Nov 09 AT 12:09 PM Anthony Domanico 38 Comments

Angry Birds gets massive update, adding 45 new levels

At this point if you haven’t heard of Angry Birds, first of all, shame on you and secondly, stop reading this post and go download the free game ASAP. You’ll thank me later. For the rest of us that have been addicted to this game since its launch several months ago, we have not one, but two pieces of good news that are sure to make you squeal for joy. Or, at the very least, be a tiny bit happier than you were 5 minutes ago.

Angry Birds Application Updated to 1.4.2

Today, Rovio has released an update to the Angry Birds application that brings 45 new levels as well as various bugfixes including QVGA support and support for more Android devices. Yes, yes, you heard me right, you now have 45 more levels to play with, bringing the count up to 195 total levels.

UPDATE: As readers have pointed out, the one frustration of the Angry Birds update is the change in placements of advertisements that are decidedly more in your face than the previous version. UGH!

Android to get Christmas Version of Angry Birds

In other news, Rovio has announced in the last week that it will be bringing a Christmas version of Angry Birds to the Android Community in time for the holidays. No word yet on whether this will be a themed version of the standard game or a new creation, but either way a Christmas version of Angry Birds will be decidedly awesome.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the Android Market and update your Angry Birds application to 1.4.2, and enjoy the 45 new levels. Look for the Christmas Angry Birds version to hit the market in coming weeks as the holiday season approaches.


Via: Rovio

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  • http://Website Ryan McKay

    Downloading as we speak……SQUEEEEEEE!

  • xray49er

    Just when i Think I’m out…..THEY PULL ME BACK IN.. FREEEEDOOOOOO

  • http://Website Skeet

    Annoyingly the Ads are bigger in this update and seem to appear at the top only instead of at the bottom, it makes it much harder to use certain birds that you have to arch their shots with. I accidently clicked several ads(which im sure was their purpose) while trying to arch several shots. Honestly at this point I would like the option of an ad-free pay version.

    P.S. Keep up the great blog, it’s a daily reader for me.

    • Sean Riley

      Absolutely agreed on the new placement of the ads being thoroughly annoying and I would gladly pay 99 cents or a couple bucks to be rid of them.

      • http://Website Toha

        People STOP complaining, game is for free! And you have option to turn off you data trafic and by so also ads are off.

        • http://Website Meowmix

          Complaining? The world revolves around complaining. How do you think software gets made and quality gets better? Or features get added? Or bills get passed? There’s complaining and there’s whining like a baby. Either way, I’ll bloody pay 5$ to get the ads out of the way.

          PS: You are complaining about the other person complaints.

          • http://Website jorb

            You might pay $1-5 for an ad free version, but the majority of people on android will not. That’s the whole reason they removed the paid for version on android. People were pirating it like crazy. Besides it’s all about making money, not about releasing a great game just to have people steal it away from you.

    • Anthony Domanico

      Thanks for the tip, and the kind words.

      I’ve already forwarded this complaint onto them, and would also happily pay up to $5 for an ad-free version.

      • Anthony Domanico

        I felt this complaint was worthy enough to update the post. Very frustrating.

    • http://Website Ryan McKay

      While I understand the wanting to purchase a version that is add free, how are you clicking the ads? I’ve played through several levels and haven’t touched a single ad. Are you clicking on the birds while they are in the air? If so, you don’t have to as clicking anywhere on the birds will utilize the special power.

      Just trying to help :)

      • http://Website Ryan McKay

        I fail at spelling. Ad, not add.

    • http://Website Nate

      If you have a rooted phone you can get a free app called “ad free android” that blocks ads in all apps and the browser. So until they release a paid version this should do the trick.

  • http://Website Steve

    With this game priced at free, I think this awesome game shows how cheap android users are, as this game costs $1 on my ipod touch. Developers aren’t able to charge as much for apps because its so easy too download the paid apps for free at

    I think if the app developers were able to charge a little bit more for apps, then we would probably get a lot more high quality apps, like the iphone has.

    On my ipod touch, the app Modern Combat 2 is exactly like modern warfare 2, and its very fun. I have no regrets paying $7 for that game because of how good the graphics and online multiplayer is.

    However, most android users would try to get a really good app like modern combat 2 for free instead of paying $7 for it, which prevents the developers from getting enough money to develop high quality apps.

    • Sean Riley

      First of all it was the developers decision to make it free and as they never tried charging for it I think it is disingenuous to say that Android users wouldn’t pay for it.

      Secondly don’t cry too many tears for the poor developer in this case as I guarantee they are making more than a buck a user through the ads.

      • http://Website jorb

        angry birds was a paid app with a free trial… just so you know

    • http://Website Adrian

      What the hell are you talking about?

      Cracked iPhone apps are just as readily available as Android ones, if not more so, the major difference is that you don’t need to ‘hack’ your android device to side-load apps. That’s just the nature of the OS. On iOS you can’t side-load anything, legitimate or not.

      Anywho, your generalisation is simply based on your opinion, not fact. There are so many factors that account for app sales. Rovio clearly had a reason for making the app ad-supported, maybe they make more money from ads than the sale of apps, but that doesn’t make Android users ‘cheap’.

      • http://Website jorb

        to clarify, to get a cracked ipod/iphone app you have to jailbreak your phone, not the case on android…eeeee

    • http://Website ihatefanboys

      the only reason u paid $1 on your ipod touch is because there are no free apps on apple. apple charges, not the developers. rovio was able to bring angry birds to the android masses free, the way it was intended. blame apple for your spending….im sure a developer will bring a game like modern warfare to android phones, but what kind of loser plays a game like that on a 4 inch or less screen….serious problem of having no life for u i guess. get a girlfriend, and i dont mean your hand or the inflatable girl under your bed.

    • http://Website Nate

      really you don’t think that any iphone users use installous, cuz thats way easier than 4shared or whatever its called adn everyone I know with an ios device has it so lets think before we comment okay?

  • http://Website joe

    DO NOT UPDATE until they fix the ad placement, this new version is unplayable. The ads cover the top right which is right where you look when you use the yellow/white birds. Very lame.

    • http://Website Firethorn

      1. Root
      2. Adfree
      3. Done

      • http://Website Chris


  • http://Website Paul Atreides

    Is’nt it options for developers to avoid piracy now? I noticed some authenticity checks on some games I’ve bought. It’s time to implement a system so devs will feel more comfortable putting their work in the market without the risk up piracy.

  • http://Website Toha

    New levels needed and nice! Since all other levels are completed with full score/stars. :-)

  • http://Website Frank

    I downloaded the new updated version and it plays like SH!T! Laggy as hell! Plus the ads are annoying. I would be more than happy to pay for this game if it were ad-free and playable. Rovio FAIL!

    • http://Website Lady Godiva

      I’m on a Samsung Moment. The new update fixed the old problems adding color the land (it was white and therefore you couldn’t see it against the background) and showing the puffs of explosions when the birds hit (I didn’t have this before.)

      But now all text comes in as white squares and it is so slow the game is rendered completely unplayable. I would have kept the aesthetic problems if it meant I could still play the game.

  • http://Website Ryan

    Will this download work for the HTC Aria?

  • http://Website Ahmed

    II’m still playing the first 45 levels. That’s because I’m trying to get nothing but 3 stars before I go on and play the next round.

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    Am I the only one who’s getting left behind? I really wanna try this game, I will sooner!

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  • pechano

    Damn those new ads are right on top of the yellow bird trajectory. You basically have to wait for the ads to disappear before starting the level. Really annoying if you are on one of the levels where you have to hit the first bird or start over. Some of those tries can be ~2 seconds, so having an ad that takes ~5 to disappear is really infuriating.

    I really hope they move it again. If it was just on the left hand side or in the ground, the ad could be there permanently, just don’t put it in the trajectory.

    • http://Website Ryan McKay

      If you don’t want to wait for the ads try pinch to zoom out and view from afar.

      • http://Website Chris

        Ummm…airplane mode.

  • http://Website Chris

    Already completed the new levels. Just have to get all the stars now. Umm the ads do suck and I have to go full screen in some levels or wait for them to disappear (which I think has a random number generator attached to how long it stays because it varies each time it is displayed). Can’t wait for the Christmas pack. Thanks Rovio, and Rovio sucks. Yes I complimented them and bashed them all in the same sentence.

  • http://Website PSeeCO

    I don’t know why but i don’t have any ad…not before and not after the new patch… downloaded from the market as all other apps

  • http://Website Jason Ip

    is there a way to unlock all the levels? I made some progress and had to wipe my phone for an OS update and now I have to start from scratch…

    • http://Website Nate

      Kind of, there is a way to unlock all the worlds, just look it up on youtube there are a ton of guides.

  • g.isreal

    Is it just me or is anyone else having trouble downloading this…tried like 6 times yesterday over 3g and WiFi.

  • Yehforgames

    I like this game .Thanks a bunch!