Angry Birds Seasons Winter Wonderham Update Now Available!

Happy Holidays, to one and to all. Welcome the Winter and say goodbye to the Fall. Be merry and happy, whatever the reasons. But do not miss this update to Seasons!

That’s right, the Winter Wonderham update to Angry Birds Seasons (v3.1.0) is now available for iOS, PC, Mac, NOOK Color, and Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. More platforms will be getting the update very soon. We were the first to confirm this update, posting some GameCenter imagery about two weeks ago and exclusive Rovio-official details yesterday. This is Rovio’s third episode to celebrate the Christmas and holiday season, and as is Rovio’s tradition, this episode is rolled out like an Advent Calendar!

Participate in the ABN Winter Wonderham Challenge starting each night at 7 pm PST!

This update includes:

  • 25 new levels with one new level unlocked every day just like Seasons Greedings, Summer Pignic, and Wreck the Halls. See below for more details about this. Our walkthrough videos will come online shortly after the levels are released.
  • Snowy winter landscape under the aurora borealis. More info about the amazing aurora borealis can be found on Wikipedia.
  • New ice element! Have you played the Hoth update for Angry Birds Star Wars yet? This is very similar, allowing blocks to slide in a near-frictionless environment.
  • Golden Eggs include a “Big Ornament” bonus Golden Egg level that is unlocked after 3-starring all levels. Rovio stated there are “3 secret levels to find”, so we are guessing that there may be two Golden Eggs hidden in-game. Once we find some Eggs, we will update our Complete Angry Birds Seasons Golden Eggs guide.
    Update: Thanks to some clever sleuthing from @josm, it appears that there will be the Big Ornament, an in-game hidden Golden Egg, and another New Year’s Golden Egg. We don’t know precisely when this Egg will show, but last year’s was 8AM UTC on 31 December.
  • No power-ups! Which is a darn good thing if you ask me.
  • No new achievements for iOS. This is expected, since Seasons reached the GameCenter limit quite some time ago.
  • Spiffy new app icon! While the app icon for Seasons always changes to match the latest update, this change is far more extreme — and looks awesome!
  • Pro Tip! Flashback to Seasons Greedings! Presents are worth 3,000 points!
  • “Harbin” level, in honor of the Angry Birds Seasons theme park in the Ice and Snow World in Harbin, China. Keep an eye out for this level, which will land on December 4th and should be amazing. Read more in our post from yesterday, or in the full article with details about Rovio’s participation at ScandAsia.com.
  • Update! On 5 December, Android users were given a special treat: Four brand new levels! These are accessible by clicking on the blue “Intel” egg on the Golden Egg screen of Winter Wonderham. If you need help 3-starring these levels, our walkthroughs are live!

Notes:

  • Each level of Winter Wonderham unlocks at 12 AM PST (8 AM UTC, 3 AM EST, 10 PM Hawaiian; go here if you need more times).
  • Winter Wonderham 3-star walkthroughs are live. Daily walkthrough pages will go live at 12 AM PST, so be sure to check back every day. The actual video will be added to the page as soon as it’s ready, but the page is there for your comments and strategies.
  • Winter Wonderham Total Destruction walkthroughs are also live. These will also go live at 12 AM PST, with the actual video being added later in the day.
  • 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 are also live. Again, please be patient with brand new levels; we will update the leaderboards during the day.

Bug Updates:

  • Bug Fix (Bug 47 iOS/Android/PC/Mac): All issues with the Mooncake Festival Golden Eggs have been resolved (beyond the on-going bug that appears below). We will be re-opening the relevant levels on the leaderboard. Note that we have placed strong restrictions on permissible scores on these levels, to prevent entry by those who exploited the bug.
  • Bug Fix (Bug 48 iOS/Android/PC/Mac): The “New Year Egg” from Wreck the Halls seems to be universally unlocked now. (Original bug said it could not be initially unlocked in v2.5.0 or higher.)
  • Bug Fix (PC only): The ropes have returned to the slingshot on PC. (Original bug said the ropes were sometimes not visible on PC, called the “ghost slingshot”.)
  • Ongoing Bug: Some users are still having issues with 3-star “Big Items” remaining locked, despite obtaining 3-stars on all levels. Any user experiencing these issues is encouraged to contact AMslimfordy by Private Message. Rovio is aware of the bug, but thusfar there seems to be barriers preventing a fix.
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Comments (155)

By Morph416

With the release of Star Wars.. Hoth update, Space’s Red Planet.. the tournaments on FB, finale of Heikki, AB Eagles and the list goes on and on… and now this.. Rovio, thanks! It’s been a blast having all these different AB levels to play.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Had the exact same thoughts. What a great year for all of us AB addicts. I guess we are in “hog” heaven. The great thing is that the games are getting better and better with new powers for new bird characters. The background, music and playing action all seem to provide a new “twist” that keeps us interested and excited.

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By penguinlover505 (@penguinlover05)

Oh yes this has been an awesome year Rovio has done an amazing job with these games especcially ABSW idk how they were able 2 pull it off but they did best year of games ever Rovio and we hope 4 more fun games soon

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

This is awesome. I’m starting to notice a consistency in icons having words in them (i.e. rio, space, star wars, and now seasons). I wonder if the original app will get classic or something like that put on it… and btw the ice is the land mass they insert- i dont think its actually a new “material” so to speak. Also (I posted this in an earlier post) the new update has changed explosions- everytime Bomb, Matilda’s egg, or TNT explodes, the screen wobbles slightly. Also, the clouds in the explosion seem to rotate more… idk if its just me or what…

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

The improved abilities are available on the older levels, as well. @AMslimfordy: This may result in some higher scores on the older Seasons levels.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think it’s just a visual change. No difference in power.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

Orange bird makes the screen shake, but he DOES have a power change. He deflates and disappears about a second earlier than he used to.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

He also damages buildings while deflating. I got a new highscore on a Piglantis level when the OB deflated, flew off, and knocked into another building.

By @Doodle-Sandwich Offline

He has always damages items in Seasons, and ABO. The only time he doesn’t do damage while deflating is in space

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By hog popper (@hog-popper)

OB has always damaged blocks while deflating. It’s just uncontrollable. Although he does deflate earlier.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I find the deflating earlier is actually a significant gameplay change.

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By Chucky (@chucky)

For such an easy looking level, it is actually quite challenging to get three stars.

Looking forward to the rest of it :)

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By Josm (@josm)

It’s out now for Android on Google Play :P

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By Josm (@josm)

And in the amazon store :)

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Are you sure? I just checked and it wasn’t there.

By Sarah

so far it looks like it is only available for amazon’s hd version nothing on their free or ad-free version yet.

By Gavin

@Sarah. Have u contacted Amazon? I am having the same issue.
Ditto for lag releases through Google Play.
Is anyone else encountering this issue with Android OS?
ABS initial update was not until 5:30 am EST.
2nd update through Google still has not dropped.

By Sarah

@Gavin, No I have not contacted Amazon it seems like when other people have complained to them from on here it has done no good at all.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

Bug fixes: New Year’s Egg from Wreck The Halls now available in PC! Ghost slingshot rubberband fixed on PC!

(still no facebook levels. :( )

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

New Years GE was always available for PC.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

It unlocked on iOS after about a month (only playing Seasons since July on iOS), and it never unlocked on PC until this update (playing since September).

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I don’t understand. It has been available for both iOS and PC since Dec 31.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)
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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Updated the post. Thanks.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

You are welcome @AMslimfordy! Glad I could help. :)

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

It fixed the mooncake festival golden eggs… or not. Now I don’t have the three-star golden eggs in Mooncake or GGGL even though I three starred both episodes.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

Just checked mine on an ipad and they are all present, interesting

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

I just checked Mooncake Festival, now that I’ve downloaded the new version, and while the level swapping problem may have been corrected, I can access the correct level forcthe Golden Mooncake, but the Big Mooncake shows as dimmed out and unattained, even though I have all 99 stars for the level, and is still unaccessible. So, i think that the Mooncake issue is but only partially fixed.

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By Brendar1218 (@brendar)

Try 3 starring a level again, see if that fixes it. If not, bug alert.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

Still no joy. I guess the bug isn’t fixed yet.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

Really strange @TruckDriver. Which platform?

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)

IPad2 with iOS 6.0.1…

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This is a complete separate issue.

The post has been updated to include a standalone “bugs” section.

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By trishohara (@trishohara)

Happy Holidays :-)
Looking forward to 25 awesome levels, each day one, sharing strategies and advices with the awesome ABN community.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

awesome update!! just wish the levels weren’t in advent style

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By Jen (@jennifer-cooke-rabig)

Woo Hoo! This is sooooooooooo awesome!

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

The new klavier melodie is great :-)

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By Lamia (@lamia)

What is exciting about icon? It is as usual,right? That always Change with each updates.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

It says “Seasons” below Red.

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By Lamia (@lamia)

@angrybirdsfanguy438 Oh Yeah! I saw it now. How did i miss that? LOL

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I like new icon too. BTS icon was similar to ABO and I mixed them up often.

By Takacs David

why do you hate power-ups? just asking…

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We think they skew scores.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

They create an un-level playing field.
Those who do not use them cannot compete.
If no one uses them, everyone is on equal footing.

By taz

hi there i did try update ab season on my pc and nothing happen its stop loading last night ard 335am and next step to downloading status has not move at all

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sounds like an issue with your PC. I would try downloading it directly from Rovio’s site.

By taz

yeah i got it since i did downloading from rovios site :)

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

I’m curious why it became available at different times for iOS. Some reported it available right at 12:01 am or so, but I kept checking (actually closing down the App Store app and relaunching) and it didn’t go live until 1:22 am.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Can take different amounts of time to roll through different regions.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I couldn’t find it until 4:00 am.

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By frozndevl (@frozndevl)

This is consistently my favorite version of the year. One a day just keeps it going for longer, and the levels always have great challenge to them.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

When I was listening to the melody and went back to the beggining screen it was playing the Harbin level background. I took a screenshot, I’ll post it sometime.

By Akutus

I downloaded the update to my pc and it wont work anymore. It worked when back to school was released. What i can do?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Try a backup and reinstall.

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

I started playing AB a year ago just after Birdday Party was released and didn’t start playing Seasons until Year of the Dragon was released. This is the first “advent” style update that I get to play one level a day so I am pretty excited. My goal is to 3-star & feather each level each day before the next level is released without using any walkthroughs. I am happy to say that I have done that for the first day! Very challenging to 3-star and feather on the first level!

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

My first Seasons game was one that came with CB. This is my first Advent style update too. It is easier to cope with so many updates when levels are unlocked daily and they are community’s daily challenges too. i like it and enjoy it.

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By reactive1 (@reactive1)

Well today is Dec 25th & I am happy to report that I 3-starred & feathered all 25 levels without using any of the walkthroughs! This was a fun episode & the golden egg levels were great. I am anxious to see what the New Year golden egg has in store for us.

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By Angry Jan (@jan-jan)

how I change my picture

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By sal9 (@sal9)

Refer to this page for more info: https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/about/faq/
… and welcome to the Nest!

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By PJng (@pjng)

3egg? Perhaps is second new year egg.

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By Josm (@josm)

one normal golden egg, one new year egg, and the 3 starring egg

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I think it will be 2 in-game.

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By Josm (@josm)

If you go to the date you see three files,
* XMAS3_3star
* XMAS3_NewYear
* XMAS3_GE

thats why i think there will be an new years egg, on 1 jan 00:00

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By Josm (@josm)

but thats only a guess, it is possible that the name off the egg is copied by the eggs from last year

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Looks correct to me. Thanks for the info.

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By username12345 (@blahalb09)

Well, rovio did a better job of hiding the egg this year. I set my clock to January 1, 2013 and nothing happened.

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By turtle61 (@turtle61)

I cannot do the update for Winterwonderham…I have the Samsung GalaxyS…everytime I try to do the update I am getting error 498?…can someone help with this please.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You will have to contact Rovio regarding device compatibility. It’s possible that the original Galaxy is no longer compatible with the app.

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By turtle61 (@turtle61)

Thank you I will check it out :(

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By Birds! (@theog)

I like this episode’s song, unlike the other christmas episode, this one is more calming

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By concretebrunette (@concretebrunette)

Agreed. Last year’s was annoying.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I didn’t like or dislike last year’s. Season’s Greedings is awful IMHO.

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By AngryBirdsFanGuy438 (@angrybirdsfanguy438)

Why do you think that @spacemaster?

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

The tune and strange instrumental choice just don’t harmonize well.

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By penguinlover505 (@penguinlover05)

yea it is but it sounds kinda sad :( but i like it it matches the atmosphere of the episode

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

Why doesn’t Rovio make it so that rather than having to be connected to the Internet, each level is just preset to open at a certain time?

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

I think a “timer” concept is very difficult to execute and also if it happens then all the levels could be unlocked at once.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Two major reasons:
1) The level unlocks at 8am UTC and the game does not necessarily know what time zone your device is in.
2) A manipulative user could just change the time on their device to access the levels early.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

Really? I thought it becomes available in the whole world at the same time. I open mine at 8 a.m. CET and I thought it is available at 7 a.m GMT (UTC), 3 a.m. AST etc. Call me stupid but now I am not sure, actually I am totally confused.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It becomes available across the globe at the same time: 8am UTC.

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By Redouan14 (@redouan14)

Hey i cant play the new seasons on pc, i get an error when loading the game

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By Josm (@josm)

Yes that problem i have too on an other PC, i stuck on the loading screen on PC….

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By wanda (@wanda)

@amslimfordy still not on Amazon app store (at least, not for me : ) ). I thought it was just not available for my Kindle, but still not on my phone either. I have refreshed, but Amazon is lagging behind, again. Has anyone else gotten the update on Amazon on any device?
I just got the update through Google Play, instead. Still keeping my fingers crossed for my kindle :).

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I see the kindle version.

By Sarah

It’s still not on their ad-free or free version which I’m guessing Wanda has like me since we bought those versions before the HD version was ever made.

By Dee Ann

I am also waiting on the Amazon App Store to release Angry Birds Seasons and Star Wars. It so frustrating to play for ad-free apps and not get the update on a timely manner. Grrrr Booo Hisss

By Sarah

I completely agree Dee Ann especially since those versions of the game were here first.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Were where first? Not Amazon.

By Sarah

@amslimfordy I didn’t mean the game landed on amazon first I just meant the ad-free and free versions of angry birds were on amazon before HD versions yet they get the short end of the stick.

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By burbman (@burbman)

I have not been able to update either Seasons, or Star Wars on my Kindle either. Thank goodness for my trusty iPhone!

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I can agree with people who like music theme in this update.
I’d like if new update were Carnival Days or Mardi Gras, it could be very suitable for AB concept including greedy fat pigs, eggs etc. Besides carnivals are worldwide recognized and celebrated.

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By Old Man Bird (@oldmanbird)

Has anyone with Android and Google Play got the Mighty Eagle on ABS? Is it a gift to users or should it have been at cost?

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By PJng (@pjng)

Andriod no ME yet on ABS.

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By Old Man Bird (@oldmanbird)

@pjng Did you get yours from Google or Amazon? Ad-free or with ads? Did you buy the ME on ABO? I definitely have it on Android phone, had to double-check. I did switch from Amazon ad-free to Google on ABS. I can’t be the only one with the ME.

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By PJng (@pjng)

I get it on google, free version.
As i see is ABO got ME, ABS and ABS no ME.

By Jason

I already have Angry Birds Seasons on my Nexus 7….how come it hasn’t been updated for the Mac yet?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We don’t have those answers. You would have to contact Rovio.

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