Update to Original Angry Birds Adds Power-ups, King Pig, and Surf & Turf

A nice surprise update this morning to see that Angry Birds v2.2.0 now includes the second chapter of Surf and Turf! The update has so far been released on iOS, PC, and Android via the Amazon Appstore and Google Play, with more platforms coming soon. These beach-themed levels are exactly what is needed if you are stuck working, but wanting to be on a nice tropical vacation. If you need help with any of these new levels be sure to check out our 3 star walkthrough videos.

Amazon Users: Many users are reporting that this update deletes their existing progress. Proceed with caution! and possibly turn off automatic updates for right now. Before updating be sure to backup your progress. For help with that you can check out our Ultimate Angry Birds backup tutorial (Android can be a bit trickier to backup, but it is doable). This is the second update to Amazon that features this tragic error, but Rovio has been informed of the issue.
Further Update: As of 9 August, it appears that Rovio and Amazon have solved this issue. We still encourage you to backup your data, just to be safe, but all seems to be well again.

Google Play Users: This update also features the addition of the Mighty Eagle. We have a separate post with all relevant information there.

New “King Pig” Level! (iPad only at this time)

If you go to the second page of the “Golden Eggs” screen, you will see a menacing, grinning King Pig. (What is required to unlock the King Pig for iPad is still unclear. We initially suspect you must have all Golden Eggs, though this has not been confirmed yet.) Tapping on him will open up a random level with a random twist to completing the level. Note that there is no score logged, but some of the new styles are pretty fun. Also, there seems to be a couple bugs here in terms of the end of the level. Especially in the “King Pig” mode, the end of the level typically shows what I can only assume is a “Fail” screen, despite the system giving the option to end the level after clearing all eggs. While not necessarily all level types, here’s what we’ve seen so far:

  • King Pig: Birds turn into Pigs! And vice-versa. You are given several pigs to fling from your slingshot, and your objective is to pop the eggs that are in the level. Note that different pigs have different abilities, just like the birds so. For example, Helmet Pigs act just like the Black birds. Some small pigs have jetpacks to emulate Yellow birds. The smallest pigs split/triple like Blue birds. Et cetera.
  • Material Mix Up: Two materials have been swapped! The birds in the level remain the same, but two of the materials (wood, ice/glass, and stone) have been switched, completely changing the approach to the level.
  • Bird Frenzy: Beat the level with unlimited birds! While it sounds easy enough, it is actually a little challenging. You only have 40 seconds, the bird choice is random, and you are not told what bird will be available next. For example, being given a bunch of Red birds to combat an all-ice level is extremely difficult.
  • Total Destruction: Tap on the level to explode it! You have 10 seconds. Everywhere you tap creates a small explosion. This one is not nearly as challenging, in most cases.

Update: The following is per a DM with Rovio about the availability and unlockability of the King Pig Levels. We are asking them to continue investigating since we have had several reports that 3-stars may not be sufficient. We strongly suspect that you must 3-star all levels (up to and including Birdday Party) and collect-and-star all 27 Golden Eggs.

Just iPad versions. Can be unlocked with a tap of this toy: rov.io/kingpigtoy or with 3 stars on every level :)

Power Ups! (iOS and Google Play only at this time)

Let’s start this by saying that it is a complete surprise. Let us also establish that we would rather you post your personal opinions on the addition of power ups in this designated Forum post. This way, this post will remain as close to purely factual as possible.

Back to business. Yes, power ups have been added to the original Angry Birds app, just like in the Facebook version of the app. The four power ups are just like on Facebook: Super Seeds, King Sling, Sling Scope, and Birdquake. For a detailed outline of how these are used, check out the video at the top of the page, or our Power Ups explanation post which we posted back when the Facebook app was young.

A few notes about how power ups are used. You can only use up to two power ups per try at a level, and the two chosen would have to be distinct. At this time, there is no distinction on whether a score was achieved using power ups or without. You can earn some power ups in-game (the daily visit slot-machine is a neat feature), but in general they would need to be purchased. The pricing information is as follows:

  • $1.99 for a bundle containing five uses of each of the four power ups.
  • $3.99 for a bundle of 15 each.
  • $9.99 for a bundle of 60 each.
  • $19.99 for a bundle of 125 each.
  • $0.99 for 10 uses of any individual power up.
  • $1.99 for 30 uses of any individual power up.
  • $4.99 for 80 uses of any individual power up.
  • $9.99 for 180 uses of any individual power up.

Helpful Links

ABN Leaderboards

Please do not enter scores on the ABo leaderboard that were obtained using power-ups. One of the key issues is the game does not distinguish between scores obtained using power-ups and those without. Yesterday, we announced a new feature on the leaderboard that allows you to undo your score. This should help those who accidentally entered power-up scores, as they can now be reverted (this could be ones only record of their scores). We are working on additional enhancements and will announce those soon.

Angry Birds Free HD Update

If you go to the third page in the newest version (1.4.1) of Angry Birds Free HD, you will see the addition of the King Pig Levels! Everything said above about the King Pig levels applies equally here: HD only at this time, four styles of competition, levels chosen at random from the app, and you need 3 stars on all levels to unlock it. Nothing new to report otherwise, as the update is primarily behind-the-scenes updates, but this was a nice surprise to say the least.

Nonetheless, we hope you enjoy this update. We will be working on getting all of our goodies online as soon as we can. In the meantime, be sure to check out some screenshots of the new features!

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Comments (447)

By greg

Lost my purchased power ups after reinstalling angry birds. Can I get back the balance of the ones I hadn’t used ??

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By sal9 (@sal9)

You should contact your service provider for help. Since power ups are consumables, you might have lost them when you deleted your game. I’m not entirely sure though.

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By nacho18 (@nacho18)

Hi sal9 or slim; or birdleader , or any of you guys. I am wonder about the scores and #’s , over Game Center I did not play for about a week this ABO, and today I found out something interesting: The first player on my 333 friends have this score………… 105,553,365,374,,599,168; his name is Sebastian Blechschmint ; the second one has 30,484,480 ….!!! You see the big difference .?know over all 25,877,593 players ; there are 20 players with these #’s 9,223,372,036,854,775,807. So know my frien Sebastian is # 26 on this list; from here to # 48 are different scores. After these scores seems are okay….!!!! My wonder and question is this all these players above with cuatrillions or sixtrillions or more …!!! All them are ” hackers ” or how they CAN get those scores…!!! Even this is a New configuration of Game Center over the scores on ABO …!!! Or what.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

HackCenter – Yet Another Reason to Use Our Leaderboards

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By hasan (@hasan)

i wish king pig will available in the last s-a-t chapter on pc

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By Dannih83 (@dannih83)

Hi is the update for angry birds available on the windows phone?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not that we are aware of.

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

@birdleader I just opened the app to recieve my daily powerup. It was a little slow and choppy but didnt crash. I opened surf and turf level 28 to get it. I was very slow and choppy to load. I got the birdquake. After that, I fired my yellow bird and as soon as it cam in contact with the piece of wood at the bottom left of the whole structure the app crashed. Befuddled, I reopened the app to find it running as smooth as butter. I played surf and turf 30 with no trouble at all. I beat it and replayed 28. It was fine. But halfway through the level I noticed that my birdquake from 3 minutes ago had disappeared. What happened to it?

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By sal9 (@sal9)

We have no way of knowing what happened to your power up.
It’s always a good idea to clear your multi task bar and restart your device once in a while.

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By Doodle Sandwich (@doodle-sandwich)

Ok thanks- I’ll try that.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Check the bug list. ABo has a tendency of awarding the wrong PU.

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By ksfno1 (@ksfno1)

Could you please clarify what PU stands for?

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By Josm (@josm)

hopefully the last 15 levels are coming soon :)

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By burbman (@burbman)

Yes, just not tommorrow. Not sure my marriage can handle another week of new levels!

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By Lamia (@lamia)


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By Josm (@josm)

I think it’s not coming today, rovio makes a lot of updates last weeks

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

Wait, can king pig be unlocked when getting 3-stars in all levels and all 27 golden eggs on android?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

iPad only at this time.

By GEhunter

Have u heard if other platforms will get this soon?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Nothing has been said publicly.

By Carrie7426

I noticed in the King Pig level total destruction that if you left at least one pig alive at the end of the level the pig is smiling and doesnkt look like youkve failed. The same was true for bird frenzy

By Trecongs

Power ups are in v2.2.0 for PC?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

iOS and Google Play only at this time

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Download android emulator for PC or mac to get mighty eagle or power ups

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By username12345 (@blahalb09)

I’m not sure if this applies to the full version of AB too but on the free version, you only have 30 seconds on some levels in Bird Frenzy.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The times vary. I’ve seen up to 60 seconds. I realize now I didn’t update the post, but my video I think says times vary.

By JuRo

I am really anxious for the last 15 levels of Surf and Turf and hopefully King Pig. I so far have all the achievements, all 3 stars, feathers, and golden eggs.

By James

i was wondering if anyone else lost all their progress when they updated AB Original(when Surf’n’Turf, The Mighty Eagle..)came out on Google Play? When i Updated from Google Play, NOT Amazon i lost ALL of my progress in the game…was wondering if there is a fix available or if one is coming soon…if not i may delete the game because it pissed me off that bad.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

I don’t think so anyone lost their progress while updating it via GPlay but only Amazon users have maybe reported this. You should have created a back-up file of the scores.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We haven’t heard of anyone losing progress from Google Play. This reemphasizes the idea of backing up one’s progress.

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By Bad Piggy (@danimario9)

Is King Pig available in Angry Birds Free (iPhone edition)?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not at this time.

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By gavza (@gavza)

I have King Pig on iPhone now – all levels except bad piggies 3 starred.

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By wanda (@wanda)

This might have been addressed somewhere, but it is new to me :). I just reinstalled all versions of AB on my 2nd replacement kindle fire (in two months) and now I have the king pig golden egg. It wasn’t there yesterday- I checked all of my games before backing up. I haven’t quite 3 starred all levels in AB original on my kindle, so I don’t know exactly how I got the king pig. I also have 5 golden eggs that I previously had not unlocked on the kindle. Maybe the AB gods decided to give me a little bonus, since I have had such bad luck with my kindle lately:). Maybe a delayed update from Amazon kicked in? Just one of those weird things, but at least I didn’t lose any progress.

By DeeJammette

I’m probably not the first to figure out how to win the King Pig level where the pigs are the birds and the eggs are the pigs, but I do realize that in the above post the instructions on how to win that level are wrong. You actually aren’t supposed to hit any of the eggs to win… such trickery!

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By NDM (@ndm)

Only for information:
After I saw a report here on that site about the King-Pig and I’m now playing AB on PC, since Symbian is no more supported, I started to 3 star all levels on Birdday Party. But this didn’t unlock the King-Pig…..now, after some days, I played all previous levels up to Birdday Party and 3 stared them and this unlocked finally the King-Pig. I didn’t have all golden eggs and I didn’t finished any of the golden eggs.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

@AMslimfordy: I can confirm what @NDM discovered: you only need to 3-star the episodes through Birdday Party to unlock King Pig. When I 3-starred Mine and Dine today to complete the stars, I unlocked both the Golden Egg and King Pig without completing the Golden Egg first. :)

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By qnna508 (@qnna508)

I am a little confused. How do I star the king pig?? I have done all the other golden star levels but I don’t get how to do this one??

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By Hiri (@hiri)

Now I’m reading the post of Free update(I only read the king pig update)
It’s very easy to get 3 stars at all levels at free version and the game is free!
Wow! ;)

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By Atmosfear (@atmosfear)

Do you have any problems with playing King Ping?

Some time ago it was impossible to play King Pig on my device. I have Samsung Galaxy Y. After last year’s Short Fuse update KP was unlocked in my soft-/hardware version and I can play it now, but it’s loading for a very long time. Sometimes it takes several minutes to start the game after tapping KP icon on the GE screen.

After loading it works OK but waiting for KP levels is very annoying.

Has anybody such problem on his device?

By Seth

I never knew that this golden egg was so real! today, as I went to the GE’s section, out of nowhere,this golden pig appeared. I played it a little and it was so hilarious! Thank you ROVIO and AMslimfordy for this!

By Rob

I have all the levels on 3 stars (1941 stars) and 34 eggs and stil can nog come in the king pig level. Anybody knows wat is the problem? I play on iPad.

By The Once-ler

I found a way to unlock this level (I only unlocked it on tablet so idk if u can unlock it on other devices). Go to BirdDay 2 level 15, zoom out and you will see a golden egg. To reach it, you must either get it in 2 ways.

Easy way: Use King Sling and Slingscope

Hard way: Waste all of your birds, then get the egg with the Yellow bird (Chuck). Then aim at the right spot, and shoot. You have to tap at the right time to get the Golden Egg. If something appeared at the middle of the screen, that means you got it.

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