Angry Birds Space Red Planet Level 5-18 Walkthrough

Our strategy for Red Planet level 5-18 is to launch Ice Bird south, aiming for the two pigs on the first planet. Then launch Blue Bird on a north of the same planet and split just as it enters the VERY top of the gravity field pushing the lava asteroid down into the satellite. The score in the video below is 112,460.

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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.

We have compiled another video, demonstrating a strategy submitted by @dmsral and expanded upon by @f91jsw. The Ice bird is shot in the same was as the first video, but the Blue birds are fired into the planetoid above the fiery asteroid. It is not incredibly easy to replicate, but the Blue birds can knock the fiery asteroid downward, with the volcano pushing it into the heart of the structure. The score in the video below is 132,980, but it has the potential for a lot more.

Tags: Space Chapter 5
Category: 05. Red Planet, Angry Birds Space, Walkthroughs

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Rank: Shooter with 850 points
By mwryum (@mwryum)Score: 117,010

The strategy is sound, but the second shot is a lot have to do with chances – if that asteroid can’t trigger the “world-ending” detonation, the rest is futile.

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By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 122,120

The original textual walkthrough advised sending the second bird around the south side of the planet and splitting partway around it so that one of the blue birds ricocheted off the top planet and back into the lava asteroid. This is a very hard shot to pull off, and I never quite got it to work, but I think it’s how the top scores were obtained. Hitting the asteroid squarely from the top would send it much more directly into the middle of the structure and cause a lot more damage, and would probably take out all of the pigs, leaving four birds unused.

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By aleksch (@aleksch)Score: 147,530

Top score at this moment. Ice bird as video. I sent BB south on slightly lower trajectory than Ice Bird and split very early almost as soon as it enters gravity field. One blue bird bounced from the top planet and pushed fire asteroid down and in the middle of the right structure destroying most of it and killing all the pigs.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5130 points
By Nest Egg (@nest-egg)Score: 151,660

Two birds for me. First like video, second a late split at the fireball and it fell towards the center of the remaining structure. Took out everything. Lots of debris left.

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By dmsral (@dmsral)Score: 145,610

I’ve aimed the 2nd bird over the lava asteroid and a couple of times had a bird bounce back from the upper asteroid and nudge the lava asteroid back towards the volcano, which then pushes it into the middle of the structure. Not sure exactly where to hit for the bounceback yet. Just under 120k but definitely much more available.

By Liam

The ‘bounce back’ comes from a split bird bouncing off of the upper orb into the lava rock. It happens but I’m not sure it is all that repeatable, even with practice.

By Liam

See AustinRHL’s post above. This works, it is NOT consistent, and the split of the b/b is critical to get the ;’bounce’ needed to push the lava rock. THe next trick (by that I mean luck) comes with getting the planet pigs, AND enough destruction for a high score.

I achieved a 139080 with the south b/b ‘bounce’ ploy.

By Liam

I have a screenshot of the score if it is needed as proof.
http://www.bild.me/bild.php?file=5710811Space-RedPlanet_5-18_score.jpg

By Liam

This is another level does nto wait or all destruction before counting it up. That 139K would be over 140K if not for the way Rovio lets it’s impatience show!

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By dmsral (@dmsral)Score: 145,610

I’m getting repeatable results by aiming at the angle on right side of the flat part of the asteroid and with a very late split. Up to 133,500, someone should crack 140k pretty soon.

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By dmsral (@dmsral)Score: 145,610

145610 with 3. It was 103K with a pig left after 2 so 148K looks possible. The trick seems to be having two small birds hit the lava asteroid, which gives it an extra little nudge for better destruction potential.

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By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 122,120

Thank you so much, @dmsral! This strategy works exceptionally well, and is far easier than trying to go around from the south.

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By dmsral (@dmsral)Score: 145,610

Thanks @AustinRHL! A lucky accident that turned out to be a strategy. Just did 145k with 2. I think 150k is possible.

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By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 151,650

Thanks for the strat

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By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 151,650

And still a lot of debris left

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 151,980

This is the way I approached the level as well. Many times not all the pigs die with the second bird, but when they do, the scores are amazing!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9345 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 151,330

@burbman very nice score!! Congrats!!!! Mocha????? ;)

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 151,980

Thank You! I think the triple mocha I was drinking at the time might have helped, but nothing is as good as an original @sunshine mocha!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9345 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 151,330

@burbman Cheers!!!!! ; D

By Liam

125140 – two birds. I got lucky with the b/b’s and the lava rock getting the planet pigs. More destruction would be nice however.

By Liam

Got more destruction. – 129290 – Now if those crystals will go, it will go to around 136 to 140K.

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By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 138,100

I found this comment thread a bit confusing so let me just sum the present state of the art:

@dmsral has presented the most repeatable high-score strategy (135k+ scores). First bird as in video. Second bird, aim for the top asteroid (the one without a gravitational field). On that asteroid there is a rocky outcrop on the SW part, facing the lavasteroid. It has a flat part which goes from NW to SE, and at the SE end there is a small “triangle.” Aim at the point where “triangle” connects with the flat part. Split at the last second. The angle created by the rock will cause the three blue birds to bounce back and “focus” in the direction of the lavasteriod. At least one of them should hit the lavasteroid and cause it to fall into the gravitational field, and then immediately it gets caught by the gas jet and crashes into the structure.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8485 points
By josephine (@josephine)Score: 114,290

Thank you so much for the ‘translation’. It helped me ‘improve’from 87K to 96K. I think this level hates me or maybe it’s a conspiracy (pigs ├índ birds). But I’ll keep working on a better score to post, hopefully I will achieve this before the end of this year…..

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By dmsral (@dmsral)Score: 145,610

Much better than my explanation! Thanks!

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By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 151,980

Just found this strat on my own. Bounce off the upper asteroid can be a little tricky, if split too soon, bluebirds crash into each other and do not hit lavasteroid.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18665 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 147,920

@dmsral @f91jsw — Thanks! This helped me get above average; still have a ways to improve. But I think this really is the way to go.

Rank: Explosive with 2330 points
By dark cloud (@dark-cloud)Score: 145,300

Thanks for the clear explanation @f91jsw. I was able to improve to 135k with 3 birds but there’s still more work to be done. The score sure varies widely on this level!

Rank: Well Traveled with 1675 points
By SuicideSolution (@suicidesolution)Score: 148,750

@dmsral: GREAT STRATEGY! I too was a little confused at first. Once I figured it out with a little help from @f91jsw I was able to improve my score dramatically! Got 139K first time with 3 birds, then a bunch of failures, and finally #2 score (for a brief time I am sure). Thanks a bunch!

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 146,320

Thank you, @dmsral and @f91jsw. It’s been a long time since I struggled so hard to figure out how to complete a level. This one truly had me stumped!

Just one little clarification that might help some people. In @f91jsw‘s explanation, it says aim the second bird at the “top asteroid.” I think of asteroids as the boulders that we see in Space, and it took me a few minutes to figure out that this isn’t what is meant. It’s the top planet (planetoid?) instead. Of course, this was probably obvious to everyone but me. (I would have been even more confused if there was a space boulder/asteroid in the level!)

I still haven’t been able to get a great score with one bird, but I will come back to this at some point. My score of 137,790 was with two birds. I found that if the only pigs remaining are in the right (southeast) part of the structure, I could pick up quite a few points by shooting over the lower planet, and going for the debris/pigs/crystal.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 146,320

I meant to say, “I haven’t been able to get a great score with TWO birds,” not one. A one birder isn’t possible, obviously.

However, I did just get a great score with two birds. It took a while, but it improved my score by about 9K.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13265 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 143,330

Thank you @dmsral for the great alternative strat! A big thanks to @f91jsw also for the great clarification! I must admit I was not quit understanding the original instructions, lol…but reading back now it is perfectly clear and nice job on finding the right spot on the top planet dmsral. This great strat improved my score from 127400 with three birds to 143330 with two birds and a cyrstal ;-)

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By bikkit (@bikkit)Score: 150,450

Awesome, I was languishing with a score of 118k until as a result of the Daily Challenge on 22nd Sept I revisited this level and saw these superb strategies. Now up to 150k+!

Not sure if the background is the same on all platforms, but on Android at least there are some “guide stars” that help aiming for the second shot. About 1 o’clock from the sling planetoid are two bright stars like a colon. Just to the right of theseare two fainter stars, one level with the colon and the other a tad lower. Bisecting these fainter stars seems to direct bb to the sweet spot as described so eloquently by @f91jsw.

Happy flinging guys!

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By bikkit (@bikkit)Score: 150,450

…should have mentioned that these guide stars are in those positions at full zoom…

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9345 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 151,330

There are so many helpful strats, tips, and scores!! Thanks to everyone who has posted, you are all fabulous members of ‘The Nest’ !! @bikkit your guiding stars helped greatly!! Thanks :)

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By waimea (@waimea)Score: 145,690

Wow on the score @bikkit! I can confirm that the PC platform star configuration is different. In full zoom out, I use the second star out from 9 o’clock (the bright one), setting the wrist of the fling hand just on the top). Splitting at the very last second is essential. Hope this helps PCer’s at least.

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By waimea (@waimea)Score: 145,690

Sorry, forgot to add, bikkit’s stars put my bird right smack into the first planet, zoom in or out. (;

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By bikkit (@bikkit)Score: 150,450

ooops, sorry about that @waimea! But I’m pleased to see you’ve got a great score yourself. I’m beginning to think I handed out some dodgy advice regarding the guide stars, I hope not. They still are working for me and I’ve had a few more 140K+ scores, but perhaps I have a singularly wobbly flinging thumb!

Rank: Boss Hog with 12595 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 140,500

@bikkit, thank you for the aiming tips, I presume you meant fully zoomed in. Those stars are there on ipad, & very helpful, I found that aiming just a smidgen below centre when bisecting the stars gave me the best chance of success.
But I’m trying to see if there are some nuances to this that I’m missing, do 1 or 2 of the blues go in ahead of the lava bomb to sort of pave the way – a lot of the time it seemed to explode before making full contact with the structure, causing not nearly enough damage. Most of the time the bottom part barely moved. Took me about 90 mins just to get above average. And this level sure does showcase my wobbly flinging finger. Excellent score, congrats!

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By bikkit (@bikkit)Score: 150,450

@karen68, I’ve had several 140k+ scores now, and the common factor (apart from a GREAT deal of luck!) is that 2 blue birds hit the lava thingy. This seems to give impetus and push it a bit further into the wind and so it pops out lower and the bottom is in the firing line. I think (don’t hold me to this!) that the 3rd blue bird trickles round towards the top crystal cluster. It’s all a bit random as to where the lava asteroidlets (sorry, stretching the language to breaking point here!) decide to explode.

Happy (wobbly) flinging, whether with finger, thumb or nose…

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By bikkit (@bikkit)Score: 150,450

… and yes, fully zoomed IN!

Rank: Sling God with 28780 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 132,980

I will be uploading have uploaded a new video of the @dmsral / @f91jsw method in a few minutes.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8275 points
By scooter (@scooter)Score: 151,010

Kept trying the strategy by @dmsral and read the clarification by @f91jsw (although I am geographically challenged) and finally found the right spot for bbs. The lava rock took it from there.

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By Lugnite

Have worked on this one for a while. Can’t get over 119k. Is there a “bounce” video out there?

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By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 147,010

I had worked pretty hard on this level not too long ago so when I saw it was the challenge level I wasn’t too hopeful that I would improve. I had an OK score in the mid 130’s but I gave it a try anyway. I remembered where to aim, so that wasn’t a problem. In just a few tries I got a score of 141,000 and I thought I might as well quit but thought what the heck, tried once more, and got 147,000. I did it using two shots that are almost identical. This is probably the same as the strat from @aleksch but with a different explanation of when to activate the second bird. The first ice bird just like the video. The second bird either in the same path, or just slightly farther from the planet. (If you aim the first shot at the pig’s eye, you want the second shot to be
just a little farther from the planet.) Activate when the bird is just over or maybe slightly past the left or left middle “nub” that remains in the debris from the first bird. Using this spot I have been able to bounce off the top planet and hit the asteroid fairly consistently.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9710 points
By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)Score: 143,250

I’ve been playing this level in my dreams for days. My first three stars score was around 112k way too much below average. I checked for comments to see what I was doing wrong, obviously aiming and spliting bird no.2.
Once, while I was watching TV i managed to have 105 after two birds and only mustache pig left which (of course) I clumsely missed with bird no.3 and my chances for good score was ruined. I asked for helping hand at Bloated Pig forum thread. Luckily this level was chosen to be daily challange and here I get even more explanation where to split blue bird. I got 133 after seeng video 2. This morning finally i got above 140k, unfortunately both crystals stayed, so I am not finished with this level but I am happy with score.

This level rules!

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By annach (@annach)Score: 144,760

I can relate to that. I have played this level so many times, but I am still not satisfied and can’t stop getting back to it. Though I improved my score many times, up to 144K during the challenge, I am still trying for a higher score. Several times I had a score of 102-105K after the second bird and one pig still alive (which means that if it was killed I would have 147-150K), and this potential is driving me nuts. It feels like I am chasing a mirage, because when all pigs are actually killed the score is usually much lower. Oh well, will try some more. :)

Rank: DaBomb with 270 points
By pthrngrllksbrds (@pthrngrllksbrds)Score: 98,870

Great advice. Having problems pulling either off myself. I keep leaving the bunch south on the second planet. Still I was never able to get any stars on this level (had to use a Mighty Eagle to pass to the other levels). So I am grateful that I can finally put down a score. I’ll keep trying. :)

Rank: Fling King with 4790 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 152,580

I’ve got the new high score with 152,580 so I am a happy guy. Used the second video strategy and got some dumb luck. Incidentally, you can 3 star this one with 4 birds if you wind up like I often did with two separated piggies after the second shot.

Rank: Shooter with 880 points
By abbagrace (@abbagrace)

I have problems with many levels. I play on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and can’t seem to get any power when flinging. Most times aiming the birds is a joke because at the last second the aim jumps. There’s some kind of grid which controls where I can aim, and I can’t get good results.
I’ve tried every strategy on this level with no joy.
HELP!

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By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 143,030

FWIW, split BB about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from wall, it keeps them together as one pile, which pushes the lavasteroid further south.

By kiferine

Craziest thing… After trying many times, I thought, maybe if I turned my device upside down it would be easier to visualize. Followed the second video and got 148790. This is my first time posting anything, but I was amazed. Never do that well.

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