One strategy for Season’s Greedings level 1-24 is to fire the White bird straight ahead, bombing the left side of the first structure and ricocheting the bird through the balloon. All pigs on the left side should pop, and the TNT should fall onto the present below. Use the next Yellow bird or two to pop the remaining pigs on the right side. The score in the video is 58,640.
Note: The video below shows the Santa Hat glitch. This glitch has since been fixed and thus is no longer possible. The trigger was the Santa Hat atop the small pig on the left. To see which levels have the glitch, we have tagged them.
The glitch works no more but the old results haven’t been erased, were they? This leaves the ranking table biased and leaves the non-glitchers virtually without any chance to pick the top notch.
Yeah, you basically have two thresholds. A bummer I know, but it happens.
When it comes to the “Off Avg By” caption (one of most important) I would suggest to consider the following:
1. Differentiate glitch scores from non-glitch if possible (e.g. by entry date)
2. Use median instead
3. Add plus differenced too (since it is important by what margin you exceed the average)
4. Make it possible to set different threshold than average/median. For best players challenge would be to be in 10th percentile or so.
I have 71100 with one bird and can’t get over the average of 72617. Is the average too high or is it me? :(
@Sharray. Just keep flinging. It’s taken me since I downloaded the game in February (thereby missing the Santa hat glitch), but I surpassed the average this morning. FINALLY!
Congratulations! And thanks for the support. This is the only one I don’t have above average. So frustrating! You did it with one bird?
Yes – I’m pretty sure it’s the only way to do it. Just follow the video above and pray. By the way, I’ve noticed that as more people play and post their scores, the average keeps going down. Eventually, your score and the average will pass each other. Good luck!
I have a top score of 112,030 on this level, but I think it counts as one of the glitch scores. One bird. Everything wiped out when bird hat exploded.
Were you able to get this score using the most recent version of the game, or is this a score you’ve had for a long time and earned it before the fix?
At last, the only level that I’m below average in all AB games… But really stuck now, still need 2.2K to reach it. :/
I am trying to accomplish the Score Addict for Season Greedings which is 2,080,000. My question is: Can this be accomplished without the hat glitch? If so, I will keep trying. If not, I think I will have to give up. Thanks to someone who can answer my question.
Certainly can be done without the glitch. Refer to the leaderboards and try to beat the averages on each level.
I added up the average scores for Seasons Greedings , and the total on 11/13/2011 was 2,067,286 – almost 13,000 points below the 2,080,000 needed for the score addict. I am even below that average score, so I think it is time to realize that I may not be able to accomplish my goal for score addict on Seasons Greedings and Trick or Treat. I was able to do it for the rest of Seasons though. Love the game and love the help for getting through the games. Thanks so very much!
It is still doable. Comparing your score to the average shows which levels have the most room for improvement.
slim is right its doable. wasn’t able to use one of those glitches but could pass it in the end. but in fact it was the hardest one.
I remembered your comment from when I was myself trying to get the score addict on Seasons Greedings without the santa hat glitch. I just wanted to tell you that even if it far less easier (I suppose) it is still totally doable, I finally got it yesterday. I’m far below the average in the levels with the glitch but the other levels leave room for improvement ! Check my leaderboard if you want to have an idea of the possible scores :) Good luck
I’m over by 45k without any glitches and still levels to improve. The only levels the glitches are very effective are 1-24, 1-20, 1-7. Due to some graphical studies, I calculated that the mean without glitch for 1-20 is around 49k, 62k for 1-24 and 73k for 1-7. This should be your goal. Every other average score is reachable without santa’s hat glitch.
I appreciate your graphical studies. While I made above average (barely) on 7 and 20, I gave up on 24 when a one birder wouldn’t give you average. It’s reassuring to know 62000 is reasonable. Thank you.
Indeed, some of the text isn’t showing. strange.
Wow I have no idea. Need to call in some bigger guns here.
@BirdLeader we need some help here, boss.
Nevermind. I fixed it.
For the record @sal9 / @BirdLeader, I just retyped the entire thing. Maybe there was a weird character or something, who knows.
@sal9 / @BirdLeader / @amslimfordy
Actually, same thing happened on SG 1-3 and T or T 3-15.
PS You run an awesome site.
Fixed. Are you copying/pasting from somewhere?
Thank you. No, I am writing directly in the comment box.
Any translators, non-Enlish keyboards, anything like that? I’m not sure what could be causing this. Oh well, if you see further issues, let us know.
Please somebody outthere , what are the criteriums for this glitch, i couldnt do it Even After 100 tries
The Santa’s Hat glitch was repaired long ago. It cannot be done any more. (By the way, the word you are looking for is “criteria” — which is the plural of “criterion”.)
Patty/teogeo/Tom – it is much more of a challenge without the exploding hats, but above average on all levels is still possible. It is TOUGH and it took me flinging literally thousands of birds, but I did it. Don’t give up and good luck.
So frustrating not being able to get the glitch scores.
Still 10,000 off achievement
Im struggling to get the averages.
I might have to resort to difference from max to find an easier way to get the last 10,000
I have been trying to reach par score on this for about a week now. Just updated my score with the 69K and the average went up 4 points. Stupid math
Not sure if this will help. I have been working hard on this one. One bird strategy, aim the bird a little higher than flat, the goal is to be level with the horizontal roof part of the “house” right in front of the “chimney” when you drop the egg. If you time it right a glass block flies up to tap the TNT while your bird pops the ballon. When you do it the TNT kills the right two pigs and some extra blocks. Averaging 65-66k this way and as high as 69680. Still all about luck but a little more of an aim point.
I got 71k with this strategy after a few tries, great tactic! Thanks!
@christophermorrison5 I guess I was meant to work on this level today, I went to work on the challenge, and clicked on the wrong year! You tips and description are perfect! I have improved greatly, just not as lucky yet! Thanks! :)
Thanks @christophermorrison5 – I started playing after the glitch was fixed, and this was the only level I was really having trouble getting above average on. To others – on the iPhone you probably need a little more angle (about 30 degrees), but you can routinely get in the mid 60’s with two birds and high 60’s to low 70’s with one bird if the debris flies right.
I struggled with this level myself… A year ago I made this video, which would go nicely with your words :D only 300 points below average, but with a bit of luck maybe there are more points to gain.
Luckily I have gotten the opportunity to play the old version with Glitch on my jailbroken iPad.
Thank you moe and of course @e-star for the 1 birdie! These last few levels have been harsh to say the least! E-star your not kidding about this being a struggle! Just barely over avg after hours of shots!
Kathy when you get here be ready to put on your patience gear! You’ll either ace it or bang your head and phone on the nearest wall!! ;D
I am having trouble beleiving 130k+ For high score I’m surprised it hasn’t been questioned @Amslimfordy is that legit? It seems everyone here in the 70k range..
Santa’s Hat Glitch made scores over 120k possible.
Darn @Kimmiecv I did it perfectly ..glass flew up,everything blew at -once,EXCEPT that stubborn middle piggie,just rolling back and forth safely in the train..laughing at me!!!!
I know @Kathy that evil piggie is the hardest monster to pop!! You’ll get him good and dead though! Of that I have no worries!! Go get em!! Kiss kiss
@Kimmiecv I think problem with site, first it was not available, now I can’t get to pm’s..so just gomna fling. A while, BP still o.k * knock on wood* I may skip to level 25 and come back for this IMPOSSIBLE level after
.I am having no luck..one birdie..I get only 63k..And there’s no way to get average without one birdie, ,very frustrating ..one more yet with the big
Feel free to add;)
LOL You want it @Kathy you got it!! Here’s an add on to your cry!! WWwHHhiiiinnnneeee!! Get em @kathy take em All out!!! :D
There is no way I’m going to get 70k..my best with onr bird, glass flying up..taking all pigs. Is 64770..no way I’m co
Figure I can get another 6k+ out of this level…so unfair the glitch pushed average up..there really should be a way to separate average, for glitch an aand no- glitch scores …arghhh
Determination,Perservance and Patience..73920..WooHoo @Kimmiecv
One more then clean up and Done!!!
Oh and a fling and a prayer with the wise words of wrw01 in my mind! !
Ty wooo hooo!!
Oh that’s a very niiiiccceee score @Kathy :D WTG my friend!! As always you kicked piggie butt! Whoo Hoo!!
Thank you Moe @christophermorrison5 for posting your Alternate Strategy. Worked great and was finally able to get above average with a non-glitch strategy. Gained 13k+ in points with the one-bird solution. Found that if the WB’s body flies straight up instead of to the right, when it comes down it can aid in destroying the pigs in the hollow wooden boxes on the right.
only 63230 with one bird-no glitches.
Details for Nook Color:
High scoring method. Zoom all of the way in. Pull the hen down until the top of her lower beak lines up around the top of the slingshot fork’s “crotch”. There is also a distinct change in background color from blue to blue-green if you look closely. Release white hen from this point and drop egg as close to the “chimney” as you can.
Then you should curse, swear, yell at the top of your lungs, etc., because it didn’t work. No problem, try again. Still no luck? Keep going, and going, and going, and going….
Don’t worry, I didn’t get it yet either. BUT, I did increase my score by almost 1,000 points with a two-birder! Hopefully I remember to come back and comment on my comment when I DO achieve the 1 bird solution.
I wish they would reset all of the levels with the hat glitch and make everyone do it the way it is now. If it is kept this way, there will be no way for any newcomers, like myself, to ever get near the top 100, let alone ever dream of getting a high score.
@sal9 @ admins the top score here is 6k over 2nd place , i understand the glitch caused the higher scores but was 130k really possible and if so how come no other flinger came close? Maybe a Chrome or FB score?
I know I’m a pita ,but I call em’ when i see em’ believe me there are a lot more suspicious scores that i don’t bother you about lol, if i did you’d probably ban me lol!
above meant @admins I also read @Amslimfordy reply to me questions about this score years ago, i can see 120+ with the glitch as @ernor63 has it and he’s a reputable flinger, i can’t even question 2nd as is not that far above, but 6k above seems out of place for a flinger who Only played this episode and no other Seasons
My mistake i thought ernor63 was up there , but not .
Alright something is messed up here, also the second video that is supposed to show the glitch doesn’t it only has a score of 80k as do many here that posted n the walkthrough, I don’t see many comments that acheived over 100k only @fronzdevil with 99k and i guess without the glitch?? Could something have gotten mixed up? Idk I’m very confused lol, I’ve tripled checked to be sure i have the right walkthrough 1-24 and I’m checking the correct board, perhaps I’m losing it?
@sal9 help unconfuse me, where is @kimmmiecv when i need her:(
@kathy you can see the glitch in the second video, every thing o. The right side disintegrated but only yielding 48k. And I looked through and saw fronzdevil complaining couldn’t get past 70, then later cheering the glitch.
On other levels the glitch has added some bias, but on this one it seems like crazy high scores were possible. I wouldn’t mind a bit if the entire leaderboard was scrubbed and everyone had to do this one over, maybe a special challenge event. @sweetp maybe just a challenge to see what is realistic and wipe everything above and maybe grant A puppy or two to top scorers for trying.
Even so @knichy all other scoees are close, i believe 6k above is questionable? @sal9
I throw my hands up on this one, not that I fault flingers for capitalizing on the glitch while available @kathy, but it puts a hurtin’ on us regular room who may wear sneakers or the occasional Python boot. I struggled just to get alMOST avg.
I think they should clear the scores on this level, put out a notice, and make everyone replay it. No glitch.
I too believe that this 130k score is somehow suspicious. The glitch gives you scores somewhere between 90 and with much luck 120k, but not more. I have it on my old iPad and play the level right now.
Thanks for the heads up, @trishohara – score deleted.
Thanks @trishohara, Thanks @mighty-red-1 :D
@mathy this one is me *WHHHHiiiiiiine*
Hi @kathy not mathy