Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane Walkthrough Level 16 (12-1)

One strategy for Smugglers’ Plane level 12-1 is to launch the Red bird through the first two cages on the left. Then use the Yellow bird through the bottom (single) chain holding the TNT, causing it to fall straight down and clear the remaining cages.

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 12
Category: 06. Smugglers' Plane, Angry Birds Rio, Walkthroughs, Walkthroughs

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Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 87,820

74k is 3 stars, 73k is 2

I did a different strat than the one mentioned above. Yielded me 86k.
Red bird should be used to break the chain holding the TNT, which falls and pushes most of the level.
Yellow bird to finish off and brak as much blocks as possible.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7180 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 74,020

This strat works a bit better, I think. Generally, it’s best to get the most damage points from a pristine level. Haven’t yet cracked 80k on this one, but, in time….

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By Headfra

There is a hidden mango on the blocks holding the chains above the dynamite. I haven’t seen this mentioned elsewhere.

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By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 82,780

There is a page dedicated to hidden fruits walkthrough.
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/category/walkthroughs/angry-birds-rio/hidden-fruit-walkthroughs/
The admins will add this episode soon.

Rank: Sling God with 27355 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 76,620

We have the alert on this page as well.

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 79,420

Very nearly one-birdied this using the method in the description, but ended with one cage remaining. If you can get the first red bird to destroy the big box just to the right of the purple bird, the structure will collapse, and can push the rest of the structure over. Even if you dont get the one birder, a yellow bird through the top of the big cage can clear out for 80-85k Best of luck :)

*correction, that should be the big box to the TOP right of the purple bird. Sorry about that!

In fact, ignore that! Play around with both boxes, they both have potential!

Rank: Slinger with 1155 points
By GlenSpain (@glenspain)Score: 88,120

Laurence, tried this a few times, and finally everything fell over to the right for a one birder and 87k

Rank: Deputized with 175 points
By JC (@jcbird)Score: 87,800

Also managed 1-bird solution. First red bird through yellow and purple cages, as well as Large crate to right of purple bird cage. Tower will tilt left with lower pegs taking out the large red and yellow cage causing same effect to rest of stage. Angle will be a bit lower than horizontal.

Rank: Shooter with 850 points
By danielnky (@danielnky)Score: 83,840

thanks for the tips

Rank: Fling King with 4430 points
By Andreas189 (@andreas189)

any tips for the feather?

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 79,420

Use the birds to destroy as much of the first structure as possible, and then drop the sardine can just to the right of the pile of stones that should now be the remains of the left structure. Eagle will come through, TNT should drop and you should get the feather :) Took me 4-5 goes, so best of luck :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6575 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 79,180

Thanks got it with this method though the screen looked like more was left than should achieve 100%.

Wish I could work out the % priority for each frame.

Rank: Fling King with 4430 points
By Andreas189 (@andreas189)

got it anyways! used my methot from abs 1-16 (sling bird an let the eagle take it with him to get more destruction!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6575 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 79,180

Wow I got 76190 for 3 stars and thought I would get on here and get a score gatherer. Only to find that most of you have finished already. How did you do that. I checked the ap store before going to bed no update. Checked when I woke up and downloaded rio update. Go all the flingers with the new high scores.

By the way we had a fabulous Australia day holiday and it is now the 27th here.

Rank: Hardened with 735 points
By psybrat (@psybrat)Score: 84,660

84660 .. one birdie .. Launch Red bird through the vertical chain link from which the TNT is hanging .. and they all fall down ..

Avatar of FleshyskeletonRank: Well Traveled with 1515 points
By Fleshyskeleton (@fleshyskeleton)Score: 92,790

Precisely my strat.The key is to get that TNT to hit the place just left to blue cage.One further note,the TNT will stop shaking after a while.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11915 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 81,590

Just wanted to say YEAH,!! Thanks to the team for all you do and so glad to have new levels!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5355 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 75,750

I agree! This site is wonderful. Everyone who contributes is so helpful and the administrators do a fantastic job of keeping up with all the news. Thank you to all who help make this site my first stop of the day.

Rank: Fling King with 4965 points
By Twylatime (@twylatime)Score: 87,840

Wow! 87,840. 2 Birds. First red as in the video, just a little lower so it doesn’t take out the last towers, but gets the first structure, releasing all birds in the first section, falling into but not toppling all of right structure. Then, yellow bird takes out the hanging TNT. Hit the SINGLE chain, just above where the box is attached, not on the first side of the loop above the single chain. That way the TNT falls straight down instead of swinging to the right, and it will take out all of the two remaining structures, doing serious damage and leaving the 2nd yellow for 10,000 points! What fun that was. Whew. Now, onto the next.

Rank: Fling King with 4965 points
By Twylatime (@twylatime)Score: 87,840

WOOHOO! Just went to leader board to post my score for this level and found that my 87840 is 2nd place! This has never ever in a million tries happened to me! Yea me!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14510 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 77,250

Nice score Twyla! Congrats on your 2nd place. , nice strat too first one I’m going to try ty:)

Rank: Boss Hog with 14510 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 77,250

P.s
Did u get the mango?:)

Rank: Fling King with 4965 points
By Twylatime (@twylatime)Score: 87,840

Yes I did! Thanks for asking….Good luck, flingers!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14510 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 77,250

Cool:) gl 2u2

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7590 points
By josephine (@josephine)Score: 86,820

Thanks for the great strategy.Gave me 86K, 9th place, well for the time being… :)

Rank: Boss Hog with 14510 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 77,250

Just an add-on…it helps to wait for the chain to settle before trying to hit that little straight part;)

Rank: Boss Hog with 14510 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 77,250

Didn’t there used to be a link under the video that listed all the walkthroughs for that particular episode ..such as if I was here and clicked it, it would have a list saying 12-1…12-2….12-3….? Ty :) I thought there was?

Avatar of iamMightyRank: Master Slinger with 6660 points
By iamMighty (@iammighty)Score: 86,290

I think that was there before maybe? But if you click the buttons ‘Next’ and ‘Previous’, it will take you to the next levels walkthoroughs or the previous levels.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14510 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 77,250

Yes, ,, cause where I am trying to improve my scores on different levels the next buton really is a long way to the level I want. And I have been using the breadcrumb trail…but that is kinda the long way also the other way was very convenient.ssry not trying to complain just wondering why it was changed…sure there was a good reason. Srry to question for help:)

Rank: Sling God with 27355 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 76,620

No, but you can click in the taxonomy to route. It’s like breadcrumbs:

Home » Walkthroughs » Angry Birds Rio » Walkthroughs » 06. Smugglers’ Plane » Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane Walkthrough Level 12-1

@iamMighty Yes, you can use the Next and Previous buttons, but the list goes in order of upload, so it may not always go where you want it to go. For example, “Previous” from this page is Poached Eggs 1-21 since it was the last walkthrough page created before this update landed.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11915 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 81,590

This level has driven me mad!!! I had 80570 and average was /is 80598..as you can see I only needed 28 points and cant believe what a hard time i had getting it, ridicolousness!!! finally first shot thru tne single chain but first yellow bird remained so took him out with extra debris for finally over average score of 81590!!!

Avatar of MadSadBirdRank: Flinger with 25 points
By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

@lesleyg, now here we are at opposite ends, I actually found this level to be the easiest of all that I’ve ever played in AB. Just follow the video (Don’t go by what’s written above the video) and thou shalt have a glorious score to be proud of.

Rank: Hardened with 745 points
By AngryMiko (@angrymiko)Score: 83,530

It js just me or the yellow/red bird cage seems to be more sturdier than the video…i tried that like hundred of time….

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