Get ready to carve some fresh powder – we’re going on an alpine skiing holiday this Christmas! Shred the slopes (and the pigs) in 25 all-new, skiing-themed levels, Angry Birds Seasons Ski or Squeal (v5.4.0) is now available for iOS and Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.
This update marks the sixth holiday-themed Advent Calendar, which is perhaps our favorite tradition here at ABN!
From the Appstore:
Join the Angry Birds as they celebrate unique seasonal events from around the world! Enjoy the addictive physics-based gameplay you love, but with an exciting twist. For the latest update, hit the slopes in an all new Advent calendar-style episode – it’s Ski or Squeal!
Participate in the ABN Ski or Squeal Challenge starting each night at 7pm PST! A new level each day! Do you have what it takes to top the leaderboard?
This update includes:
- 25 new levels, unlocked one level every day. All seasoned Seasons flingers should be familiar with this format (sixth time’s a charm)! Our walkthroughs will be live shortly after each level is release.
- Levels are unlocked at midnight PST. This is 3am Eastern, 10pm Hawaiian, and 8am UTC.
- There is an “in-app purchase” option to unlock all levels, which also unlocks all three Golden Eggs (see below). Despite this, we will be releasing our walkthroughs daily.
- New Golden Eggs!
- Two Golden Eggs hidden in-game;
- The “Big Cable Car”, which will unlock after 3-starring all levels;
- New The Pig Days levels coming soon! The next one is set to be released on December 31st, it seems.
- More hats – Dress your birds in festive Xmas apparel.
- Each level of Ski or Squeal unlocks at 12AM (midnight) PST (8AM UTC, 3 AM EST, 10 PM Hawaiian; go here if you need more times). On some platforms you an also purchase and unlock all levels for $0.99 (this unlocks all 25 levels).
- Ski or Squeal 3-star walkthroughs are coming soon!.
- You must be connected to the internet the first time you play a level (only the first time for each level) so that it can download the level file and check the date (this prevents early access).
- The leaderboards is live!. Remember that scores obtained with Power Ups are not permitted on our leaderboards.
There is no mention of device restrictions for this update. I tried downloading from Google Play and was informed that it was incompatible with my device – Android tablet. This is a first for me. Is this the new direction Rovio is taking or just a one time thing?
@birdmeister I have the same problem. Incompatible with my device(Nook HD Android tablet). Guess I’ll have to play on my small screen phone.
@admins any help?
@howie-k Sorry but we have no info on that. The specs haven’t changed (as far as we know) on Googleplay. You should contact Rovio support about this.
@birdmeister @howie-k @sal9 I face the same problem too and I am not able to update the game. If you go to the Google Play store page for Angry Birds Seasons here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsseasons , you would scroll down and see that the game’s current version (5.4.0) requires Android 4.1 and up, which is a change from 2.3 and up for all previous updates. People like me who are unable to update due to the device being incompatible with this version of the game are running an Android lower than 4.1 and the only way to fix this problem is to update the software of your Android device or change to a completely new device with the highest chance of not being able to transfer your progress. Though I am aware that AngryBirdsNest has a guide to back up and transfer progress for Android devices, some people like me fail to comprehend as it a bit complicated to me and worst of all, doesn’t have a 100% guarantee. Angry Birds Seasons should have at least by now have the Rovio Account feature or at least have Google Play Games feature to enable one to save his/her progress in the cloud and change device with no worries. Sorry for the long message but all in all, this update is disappointing (not the levels or gameplay though). Cheers!
Incompatible for my Android device also :(
@birdmeister @howie-k I have the same problem with the last version of bad piggies and rovio say to me: you must have a minimum Android 4.1.0
I Think it’s the same thing with ab seasons and in the future all ab games….
@mikroll79, thanks for the info. My device is on 4.0.4, so that explains why. I wonder how much grief it is to go to 4.1.0.
@birdmeister maybe there is an option on your phone/tablet to update your Android to the new version 6.0 (marshmallow)
is the white terence back
Yes, and his name is Tony, Terrence’s counsin
What’s the deal with the new permission on android, device & app history?
Jason a minimum Android 4.1.0 is required for this version of season. (and for bad piggies also)
yea, i’m on 5.1.1, not asking about that…when i went to update, it asked for a new permission, device and app history, and i was wondering if anyone knew why
Has anyone heard of when it will drop for the android amazon app store? I know your not rovio just checking if anyone has seen or heard anything on the matter thanks!
In my opinion if Rovio add Bird Wears Christmas-edition for all birds, should be also something for Tony too. Who else?
@mp127 the thing is Tony is a SPECIAL bird (notice all the detail and how he almost looks like he’s from AB Toons) that only appears in 3 places (On Finn Ice, Ski or Squeal, and the “May Day” Pig Days level)- the other birds have costumes because they appear in all worlds, and since Tony just started last year, you have to give him some time to “adapt” to AB Seasons-and who knows- maybe Rovio will add some costumes to Tony in the future (technically he has a Santa costume in On Finn Ice 1-25)
@rowdypup There’s one place left for 10th bird and unless Rovio will add Silver to game (BTW Tony can be used to remake her ability in classics) he should be there. If you look in menu, he’s in 2/4 new chapters, nice frequency for Christmas-only bird.
At least Santa costume should be.
@mp127 if Rovio DID add Tony to the BirdWear book,what would his costumes be? they should be something big and ice-related, like a Yeti, a Snowman, or even a Polar Bear
@sal9 So nice of you to add Hawaiian time opening for the new advent levels. Not only saves me doing ‘brain math’…lol.. but makes us feel appreciated and recognized here in the middle of the Pacific! Thanks! :D
I can’t wait for it to come out on amazon app store!! If it even does..
I’ve just three-starred the second level for the third time, but the calendar still isn’t showing any stars and my high score is still showing zero. Bug?
At what time do the walk through a get published? Levels been open nearly 4 hours.
Is it when the US wake up (I’m in UK)
@fatboyslick us in the US (hah) usually wake up at about mid-morning (about 7-9 am in our Time Zones), so lets say that @amslimfordy (because he lives in California; AKA the Pacific-Standard-Time) wakes up at 8am- with each Time Zone being 1 hour apart, we “work” our way east to the UK, so it would go 8am (Pacific), 9am (Mountain) 10am (Central), 11am (Eastern), 12pm (Atlantic), 1pm (east and south South America), 2pm (central Atlantic), 3pm (east African coast), and finally, 4pm- England! I don’t know why I went through all this, but I hope it helps!
Anybody else on still not able to find this update?
Could it be that your Android device is not compatible with the update? If so,automatic updating won’t happen. See above discussion under the first comment to get more details.
Doubt it the update is appearing on Google play just not showing up in my updates list at all for amazon app store guess they just haven’t released it yet for some reason…I hope they do soon cause I’m a paid customer and ove the seasons advenf calendar!!
Anybody else still not able to find this update?
So am I the only one? It’s not appearing in amazon app store at all (till now i was up to date) I emailed rovio waiting on response just don’t see how after so many years how they still are struggling to get updates to everyone..
It’s deff not out for amazon app store yet maybe update the post cause its misleading? I don’t understand why they don’t let amazon app store users get things in a timely manner. I love rovio bit I’m not one to side with a company because they give free updates on a game I pay for and put alot of time in. Just wish someone knew something I guess
Still no joy from Amazon; but Google Play says not supported on my Fujitsu tablet. Now I’ve got some decisions to make, especially since they took away the PC versions.
After updating my Android version, I was able to download/update my Amazon version using Google Play. Hope this helps folks out….
Yeah I can get it from Google play as well but that has adds :/ I like my 1 dollar add free version on amazon app store lol that’s just me can’t deal with pesky adds in the corner haha
Thanks for your help tho! :)
I haven’t noticed any ads since I’ve upgraded (because, like you, I opted to pay for the game in the beginning). I’m not seeing any ads, except when I pause the game, but that’s been happening in the paid Amazon version forever.
I had a problem with my tablet and had to uninstall and reinstall all my Angry Birds games from Amazon. After reinstalling Seasons, I can no longer access any of the levels before 2015 without paying with “coins”. Is this normal?
Yes it is Christine, sorry! By re-installing the game, you reset everything.
Well that stinks! Thanks for your response. :-)
I have a serious bug now where seasons doesn’t start for me. I can’t even get past the Rovio logo. I use iPad 2, iOS 9.1
Wait, that only happened a few times before I got into the game… Here are 3 things that might the game working again…
1. This is what I’ve tried… I was able to download pig days and all the episodes, even the ones before 2015, and ENTER in all of them. You have to download over a good active Internet connection. Otherwise doing so without a connection is pretty risky, and you can’t enter the episodes that failed to download.
2. I found a ‘disable cloud’ button in the settings button on the title. If this bug happens you might need to re-enable cloud and re-download the content over good active wifi.
3. Nobody could enter most episodes earlier because of a nasty bug, but I can assume it has been fixed now. If not, you’ll have to contact Rovio by phone
I’m only taking my best ‘wild guess’ here but I suggest everyone does #1. You don’t have to pay coins to unlock previous episodes, so the game seems to work fine for me (with a little lag on the menu).
(Excuse my typo at the beginning)
Actually got word back from Rovio today!! in reguards to the ski or squal chapter not being available for amazon users at the moment!! They said its currently NOT released for amazon app store but its coming soon and to keep our eyes peeled!! So it is at least confirmed for amazon an app store update!!! :) but not sure when that is! Very glad they got back to me and confirmed something!
anyone else experiencing frequent lagging (long, slow, choppy movements to be specific) with Wi-Fi turned off?
I’m playing one level a day. Would not open the whole chapter this time.
I can’t find this on Google play store or Amazon app store. I have a Nexus 5 phone.
Been playing a few levels the last couple of days and this game is nice to play and a great prelude to Christmas.
I noticed a little misspell in your post: “On some platforms you an also purchase and unlock all levels for $0.99 (this unlocks all 25 levels).”
At the first part it says “an” instead of can so you can edit that.
Still no Amazon update. Transformers and Epic got theirs on the same day but Seasons is more than two weeks late. What is the blanking hold up?
And it has finally been released.
How to unlock calendar?