger200)

@sal9 Okay, I understand. What I mean to say, though, is, somebody should play Epic before the Sonic Event, which includes tapping on th event banner to see the preview, and record the gameplay footage for YouTube, because my App doesn’t seem to work for the iPod Touch 5th Gen anymore.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Appears that Sonic will be in the form of the Yellow Bird, Chuck…best guess based on the pics above.

By Angry Sonic the hedgehog

No that’s the new class.

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By Joey (@joeyba)

time for a new class! should be exciting.

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By SeasonsKing (@theangrybird)

Just hope that this update comes out when I’m able to check the game. :)

By Ak

I can’t play Sonic event! In my game i still see ribbon with “for the pirate king” event and text: “calculating”. :( Please help

By Fishbulb

Open your Application Manager and look at how much space Epic is using. If it’s a huge amount, the latest auto update didn’t work properly. Either delete all the data or just uninstall and reinstall. Make sure your Rovio account and G+ account are active before you do this to save your progress.

By Ak

I tried to reinstall and everything is ok untill sing in to my rovio account. My friend tried to sing in to his accout and he can play sonic event on my phone. I try to click ribbon / banner with calculating event “for the pirate king” and nothing happened :/

By Wojtek Polska

I have that same problem. What i must to do? Please help me

By Ak

Czesc, udalo Ci sie rozwiazac problem?

By Wojtek Polska

Nie. Cały czas kręci się kółko ładowania i pokazuje czas do końca eventu.

By Tobi

I have the same problem. I already deleted game data and cache. I also un- and reinstalled the game und rebooted my Nexus 4.
Calculation Banner is still there after logging in to my Rovio account.
I wann to play the Sonic event… :(

By Cf

I can’t play it! The screen says 11 days left but I don’t see anything in the video. No gate, no rankings, nothing. :(

By Tj

Galaxy s5 same thing here.

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By PJng (@pjng)

Everytime ads appear, game crash… and took away stamina.

By Barobosa

Me too!

By Fishbulb


It’s obnoxious enough that you are forced to use Sonic once you’ve freed him, but his power crashes the game. His Mirror Image power creates a mirror of the target bird, which then attacks when the target bird attacks. But if that mirror kills the last enemy in one of the screens where additional enemies appear, or on one of the first screens of a wave battle, the game stalls. Circles appear under any of your birds that have a turn remaining but they cannot do anything and the game doesn’t advance. You can’t do anything except abort the battle.

I lost most of my stamina today to this bug. Sonic’s power is the only thing he does that is useful, without it he’s just cannon fodder used to take hits. Yet using it gives an extremely high risk that you’ll have to abort the battle. And once he’s freed you are forced to include him instead of a third bird of your own. Didn’t anyone bother testing this? He’s the entire point of this event and he doesn’t even work right!

Then there’s the ads. There are a bunch in a new format that just don’t work. They either never appear, lock up when trying to exit, or crash Epic a short time later after they exit. This appeared with the newest update, but given the huge number of ads being forced since then it’s killing the event.

By MeNotU

Glad someone else noticed this too! I’ve hit the exact same issues you have. Also on the first day somehow the top person on my leaderboard jumped 13000 points in about 2-3 hours before you could even get a level with high trophies…. Something is fishy.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Those are “Dummy” accounts, not real players. Their scores will not change over the course of the event.

By kastell

In my tablet the game doesn’t load, it keeps in “loading balancing…” and never ends. In my smartphone I see the add with 11 remaining days loading but no events in global map. This sucks.

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By Angry Johnny (@angryjohnny)

Try clicking the banner/add in your smartphone.

By kastell

^ my tablet is kindle fire hd

Any help to solve this issues?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

All, you need to contact Rovio Support directly:

By Carolyne

Reinstall the game. That’s what I had to do; Rovio didn’t respond. It’s a pain having to watch the entire intro before being able to sign in to your Rovio acct, but it fixed the issue.

Now, if I could just stop the game from glitching between waves, I’d be happy; at least 20% of my battles have to be aborted because the next wave won’t start :/ I play a lot of 3pt ones now.

By Ghostndragon

Sonic regular attack also crashes the game. I’ve had to abort the third location twice due to this.

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By Daniel Normington (@daniel-normington-12)

Yes, I’ve also had trouble with Sonic’s Mirror Image attack causing a bird to freeze up and stall the whole battle! I’ve also had to clear the memory-cache to restart for this… and I’m forfeit my stamina points into the bargain!
Actually, talking of which, my phone is only a small thing with a poor CPU capacity – as such, it often labours and struggles to run the game… and eventually crashes mid-battle, again losing me my stamina points, not to mention a near-victory! Notice, the game only crashes when I’m near to winning, of course… very bad sportsmanship!
Also, totally unfair that a crash loses you stamina! That shouldn’t be deducted unless the battle is won, lost or manually aborted!

On a more positive note, I will say that buying a Golden Chilli some while aback was one of the best Lucky Coin investments I made on this game.
I like to use a Rage Chilli as an opening salvo – usually Chuck’s Light Speeed or Bomb’s Explosion, depending on what seems appropriate.

Seeing as how Sonic is roped in as our third team member for this event, I have at least hit on a strategy that he can help with.
Starting the battle, Sonic first attacks the strongest robot, putting his Dancing Spark effect on it (which causes other robots to take damage too).
Then Cap’n Bomb uses Whip Up on Paladin Red, temporarily powering him up 60%.
Then Red unleashes his Heroic Strike.

The rage attack is therefore made more effective by being more than half as powerful, and by the collateral damage caused to the rest of the robots.

By Ed

Same here for the crashes, happened a few times (in the arena too)

Having waited 24 hours for the first gate to open, the second gate seems to now have started a 48hr countdown on it. At this current rate of incrementation, it’ll be impossible to reach the final area in time to collect any amount of the final item, or gold coins. Area 3 will be accessible in six days, and the fourth area in 10 days, the fifth in 15 days…

I hope I’m wrong on this.

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By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

@amslimfordy the materials used to make the Illusionist hat are ridiculous to get- you have to keep doing the levels OVER and OVER AND OVER again, and the enemies are hard to beat- and to top that, it takes 3-7 Stamina Points for 1 battle- that’s ridiculous (you got me Dr. Robotnik!)

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By Daniel Normington (@daniel-normington-12)

Agreed, you do have to keep playing the battles over and over, just for a chance at one item a time (and sometimes at the cost of a few purple hearts, just to get the Loot Wheel to stop where it should – and sometimes I wonder if that gets rigged sometimes, when it stops on the same poor result more than twice in a row)

But yeah, I’m more annoyed at those closed event-gates that won’t let me move onto the next zones and items. I have the silks and spines – now how am I to get 20 gold rings and all that red and white thread given the time I’m having to waste kicking around in Zone 2? All I can do is earn some rank points, but that’s not getting me Chuck’s new class!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@rowdypup @daniel-normington-12

The amount of material is not nearly as frustrating to me as the timed gates. WITH so much time, the amount of material is a non-issue.

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By Daniel Normington (@daniel-normington-12)

Well, the amount isn’t a concern to me so much as the time that’ll be left to me by the time those timed gates open!

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By Rowdypup (@rowdypup)

@daniel-normington-12 with this huge amount of resources and so little time- I just hope killing Dr. Eggman will give you a treasure chest with ALL of the resources you need to make the hat- or even better- just give you the hat for FREE- WITHOUT getting all those ridiculous resources

By Thomasann Butler

I have used Purple Hearts to get extra spins to get rings and do not get credit for them. Are they not awarded at extra spins?

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By Daniel Normington (@daniel-normington-12)

Must be something going wrong for you there.
I sometimes have to re-spin to get the item or points I want, but they get awarded for me nonetheless.

By Thomasann Butler

Suggestions on how to fix it??

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By Daniel Normington (@daniel-normington-12)

Sorry, I have no idea personally.
In my case, the only trouble I’ve had is a constant slowdown because my phone’s not very powerful. I periodically clear the memory cache, stop all other possible apps and sometimes have to restart, but I don’t know if that will solve your problem.

By Vipernator

The spins you get with the friendship essences are not “extra spins” but re-rolls. Meaning you only get the loot from the last one, not from the spins before that that you have re-rolled with the hearts.

By scottvg

You don’t get credit for all of the respins. It’s only the last one that counts. That’s what is supposed to happen.

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By kastle (@kastle)

Guys 3rd door countdown is 95h for me…. this is insane! How many time would be 4th door? 10days left but i’ll have to wait 4 days getting rings… 5th door seem to work by stars but {admin edit} what is up with this huge countdown?

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By RizDub (@rizdub)

So far I haven’t had many problems. In fact, today I’ll probably finish gathering the second material.

The only problem I’ve had is involving ads. This has happened twice now – when I opened each of the 5-stamina battles for the first time, an image ad would cover the screen, with a video embedded in it. I close the ad and the entire game freezes, forcing me to restart the game and lose 5 stamina. (The same thing happens with my free GPM rolls).

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By Fleshyskeleton (@fleshyskeleton)

New set=the end of dot lineups(ie.rogues+rain bird+druid) in arena

By Mdmedlin

Started area 3 sonic leaves after 4 battle with wasp creature. Have not had crash issues. Sonic’s special helps cause resets count down let’s you try to kill mob before countdown finish. Am worried about timer also but allows me to get all material without wasting stamina drinks.

By Level38

I had, had, 48 hearths before sonic event. Now I have all of the two first ingredients, but only a couple of ropes. No hearts left. Played 11 times on a row without a rope.

Game also jams in the middle of fight. You need to exit.


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By Daniel Normington (@daniel-normington-12)

I’m not too worried about collecting ingredients now. I’ve got the first four items, and the way things are going I should get enough time and chances to earn the last White Wool materials one the Zone Five gate opens… I just wonder what kind of challenge Eggman will present.

Meanwhile, I still want to know what it is that causes my game to crash on starting the second or third battle in a game session – is it some of those silly adverts they insist on shoving in my face, or just the game itself being too powerful for my weak little phone?
And even more serious… why do I still get forfeit Stamina Points for a battle that’s unfought because of said crash?! I’ve said it before, Rovio, and I’ll say it again until you do something about it… that’s unfair! Points (and indeed, Arena Banners) should not be deducted until AFTER a battle is finished, for better or worse!

It’s a nuisance, but the app gets so unstable that the only way I can get round this is to fight one or two battles, then quit the game, get my phone manager to do clean up and start again… maybe even occasionally hard-reboot the whole phone.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Please see the “Sonic Dash” forum thread for the answer to your crashing issue.

Stamina are used as an ante. As soon as you choose to play the level, you must pay the ante. Not completing the level is not justification for your ante back.

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By Daniel Normington (@daniel-normington-12)

Huh? This IS the “Sonic Dash” forum thread, isn’t it? O.o
(Or if it isn’t, could you please link it to me? I don’t know what you’re referring to)

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)
By Thomasann Butler

I’m sick of Sonic dash! I’m getting needed items about one time in 10 spins. Using pink hearts will spin some but I don’t get credit for them, so why waste the hearts! Developers are just controlling the spins to force us to buy helps! Spent the entire hours trying for rope–even got up during the night to use stamina and let it recharge. Still two ropes short of quota! I’ve quit other games for less frustration because I hate greedy developers!

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By Chris (@chriss)

What’s the maximum of stamp cards you can have now? And where can I get new stamp cards?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@chriss You get them from the Monthly Calendar, but only 1 per month.

I don’t know if there’s a max number of cards, but the maximum discount you can receive at the Dojo is 30%.

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