Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane Walkthrough Level 15 (11-15)

Smugglers’ Plane level 11-15 is a bit challenging. Our strategy is to fire the Blue bird horizontally such that one or two birds, after splitting, break through the flat ice block. Next, lob the Yellow bird through the two horizontal wooden blocks along the left side of the structure. Loft the second Yellow bird over the structure and score a direct hit on the TNT — do NOT hit the canisters. This should cause enough damage to clear the level. The score in the video below is 81,210.

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.

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Tags: Rio Chapter 11
Category: 06. Smugglers' Plane, Angry Birds Rio, Walkthroughs, Walkthroughs

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Rank: Master Slinger with 5805 points
By newcybroon (@newcybroon)Score: 96,270

96270 using the blue bird only, just aim for the TNT and after a number of tries the whole lot should come down.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5390 points
By teogeo (@teogeo)Score: 88,980

Yes, this 1-bird method works but even if the structure comes down you must also stand lucky to receive a high score. I just got 86K…

By Ruthni

Thanks got 92110 in first try

Profile photo of sfarmer1228Rank: Explosive with 2010 points
By sfarmer1228 (@sfarmer1228)

Thanks. Been doing it the video way for about an hour and no luck. Then this way in about 2 minutes I had my 3 stars!

Rank: Fling King with 4825 points
By ruthni (@ruthni)Score: 92,110

Tanks, 92100 in first try whit your method

By Scott Trenda

So much easier. Got it on my first try, had to use a yellow bird to get the closest cage. Thanks!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15585 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 95,450

At which angle do you shoot bluebird,i have hit the tnt a couple times but nothing falls, must be doing something wrong.ty for help:)

By Lisa

Holy, 1st try with this method 96,150. Thanks.

Rank: Out of this World with 2510 points
By rocklands (@rocklands)Score: 102,700

Howzit Yegg, is 123k your score or a typo?

Profile photo of YeggRank: DaBomb with 375 points
By Yegg (@yegg)Score: 93,880

It’s my score,however it’s contributed by system bug…hehehe
I actually finished the level with the blue bird,and scored 63380 with 3 birds left.then I switched to my safari to input my score(93380)before the game finished counting the score.When I switched back to the game,something amazing happened,the game added another 30k on top of 93380,refer to this pic

Rank: Sling God with 28195 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 84,010

Sorry, then we cannot accept that score on the leaderboard. You can enter 93k because that’s the legitimate score. (We are not targeting you at all; this has happened a couple times before, and we have adopted this policy. The score is not obtainable by legitimate means, so it cannot be counted.)

Rank: Master Slinger with 5390 points
By teogeo (@teogeo)Score: 88,980

However, I think this “bug” is quite common. Probably many high scores in the leaderboards are due to this behavior…

A highscore I have myself could be such a case but I really don’t recall how many birds I had left and if the summing in the end was correct. :-/

Rank: Champion with 3895 points
By marc987 (@marc987)Score: 97,090

Maybe the “soft hack” will work better with two birds instead of one. Even if you donate 10k for the extra shot, finishing up with 113380 sounds pretty good to me. Lets see now, finish the level, pause, say “hi” to safari before the game totals up the score, return to the level and the ABGods will offer an extra 20k because they like my sweat socks,.. Back in a minute!!

By Lord Populous

97280 with just the blue bird. Missed and hit the ‘antenna’ at the top of the structure. It tumbled down, set of the TNT launching the extinguishers into the structure taking almost all of it down.

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By emider (@emider)Score: 97,730

Same with me, I went via the “antenna”, not directly on TNT. Seems better since teh complete structure gets a bit less stable.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15585 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 95,450

I cannot get this shot, but I see the key is to get the 2 vertical pieces of glass in the center to split,i did it once with a bluebird shot hitting the tnt and collapsing middle of structure. But can’t quite get angle correct. Any help appreciated.its so frustrating when you can see the answer but just can’t get it.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15585 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 95,450

I can’t do it!!!! Tried video, tips my own tips lol, it’s beyond me for tonite, any other ideas? Ty for any help:)

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 93,850

personally, I use the 1st bird at a low angle, only trying to destroy the first couple of wire frames and the first horizontal glass. 2nd bird then fired in a high arc aiming down through the now cleared first wooden platform and down through into the second. Can destroy everything, but I haven’t been able to make it work. I use third bird as video to finish off for a very low 3 stars. If you can get the second bird to work properly, 87k probably, if not 81k :)

Profile photo of bullets0000Rank: Well Traveled with 1640 points
By bullets0000 (@bullet)Score: 88,020

Laurence, basically you’re describing the method in the video. :P However, you’re absolutely right about the point “can destroy everything (with the second shot)” – in a once-in-a-lifetime second shot the whole structure toppled and fell! I got 88k, and now I can take a break now. XD

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15585 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 95,450

Wooohooooo ,i did it 1 bird 95450 1 bird aimed at tnt, didn’t split till very last minute, right before contact, explosion causing whole strutcture to collapse .stress gotta get the 2. vertical pieces of glass in center to split ty for help, thought I would never get this one:)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6085 points
By HKG (@hkg)Score: 96,530

The way I do it is to split the blue bird as soon as possible, so that the 1st little bird will hit the top glass, while the 3rd will hit the tnt – and I got 96.5k like after 15mins. It is difficult to quantify the angle (perhaps 70 degree?) – but when I prepare the shoot my finger would move very close to the left lower corner of my iPad. You can experiment a little and will find out which exact spot on your iphone/ipad can do the trick, and then firing this type of shot will become like clockwork.

Rank: Boss Hog with 12775 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,110

Thanks for the “wait til the last min.” To split tip, helped my score :-)

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 95,910

It’s interesting how people seem to have different experiences with this game. I found that splitting at the last minute was much less effective. Most times I did this, the TNT did hardly any damage. I attributed the lack if damage to the little blues getting in the way of the outward explosion. That said, I havemt been splitting late, either. Of course, I’ve only been at this level for the last 30 minutes or so, and all three of you have my high effort beat (still trying to crack 90).

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 95,910

After flinging the bird about 200 more times, I noticed that when I did not split early, often the purple bird would be the only one not to fall. When this happened, it was the glass above purple that held it in place. By splitting early, this prevents that from happening. Finally got above 90, but not by much.

Nevertheless, it’s time to start grading papers and end my semester!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 87,050

Indeed. On my PC, I couldn’t get any of these strats to work even close to what was being shown/described. I finally managed to get above the 3* threshold with 80k, but I don’t know why I was having such problems. After all, my leaderboard score from my Android device is much higher, and I don’t recall having such difficulty with this particular level.

Oh well, it’s done, and I don’t have to go back to it. The worst part is that this shoddy performance stole 2 hours of my life.

Rank: Out of this World with 2510 points
By brave1966 (@brave1966)Score: 90,640

After many attempts, a 2-birder at 90640! :D

If you can destroy the “antenna”, horizontal ice plank and purple caged birdie on shot 1, a perfectly aimed shot 2 down the seams will get everything else to fall to the right and trigger the TNT as well.

By Cecy

I observed that the fire extinguishers make the whole structure fall. Don’t split the blue bird and make sure it only touches the TNT.

Rank: DaBomb with 295 points
By selmerboy (@selmerboy)Score: 95,760

Yep – the key is to hit the TNT so that it blows the fire extinguishers back into the structure. It doesn’t work every time, and scores will vary wildly, but it’s the most efficient way.

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 93,850

Finally got 93850 with this method, but after around 50 tries! got it to wotk one other time during that but only got 85k. If it doesn’t work first time (or second, or third!) keep trying, as it’ll work eventually :)

Rank: DaBomb with 360 points
By angryGRX (@angrygrx)Score: 97,460

97k with split immeditely after release. took me thousands of tries …

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 93,850

no exageration, of course!

By Brandon

If you use the blue bird just right, one of the 3 can knock that little metal tower from the top down to the TNT box and cause it to explode and free all birds. I ended with a score of 97540.

By David Staples

99,410 after tons of attempts. The blue bird knocked that wire structure over onto the TNT box and took everything down with it.

Rank: Champion with 3780 points
By emider (@emider)Score: 97,730

Same with me

By David

Took forever to get three stars. Think I can put blue on the TNT in my sleep – in fact I think I did. then just when it’s all falling apart nicely the purple bird just hangs on to a flimsy structure – so 85k not 95k. Think I’ll come back latzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 92,530

I can’t get past 763310 regardless of the level I use.

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 92,530

I knew that if I posted a whine up here that I’d get my 3 stars soon after. Used HKG’s method for the blue bird (the only way I hadn’t thought of) and eventually the laws of gravity worked on my favor and the whole thing collapsed on the second shot.

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 92,530

After hours of attempting to get this score over the average, I finally got the blue bird to explode the TNT and take down most of the structure. The only thing that was left was the left-most purple bird, and I was able to take it out with one shot since I’d had so much practice.

By casey

When is the next update going to be released? The level 12 update? I cant find this info anywhere!

Rank: Sling God with 28195 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 84,010

Because that information does not exist outside of Rovio.

Rank: Hardened with 530 points
By Bexskin (@bexskin)Score: 92,630

I don’t know if this has been addressed before, but why is there no “score addict” achievement for this episode or the golden beach ball episode like there is for all the other episodes?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 84,930

Smuggler’s plane isn’t finished yet, the second half of the chapter would allow access to the score addict.

Golden Beachball is more of a bonus level and Rovio wants to keep it hidden for other players.

Rank: Hardened with 530 points
By Bexskin (@bexskin)Score: 92,630

Oh…that makes sense. I should have known. Thanks!

By Bozworth

I got 86K by using the one blue bird and hitting the horizontal block of ice! Lucky I guess!

By Mamataz

I’ve finally got three stars on all fifteen. Now we have the Chinese New year in Seasons. Are we EVER going to get the last fifteen of Smugglers Plane?????

Rank: Sling God with 28195 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 84,010

Yes.

Rank: DaBomb with 455 points
By Waleed (@waleed)Score: 85,750

i have 3 starts in all levels but this one ! i just cant do it

Rank: DaBomb with 455 points
By Waleed (@waleed)Score: 85,750

just seconds after posting this comment i got 85750 ! using one bird :D

Profile photo of Majestic FlingerRank: Slinger with 1230 points
By Majestic Flinger (@ice-bird99)

thats the spirit. the spirit of… do i have to say obama or something… cause i wanted to say: yes YOU can!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 87,050

You can place the period after the word “spirit,” then leave it at that. No need to spoil the fun by mentioning Obama.

By Simranjit

geez !! that was an amazing trick :O

Profile photo of crivitRank: Master Slinger with 7055 points
By crivit (@crivit)Score: 100,960

I found out the split bb early is the best method. On my lucky try the closest bird killed the cage in front and went on to break ice blocks that were falling down. This is the key for 100+ scores.

By Adrian linger

I fired the first blue bird high and long. I split it so one bird hit the TNT directly. The explosion brought down the whole structure. So with the 3 unused birds the total score is 88,320.

Rank: DaBomb with 350 points
By angrycats (@boss)Score: 97,300

I gave up at using all birds got 737240 only 2 stars sigh, I’ll come back to it later. From reading all comments looks like different scores from using different devices. I have a ”next book” android, and often get differ rent results than video. Would it help us when commenting or listing scores to tell what device we used? I apologize if I should have put this inquiry in chats or elsewhere sorry I’m new to be a subscriber :-)

Rank: Sling God with 28195 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 84,010

The minimum 3-star score for this level is 79,000 and is universal across all devices.

Profile photo of redzymRank: Master Slinger with 5900 points
By redzym (@redzym)Score: 93,330

This level is a nightmare. I have hit the TNT with the blue birds so many times it’s scarey and still only brought down the entire structure a couple times and each times for less than 90K. Am replaying RIO in HD and can’t even match the score from previous games. Smugglers Plane has been my nemesis from go to woe so far. Have not been blue to land the lucky shot in any, no matter how hard I try or how long I put into each game uuugh!

Profile photo of redzymRank: Master Slinger with 5900 points
By redzym (@redzym)Score: 93,330

That’s me done. Finally beat previous score after hours and hours of trying so it’s off to sleep now and move on tomorrow. Hallelelluh!

By rrlcommish

After hundreds of tries with the video and above suggestion of using the blue bird to hit TNT, I finally got it by using Lord Populous’ suggestion by antenna and knocking it down to detonate TNT. I got really lucky, it destroyed almost everything! 102,620!

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