Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane Walkthrough Level 3 (11-3)

Our strategy for Smugglers’ Plane level 11-3 is to fire the White bird just above the cardboard boxes on the left side. The explosion and ricochet should topple the structure to the right. (Lofting the White bird over the structure and bombing its right leg is a more difficult shot, but can result in extremely high scores.) If the level is not yet cleared, use the Yellow bird to detonate the TNT in the right structure. The score in the video below is 79,800.

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: Out of this World with 2510 points
By rocklands (@rocklands)Score: 114,620

There a one birder by dropping just over the tower, collateral is key and still trying to get the suitcase at the same time

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By Fleshyskeleton (@fleshyskeleton)Score: 114,680

@rocklands-thx,thought suitcase is impossible to reach @ hollow squares are blocked by boxes

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By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 117,640

@rocklands, I was stuck on this level at 105K. It took days to get some more. Then I zoomed out and threw the eg exactly along the wood and got lots of collateral. A late response, yes, but I’m going through my bad scored games again. Thank you.

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By thee-michelle (@thee-michelle)Score: 113,730

I am convinced that I am convinced that @rocklands method is the best.
I spent considerable time in this level, but the suitcase was never broken.

Screenshot
http://angrybir.de/1bL3LhF

Rank: Pig Leader with 11350 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 118,070

Wish I knew what I just did differently. I started the Challenge at 102350 & with @rocklands kept improving until I just
managed 118070. I didn’t manage to get the suitcase or the concrete surrounding it, however the only thing on the right was a small wooden square block that “rained down” after the explosion. Keep flinging Nesters : – )

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By scooter (@scooter)Score: 114,950

I did the same thing as @justpast40. Started with a low score and just kept improving with @rocklands strategy. Will keep trying for more collateral which definitely is the key. I didn’t get the suitcase either.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6520 points
By Habanero (@habanero)Score: 115,890

@ rocklands … yes, absolutely! Just drop the egg bomb, avoiding the wooden plank that sticks out to the right of the left hand structure, and if the right concrete block shatters the entire left hand tower topples to the right, with the boulder setting of the TNT to complete the level with pretty massive detruction. A fairly reliable 1-birder.

Have yet to nail the suitcase simultaneously, but one clearance when the right hand side virtually “vaporised” gave me an unexpected, but welcome, 115K

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15505 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,380

Do you need to drop the wb in there or just the egg, I cannot get an angle to drop wb without hitting lamp above ty for help:)

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 111,830

try a low arc just over the top of the first tower, and then drop egg. I have 108k with this method :)

Rank: Boss Hog with 12665 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 105,660

Thanks Habanero for the details…was tring forever trying to wb the left top thinking stone circle would roll over far enough to hit fire thing,,,looked on here for tips and boom…one try your way got 102890…gonna try for higher. thanks again!

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By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

You’d better try for higher @lesleyg, I just scored 113110 and I still didn’t get the suitcase, gotta keep trying though. Ciao.

ps. just keep dropping the egg as close as possible to right side of first structure.

Rank: Slinger with 1030 points
By birdvictory (@birdvictory)Score: 114,850

I need some help/clarification. I’ve dropped the egg over the top of the tower in as many spots as I can countless times and can’t figure out where “the spot” is. Just barely over the top of the tower? Further to the right after the boulders? Etc…Also the right side concrete block: is that the one under the wooden plank that sticks out of the right hand side? (I get to avoid the plank.) I am so confused on this one.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7405 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 116,450

For me @rocklands strat was the way to go but for the first time in a long time I find it most advantageous to zoom in. I don’t know why but for this level my scores did not improve till I did. Probably because the target area sweet spot is so small it is better seen zoomed in.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11895 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 114,240

Has anyone managed to get the suitcase using Rockland’s strategy? I agree it’s the way to play this one but I don’t see anyone commenting that they actually got it. I guess I came close a few times, falling stone broke the horizontal plank immediately above the case & other debris landed on it but not hard enough to get that elusive 5k.
@swelld I’m curious, as you’ve scored 116k on this, do you see the potential for 10k more? I’ve been staring at the top score on this trying to figure out how, to me it suggests getting the suitcase but also suggests almost complete destruction of all the remaining stone on the left side. There’s a lot left behind that’s barely touched, & I’m trying to visualize how the left side could completely collapse.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7405 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 116,450

@karen68 I do not see the potential for 10k more with the bird lineup offered us. 120 seems rare but possible. 126 in ridiculous. I too have come close to popping the suitcase open but no joy so far. I’ve had scores all over the place but didn’t consistently get in the 100’s till I started zooming in. Rocklands strat is the only way to go here unless someone found a method they didn’t share.

Rank: Out of this World with 2510 points
By rocklands (@rocklands)Score: 114,620

great shot habanero, been trying hard to get my destruction up, I was convince you managed the suitcase with your score, so it seems that a 120k might even be possible!

Rank: Champion with 3895 points
By marc987 (@marc987)Score: 116,370

rocklands and Habanero – Thanks guys for the one birdie! Hope to pay you back soon!.. thx

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By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 116,290

Thanks for the strat Rocklands ,Habenreo ,.just to let u know my 116.290 still did not touch the luggage ,so still more points there I would say

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15505 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,380

Thanks for the tip guys;) haven’t managed it yet but will die trying. Lol is it just me or does level seem to lag a bit,like start then suddenly pick up? Ty for help:)

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 111,830

I’ve found that a few of the new levels seem to lag, but I find zooming out then in a couple of times usually sorts it out :)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15505 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,380

Ty Laurence, that seems to help:)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8485 points
By Gambit040706 (@gambit040706)Score: 110,320

My one birder just seems to destroy the entire right without touching the left side

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15505 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,380

Mine too I just can’t seem to get the right spot:( gl

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 112,020

Am just now going through Rio to improve my scores — not sure if yourquestion is still open but here goes: loft the WB over the left tower and drop the egg bomb so that it just misses the right edge of the horizontal wooden beam that protrudes above the caged blue bird. NOTE — you can cut it too close and in that case, you’ll hit the cage and do no ther damage. If you release the egg too far past the edge of the beam, it’ll explode on the cardboard boxes with little effect. BOTTOM LINE: Keep trying for a lease close to the edge – you’ll succeed.

My problem is that my 1-bird scores consistently fall between 92-104k! That puts me very far down the Leaderboard for this game. Makes me wonder what aspect I am missing.

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 112,020

Addendum: I kept at it and inched up to 112020. Restating the guidance, release the egg bomb just to the right edge of the wooden beam but far enough to miss the caged blue bird. Even so, my scores ranged from the mid 90k to 112k.

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By becon79 (@becon79)Score: 114,650

Someone Out there who was able to get the luggage ? After 100 times it seems to be impossibble to me…

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By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 108,340

@becon79, I missed it too, and I’ve been trying and trying but it always survives.

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By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 116,290

not sure how viable this alternative is ,but if u through white bird at ground abit away from first structure ,so u bug out up under ledge with chain to try and break or fracture inner bricks the whole structure wants to fall backward ,i have only done it twice with 1 bird then far side is an easy fall .usually use all 3,even if u cant get it to fall ,when u shoot at second structure dont hit tnt straifght on ,go over it and the structure has achance to fall left before exploding ,throwing debrie on left target,i have had a few scores over 105k so far ,also if u want to lob first bird on left side of light u can go closer than normal to light for some reason ,.something different …goodluck

Rank: Master Slinger with 7405 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 116,450

@xebic88 is that how you got your 118k?

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By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 116,290

no @swelld .i got my 116 same as most ,but the few tries i had that looked promising where bouncing the egg of the red birds head ,u can get it to bounce on to ledge just above chain ,and to my surprise if u hit it sweet the egg will bounce as far as the top of first structure,..not sure why i had’nt tried it before ,.maybe u will have more luck with it :)

By gm666

I got 110,540 on my first attempt at this level. I just launched the white bird over the first tower and dropped the bomb just on the other side, landing on the left hand side of the carton beyond the tower. The tower then fell to the right, and took out the oxygen cannister which blew everything up. The oxygen doesn’t always get hit though, so I may have gotten lucky.

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 108,770

I got 108770 with 1 bird and the suitcase was still there. It was surrounded by concrete clocks so scoring it seems unlikely.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 109,300

You just got to get closer, as do I. Although, I will admit, that bloom of destruction was a thing of beauty.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5445 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 113,240

Yes, it is! I do enjoy a good explosion. :) This level is one of those where your score can vary so much, but when all the timing is right, it is amazing.

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By bullets0000 (@bullet)Score: 105,300

I find the verbal descriptions of the video really confusing.

“Our strategy for Smugglers’ Plane level 11-3 is to fire the White bird just above the cardboard boxes on the right side.” – Do you mean “left”? When I first saw this sentence I thought of bombing the boxes on the right structure, instead of those on the left structure as displayed in the video.

(Lofting the White bird over the structure and bombing its right leg is a more difficult shot, but can result in extremely high scores.) – Should have stated that it is the right leg of the LEFT structure. I once thought I had to lob the white bird over the ENTIRE structure, which is clearly impossible.

Please edit these. I know there’s a lot of players who wants to 3-star this ASAP.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15505 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,380

Take time to watch the video and b thankful for this site…they don’t have to put their time in to help us out….its not an obligation.just a freindly helpful place where they took the time to make it easier for people to play…!!

Rank: Sling God with 28080 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 107,410

Minor typo, sorry

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By olatz (@olatz)

Score:146,790. I spent all my birds and when I threw the last a funny thing happened and everything exploded while the red bird kept bouncing up and down all over the place.

ps:I threw the last one against the fire extinguisher or whatever is that red thing.

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By misterparon (@misterparon)Score: 112,130

@olatz This cant be right

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By olatz (@olatz)

Yes, it is. It was one of those chain reactions that happens from time to time and if you try to do that again you can probably be all your life trying and never get it.

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By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 108,340

@olatz, I think you’re posting to the wrong column, this is 11-3 and there’s nothing for the birds to bounce on, also that score seems way out of place for this level.

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By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 108,340

It’s a definite 1-Birder, just drop egg as close as possible to right side of first structure, almost everything goes, in my case I missed hitting the suitcase, otherwise my score would have been much higher.

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By novocool (@novojit)Score: 108,790

Same thing happens to me… its all about to make the structure fall at it’s right and destroy every thing except the suitcase under the rock structure…

Rank: Master Slinger with 6200 points
By surfcow (@surfcow)Score: 113,580

Is the current Top Score, 126,870, plausible?
@werewolf69, I’m sure you would agree that getting the suitcase wouldn’t have boosted your score by 20,000 points. Also, the next highest score is more than 5000 points lower. When you see names such as Manu, Rocklands, Habenero and others in the upper teens and as many as 10,000 points below the posted Top Score, you gotta question its validity. It’s perfectly reasonable for us to expect a brief description, or better yet, a screen cap, to verify this type of Top Score, don’t you think? Aloha. ( @amslimfordy )

Rank: Master Slinger with 6200 points
By surfcow (@surfcow)Score: 113,580

Surfcow’s Tip #348
Here’s a tip that may help anyone frustrated by their inability to hit the broad side of a barn with Matilda’s (White Bird) egg. Try closing one eye. Yep, that’s my tip. I could explain it to you but then your head might explode. For best results, your “dominant eye” should remain open. Warning: Trying to play Angry Birds, or any other game, with both eyes shut, well…. That’s something I might do to relieve boredom but… Kids, don’t try this trick at home, especially while operating heavy machinery in your pajamas. Aloha.

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By bdub (@bdub)Score: 107,320

@surfcow – RE: Tip #348
So I’m trying to determine which eye is dominant – please don’t explain – don’t want my head to explode. I’m shooting left-eyed & then right-eye and all of a sudden I notice the fool birds (red ones in right tower) are winking & blinking back at me – not sure if they are flirting with me or just mocking me. So now I’m totally distracted with their silly behavior and can’t concentrate, so will probably be stuck with this lousy score all day. I know you warned against shooting with both eyes shut, but I’m out to find a blindfold – stay tuned…

Rank: Master Slinger with 6090 points
By MikeinMont (@mikeinmont)Score: 107,520

@surfcow. I thought tip #348 was where you lick your flinging finger before dragging it across the ipad screen. I’m soooo confused.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6200 points
By surfcow (@surfcow)Score: 113,580

@bdub – thanks for confirming my suspicions about those crazy red birds. Sounds like I won’t be the only person who will celebrate if this level were never again chosen for Daily Challenge. I’m glad i didn’t mention how to ascertain which eye is dominant versus which one is submissive. It does involve a fair amount of leather and rope so consider yourself lucky. Good luck. Aloha.
@mikeinmont – I seriously doubt that I would have suggested something so ingenious as giving your iPad a “wet Willie” in order to gain advantage in this very challenging Angry Birds Rio level. You must be following me on Twitter, where I have posted almost all of my more than 999 Hints, Tips and Tricks for Angry Birds. Wait, I haven’t actually tweeted any of them yet. You must be a psychic mind reader! Very cool. Aloha.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8485 points
By Gambit040706 (@gambit040706)Score: 110,320

20,000? Heck, I’m still trying to figure out how to get an extra 10,000 points. I can’t come close to my current score for some reason!

Rank: Pig Leader with 11350 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 118,070

@surfcow when I started this Challenge, I too doubted whether that Top Score of 126870 was possible (for your reasons) & thought about posting request to Member to share strategy, however it looked like s/he hadn’t been here in some time, so I did not (although I now see recent activity). Not only do I recall thinking it was pointless, I “assumed” other much better flingers had “vetted” the score

With respect to achieving that score, let me add this… My 118070 is totally legit & I didn’t get any destruction on the lower left side (see above post). After seeing your post, I attacked the left side only to check possible values as you reignited my doubt & when getting suitcase & very little else on left side (right side standing), I had over 16k: http://angrybir.de/18GpBkI.

While I know NOTHING about the current Top Score holder, if I add my score & this 16k, I have to believe that with an EXTREMELY lucky 1-birder a score like this is possible.

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By WileE.Bird (@wilee-bird)

For the shot just past the blue bird cage, does anybody know if it is better to do a high lob or a more straight across shot?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9055 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 113,770

@wilee-bird, A low shot over the top will get the job done, well, at least for 113k. I can’t seem to get any more for today’s challenge :/

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By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 110,330

Thanks @bonneypattycat I don’t know if it matters or not, but I do think you are right about the low shot. I am not among the leaders, but I seem to get higher scores that way.

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