Angry Birds Space Red Planet Level 5-16 Walkthrough

Our strategy for Red Planet level 5-16 is to launch Terence towards the bottom left pig. That will trigger a chain reaction, and with some luck, debris should detonate both tnt boxes causing a massive destruction. If necessary fire the second bird into the left bottom tower. This can be a tricky level to 3 star.

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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Rank: Shooter with 850 points
By mwryum (@mwryum)Score: 132,030

2 birds solution for gold is possible, but the critical factor would be to break those crystals too.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5460 points
By Traneric (@traneric)Score: 138,360

One Bilder is possible. Shot Terence at the bottom of the left Tower. The Debris Will go up with the steam and make TNT explode. Terence will go to Second tower. The Same as the First Tower Happens

By DanC

Same strategy, same result, 138,820. But totally random outcome after many attempts. I concentrated on lower part of left tower, from wooden triangle down. Seemd to generate most damage and best chance of getting Terrence across to the upper left structure. old luck with this one!

By Felix Kasza

141,030. And this “strategy” isn’t a strategy; essentially, one plays so often that random chance gives a 3* score, after a few hundred attempts.

I wish Rovio would hire real game designers, because those pure-random levels hacked up by interns before the morning coffee really stink.

By Liam

Ditto! This is one I *** WILL NOT *** come back to to try to increase the score. 135040 after nearly 3 hours total.

IMO, this one ‘may’ be a one bird if the Rovio randomness is on your side.

By PigBoss

I barely came to 129290 after many tries and still trying. Seems like very easy level, I guess luck isn’t with me in this level

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By Lisa

After hundreds of attempts & getting 125k – 127k with very little debris left & wondering how 130k was even possible, when I tried again this morning, I zoomed the screen out & finally got 137k in a couple of tries using a similar strategy to walk through but aiming slightly higher on first shot. Don’t know if it was a coincidence (or the level had finally taken pity on me), but thought I’d offer the tip if anyone is stuck. Hope it works for you too :) Also, I have 1 birded this level many times but it never earned enough points for 3 stars….

By AngryBroad

I aimed for the wooden triangle & got a one bird several times, but the highest score I’ve gotten is 133k

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 138,170

@lisa – I agree – Ideal first shot is between the wooden triangle and the horizontal stone beam. If you touch either one of them, Terrance loses momentum and has a much harder time hitting the second tower to cause sufficient destruction. Still a lot of the old “L” factor on this one though!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6220 points
By surfcow (@surfcow)Score: 135,120

“Can I have my three-star dessert now, mommy?” asks little Timmy.
“You know the rules, Timmy. No three-star pie until you clean your plate,” his mom replies.
“OK, I cleaned my plate. All the yucky debris is all gone'” TImmy says, after nearly choking on a small asteroid.
“Sorry, Timmy. You did pretty well but I know you can do better. Here are some yummy two-star cookies,” she says.
“But…Mom…I cleaned my plaaaaaaate! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! I hate vegetables!” Timmy cries.
“Try again Timmy. Next time don’t just push your food around your plate. You gotta make it disappear,” she says, patting his head.
Aloha.

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By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 134,950

Classic! This had me laughing aloud. You’ve outdone yourself, @surfcow.

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By antwan83 (@antwan83)Score: 143,210

Already stuffed Papa Terence: “And don’t think I will help you with anything. You gotta eat up all by yourself.”

I really don’t like this level. I’ve been over 130k only twice in hundreds of tries.

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By antwan83 (@antwan83)Score: 143,210

Edit: Finally a break! 139720 with blocks moving when ending. grrr..

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 142,880

Psst! @surfcow – go over to AB Rio Beach Volley and bring ‘Butch’, the little doggy, home. Have him sit under the table and you can slide your plate to him for a quite and quiet cleanup! Then Mommy will give you the dessert!

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 142,880

This is definitely a HARD level to crash. Three Stars wasn’t so hard, but getting over the new ‘average’ is frustrating. Using video strat doesn’t get me much over the 130k. I’ve tried a bit higher, a big lower and even just pull and release wild fling. There is no sure way on RP 5-16. I need that ‘random’ luck everyone is chirping about. Love the story crafted by @surfcow! I’ve had a lot of debris gone with 2 birds but Mommy still won’t give me any dessert either! Wwwwwwwaaaaaaahhhhhhh. I want that little doggy from AB RIO Beach Volley to come lick my plate clean!

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 142,880

Ah Ha! I knew the minute that I whined a bit, Mommy would feel sorry for me and let me have the sweet dessert anyway! Sure enough, after I posted the above, I pulled the sling and got a 1-bird 134k+! I love Mommy!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6220 points
By surfcow (@surfcow)Score: 135,120

@gypsybird Very clever getting that canine garbage disposal from AB Rio to make the jump into hyperspace just to help you out on this level. I’m impressed. You are right, the most points you can hope for with two birds is below Leaderboard average — unless I’m on the wrong level. Again. I really need to give up sniffing glue. Hah. Just kidding. Everyone knows I would never give that up; how else would I be so darn ROFLMAO-funny? Seriously, please tell me your secrets to breaking 131,000. Anyone? Do I need to do the Hokey Pokey? And what is the deal with Top Scores and temporary amnesia? I’m not complaining because the infamous Finnish Mind Melt has hypnotized me once or twice after I posted surprisingly high scores. “Wow, 12,000 points higher than my previous score! Wait, how did that happen? Hmmm, I remember eating corn flakes for breakfast, but after that it’s all one big blur. Oh those Rovio game developers in Finland must be up to their subliminal tomfoolery again!” Aloha. P.S. Kids, do not sniff glue. Ever. It will destroy your brain cells faster than @AMslimfordy can recite all the primes numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 142,880

Yeah, I got the idea of the canine from Rio when you wrote the ‘clean your plate Timmy’ composition. I remember being a kid and doing that when I didn’t want to eat the peas (hated those little green goobers back then). Mom caught me once, but didn’t tell dad (Yay Mom!). Seriously, I got the 1 bird destruction by flinging Terence the same as in the video above. I just kept doing it over and over with reset every time until it finally did its job. He has to hit just right through that 1st wood triangle to slide on through to the other tower while pushing debris UP towards both TNT. Sometimes he just gets stalled or stunned (whichever). I did spend a lot of time on this level and finally got it once. TaDa! Now it is your turn oh mighty writer @surfcow! I’m rooting for you!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6220 points
By surfcow (@surfcow)Score: 135,120

It seems your mumbo jumbo @gypsybirc was just enough to wake me from m sub-par slumber — literally. Apparently I nodded off to sleep about 12:57 am, just as I released fling number one. Just as the iPad started to slip from my fingers and plummet off the side of the bed, I awoke to see the aftermath: 104,000 with a single stubborn swine still squealing in what was left of the lower right tower. Second-string Terence mopped up like a star, squeezing and wringing another 20,000 from what seemed like nothing. Can’t emphasize enough how crucial it is to not try too hard on these types of levels. Be the bird. See the Pigs. Close your eyes, take a nap or just do your best Dalai Lama impression. Just don’t over think this game. Otherwise you will lose sleep, brain cells or maybe even your enthusiasm for this most excellent puzzle game. Aloha.

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By Makin Bakin (@dseufert)Score: 136,990

Like 5-14, the “W” factor (whine) seems to work best on this level. Unless someone shares an alternative strategy that is repeatable, it seems the only “S” factor (skill) is being able to launch Terrence eastward! :) Otherwise it seems to be all luck, no skill: mindless. muK :)

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By jbygden (@jbygden)Score: 143,790

I had a lucky shot following the description for the video, getting both crystals and both TNT’s go off on the first bird. Hence the current top score.

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 142,880

Congrats @jbygden! It is really wild how the destruction can be high or low. I’m just grateful I finally got over the average.

By MJ

I can hardly believe it, but I fluked 145,580. a lucky shot with one bird got me 125k, the other two were bonus. I took the screen captures to prove it. :)

Rank: Champion with 3080 points
By LTCStanley (@ltcstanley)Score: 137,870

129900 ugh, my last level to 3-star.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6025 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 140,420

Here you go, party people! PAT fully zoomed in. I must add, this isn’t a guaranteed shot. But it will work if you keep at it.
The lowest piggy in the closest structure holds the key. There are two possible shots.
Smiling Pig Shot – If the pig is smiling, your targeting system can run straight through his nostrils. Move one click down from that point. This is the sweet spot.
Sleeping Pig Shot – If the pig is sleeping, your targeting system, with a little work can run straight through his nostrils. This is the sweet spot.
Results – Big T will cut through the first structure and smash into the second. This will send debris up to the structures with the TnT and hopefully trigger both. Resulting in a chaotic, but beautiful one-birdie.

Rank: Champion with 3895 points
By marc987 (@marc987)Score: 138,700

@rdnzlrips82- Thanks for the “nostrils shot”, it was a wonderful sight watching the one-birdie in action that enabled me to crack the 2.5m barrier on the “Red Planet”.. thx again!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6025 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 140,420

No Thanks necessary, @marc987. I have used your tips on so many other levels, I am just happy I could pay you back a little. :D Especially on the Wreck the Halls levels when they first came out. I always look forward to seeing what you have to say on walkthroughs. It is a pleasure to finally meet you.

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By howie-k (@howie-k)Score: 140,840

Thanks @rdnzlrips82 I was stuck at 130250 just over 3 stars but well below average. I don’t usually look at these post till after I get above average. Your precise descriptions (as always) helped me get 140840 in just 5 tries. Thanks

Rank: Master Slinger with 7230 points
By kpnanny (@kpnanny)Score: 145,510

@rdnzlrips82 I waltzed through that little pig’s nostrils for days… 106, 124, 106, 124… Finally, I assume he sneezed at the correct moment and blew me up near the top. Thanks! I think I’m done with this one now..

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 138,170

@rdnzlrips82 – I found that the nostril shot can work even better if you pop the pig just prior to impact by making Terrance scream. I think it removes just a little bit of the resistance involved in passing through the structure.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6025 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 140,420

@burbman The reduced resistance would definitely help a bit. It amazes me how one little bit of debris can completely make Big T come to a screeching halt. I will have to try this one out again sometime. I know I am supposed to be tearing things up in Space, but I just can’t find my flow. I think it’s because a lot of the levels require zooming out, which doesn’t work well my fat fingers and accuracy.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9285 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 145,020

@burbman and @rdnzlrips82 thanks for both tips they worked perfectly, especially the scream! :)

Rank: Pig Leader with 12270 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 139,850

@sunshine wow nice score! This one’s driving me round the bend – the difference between my lowest 1-bird clear & my highest one was about 40k. Add to that the fact that the sweet spot seems to be right up a pig’s nose, & you know that this is one crazy level. And it’s not every day I get to talk about a “nostril shot” – I think that phrase will stay with me for a while. I’ve improved by a whopping 700 points so I think I need to spare my blood pressure & give this one a rest.
There is another sweet spot lower down, somewhere around the join of the left lower wooden triangle & the horizontal plank it sits on, Terence cuts right through to take out the bottom of the right tower, but the debris tends to drop straight down & not get thrown upwards.
Congrats on your score :)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9285 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 145,020

@karen68 thank. ;) I this is actual the second level with a nostril shot!!! You actual want to be a smidgen below the nostril, and have Terrance scream, so he pops the pig, so you can go through and hit the second tower, just like burbman said. Keep at it!!!! :D

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By spurs01 (@spurs01)Score: 144,950

It took the challenge to get me back to this level. THANK YOU for the nose tip! Took quite a while, but finally a better score. Danke!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6025 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 140,420

Always glad to help anyone that improved on this one. I knew @burbman and I had discussed this here a little bit ago, so I figured I would throw it in for everyone to test the new theories. I didn’t improve at all, but good on those that did!

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By steviebabes (@steviebabes)Score: 130,730

Finally the voice of reason tells me to whack the pig just under his nose… Now why didn’t I think of that obvious answer about two hours ago???

By JuliaKay

Thank you sooo much. I have never spent so much time on one level. After just a few tries using your advice I finally got three stars. I was beginning to think I never would.

Rank: Boss Hog with 12985 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 137,360

WoW! This level makes no sense!!! I was able to get a one birdie countless times (atleast 25)by aiming at the bottom horizontal stone plank. I even got a one birdie with BOTH cyrstals and my highest one bird score was only around 133K…not even above average! I finally got a pretty good score but used a second bird, got both crystal and a score of 137360. My second highest score was also with two birds and both crystals. I still don’t understand how the one birdie that got both crystals scores so low…there was hardly any debris left, strange indeed ;-) I sure hope you slingers keep average in the 134K’s cuz I don’t want to have to come back to this time consuming torture!

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By tigers nana (@tigers-nana)Score: 145,700

Don’t give up AA, I’ve been playing this level for 2 days now, and finally got it by continuing to aim at that horizontal bar!

Rank: Fling King with 4820 points
By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)Score: 132,340

This level is one of the hardest level I played for a long time after so many days I tried and tried and managed to get a one birder and three star this hard as level

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By Majestic Flinger (@ice-bird99)

i agree. it is a hard level, but i finally managed to get three stars.

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By smonard88 (@smonard88)Score: 149,820

Wow – every dog has his day! I don’t think I have another top 20 score on any level of any AB game. I followed Lisa’s suggestion, just trying to get above average. Playing while watching the ball game, I glanced down to see Terrence cut right through the first tower (sweet spot?) and into the second. Debris set off both TNT’s and took out almost everything (including both crystals, most rocks at the top, and almost all the blocks and wood). Do I need to send you guys anything? I realize this is 4K over the current high score, but it’s legit – and unfortunately, total luck.

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By smonard88 (@smonard88)Score: 149,820
Rank: Champion with 3375 points
By dougwo (@dougwo)Score: 141,810

I can’t get past 135k even after hundreds and hundreds of tries. Time for a little whine factor luck I guess.

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By Fleshyskeleton (@fleshyskeleton)Score: 135,810

THIS level is the reason I won’t post RP scores even though I’m positive I’d got three top 5 scores.I tried the bottom-of-first-tower method but it never worked.Getting terence to horizontal block yields great results but I’d never got 1-birders this way-possible?

Rank: Out of this World with 2875 points
By HappyShake (@happyshake)Score: 142,150

Has anyone noticed that both pigs jump and die in the towers when Terence is approaching using his power-cry?
I think that the “sweet”-spot is much wider when there is no pig in the box – hasn’t helped me to a decent score though ;(

Rank: Master Slinger with 7360 points
By bird addict (@bird-addict)Score: 133,460

Very frustrating level. Although fun, there doesn’t seem to be much rhyme or reason to it. I found it doesn’t matter if you go through the top of the left tower or the bottom, your score will be about the same. I even closed my eyes when flinging just to see what kind os score a blind fling would give. I’m happy to report that they were much lower (whew!) Also found I was able to get a 129k score by flinging 1st tb directly at the upper left crystal. Terence bounces from the crystal into the tnt, the debris flies into the two towers (without tnt next to the steam vents), and that debris floats over to set off tnt in the upper right tower before taking out the far right crystal. I wasn’t able to get over 129k with this method and is not consistent. My score of 133k came from one of the times I sent Terrence thru the upper pig in the first tower. Since it doesn’t get me over avg, guess I’ll come back later…maybe

By prairiemain

This was a sly one. The trick is to fire Terence like the video shows, getting him over into the top right TNT. *IF* after a good mix only the two pigs in the right bottom column are left, just wait a few seconds. It may seem like nothing is happening but give it enough time. If the top pig of the two finally rolls over and pops, the bottom pig will soon follow. This was one of the toughest for me in the whole game.

Rank: Fling King with 4485 points
By Lisko (@lisko)Score: 147,210

Noooo, I had forgot this level already! My original score was 132k and after restarting again and again I got lucky and got 1-birder with 138k. I shot the bird towards the wooden triangle (outside the structure) on the left and the building went up and the bird continued hitting the second building. Those lower towers made both TNT’s detonate and the debris took care of the crystals :)

Rank: Fling King with 4485 points
By Lisko (@lisko)Score: 147,210

YAY! I kept trying and finally 147k! I used the same method I told in the post above :D

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By spurs01 (@spurs01)Score: 144,950

Great score! I read how you did it and am impressed. I’m trying it with no luck. Where on that triangle did you hit it? Do you remember? I never remember, but am asking anyway. Congrats on a great score!

Rank: Fling King with 4485 points
By Lisko (@lisko)Score: 147,210

@spurs01 – I can take a screenshot of the trajectory, it might not be the exact but it shows approx. where I hit when I got my highscore. Just a sec and I’ll add the pic :)

Rank: Fling King with 4485 points
By Lisko (@lisko)Score: 147,210

@spurs01 – Okay, here’s the pic: http://angrybir.de/ZJlLBx

Like I said, it might not be the exact spot where I hit, but I can say that it’s veeeerrrryyyy close to it! So keep on trying and you’ll find it. And to get a successful one-birder you also need a huge amount of luck. I kept trying after I got my highscore, but couldn’t get any higher, but I managed to get 146k several times so I believe that in the end, it’s is pretty much repeatable though you need the luck too :D

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9245 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 145,810

I was using the “nostril” approach with mixed results, but found it slowed me down too much lining up the shot. Then I started aiming loosely in that general area and crossed my fingers, then quickly resetting if the fallout didn’t look promising. Twice I managed 140k + scores within an hour of relaxing my aim and leaving the results to luck/fate/karma/….bird gods…..

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By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 137,290

I start from 131K. Made 134K sharp, next long no improve and again fast 137K / 2B. My best 1B was 126k ;(. I see so 1B is a key but not for me today.

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By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 141,590

1 birder like walkthrough, but only 131k. Great for me, but not for all these high scorers I see scattered about.

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