Angry Birds Star Wars on Facebook is ending? Why?
Yes, March 3rd, 2014 will be the last day that Angry Birds Star Wars is available to play on Facebook. We’d like to thank you for joining in on the fun, you’ve made the game what it is! Now we’ll be focusing on bringing many more great Rovio games your way!
So there aren’t going to be Angry Birds Star Wars tournaments any more?
There will not be any Angry Birds Star Wars tournaments on Facebook after March 3rd, 2014. However, you can compete in a new tournament every week in Angry Birds Friends (https://apps.facebook.com/angrybirds). Six new tournament levels are posted every Monday in which you can challenge your friends in the ultimate bird-flinging, pig-popping competition!
Can I still play Angry Birds Star Wars at all?
Of course! Angry Birds Star Wars is available for PC and Mac, as well as plenty of other devices. You can find the PC version here: http://shop.angrybirds.com/eu/digital/pc-games. Mac and iOS users can find the game in the Apple App Store. For Android devices, Angry Birds Star Wars is available through Google Play and Amazon. Also, look out for the next chapter in the Angry Birds Star Wars saga, Angry Birds Star Wars II, in the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon for iOS and Android devices.
What will happen to my credits and power-ups?
The final day that Angry Birds Star Wars can be played on Facebook is March 3rd, 2014. We hope that the announcement gives you enough time to enjoy the game using the remainder of your power-ups, crystals, and credits. On March 4th, 2014, the game and its in-game items will no longer be accessible. Beginning from December 17th, 2013, credits will no longer be available for purchase from the in-game shop, but you may still use your remaining credits to purchase items.
What if I have an ongoing Galactic Bundle subscription?
In the event that your Galactic Bundle subscription extends later than the end date of March 3rd, 2014, please contact Rovio customer support for further assistance.
Will I still be able to see results from previous Angry Birds Star Wars tournaments and my scores in the Tatooine and Death Star episodes?
Game-related information, such as scores, stars, and previous tournament results will no longer be accessible through Facebook from March 3rd, 2014, onwards.
Will Angry Birds Star Wars ever make a return to Facebook?
For news on future plans for Rovio games on Facebook and elsewhere, please check out the links below:
Newsletter - http://rov.io/rovionews
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/RovioEntertainment
Twitter - http://twitter.com/RovioHQ
Website - www.rovio.com
Does this mean the Pork Side has won?
No! The fight between the Bird Side and the Pork Side continues. You can choose your side and enter the fray in Angry Birds Star Wars II.
Angry Birds Star Wars II is available for Android and iOS devices through their respective app stores.
What are the minimum system requirements?
The game requires Flash 11 to run.
Flash 11 has its own requirements.
Why do I have problems with the game on Internet Explorer 8 or earlier?
Please note that the game has known issues on Internet Explorer 8 and earlier browsers on certain systems. If you experience problems running the game and have Internet Explorer 8 or earlier, please consider using another browser for now. We are currently working on getting this issue resolved.
How can I access full-screen mode?
The full-screen button is located in the bottom right corner of the screen. It looks like a square with arrows pointing outwards from it.
How can I zoom in and out the level?
You can zoom in and out using the zoom buttons in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. Additionally, if you are using a mouse you can use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out.
Why can’t I access the Weekly Tournament levels?
To be able to participate in the Weekly Tournaments you have to first complete level nine of the Tatooine episode. It is at this point that Luke gets hold of the Lightsaber that he will need to compete in the Weekly Tournaments.
How long do the Weekly Tournaments run?
Each Weekly Tournament has five challenging levels and will finish at the end of the week. From Monday to Friday a new level will open up daily. Then at the weekend you will have the opportunity to perfect your scores across all levels.
What are power-ups?
There are three different power-ups that can be accessed by clicking on the lightning bolt button at the top of the screen within the game. You can use all three of the power-ups per level. These power-ups are the Thermal Detonator, Blaster Droid and Lightsaber Sling. All power-ups have a different effect, but ultimately they make you more competitive against your friends.
Additionally, there are a further two other power-ups that can also be used on top of the other power-ups. These are the Clone Bird and Mighty Falcon. However, the Mighty Falcon cannot be used in Weekly Tournament play.
What does the Thermal Detonator do?
When selected the Thermal Detonator will attach to the current Angry Bird in the slingshot. When the Angry Bird collides with something the Thermal Detonator will detach from the bird and attach itself to the nearest object. After a short period of time it will explode and cause some serious damage!
What does the Blaster Droid do?
When selected the Blaster Droid will attach itself to the top of the Angry Bird currently in the slingshot. The Blaster Droid fires blaster bolts as it flies. If the Angry Bird or Blaster Droid collide with an object the connection between the Angry Bird and Blaster Droid is broken and the Blaster Droid will fire three more bolts before it causes a small explosion and is destroyed.
What does the Lightsaber Sling do?
Sometimes it’s just better to fly further! When selected the Lightsaber Sling will increase the distance and speed an Angry Bird can be fired as well as the damage that the Angry Bird can cause. Once chosen, the Lightsaber Sling will be active for the whole level.
What’s the Clone Bird button for?
The Clone Bird will give you a duplicate of the Angry Bird that is in the Sling, or then if you have fired all your Angry Birds, you will be able to use the last Angry Bird fired again. Use your extra Angry Bird wisely!
What’s the Mighty Falcon for?
The Mighty Falcon can be summoned to try and get 100% Falcon Destruction on a level. Collect medals as you achieve this feat as you go through the game! Additionally, the Mighty Falcon can help you get through those levels that are a bit trickier. When you summon the Mighty Falcon, a targeting device will replace the Angry Bird currently in the sling.
What are Crystals?
Collect Crystals to compete in the Weekly Tournament levels! Every time you enter a Tournament level or reload one, a Crystal will be deducted from your inventory. Crystals recharge over time back to the default level of 15 Crystals. One Crystal takes six minutes to recharge.
Can I get more than 15 Crystals?
Yes! You can get more than 15 Crystals by asking your friends to gift you a Crystal or by visiting the in-game Shop.
How often can I send Crystals to my friends?
You can send one Crystal to each friend playing the game every hour and vice versa.
What are the Credits for?
Credits can be used to buy Crystals, power-ups and other extras from the in-game Shop.
How can I get Credits?
You can get Credits for completing certain levels in the regular episodes. Additionally, when playing the Weekly Tournament you will get Credits for getting one, two and three stars. Credits are also awarded for getting in the top three of the Weekly Tournament.