Angry Birds Friends
|Angry Birds Friends|
|Release date(s)||February 13, 2012 (Facebook)
May 2, 2013 (Android and iOS)
Angry Birds Friends is a puzzle video game and the sixth game in the Angry Birds video game series. It is developed and published by Rovio Entertainment. The game was originally an exclusive Facebook game called Angry Birds Facebook that was released on February 13, 2012, and was renamed to the current name on May 23, 2012. The Facebook version introduced power-ups to the Angry Birds game series. Android and iOS versions were released on May 2, 2013.
The mobile version has six-level tournaments that change each week, there are no episodes like other games or the Facebook version. Unlike the previous Angry Birds games, this game syncs progress with the Facebook version's weekly tournaments between the player, placeholder scores represented by Red and Chuck, and any of the player's Facebook friends who also play the game. The game requires a login to Facebook to sync progress; otherwise one can play without a Facebook account. The top 3 winners each week earn in-game currency, called Bird Coins, which can be used to purchase power-ups or to acquire additional bird slingers. In addition, the mobile version includes four power-up practice levels where there are infinite power-ups available for use.
In February 2012, the episode "Surf and Turf" was added to the Angry Birds Friends Facebook version and it was also added to the original Angry Birds. In July 2012, the episode "Pigini Beach" was added to the Angry Birds Friends Facebook version.
In August 2012, Rovio announced a partnership with the punk band Green Day which led to 20 new levels of Angry Birds Friends on Facebook featuring all three members of the band. The new levels showcased each member of Green Day as a green, bad pig and also featured Green Day's latest single, and an exclusive track. The levels were removed in December 2012.
In March 2013, Rovio added the episode named "Pig Tales", which has fantasy-themed levels, for the Facebook version that arrives an all-new power-up and a mushroom hat for the avatars.
These Episodes are only available on the Facebook version, thus, is not found on the Mobile version.
|#||Level Pack||Release Date||Special Notes|
|1||Surf and Turf||February 13, 2012||Introduces power-ups. Has also been added to the original Angry Birds.|
|2||Pigini Beach||July 10, 2012|
|3||Green Day||August 20, 2012||Promotes the punk rock band Green Day. Removed on December 20, 2012.|
|4||Pig Tales||March 27, 2013||Introduces a new power-up and a new block.|
Depending on the occasion, or whenever Rovio comes up with a unique tournament, Angry Birds Friends holds special tournaments for the weekly tournament. Here are some of the unique tournaments.
|Tournament||Weeks held||Special Features||Start date||End date|
|Halloween||1||Zombie Pigs||October 26, 2012||November 1, 2012|
|Christmas||4||Ice||December 3, 2012||December 31, 2012|
|Lotus F1||1||Real-life Prizes||September 3, 2013||September 10, 2013|
|Halloween 2||1||Zombie Pigs, Advent Calendar Level Unlocking||October 23, 2013||October 30, 2013|
|Valentines||1||Heart-shaped balloons||February 11, 2014||February 18, 2014|
|El Porkador vs. Wingman||1||Unlimited Wingman Bird||March 3, 2014||March 10, 2014|
|Pirate Tournament||1||Kraken Pig||May 19, 2014||May 25, 2014|
|Bird Cup Tournament||1||Sports-themed levels||June 9, 2014||June 15, 2014|
|Bird Cup Championship||1||World Cup-themed levels||July 7, 2014||July 13, 2014|
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