Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane Walkthrough Level 17 (12-2)

The best strategy for Smugglers’ Plane level 12-2 is to launch the White bird into the gap just above the red caged bird. Bombing within should clear the vast majority of the level. If necessary, loft the Boomerang bird over the main structure and spin him back into any 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: Hardened with 735 points
By Bob (@nnll14)

Please make video soon really stuck and words don’t help much.

Profile photo of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 17295 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 85,620

a little patience bob, the game was just released.
74k 2*
79k 3*

Profile photo of looxRank: Explosive with 2165 points
By loox (@loox)Score: 89,220

Lob white bird far to the right.., u want to come in just to the right of the highest crate… Then explode it so the deflated mama bird takes out the highest arch… Or, more specifically, the two tiny square sand blocks holding up the arch.

Definitely more points to be had as other strats sometimes yield better results (eg white bird low, straight at main structure, drop egg to destroy leftmost vertical stone block on the bottom, deflated bird sometimes bounces and takes out the whole left side… After that, though, I’m not sure how to best use the next bird.). The strat above works for an easy 3 stars as the threshhold is only 76k or 77k

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 86,890

Awesome strat, 84k and rising, thanks loox! :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 5445 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 82,290

Great strategy, loox! I got it with one bird. 82290. I tried a higher arc, dropped the bomb just past the top box (on top of the two small wood pieces). It seemed to make the top level crumble more, and brought it all down to free all the birds.
I tried the other strategy-bringing white bird in low and destroying left side, but I agree with you- not sure what to do with the green bird. Thanks for helping me improve my score.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15525 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 81,500

81350 one bird..using the wb to the top strat. ty loox and fujtoast:) got only 62 somethng with the low wb/backward greenie method oh well as fun trying lol..gl all:) will try for higher later on:)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15525 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 81,500

That’s actually the strat I worked on..fling second greenie backwards then ta so he goes straight into the middle taking ot all the rest of cages ..not a highscoreyet still perfecting lol.

Rank: Slinger with 1155 points
By GlenSpain (@glenspain)Score: 90,780

Using Loox’s strategy for the first bird. Found for me best way to use the green bird is to go over the top and come back to take out and push the top left arched piece back to the left destroying some of the boxes on the left. Regularly gives 85k and often 88-89.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1845 points
By vscount (@vscount)Score: 94,950

Thanks loox!

First bird exactly as you described, landing just to the right of the highest crate. Squeezed bird in there and dropped egg just over fat vertical wood piece just to left of top red bird.

If you explode it just right, it takes out everything on the right side (upper and lower). I had only left yellow bird remaining.

Second bird, launched just over what was left and looped back to take out the last yellow bird.

Must be a one birdie in here if tried long enough.

Profile photo of redzymRank: Master Slinger with 5820 points
By redzym (@redzym)Score: 95,430

Think I used the Loox strategy. Had been flinging so long I’m not sure what happened but the top shelf dropped like a rock and took out everything. Had just been reading Loox’s post and had been trying to master it so I suppose it worked. Took a screenshot of the trajectory but don’t know how to post it. Tried to paste it here but it didn’t work. Sorry

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 86,890

Just like what sal9 said, be patient. These videos would come up soon so don’t worry…

Rank: Champion with 3195 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 85,260

loox’s method is the one I’ve been using, and I have 85k with it.

One interesting thing about this level, if you fire the white bird between the 2nd and 3rd from bottom stone squares on the bottom arc WITHOUT dropping bomb, it can go all the way through taking out the three bottom cages! Doesn’t really benefit much, but great fun to watch! I guess a very well aimed RRS would get you 3 stars, but unlikely to get high scores :)

Rank: Slinger with 1055 points
By FrithaB (@frithab)Score: 84,840

One of those levels where I got a higher score using a second bird. I got a one birder, but it was only worth around 77,000. Hmmmm….

Rank: Boss Hog with 12675 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 85,440

I used wb to land to just right of the top right crate , get in low and it took all out with this one bird for a score of 81930… Haven’t posted yet cuz I think I can do better!

Profile photo of lowergravityRank: Shooter with 870 points
By lowergravity (@lowergravity)Score: 91,350

Find I get better destruction if I drop egg just before the crate on top. Egg drop takes out the yellow and blue birds, and the white bird still has enough energy to push over the top structure to take out remaining birds.

I haven’t yet farmed this for points, but right away I’m getting higher scores.

Rank: Champion with 3375 points
By dougwo (@dougwo)Score: 88,880

Absolutely! Quickly went to 86 k with this strategy. Thanks!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6625 points
By chrchr (@chrchr)Score: 91,070

Great! Stuk at 79000 for a long time using Loox’ strategy. Now 91000 in one go with yours!

Rank: Shooter with 790 points
By ANGRYdrummer (@turima)

Simply throw white bird under the highest arch, and activate when it’s at the base of the arch. Takes a few tries to work, but everything should come down eventually and destroy all cages

By Kathyd721

81,430 one bird just like the video but broke all cages leaving me with two birds remaining.

Rank: Slinger with 1235 points
By tatake (@tatake)Score: 89,890

It’s not a new strategy :) but only a half strategy to get much easy ~5k points.
How it works. First drop the egg after the crate, somewhere at the join between the two upper big concrete slabs. Sometime it’s enough for all birds, but with only about 61k points, a total of 81k. Sometimes the leftmost yellow bird remain alive. In this case I used the green bird and launched back in order to touch only a little bit the cage ant after this, to push the arc of wood and stone to the left over the mango and crates. This cause a total about 85 k points.

Profile photo of WereWolf69Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 92,300

Did it with the 1-Birder twice, the first time it only gave me 74k and the second time, posted above. I believe that higher scores can be achieved using 2 Birds, will keep trying.

Profile photo of WereWolf69Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 92,300

Just as I said, a 2-Birder gives better scores, just make sure when you loft the Boomerang Bird, keep him at a low arc trajectory and click the moment he starts his downward fall.

Profile photo of crivitRank: Master Slinger with 6995 points
By crivit (@crivit)Score: 93,490

1 bird 93330
2 birds 93490
I think both can lead to 98k if you drop the egg tight before the large crate. This way you always have a chance of pulling a @remi3241 reverse 2nd shot under the platform into the woods on the right side for nice extra points. My best first shot was 47k with 3 cages left but I think above 50k is possible. This is not my strat but I think it should be mentioned on here.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9065 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 91,200

Thanks @crivit! @lowergravity above also mentioned better results dropping the egg before the crate. I never did break 90k dropping the egg to the right of the crate so I gave the left side a try. It took about fifty tries before I finally managed 91k with two birds.

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