Angry Birds Free 3 Star Walkthrough Level 12-2

Here is our strategy for Angry Birds Free Ham ’em High level 12-2. If you have a different method that is easier or yields a higher score please feel free to leave a comment below explaining your strategy. Please don’t post your score in the comment section without an accompanying explanation on how that score was achieved. For those looking to post individual scores, head on over to the leaderboards and compete with the rest of us!

Updated strategy following minor level update:

Tags: Free
Category: Angry Birds Free & Lite Editions, Walkthroughs
Sign in to Post Your Score.

Related Videos Shared in Comments Jump to Comments

Share your video strategy by leaving the link to the YouTube video in your comment below.

Comments (23)

By Bobby Benkers

2 bird method – through the top of the 1st wooden horse taking out 1st & 3rd pig and rebounding onto 2nd pig. Clean shot then onto last pig. Scored 55k.

Rank: Hardened with 540 points
By popoetbubu (@popoetbubu)Score: 57,210

57210 same method. Important is throw 1st bird horizontal and speed it up immediately. 28000 after 1st bird. It pass through 1st pig heat to finish its flight into the second “horse” wood.

By David

I don’t know how to take advantage of this, yet, but if you wait before shooting the first bird (keeping the view on the structures – hold it there), the large pig on the structure in the middle slowly falls over to the right, taking out the bird to the right of the structure in the process. Yes, no bird beginning and you have 10,000+ points.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8740 points
By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

a trivial one-bird strategy;
0) wait to see if both the pig on the first and second horse-like structures fall down;
if they do; they take out the pigs at their respective tails.
if they don’t repeat;
1) take aim at the third structure, and take out the remaining birds.

to get to scores close to my/the current high score of 64,830 the above needs to be refined into:
1′) if the pig on the middle horse-like structure falls down, then the `head’ of the structure
is unstable and shift to its left. it won’t fall over (in any case, i’ve never seen it happen),
but in some cases (say 50%) it’s moved so far to the left that if you aim at the top right part of
that `head’ it will fall over, destroying part of the left-horse, whereas the bird continues
to the right still taking out the rightmost horse-like structure and its pigs
(so the trajectory of the bird should be quite low, just over the rest of head). this gives you
more points.

that the pig on top of the leftmost horse-like structure falls down is a /very/ rare
occassion, so requires a lot of patience. (like for level 3-2; just keep on
repeating…). in fact i obtained a score only 10 points lower than my high-score
by not waiting for that, but instead waiting for the situation as in 1′ to happen, that is,
waiting for the pig on the middle horse-like structure to fall down and the `head’ of that
structure to shift far enough to the left. occassionally that `head’ falling over when shooting
your bird through its top rightsmost wooden brick, will also take
out the pigs of the leftmost horst-like structure.

a score of 65,000 or maybe 66,000 should be possible, but the points left were
not enough for me to play for.

i’m really surprised that there are only three player with a 60,000+ score in the current leaderboard,
given that the above strategy is so easy. just watch and see what happens, and then take
out the remaining pigs by a simple shot. (maybe the first pig falling only happens on ipad2?
but anyway the second strategy should work as well).

Rank: Out of this World with 2655 points
By Juslas (@juslas)Score: 56,620

These instructions are great, though I do not have the patience for an hour tryouts. Also Rovio sometimes fixes glitches and they do make structures more stable if they are know to break by themselves.
I tried this trivial one birdie method but the first pig never falls, it rolls sometimes to left and drops the head of the horse, but never (about 200 tries on iPhone) it roll towards the tail. Middle pig (3rd pig) rolls to right every now and then. Low arched yellow bird to take the middle horse head and last pig.
And then second or even third bird is needed to get the helmet + cowboy hat pig (1st) killed.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 44,760

Nor do I, really. So, is this a case of continually resetting the level in the hopes that the pigs on horseback somehow jump the chocks holding them in place?

Rank: Out of this World with 2655 points
By Juslas (@juslas)Score: 56,620

New update changed this level and the above instructions won’t work as advertised. There is no point of trying to beat high scores, since there is no free rides since pigs have a saddle now!

Rank: Champion with 3265 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 53,250

Oh yes, it’s very slightly different now – those extra wood blocks are a bit annoying really! :)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8740 points
By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

I hadn’t checked the old (pre-8) levels nor the comments here on angry birds nest, but you’re right, the level was modified as you describe. Of course, my instructions do work as advertised but only for AB free versions that do include level 6 but not level 8. Wondering whether the pigs falling down was a (platform/device specific) feature or a bug (*), I had already qualified my strategy with the platform I am playing on, but apparently scores and strategies should be qualified with the version as well. A bit of a pity; this makes (high)scores incomparable and takes the fun out of competing, even against yourself (I already noticed when playing the ordinary AB that strategies didn’t work across platforms causing huge differences in highscores, which put me off that much that I stopped playing it; conversely, i think/thought it already a strong point of rovio that scores do/did seem comparable across iOS devices (e.g. ipad 1,2,iphone)).

(*) Probably Rovio is reading these comments here on ABN and then decides whether some described behaviour should be deemed a feature or a bug.

Rank: Out of this World with 2655 points
By Juslas (@juslas)Score: 56,620

There are plenty of levels that have had a total destruction bug (maybe because of mighty eagle beta test or something). Those have been fixed. Also unstable zero bird levels have been fixed. And what goes for this version of AB iPad and iPhone versions are same to my kowledge – those levels I tried seriously I got high scores that are almost identical on both platforms.
Surely I trail more to the top scorer that myself on separate platforms. One can argue that iOs is not two different platforms ofcourse. But during christmas we had daily challenges with iphone and android – no one blaimed the platform.

Anyway there are several levels that have high scores that cannot be scored if used the latest version of AB.

But I am not as analytic as “to mock a mockingbird” and maybe there is a reason why I have not been able to duplicate some of those top scoring tricks on iphone ;-)

Rank: Sling God with 38315 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 55,950

Talk about coming late to the party, missed the appetizer , dinner and desert by 2 years.

Used a two bird strategy:
1. Zoom in
2. Activate the Yellow Bird directly from the sling so it goes through the little wood block, the top of the helmeted pig and into the bottom left wood block of the middle structure. Two left pigs should be gone. Aiming tip: the right front tip of the YB is just above the line where the light blue meets the dark blue sky in the background.
3. Aim the Red Bird so it just hits the top of the middle big pig and then slams into the right structure sending the right most pig to the right and the debris takes out the lower pig. Aiming tip: pull the RB about half way down in the middle of the light blue clouds in the background

Rank: Out of this World with 2655 points
By Juslas (@juslas)Score: 56,620

Those who have the latest version of Angry Birds Free and noticed that following video won’t give you 3 stars.
Shoot yellow almost level killing first pig and hitting middle horse’s neck. Two pigs down.
Red takes down the remaining front pig. Try to hit the last horse, too. Two bird strategy is doable, but not needed for 3 stars.
Third bird to take down last pig for around 45k score.

There are 4 screen shots on photostrem to pinpoint targets and showing arcs.

Top scores on leaderboards are made on different version of the level. New one is not unstable.

By Nathalie

I can’t see how you can “shoot almost level” and hit the middle horse in the neck. If I shoot level, I hit it on the stone front feet. If I arch the bird, I miss the first pig. I don’t see any physically possible way to make this a 2-pig hit.

Rank: Out of this World with 2655 points
By Juslas (@juslas)Score: 56,620

It is enough to knock the hat off (to roll and kill)… but with yellow (and boost) it is fairly easy to shoot level shots. I tried this level today and got it right 4 times out of 5 tries. And this shot has reasonably wide success sector.

And there is no point of trying to compete with top scores on this level, since with latest version one cannot score that high. And remember some of the top score players use hundreds of shots to to get that perfect score.

Three birds for safe three star score.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10200 points
By leggy (@leggy)Score: 55,160

@fujitoast – in light of the aforementioned issues, is there any chance of adding a second video to this walkthrough page please to show us how to 3* the level on the updated version?
Thanks in advance ;)

Rank: Pig Leader with 10200 points
By leggy (@leggy)Score: 55,160

Request also goes out to the rest of the admin team please? – @BirdLeader @AMslimfordy @Sal9
(Sorry team, had to look you up as couldn’t remember all the names)

Rank: Sling God with 32080 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 53,110

I wasn’t aware it had changed.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10200 points
By leggy (@leggy)Score: 55,160

@AMslimfordy (and rest of admin team) – the version I have has small blocks to the right of each piggie on the horses, the video walkthrough does not have these small blocks.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

Oh yeah. You’re right. Very small change. Ill upload a new video soon. Thanks for the heads up @leggy

Rank: Pig Leader with 10200 points
By leggy (@leggy)Score: 55,160

Thank you! @fujitoast :)

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

You’re welcome @leggy, Video is posted, Enjoy!

Rank: Flinger with 30 points
By Peace (@peacechild78)

Hi,I am stuck on lvl. 1_16 on (HD) Halloween. I cant figure out how to get rid of the 2 pigs in pumpkin costumes on the last tower before I run out of birds. Help me if you can

Rank: Sling God with 26035 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 54,030

@peacechild78 The is no level 16 in any of the Halloween episodes.
Can you check again, so that we can help you.

Or you can simply check our Angry Birds Seasons walkthroughs page:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.