Squawk! Please, DO NOT enter scores using Power-Ups. This includes the Shockwave Power-Up in "Short Fuse". For more info on what qualifies as a Power-Up score see this post. Note, if you've used a Power-Up previously you can still compete by entering your highest non Power Up score. We can tell the difference. Facebook users should not enter any scores on this leaderboard. Also, scores from modified LUA (PC) or modified game versions of any AB games will not be allowed in this leaderboard.
- Jurassic Pork
- Total Scores Entered: 7,959 by 234 users
- Most Points Overall: 10,225,820 by jrsquonk
- Total Scores Entered: 3,014 by 234 users
- Most Points Overall: 2,376,890 by Angrychicken
- Piggy Farm
- Bird Island
- Flock Favorites
- Total Scores Entered: 11,907 by 563 users
- Most Points Overall: 4,221,350 by Dr O'Neski
- Short Fuse
- Red's Mighty Feathers
- Bad Piggies
- Birdday Party
- Mine And Dine
- Total Scores Entered: 91,679 by 2,469 users
- Most Points Overall: 6,372,597 by Desperate Dan
- Ham 'Em High
- Total Scores Entered: 105,195 by 2,518 users
- Most Points Overall: 5,332,564 by Desperate Dan
- The Big Setup
- Danger Above
- Mighty Hoax
- Poached Eggs
- Total Scores Entered: 236,929 by 5,056 users
- Most Points Overall: 4,829,446 by Desperate Dan
- Surf & Turf
@amslimfordy, @birdleader, @sal9
Just curious, when I look at my GC scores, they are almost 7 mil higher compared to my scores here, and the difference does not match up with my Golden Eggs scores. My episode scores all match, so GC is counting something we are not counting here. I seem to remember this explained in the past but I can’t remember.
I also was gone from these message boards for a while due to remodeling work. I know Slim was getting married, just have not seem him as active in these messages. Is he still part of the admin team?
@amslimfordy, @birdleader, @sal9
Just checking again if this is still actively monitored. Not sure where to best post this question otherwise.
@pointdexter5 Slim is still an admin, he is not around as much due to a very busy schedule.
GC is notoriously buggy and inaccurate. The only level that we left out, as far as I can tell, is the special “Red Golden Egg”. So your leaderboard totals here are probably the most accurate.
@sal9 thanks for the reply. I know in the past the GC was used to check for possible fraud, but my GC scores are almost 7 mil higher compared to here, yet all episode scores in GC match up as far as total score per episode reported in the game, and here on abN. I am not sure where they get the extra 7 mil from.
Could it be the Short Fuse Golden Egg? @pointdexter5
I don’t think it’s the Golden Eggs or this specific one. That one is only 3.6 mil at max and the difference is 7 mil, and 7 mil more. We don’t count Golden Eggs here as part of the leaderboards, but my GE total does not match up to the difference. I seem to remember this being discussed in the past but can’t remember the specifics.
Maybe it’s the total GE scores after all. i verified all my GE scores and they match between GC and aBN. when I subtract my ABN score from the GC score, the difference is the 7 mil I was talking about and my GE score is within 4 points of that score. Can’t find those 4 missing points anywhere, but all my scores match for every GE where points are to be gained.
I’m going to be buying a new iPad. Is there a foolproof way to transfer AB so I don’t lose my scores?
@whoosher I would suggest doing it manually. You can find the tutorial on transfering files between iOS devices HERE. It looks technical and daunting, but believe me, once you get the hang of it, it is an amazing way to keep your progress safe with manual back ups. Let me know if you have any questions (here or in the PMs)
Thank you @e-star. I’m going to ask my wife to look into this as shenisnthe guru.
Hoorah. The new levels have arrived on ios. The Androids have a head start but even so. Let battle commence!
I like being at the top of the leaderboard even if it’s only for a while.
I’ll be back…
Of course you will!
Don’t see them on my IPad.
Is anyone else unable to access the new levels?
Hi Jim. I’m also in IOS. No trouble downloading the new levels in the UK. App Store and Update works very well. Good luck.
Forgive me if I’m telling my grandma to suck eggs. Have you been to the App Store. I apologise if I’ve got the wrong end of the chicken!
Thanks for the reply. No updates are at my App Store. I think my operating system is too old.
Ah Jim. I did read that earlier ios software updates were not supported. You’ll be glad to get a new ipad!
By the way. If you sign up with Rovio on the web your scores will be cross referenced on all platforms. No need for copying.
I’m still running an old version of the OS as well. Do you know what version of ios you are running?
My IPad says IOS5.1.1.
I hope I’ve successfully joined Rovio and hope to get a ne IPad today.
I guess I’m 6.1.3
Too bad though if it were not to work in any dated version. I just hope I can use mine as long as possible since I used it for ABO only. Device is dedicated AB machine.
5.1.1 sounds like the Original iPad OS. Yup, I’d say its time to upgrade.
Apple are very cunning me thinks. GL @whoosher with the new device. Enjoy it while it’s in currency!!
Thanks to all.
My ne iPad is up and running with my scores and the new levels.
Since I’m 88, it will probably last longer than me.
My ABO Flock Favorites has crashed on 29-16 several times. Anyone else having problems? This is a newer iPad, latest iOS. While playing the screen goes mostly black then freezes. After a restart it works again but top score on that screen is back to zero, so then I have to work back up.
Well @asher has done it again. Amazing scores on FF. I’ll now call it a day!
Not at all happy or convinced with some scores on here.
Which ones specifically? I often see high scores or top 10 scores way ahead of the typical top players, without much detail, no strategies, or only screenprints taken after the fact. The latter are pointless and does not prove anything.
You can guess how I feel about those scores based on that, but I typically aim to have my scores around the ones of people who I deem respectable. I guess even some of those could be Lance-Armstronging the boards, but I guess I hope most are honest. No honor in cheating a silly game.
@pointdexter5. Probably best to keep that under wraps. Lance is a good analogy. I also try to keep as close as I can to what I think are genuine scores. Happy shooting.
I’m concerned that this is just sour grapes but I find myself unable to compete on here with scores like this.
@steviep147, I’m not understanding your picture. I just see some single numbers, but don’t get the context for that level.
Overall, I don’t think you have to worry though based on your ranking. There will always be people who cheat, as I have said before; but if they need to cheat on a simple game like this to feel better about themselves, it’s kind of sad.
@pointdexter5, I think that Dr O is underscoring that player’s high top-10 ranking for every level in that episode. If those rankings are legitimate, it is an awesome performance. I agree with @steviep147 that such achievements are suspect if they do not come with detailed explanations in the walkthroughs. I also agree with you that posting bogus scores is a lame way to build self sesteem. I choose to ignore unreasonably high scores as outliers and to focus on the top ten scores and the average in any one level as the best indicator of what is possible.
@steviep147 Can you provide context for that picture? I understand it’s someone’s ranks by level, but there’s no way to help… Or investigate.
Slim. I do really hate to point fingers, it grieves me, but these scores on so many levels are not possible. Don’t care what they say or what pictures or strats are produced. I know I’m good at this but I just cannot get anywhere near some of these scores. I actually used someone else’s account to “cheat” on FF level 30. With a “quake” and one bird I got 132k. Just 7k more than the top score. And that was just one try. Unless these guys want to leave I shall.
As a supplement : I can happily provide the full scores for all the levels. Let me know.
@steviep147 It might be best to take this conversation to private messages. This whole thread doesn’t make much sense when seen from outside :)
We’re always here to help out Doc.
Agreed. Email? Address please.
Would hate to see you leave @steviep147. We can’t control cheaters, so I just ignore them. I know which people are regulars around here, people who are vocal in opinions and sharing strategies. I use those scores to decide where to try to improve to match.
It’s a game. Ye I agree. Sad we aren’t! Just don’t like to compete against the impossible.
A good point of view. The Nest is a cool place. Love it.
Some of the platforms are inconsistent, some people use software tools to play, some use PowerUps and others maybe just lie. I tilted at that windmill a while back and got rebuked. Now I just disregard the top scores that are way higher than the usual top players. When trying to boost my rank I compare my score to the average for that episode not the high score.
I gave up up on AB with all the changes in the basicis of the game some months ago Levels I played for months to acheive a good score on can now be beaten within a few tries. I know I still development my skils but it’s not fun when Rovio change everything. So for me the leaderboards are dead. I don’t look at them as they don’t sat anything. I stoped to update any score here due to that but what’s been written here by others convince me even more that it’s no use with this leaderboards.
Yeah, I’m convinced several top scores on levels are achieved by use of power-ups, and the only thing we can do is flag them. It would have been nice if separate scores were kept for original gameplay versus power-ups, but that is not in the interest of Rovio.
I think the admins do as much as they can to keep things honest around here, and the rest is up to the members, as to police the boards and keep false scores out. I don’t believe screenshots, unless they are from reputable players and/or captured during gameplay. After the fact captured screen prints are meaningless.
I understand @ernor63‘s frustration and disappointment with some of the changes. But, I look at it this way: There are many who started playing ABO (and Seasons, Rio) years before others, having the advantage of many glitches latecomers will never have. Also, some people simply have much more time to fling than others do. So, I never considered leaderboard position to be the ultimate measure of a player’s skill anyway. In the end, we are all playing more or less the same game, even with levels changing now and then.
BTW, while recently playing some of the older levels and noticing some levels being easier (especially Chuck’s ability to penetrate wood), I also noticed there are a number of levels that are no longer unstable that still were not so long ago.
@ernor63 — Sorry to hear you’ve quit ABN, but I totally understand why. Even if the top scores are policed, there are lots of lower, above-average scores that probably used PUs, thus raising the average. I’ve never tried to get the top score, like you have many times. I was happy being above average, but that is now meaningless.
I hope you haven’t given up on AB altogether, Why? I don’t really know, but I mostly really enjoy it.
Good luck wherever you compete.
Good views @ernor63 and good flinging. I like your approach. Hate cheaters.
Why am I not alloyed to enter any scores with FACEBOOK? How do i upload my facebook records?
We do not allow Facebook scores because of discrepancies in levels and gameplay @raf-mesotten Sorry for the inconvenience.
And finally. Please everyone, flag all the scores that you suspect aren’t quite right. Go through all the levels and doubt the top scores. If enough of us do it then maybe, just maybe, we shall have true high scores to aspire to.
@amslimfordy what is the character limit for a comment?
@moondoggie None that I’m aware of.
Huh. I haven’t played much ABO for quite some time until the last few days. I noticed that if you leave a level open and leave it for a short time (15 minutes?), the app totally closes. No more leaving a level to try for an unstable collapse of a structure. I wonder if this is happening on other AB games.
@bonneypattycat — Somehow I missed your post. I haven’t noticed it yet, but you’re post isn’t all that old.
What device and operating system are you playing on?
@mvnla2 iPad Air 2, iOS 8.4.1
It doesn’t always happen, but I will start keeping track. Maybe it is just something going on with just my iPad. I will let you what I find out.
I normally don’t post here, just on individual levels, but last week’s conversation struck home for me. I’m the relative newcomer who’s taking advantage of recent changes. In the last few weeks, I’ve posted 7 top ten scores in the first 12 levels of Birdday Party. That’s way beyond the norm for me and it’s very obvious that the levels are now easier. But that leaves me a dilemma, to share or not to share? I’m very frustrated at the many levels that are now-harder or now-stable where I’m permanently stuck with mediocre scores, so it seems fair to me to just post my high scores and let others grumble about how I did it, legit or not. Others have certainly taken that path leading to some of the discussion last week. I’ve elected to go the other way and share any and all new info I find due to the countless levels where I’ve improved my scores from others sharing. It’s cost me. My +9K top score on 27-9 lasted less than a week before the mockingbird took it away. I’m quite okay with that as: 1) I’m just out to maximize my own scores and use the leaderboards just to see how I’m doing and, 2) my credibility matters way more to me than my number of top scores.
My two cents from the newbie.
Chuckle. And I see @vuelva has already taken my two top scores on Birdday Party. Well done, and thanks. I have many scores that are now much higher due to your most helpful commentaries.
And following up with a different comment/question. I posted this on a level but perhaps there’s a broader audience here. Has anyone ever asked Rovio if they can provide a Score Reader app? This would just read the contents of highscores.lua and display the data in a suitable format. Something like this would probably take less than an hour for a hotshot Rovio coder to program and I would pay a dollar for it in a heartbeat. For me personally I would use it regularly to verify my legit high score when I look to improve on a level rather than having to toggle back and forth to my Excel database (thanks again @amslimfordy!) For the leaderboard community, it would be a definitive answer to questionable scores. Post a screenshot of the Score Reader and be done.
And for those asking, I purchased and used RMF (hey, it was for charity) before I joined ABN so I have dozens of levels showing RMF-enhanced high scores and, lacking Score Reader, I have to carefully manage a separate database to make sure my leaderboard scores are all legit. Pain in the behind.
What is RMF and RMF-enhanced high scores?
Sorry. RMF = Red’s Mighty Feather. It was a charity sale that Rovio had about a year and a half ago. Donate a dollar to their charity (I don’t recall what it was at the moment) and you get a free Red’s Mighty Feather bird to use any time, any level, as often as you want. Only one use per play.
For many levels it’s just an extra 10K score. For stone, it’s basically useless. However, there are quite a few levels where you can do some really cool different strategies with the ability to aim the bird into cracks and crannies that are normally inaccessible. I played around with it for a while before joining ABN so now I have lots of levels with, um, enhanced scores that I have to keep track of since I can’t get rid of the enhanced scores and my database is the only way I can keep track of legitimate scores.
Thanks for the explanation. Personally I regret that I didn’t quite this game when PU got into it as the real fling-stars did. Now the last nail was hammered into the coffin of ABN leaderboards. Thanks for me,you want to play that old fason way contact me
@ernor68 There are quite a few “fling-stars” still flinging and posting their honest scores here. I am sorry you and a few others have chosen to leave, but please do not come here only to disrespect those who still enjoy, and appreciate ABN. Your comments not only disrespect many fine players here, but also disrespect our hosts.
Sorry, not meant to disrespect anyone here. I if anyone know lots of legit players and scores here. But to not get a name tag right is disrespect
@ernor63 Please accept my apology for accidentally typing an 8 instead of a 3.
@ernor63 I disabled PUs and and any crap from the moment they were released. I just keep flinging, sharing strategies and if I take screen-shots, they are in-game, where you can see the path of the birds, as well as the fact that the junk is turned off. That’s the only way to do it in my opinion. My honor is more important than having high scores on the board. I have a few, and if they get beaten, no big deal. Just like you, I know who the players are to try to match my scores too. I’m sure you would be in the top 10 too on this board if you entered your scores, so it’s unfortunate you are no longer actively tracking them here. But I appreciate your comments on many levels, as well as any other comments by flingers to help others improve their scores.
@ernor63, @bonneypattycat, @pointdexter5, et al., there seem to be two schools of thought: 1) the only way to play is the style of the original AB and 2) use whatever advantages the game allows. I’m “on the fence”. I have yet to use a Power Up except for the introduction of the shock wave bird which had to be used and when I accidentally tap the screen in the wrong spot and even then I immediately restart. I collect PUs every day because I cannot turn down anything that’s free but I just let them accumulate. I will take advantage of self-destructs and instabilities but I won’t buy a score. As for taking screenshots of trajectories of each bird, that would be nice but I never know in advance when my strategies will pay off. Usually I am just too surprised and excited to capture anything but the “total score” screen. At best all that I can do is provide the details in text in the walkthroughs for those few levels where I do have a top score. I know enough about statistics to know when a score is not-to-be-believed without an accompanying explanation so I just shoot for the scores of the established high-flyers.
@jwgardenwiz I am on the side of the fence where no power ups exist. The concept of having to constantly pay to be competing is ridiculous. I wouldn’t mind paying for updates, but no way am I going to be nickeled and dimed with in-game purchases.
I also have never bothered with saving and loading old versions to take advantage of an old glitch or instability, or a level that was once easier to score high for any reason. I know a number of top players do that, but oh well. No point in fretting over that.
And then there are players who use different devices, whichever can more easily produce a higher score. Again not for me, but I do not begrudge those who do.
So again, I do not consider leaderboard position to be the full measure of a player’s skill, not when there are so many other factors than simply pulling a bird back in the sling, aim, release, activate as needed. If only it could be so simple ;)
@bonneypattycat I also wish that PUs were never introduced but there is no going back. It’s now a matter of coexisting with players who use them. I think that it can be done. As for saving older versions — I didn’t know that was possible — and using different platforms, that just speaks to a player’s motivation to excel. I wouldn’t do it but I admire the zeal of those that do.
@jwgardenwiz, I never received any free birds or anything outside of the regular birds, but I disabled PUs the moment they were introduced. Maybe that is the difference. Nothing was offered or accumulated outside of the standard gameplay.
@jwgardenwiz, Well, I guess I’m a third school. I’m quite fine with the ABN leaderboard standard of absolutely no Power Ups and I strictly adhere to it. On the other hand, I also enjoy experimenting when a PU offers a completely different approach to a level. In my opinion, the standard four (like you, I have about 500) are pretty useless for skilled players and I fat-fingered away all my Shock Waves in short order. RMF, however, offers different strategies on a lot of levels. The operative word here is “fun.” I have fun competing fairly on ABN leaderboards and I also have fun with RMF. It’s a pain having to keep two sets of books, so to speak, but I manage.
@bonneypattycat, I agree with you on pay-to-play. No way I’m going to buy more Shock Waves, no matter how interesting, but RMF was a one time charitable donation and now it’s effectively free.
So I decided to follow up and sent an email to Rovio asking about a ABO Score Reader app. I got a timely response with some “glad you’re a fan, we listen to you” boilerplate and the gist of the response:
“At this point I can’t promise you that we would be able to provide such an app, but your feedback will definitely be considered.”
Better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick.
A free RMF for any level and an extra 10k. Well no wonder there are some very questionable scores on these boards that cannot be matched.
Okay, checking back, the RMF add-on was an AIDS charity drive, $2.99. It was only available 11/23/14 through 12/7/14.
Was that about the time there was an uptick in questionable high scores or was it more recent?
@grrtammy Thank you for posting that. I remember it now, but I didn’t know it could be used on all levels, I thought it was just Red’s Mighty Feathers. I shouldn’t be, but I am stunned. Who knows how many “powered up” scores were entered at that time :/
I wonder if a search of the ABO leaderboards database could be done to see what top/high scores were entered during that time frame.
@grrtammy Is that extra bird still available to you, or could you only use it during that time frame?
Yes, I still have it. Work week starting, but I’ll post screen shots when I can.
Okay, I think I figured it out. Here’s my level 1-1 screenshot:
There’s RMF sitting next to Shock Wave and the perfectly normal looking score is an absurd 44,400. My leaderboard score is a fair to middlin’ 34,640.
Next, after a few minutes of work, a new high score!
Note the little lightning bolt on the left. This is the one and only clue, ever, that a Power Up was used.
And now showing my new 44,550 high score. Voila!
And so to answer the question, yes, I still have RMF. I don’t know if there’s any way to get rid of it if I wanted to.
And by the way, the PU on/off toggles turns off RMF like all the other PUs.
Well, I don’t have much to add to this discussion, other than to wonder how many players are as unsophisticated as I. For example, I didn’t know how to disable power ups until a post by @pointdexter5. And I still have no idea how to capture screenshots of in flight trajectories, let alone videos, heaven forfend! In fact I have a lot of trouble even posting screenshots of high scores into my album. But I still enjoy playing by the old rules and competing with the old hands (though not as old as me) like Dr Oneski, bonneypattycat, pointdexter, et. al. And I’m very sorry if I got any of those names wrong.
@whoosher you are never too old to learn. To take a screenshot on your iPad, just press and hold the home button on the face of the iPad and ,while the button is still pressed, also press the power button on the opposite edge. You should hear an old time camera ‘click’ and whatever is on the screen will now be the last picture in your photo album. So, you are the one who kt me from claiming ‘Jim’ as a screen name!
Thanks. Of course I’m always astonished when I get a high score and then it”s too late to react. Don’t know how I preempted you on Jim since you became a member before me.
And everyone else who’s commented.
I will always enter my scores. I never use PUs. I’ll share a good strategy. Not many, unfortunately. Complement others on theirs.
Ignore the cheats, be polite – and have I learnt that recently, there is no point in challenging a score posted by a rude, arrogant flinger, however good he might be, – just enjoy your flinging, and help others out.
I’m not a great Flinger, but good on my day,
And I enjoy seeing scores from players that I know are legit and top scorers in the leaderboards (@ernor63)
It’s a game after all, and there are some wonderful and lovely people here
Agreed @hunnybunny :D
Forgot to add. Beating a score by @ernor63 and some of the other greatest flingers is the best AB feeling. Ever!
Please keep posting scores
Those who have not already done so may want to check ou @bonneypattycat s list of easier levels. Ther’s a link to it on her post under the first level of Birdday Party.
Thank you @woosher :)
You can also go to my profile at any time, there is a link to it on my main page.
Indeed thanks @bonneypattycat for listing those levels. Have had some fun with these the past week.
@pointdexter5 You are welcome! Check the list often, I added a few levels yesterday mostly from Bad Piggies where Orange bird is used and others. And if you find any levels that might be added, please let me know.
Does anyone use an iPhone 6 plus? I normally use an iPad but I notice that when playing on this 6+ the birds shake when in the catapult making it difficult to be exact. Doesn’t happen on an iPhone 6 or iPad.
When I used my dad’s iphone 6+ to play, I every once in a while experienced some lack of stability. This was frustrating, but it wasn’t super often. I’m currently trying to chase down Murash #1 spot in poached eggs, and I would say using the 6+ helped me more than hindered.
Finally passed Murash :)
Well, congrats are in order ;-)
Good job @antsand5597
Well done. Se my post a bit lower. Ps I´ve added you as a friend – first ever!
@asher I was just looking through the score boards. I see that you haven’t actually entered scores on a number of levels. I’m curious!
Well, nothing strange. I still have to play the levels :-)
I am going slowly, taking at least one day for each level (when I am lucky) and up to … I don’t want to think about it.
A situation has arisen. All my scores have disappeared from my iPad. I got a message, sign in problem please try later. Now it’s later and all my numbers are still zero. Is something going on with Rovio? I’m definitely not going to start over!
I saw your post and checked my connection. It said I was signed in as GUEST. So, just exit the sign-in board and say yes to all the prompts. Sign in again and it will work.
OK scores are back. Whew! It was scary for a while there. There must have been some sign in hiccup.
Well done. Sorry to spoil the party, but I have to say that I enjoyed the competition. I think I´ve added something like 80K since Rovio started changing the levels before the summer. If not: I still think that Murash´score would`ve been unbeatable.
So it would seem that Rovio have changed their advertising policy. Instead of annoying us all with ads promoting AB stuff, which is obviously faultering, we are now being annoyed with this tosh.
Still, ads are better than in-app purchases to compete. They gotta make money somehow to stay in business :/
Agreed BPC. I normally just switch off my wifi before I start the game. Rovio make enough cash me thinks. Getting a bit greedy with these IAP’s. I won’t ever download AB 2 as long as this is happening. They should just charge a reasonable amount for the game and have done. Finding it difficult to improve any score on any level in ABO. Unless a new level comes into being I’m stuck.
I honestly don’t see them–I double tap reset so they’re just a blur. I didn’t know there were 15 new levels of Flock Favorites till I noticed that my ranking had dropped way down.
Anybody else having problems with the dates of the posts?? I’ve had this issue with my iPhone before but now it’s affected my iPad?? Seems to have started after my OS9 update.
Well this is really weird… The dates are back as soon as I posted. Strange??
Duh… I’m getting my too old I guess. I just answered my own question. The problem is not being signed in. The dates are viewable only while signed in. This site always kept me signed in even after closing Safari. But not since the OS update. OK. I’ll learn.
@pjdambra Thank you for answering your own question, this way others will know why it happens. As for iOS9 and signing you out… maybe your privacy settings are upped in the new iOS (Sorry I myself am one to wait for a third or forth update after a major one)?
My least favourite person at the moment is Shakira! Her adverts are very annoying.