Angry Birds Rio Carnival Upheaval Walkthrough Level 16 (8-1)

Our strategy for Carnival Upheaval level 8-1 is to fire the first Yellow bird into the small horizontal stone block in front of the slingshot. This will force it into the gap to its right, and level everything except the two towers on the right. Fire the next Yellow bird head-on into the middle tower, causing the remaining structure to fall. The score in the video below is 96,060.

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Category: 04. Carnival Upheaval, Angry Birds Rio, Walkthroughs, Walkthroughs
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By Delano

97,080 but using method in video can finish level with 1 bird. Got it once but hit restart before I realized what happened

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By SH3RIFFO (@sh3riffo)

I hate it when that happens! x(

Rank: Master Slinger with 6860 points
By spurs01 (@spurs01)Score: 107,540

I’ve done that too, then never able to recreate the same shot. Very frustrating!

By CaptREC

94920 and 2 stars so prob 95000 for 3. Got 99,920 using video method.

Rank: Champion with 3375 points
By dougwo (@dougwo)Score: 110,290

100130 easier if you shoot the far bird first. Start at about 45 degrees and tap screen right before hitting second feather. Should get over 40 k on first bird. Second bird in same location as first bird in video.

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By dougwo (@dougwo)Score: 110,290

110290 on second try.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 103,080

103,080 using 2 birds with this method.

Rank: Deputized with 120 points
By luckycharm (@tracylynn)Score: 113,860

Yeah! This is definitely the way to go. Couldn’t get past 100K with the video but this way I was able to get 113,860 within just a few tries! I love this website. :) Angry bird fans just helping out angry bird fans!!!

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By Mariecricri (@mariecricri)

THANKS!!!!!!! I HATE this level, took me like a zillion time..

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By lordlance (@lordlance)Score: 108,430

Thanks dougwo! This level had me stuck below 100k for ever :(. This is definitely the easiest method to achieve greater than 100K.

By R

109670 on 2nd try with this technique – thanks :)

Rank: Boss Hog with 12835 points
By knichy (@knichy)Score: 107,990

Just got a nice 107 with this method – clarifying / refining the strat:
First bird – there is a guy in the audience with a camera. zoomed in, cover all but one or two pixels of the center of the lens, activate YB right before feather as stated. object is to hit the board at the junction of the sloped and horizontal pieces under the concrete. YB breaks those two, and hopefully falls down by the silver thingee and cracks the thinner vertical support board while concrete and debris rain in from the far structure. 41 – 42K is a good starting point.
second bird like the video – don’t shank the shot – hope for destruction.


a)aim high with 0-5 degree and accelerate immediately to shot high and far then break pig baloom, –> into the side of left tower to make screen right all destroyed.(45k)
b)2nd birds hit the front concrete with left tower to make left screen all broken.
one bird left +10000 = 112300
if you are lucky….113 – 115 k is possible if more wood, concrete destroyed !!
good luck


a) into the right tower’s right side to make it down

Rank: Slinger with 1030 points
By birdvictory (@birdvictory)Score: 112,460

Have yet to get a high score with this method, but I’m gonna keep trying. That first shot sure is fun.

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By birdvictory (@birdvictory)Score: 112,460

112460 with this method. Thanks!

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By misterparon (@misterparon)Score: 115,040

thanks LEON this metod give me 115040

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By misterparon (@misterparon)Score: 115,040
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By wanda (@wanda)Score: 108,730

Thanks, @misterparon! I improved 9k after watching the video. Thanks to AMG LEON, also for the strategy!

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By Lumberjack (@lumberjack)

Excellent method @misterparon, I gave it my best shot and was well rewarded, thank you much.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 114,620

Returned to this to improve my score a bit, and gave this a try. After several attempts, success! 114,620.

@misterparon video is very helpful. You need to shot almost straight up in the air and boost just as it leaves the slingshot. Figuring out the timing is the tricky part. The first shot reminds me of the first shot I use in Summer Pignic 1-15.

Rank: Hardened with 550 points
By aandebird (@aandebird)Score: 110,990

It’s possible to do with 1 bird:
I tried AMG LEON’s strategy. When I launched the bird too high (0 degrees I guess, and accelerate immediately), it landed at the rightmost blue feather. Everything got cleared for 110.990.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 105,580

Other than aiming, the trick to AMG LEON’s first shot is that dangling box. It needs to be at the left part of its sway to detour YB into the proper spot to take down the tower.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 101,600

I found it easier to take out the right side first, like dougwo mentions. High arch and tap before coming down thru middle blue feather, then second bird like first bird in video which is at the small concrete square at left of first tower.

Rank: Sling God with 32515 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 95,660

Ty @lesleyg. I’m not able to get above average but at least three stars.. I guess I’m just noot getting the right angle..through that feather. or I’m hitting the wrong feather..? ill try another time ;).ty for help

Rank: Sling God with 21235 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 101,600’s a tough one @kathy..Just keep trying…you will get it ;-)Really it’s just a matter of getting extra “debris” points and getting them with two birds.

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By wanda (@wanda)Score: 108,730

@Kathy, try watching the video by misterparon. It helped me tremendously:)

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