Join the Angry Birds and Hunt for the Golden Pistachios

In the wake of one of the biggest Angry Birds release days ever Rovio has one more surprise up there sleeve. In partnership with Wonderful Pistachios comes an brand new browser based mini-game titled, “Angry Birds Pistachios: The Hunt for the Golden Pistachio“.   It’s optimized to run in Google Chrome, but will likely work in other modern non-mobile browsers as well.  The direct link to the game is getcrackin.angrybirds.com.

I should add, most stories I’ve read covering this update state that this is the “first” Angry Birds brand mini-game.  We all know that to be false, as Angry Birds Volcano was released a couple months back, which laid the ground work for Angry Birds Pistachios.

Our walkthrough videos are up, but we still need to obtain codes to unlock the other levels.

Here’s the lowdown on how Angry Birds Hunt for the Golden Pistachios works:

  1. Head on over to getcrackin.angrybirds.com to in Google Chrome or other modern browser (Chrome is ideal).
  2. The first two levels of the game are open to all players. No log-in is required. Once you get to Level 3 you can start winning prizes.
  3. The prize levels have randomly hidden Golden Pistachios. If you hit them you can enter to win prizes, which vary from free bags of pistachios all the way up to $25,000!
  4. When you register you get five free plays in the prize levels. For 15 more plays, you have to head out and buy special bags of Wonderful Pistachios to get your unique “Get Crackin’ code”.
  5. You can also earn extra plays by sharing your score on Facebook and Twitter.

Of course, this is the much-abbreviated details of the game, but to read (far) more, see the official rules.  Here are the highlights:

  1. Promotion and prizes are only available to legal US residents 18 years of age and older
  2. The promotion runs throughout December.
  3. Get Crackin’ codes are available on specially marked 8, 10, and 16 oz. bags of Wonderful Pistachios
  4. Codes expire at 11:59pm EST on 31 December, after which time they are void and attempting to use them is considered tampering and disqualifies you from the contest.

You can also receive codes without purchase by following these directions:

Register for the Game, invite a friend to participate in the Game via Facebook (Note: Your friend must accept your invite in order for you to receive the free Code) or send the provided tweet regarding the Game. In all cases, invite/tweet should only be sent to individuals who are personally known to you, who are eligible to participate in the Promotion and who you believe would be interested in the Promotion and Sponsor’s Wonderful® Pistachios product.

How these codes actually work is still not crystal clear.  They stated that the codes are “unique”, so it very possible that they are a one-time-use and, when you enter them online, any further attempt to use the code will fail. At this point, we just don’t know.

Tags: Mini Game, News, Pistachios, Releases & Updates
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

    Comments (100)

    Rank: DaBomb with 460 points
    By Shireen(AngryTech) (@shireen1993)

    I’ve shared the Game on Twitter and I’ve invited my Friends to play but I still haven’t got my 5 free plays!

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I don’t think you get those plays unless they accept your invite.

    Rank: DaBomb with 460 points
    By Shireen(AngryTech) (@shireen1993)

    ok then, thank you

    Rank: DaBomb with 460 points
    By Shireen(AngryTech) (@shireen1993)

    Do you know how I can get Codes? I’m in The UK

    Rank: Champion with 3295 points
    By Laurence (@laurence)

    When you get the free plays, the levels unlock as you pass the previous one. To get some free plays, pass level 2 (i think you get 5) also type in GETCRACKIN to unlock the secret level and get 15 codes. Some Pistachios will give you free plays when you hit them

    Rank: DaBomb with 460 points
    By Shireen(AngryTech) (@shireen1993)

    Thank you so much!! I’ve been waiting for weeks and I never figured it out =D

    By daniel balding

    there are 6 levels

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    No there aren’t. There are only 5.

    By daniel balding

    you will get a secret level if you enter the code GETCRACKIN in the code bar

    By daniel balding

    look at my last post on the first page

    Rank: Champion with 3295 points
    By Laurence (@laurence)

    daniel is correct, there are 6. I’ve uploaded a screenshot for you:

    http://i43.tinypic.com/s6n98i.png

    By daniel balding

    thanks for backing me up laurence

    Rank: Champion with 3295 points
    By Laurence (@laurence)

    Does anyone have two spare codes? For some reason I can’t receive them, even though people are accepting my requests. This is starting to annoy me now!

    Rank: Explosive with 2105 points
    By nascarboy (@nascarboy)

    Why is this so much diffrent than volcano?

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9750 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    If I play this game on Chrome, I have no sound and it is very slow.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9750 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    I cannot play the secret level any more.

    And I cannot enter codes any more. It sais I must log in, although I am logged in, and it shows terms of service all the time.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
    By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)

    The contest is over.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9750 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    Yes, but the FAQs said that it can also be played after 1st January.
    But now this question (and answer) has disappeared.

    By ShawnM

    Looks like they’ve updated it so that you can play all levels with no code, now that the contest is over. Golden Pistachios still appear but don’t trigger a prize.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9750 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    Yes, correct. They sent me an e-mail today. They had to change the system first, but now all 6 levels are available for everybody.

    By Bon

    I” in the store at the moment and I’m wondering where the cde is. Inside?

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    Codes aren’t needed anymore. The promotion and contest is over, so all levels are automatically unlocked.

    Rank: Hardened with 735 points
    By Bob (@nnll14)

    Oh, I was using my dad’s iphone so it doesn’t say it’s this bob, and I accidentally typed Bon (not used to small iPhone).

    Rank: Hardened with 735 points
    By Bob (@nnll14)

    I bought it for $3 already

    By Shane Roman

    Where is the code bar?

    Rank: Champion with 3295 points
    By Laurence (@laurence)

    It has been removed now I believe as the contest has ended, and therefore all the levels are unlocked and free to play :)

    By Shane Roman

    Never mind!

    By Robert Roehm

    How do you get this on the iPhone? Is it a Cydia install pack?

    The game seems to be legally available only on the Web, and playable only on Google Chrome.

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    The second paragraph is correct: Only on desktop via web browsers.

    By Robert Roehm

    Which browsers are you using besides Chrome? It now says that it only works with Chrome.

    Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
    By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

    I’ve used FireFox to play as well. It’s optimized for Chrome, but should work elsewhere.

    Rank: Gold Flinger with 9750 points
    By Chris (@chriss)

    You can still win prizes. And now there is a counter for the cracked golden pistachios.

    Rank: Champion with 3295 points
    By Laurence (@laurence)

    A pity I’m in UK, otherwise I’d have won a few by now! Also up to diamond level…..

    By Artur212222

    Where to i get the download link?

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