Angry Birds Rio High Dive Star Bonus Walkthrough Level 3

This is our walkthrough video for Angry Birds Rio High Dive Star Bonus Level #3. The level is unlocked by earning 50 stars in High Dive. One strategy is to snipe the rope on the far-right of the level, releasing the TNT from above. That shot is pretty tricky, but it’s smooth sailing after you make it. The score in the video below is 78,310.

If you have a different strategy feel free to leave a comment below; however, don't just post your score via the comments, as that's what the leaderboards are for.

Tags: High Dive, Rio Bonus Levels
Category: 10. High Dive, Angry Birds Rio, Walkthroughs, Walkthroughs

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Rank: Master Slinger with 6675 points
By TheBirdBrain (@thebirdbrain)Score: 71,060

Alernate strat but not as high scoring is to use 2 birds underwater to clear the platforms. You won’t get 3 stars all the time but was able to get 3 stars at 71k using this strat. 3 star score is likely 70k as 68k was 2 stars. Just another strat for those who don’t have the patience to try and get the tricky shot done.

Rank: Slinger with 1230 points
By AuMich (@aumich)

You can actually hit the life saver “really hard” and it will trigger the fuse.
Instant acceleration when shooting bird.

Rank: Sling God with 28500 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 79,960

Alternative Method

If you’re having difficulties sneaking by the inner tube, send the Yellow bird underwater at a shallow angle. He’ll resurface and give you better aim at the detonation cord.

Profile photo of AndyRank: Master Slinger with 6720 points
By Andy (@andy2510)Score: 78,220

Great tip! Got that to work better than just sending Chuck through the air!

Profile photo of bullets0000Rank: Well Traveled with 1640 points
By bullets0000 (@bullet)Score: 72,710

Easy and promising. Immediately 3-star with your shot.
I don’t want to be mean, but E-star’s shot is way too demanding for most of us.

Profile photo of KelaniRank: Master Slinger with 5690 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

You can also fire him at about a 20-25 degree angle and within about 1/4 to 1/2 second trigger speed burst. Birdie flies in a flatter trajectory than a late triggering, and makes it MUCH easier to hit. Video way I’m lucky to get 1 out of 10 detcord hits. My way, it’s more like half

Rank: Out of this World with 2535 points
By eggsit9 (@dustyd)Score: 84,640

I managed 84k using the same approach. Also, once I got the right shot, I memorized the release angle/acceleration spot by sighting on the base/clouds, rather than aiming all the way over to the fuse.

Profile photo of KelaniRank: Master Slinger with 5690 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

I actually prefer the method @amslimfordy posted to mine, but that incessant splashing sound literally doubled my bathroom breaks that day.

Profile photo of Bird TesterRank: Gold Flinger with 8775 points
By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 82,690

Very good solution @kelani and repetable. I try also AMS way but your are more constants for me. I catching end of fuse many times but dreamed about cut the grass at corner (thought think).

Profile photo of KelaniRank: Master Slinger with 5690 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

@bird-tester Glad it worked for you. Catching that tuft of grass says a lot about your flinging skill. I can almost never pull that one off.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11010 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 81,550

@amslimfordy,
Thanks for the tip for the first bird. Works much better for me.

Profile photo of birdMeisterRank: Fling King with 4595 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 83,120

I almost had a zero birder on this level. I got a score of 15K with only one dolphin left without firing a shot. Was no advantage as I couldn’t trigger the det cord.

Profile photo of birdMeisterRank: Fling King with 4595 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 83,120

Here is a screen shot of the zero birdee.

http://angrybir.de/1hfg0oK

Profile photo of GypsyBirdRank: Gold Flinger with 8615 points
By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 78,870

This one is hard. I’ve only reached the fuse cord one time and then still had the bottom dolphins to release. Next I tried the underwater shot that @amslimfordy mentioned above – finally got a one-birder. Not super score but better than my two bird of 70k. Thanks Slim!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8950 points
By PJng (@pjng)Score: 76,110

@mvnla2
Around restart 10 time i seen some destruction.

http://angrybir.de/1ejAklA

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18285 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

@birdmeister, @PJng — Are you both still playing on Android? I’m on iPad, and after 30 restarts have seen no self-destruction. Does it happen right away, or do you have to wait? Please post an additional details in forum on Self Destroying Levels, and / or @ mention me. Thanks
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/forums/topic/self-destroying-and-unstable-levels/
I’m getting pretty annoyed that most of the self-destruction happens only on Android.

Profile photo of birdMeisterRank: Fling King with 4595 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 83,120

@MVNLA2, This has been reported by me. It is very infrequent, I have seen twice in about 100 plays. Check my screen shot for more details.
http://angrybir.de/1hfg0oK

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18285 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

Alright, not what I’d hoped for, but qualifies as a glitch / bug / whatever, and gives you no points. There is a little crooked piece of something, maybe seaweed, that started bouncing straight up and down off the surface of the water. Bounces would get higher and higher, then decrease, then start getting higher again. Finally piece sunk just below the surface, where it stays. I would guess it’s one of those pieces of seaweed that have an air-filled bubble in them, and if it hits the surface of the water just right it bounces. Does this happen in real life? Got a lousy score, but at least entertaining.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18285 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

OK, on the top left corner of the two left-most stone platforms there is a little piece of seaweed. Both of these have a somewhat thicker section. I think it was the upper of these 2 that started bouncing.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18285 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

@Xandra, anyone else with a score >80K — Would love to know how you got your high score. I’ve been struggling to get a 1-birder, and was hoping for hints on how to get TNT to free left-most dolphin. I finally got 1-birder for 77K, and it seemed to me that I cut detonation cord a little higher than usual. Do you agree that this makes a difference?
Still no self-destruction, and I stopped counting resets long ago.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18285 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

@eweber — You’re way up on the leaderboard, and your profile says you play on iPad. Have you seen the self-destruction? Do you have any additional tips for a high score? Thanks much.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10250 points
By manu malin (@eweber)Score: 87,700

No self destruction just lucky outcome for a 1 birder.

Profile photo of scRank: Out of this World with 2660 points
By sc (@chengie)Score: 85,130

@MVNLA2
Lucky outcome for me and could only repeat it a single time. What I did notice was that I wanted the 1st TNT not to blow the large big brown vase directly, but that it sunk a little bit lower to blow underneath. And my problem was not so much the most left dolphin, but the right most one. What I then needed was for the 2nd or 3rd TNT to blow the top above the right dolphin and then the 4th or 5th the bottom. The rest of the TNTwas spread all over.
I haven’t noticed the place where to cut the fuse cord, but I used a straight trajectory for the bird. He dove, by the time he was about to pass the big brown vase I speeded him up out of the water. My view is 100% zoomed in.
The luck on this level comes from the life saver the TNT bounces off, something I haven’t been able to figure out how to use to my advantage. You know, like the timing for when it goes up/down, or how thw TNT will roll.

By CC920

Skim the water with yellow bird, careful not to hit the vase. As it bounces back up into the air, accelerate bird to aim at the TNT cord. May take a few tried since the TNT May not fall in the right places. Score is 79,200.

Profile photo of KelaniRank: Master Slinger with 5690 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

68,990 = 2 stars
69,350 = 3 stars

Pretty sure that confirms 69k=3*

Rank: Pig Leader with 11890 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 81,190

Agreed

68710 was 2*

@AMslimfordy

By erin

I’ve done your suggestion close to 50 times, and each time the far left dolphin is left in its cage w/the board over its head. I’ve tried tilting my tablet in hopes it will help but no luck.
Any advice???
Thank you!
Erin

Rank: Master Slinger with 7250 points
By Ladybird Di (@diannas)Score: 82,430

Ok, I have hit that fuse every which way possible over and over and over, hundreds of flings for hours on end!
I used EStar straight hit method, I did the under water shot, hit the far right box with fuse, hit the greenery on the bottom edge, hit the fuse high/low/middle, tried every way possible to trigger the £¥€¥\%# fuse to see if it would do something different if hit in a different way…… No it doesn’t! When Chuck hits the fuse, it does the same thing each time when releasing the TNT, but when the TNT falls they can fall differently or explode at different times causing the results to vary…. I could not find a way to control how the TNT would fall (by skill). Each time it would do basically the same thing but different scores; and of course, missing the far left dophin about 98.999% of the time.

When I did get lucky and released the left dolphin I got 82k, that has been the highest score so far after many hours and hundreds of flings.. My score is within my goal and in the top 50 (at this time)……. but I know if I keep at it, I might get lucky for a higher score, but I give up (for now).

Quote from Albert Einstein “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Einstein would change this quote if he ever played AB! (Or we are all insane!)

With hopes of luck to all, Happy Flinging!

Profile photo of TerribletomRank: Boss Hog with 14445 points
By Terribletom (@terribletom)Score: 82,230

After a few hours of trying. Finally cleared this!! No problem hitting the cord, either over, or under the water. Left most dolphin just would not go down!!! Once in probably 150 attempts!! 82k

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