In all of the excitement so far this year, it probably isn’t a big deal that we haven’t seen an Angry Birds update these first few months, excluding Seasons and Rio. Nevertheless, Rovio has decided to update the regular Angry Birds app with some new content.
Summer may not be here quite yet for some of us, but it appears the birds can already have their fun in the sun. Unfortunately, there is that one consistent catch before the birds can enjoy the tropical scenery: the green pigs. Scattered with beach balls, sunglasses, and plenty of sand, the 15 levels of Surf and Turf will have you calculating on how to get around brick walls, smashing through trees, and so on.
In addition, Angry Birds and Angry Birds HD v2.1 include a revised animated tutorial, plus user interface and gameplay improvements.
We have seen a few reports of application launch issues and crashing with this update, however, I didn’t have any issues on my iPad 2 or iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1. if you do have problems after updating, I would suggest restarting your iDevice, then trying Rovio’s troubleshooting steps:
My Angry Birds game does not launch anymore. What can be done?
The previous available Angry Birds versions (v1.5.0 and under) have an issue that on certain conditions, the game will stop launching anymore. We are working to fix this bug in an upcoming update. Unfortunately, if the game is already constantly crashing for you when launched, even the upcoming updates will not make the game work again.
Removing and re-installing the game fixes this problem, but by doing this, you will lose your game progress and scores. If you have a backup of the game available from a time when it was still working for you, you can restore that with iTunes to solve your problem.
All of my previously completed levels and scores are gone. What can be done?
Angry Birds save files are lost if the game is removed or, in some rare cases, if something has gone wrong when updating the game. If you have an iTunes backup of the game available, restore that to get your lost progress back.
Angry Birds is designed for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 3.0 or later, and available in the App Store for $0.99. Angry Birds HD is compatible with iPad running iOS 3.2 or later, and available in the App Store for $2.99.