For all the Angry Birds fans out there, we have compiled a ton of new info regarding the game. Four different news entries are here:
1. There is a new update out with 30 new levels added. These levels bring with them a special western-themed section called 'Ham ‘em High'.
2. Also, the update for Seasons is out. It includes 15 new levels, 3 unlockables, and more golden eggs.
3. There is also a hidden 'easter egg' level designed to coincide with the movie “Rio”, coming out soon. During the Super Bowl they shared the clue to unlock it. Here are the directions on how to unlock it, and above is the walk-through video:4. Angry Birds now requires permissions to carry out SMS functions. 'Rovio' indicated that this is no reason to be concerned, because this is to help with their Bad Piggy Bank service they brought out last month. It's basically their own in-app billing service for devices that don't natively support it (although Android does now). Here's a quote from Phandroid,# Open level 13-12 of Ham ‘Em High
# Shoot the first Yellow bird anywhere
# Now shoot the White bird backwards and drop an egg on the back side of the hill
# If you hit the right spot the Golden Egg will pop up!
# Once you find the egg you will see the first image below, which opens the Secret Super Bowl Golden Egg level
# If you can pass the level you’ll see the second image. Notice that the egg contains the text “RioThere you have it. A smorgasbord of new info for smashing piggies with your 'Angry Birds'.
The system uses SMS messages so that the carrier can tack the cost of downloadable content to a cell phone bill instead of requiring players to use a credit card. We haven’t seen it in action yet as the service is only available in Finland.
Google introduced native in-app billing libraries earlier last week, but it’s not likely that Bad Piggy Bank will go away unless carriers tap into the newly-added API. I think we can all trust Rovio to not do anything malicious or irresponsible with our SMS service, anyway.
Sources: AndroidPolice and Phandroid