New info! The sixteenth episode of Angry Birds Seasons will be called Abra-Ca-Bacon and will land on Thursday, May 16th, theoretically (approximately) simultaneously for iOS, Android, PC, and Mac! The update will include 30 normal levels and six bonus levels (likely 3 unlocked by accumulating a certain number of stars, 1 similarly for feathers, an in-game Golden Egg, and a 3-star “Big Item”). We also see exactly how portals will act, and it looks really awesome! (Play Cut the Rope or Super Stickman Golf 2 if you want to see similar contraptions.)
For more information, see our original post. There’s a lot of information…
Nice story from PocketGamer about the forthcoming update. Includes a few screenshots of levels and some nice theory about portals.
Note: In the screenshots, don’t worry about the 59.9 / 60.0 in the bottom-center of the screen. That’s just a framerate counter used in development. Shouldn’t appear in the game we play.
Those screenshots are looking absolutely GREAT! :D
Am I completely wrong, ’cause I somehow remember that Seasons has always been updated to all devices on the same day? Not sure but that’s what I think. Okay, PC is missing some Seasons levels, but there isn’t so many of them. Though it would be nice to get those levels at some point so that I could add the scores to the leaderboards which are missing some scores at the moment :D
”going live on iOS and Android tomorrow” I’m affraid PC users have to wait again :(
I would trust Rovio’s statement over PocketGamer’s.
Well its not the first time they posted an video with ‘PC included’ and there was no PC update on the same day, but i hope so
If you click on images you can also see the Loading… screen image :)
@josm Thats a loading screen of PC version?
That’s THE loading screen.
@Aman There is only 1 loading screen, all pictures in all the games are the same, only programming is different.. That is why you see mighty eagle and power ups pictures in HD in the PC data..
@AMslimfordy How PocketGamer got gameplay screenshots images before ABN?! :D
Rovio uses PocketGamer for many articles.
I find it rather curious to blend the portals in the game. I played both Portal and Portal 2 (will definitely want to see some hint at GLaDOS in Angry Birds) and enjoyed them. But the combination of the two might just be too complicated for me. Already, I’m not fond of all the gravity stuff in Space and SW. But we’ll wait and see, I suppose.
It will be interesting to see how the Mighty Eagle works with the portals. Will he be able to squeeze through them, or will he not be affected by them at all and just destroy everything in his path? Really looking forward to this update :)
I expect that the Sardine Can can pass through portals, but the Mighty Eagle will be in unaffected himself. My thought is based on the physics in Piglantis.
That’s what I think too, Slim.
It that’s the case, it’s going to make for some interesting strategies to earn those feathers… :)
They’re adding TNT drop as a power-up, according to Pocket Gamer.
@spacemaster – You mean the same that was on those X-mas tournament levels? Though I’m pretty sure that PU’s won’t be available on PC :P
Since I don’t use power-ups, they can add whatever they want as power-ups.
@spacemaster) In the Link from Slim is nothing to find over TNT drop…
@josm It doesn’t say the name directly. It just mentions a power up that randomly places explosive crates. I may have a different article than Slim; I just saw one posted by Peter Vesterbacka on Twitter.
Same article @spacemaster @josm. It’s sort of “hidden in plain site” at the end of the article.
Sorry didnt read the last sentence, Cool that this power up is in AB Friends, Rio and now in Seasons!
@lisko It’ll probably be similar to AB Rio, where it was impossible for them to detonate until they stopped moving. And I’m pretty sure there are no Power Ups on PC, am I correct?
I’m not sure what you mean, ’cause I haven’t used any PU’s on my tablet and PU’s are not available on PC so I have no idea how those are working :P The TNT drop just reminds me of the PU which we had on AB Friends, when you choose that PU, there’ll be 3 TNT boxes falling from the sky to totally random locations. Pretty much like those mushrooms in Pig Tales :D
Another clue from the Pocket Gamer article: Does anybody else notice this little “60.0” numbers at the bottom of the screenshots? What do those mean? Maybe it means the levels are timed (I hope not though).
Please read my original comment with the link, @spacemaster.
Update available for iOs now !!!
And google play!
I think it’s AWESOME so far….seems interesting with a type of “Puzzles” to figure if you really look at it. Only three levels in and three stars are easy so far but again, you have to sit back and look at it and think, “What would best go where”…Fun Stuff ;-))) Sometimes fun is just fun and it doesn’t have to be a giant challenge to be fun :-D
level 4 gets a bit more challenging!!! Tee hee ;-))) Fun stuff!!!
@karen68 – looking forward to sharing strats on the walkthroughs with you. Fair warning…My OCD is already kicking in on level 4, tee hee ;-D
@lesleyg I’m impressed – did you crawl out of bed in the middle of the night to get the update? Now that’s dedication (or obsession…) I can’t wait, I love the idea of something really new & different. See you around in the walkthroughs my friend! :D
lol @karen68 ;-) A little of both I think, tee hee…Actually, my son’s car is in the shop and I had to give him a ride home from work so I took the opportunity to check the App Store to see if it was there yet ;-D Now I’ve had very little sleep and have some “Continuing Education Compliance” hours due for my business today so…I hope I can stay awake today to get both “fling time” and work done without falling asleep! I’ll be in need of lots of Caffeine ;-D
P.S. I guess we have to wait for walkthrough pages to post star min. and such or have Nesters been starting a Forum for this? I’ve missed the “opening day” for the last several updates so I’m not sure of the proticol these days?
Yes!!! The levels are sweet! So far worth the wait :)
The most surprising thing are the 2 NEW ACHIEVEMENTS !!!
As i know its already full.
I also thought it was full. Don’t know how they did it, but they did it. :-)
Amazing update! I’ve played through the levels, but I was shocked by how painfully difficult some of them were. Updates recently have been really unchallenging, and this one caught me off guard! Great job Stockholm Studios!
Anyone notice in credit, is a long list, saperate devolope for update.
@ernor63 – I haven’t got the update yet, but I think I understand what you mean. I just loved ABO, Seasons and Rio ’cause in those the only thing that effected was the birds and where you hit with them. Space and SW has too many changing objects (okay SW isn’t as bad as Space). You have to think about the gravity and everything before you fling the bird. I fell in love with AB because it was so simple, fling the bird and hit something and kill the piggies. But now it’s getting more complicated, you need to think about the planets, gravity and everything.
@lisko, no that’s not what I mean. The levels are genarally very simple to play and you don’t need to dig deep and do the hard work to solve the puzzles. Many levels are more like bonuslevels and should never have been in the set. There was only a handfull levels that offered some challaging gameplay and that makes me sad. Haunted Hogs was one of the best episodes of ABS but since then it’s been a straight road down in the mud. I’m frustrated and sadend. My 10 year old son think they are cool and funny and he likes the challange. I can’t se my self send a train into a portal (level 2-11) for hours to challange top scores or wait for a random good 1-birder on a level 1-5 over and over again. There is simply no challange and fun in this.