Angry Birds in The Hunt For The Golden Pistachio was a co-marketing promotion with Rovio, Click Game-R and Chillingo in the United States of America. The promotion includes an exclusive, themed mini-game version of Angry Birds The Hunt For The Golden Pistachio, similar to Angry Birds Volcano and Angry Birds Vuela Tazos, where players require codes from product purchases to play the game and for playing.
- The game is linked.
- The Website for the game interface is located
- The game is also linked in the Angry Birds Chrome.
- It is re-opened now.
The game consists of 5 exclusive game levels, with levels three through five being originally available to play obtained from packages. When playing the final three levels, a golden pistachio may randomly be included in the level. Originally, destroying a golden pistachio would gain the player an instant prize to be redeemed later. The grand prize was $1,000. During the promotion, there were some issues with availability of products with the game in some areas.
When the original promotion ended, a new promotion called “The High Flyers’ Contest” was launched where all levels were unlocked and golden pistachios continued to be added for extra points. Players take a screenshot of their high score and post it has a Facebook page. Each day, 10 winners receive a purple Hong Kong Angry Birds plush. The contest ran from February 8, 2012 to March 5, 2012.
Unlike the other promotional mini-games, this game has only five sequential levels, but includes one “Secret” level for a total of six.
The game cannot be played on mobile devices and requires the Google Chrome browser, which it states it was optimized for. A Facebook login was required to participate.
- Level 1 - Orchard
- Level 2 - Harvest
- Level 3 - Factory
- Level 4 - Warehouse
- Level 5 - Stadium
- Level S-Secret
An FAQ for the game/competition is included on the site:
What are Angry Birds? And why are they so angry?
It's like the biggest game ever on smart phones and tablets. And now you can play on your desktop and laptop computers. To find out tricks and tips to play Angry Birds, please visit the Angry Birds Nest http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/
Umm, how do I play the game again?
Those no-good pigs have done it again! And this time, they've stolen the Angry Birds’ eggs & the Birds found a portal to lead them to Luis's world! Help sling the birds into the structures to destroy the pigs and recover the stolen pistachios. New pigs join the gang of the pigs. Queen Pig, Red Pig, Orange Pig, Fat Pig from Angry Birds Space, Old Pig, Pink Pigs, Helmet Moustache Pig and Prince Pig and Princess Pig.
Can I win prizes?
Why yes, thanks for asking! Every day ten lucky players will win an Angry Birds Plush Toy. To enter, post a screenshot of your high score on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/wonderfulpistachios contest runs from February 1, 2012 until March 2, 2012 so HAVE FUN!
How do I take a screenshot of my score to share with my friends?
It's actually not too hard. Just follow the steps below, depending on whether you're on a Mac or a Windows PC.
Mac OS X
Shift + Command + 3
Open your Start menu & navigate to All Programs » Accessories » Paint
Paste the screenshot onto the canvas
Save the file as a JPEG
What does a Golden Pistachio look like?
The Golden Pistachio is the most mysterious thing in the world. It will appear randomly as you play the game, in various diabolical locations. In level 3 and up, if you look hard enough and play enough screens, you will likely encounter one of these beauties. Put one of them to earn more points.
The Golden Pistachio has an intoxicating golden hue and sparkles like the Sun.
A Regular Pistachio has a brown exterior to protect the tasty nut within.
While no commercial exists for this promotion, an animated commercial was released prior to the promotion for the Game Commercial” campaign and can be seen here: