Angry Birds Star Wars Death Star Level 2-8 Walkthrough

Our strategy for Angry Birds Star Wars Death Star level 2-8 is to fire Luke into the large stone square in the middle of debris. Don’t use the lightsaber until after impact, as you don’t want to cause too much damage to this block. Fire a Blue bird into the northern remaining debris, popping all pigs besides perhaps the one with the laser blaster. If he survived, crush him with the southern debris.

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.

Tags: Star Wars Chapter 2
Category: 02. Death Star, Angry Birds Star Wars, Walkthroughs

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Profile photo of f91jswRank: Master Slinger with 6405 points
By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 64,900

I used two birds: first bird to the upper part of the block field. Use light sabre. This should take care of the pigs on the right side. Then the second bird as in the video.

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By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 64,900

I meant the second bird as the last bird in the video.

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By Barbie (@angry1020gal)

Thank you! Worked perfectly. 64,810

Rank: Deputized with 110 points
By kirefly (@kirefly)Score: 65,060

Thanks! 65,060 with this method

Profile photo of Hidayat1999Rank: Fling King with 4510 points
By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Thanks for sharing this neat-o alternate strategy! Adds up about 6k from my original 3-star score.

Profile photo of Bird TesterRank: Gold Flinger with 8805 points
By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 66,470

2 birdie give me 55.410, 3B – 58.350.

Profile photo of AustinRHLRank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 61,910

I seem to remember one-birding this level when I was first going through the episode, but I can’t quite remember how. Assuming my memory isn’t failing me, I know I left the floating debris essentially untouched as the pig with the laser tilted over and shot all of his comrades to pieces. But no matter what I try, I haven’t been able to replicate this. I have a vague memory of slicing through the two metal blocks, and I have indeed gotten the pig to tilt suggestively when hit obliquely by a broken metal block, but it hasn’t yet tilted steeply enough to take out more than a bit of the structure. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

Rank: Fling King with 4745 points
By Skippy (@skippy)

This is a one-birder. I didn’t use the lightsaber at all. Just aimed at the center of the lowest small block. It should go into the forcefield and bump the bottom of the block under the piggy to shift your fire to the right enough to take out everything. I got 60,520 using this method. Good luck :)

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By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 65,220

Nice idea – it took a few times for me to get it though, as a piece of debris tended to take out the blaster pig before he could shoot up the level.

Rank: Champion with 3005 points
By yrer (@yrer)Score: 61,140

Same here, took several attempts to get the laser pig to properly tip before the debris took it out, when it works one bird got me to 60180, thx for a cool approach.

Profile photo of harmktRank: Master Slinger with 6170 points
By harmkt (@harmkt)Score: 60,550

Thanks @Skippy this worked for me.

Rank: Fling King with 4620 points
By hinarei (@hinarei)Score: 60,900

excellent idea, @Skippy :D bumped my score up nicely using this method, though it does take a little while to dial in. I found taking a touch off full speed pushed the 2-brick block to tilt the blaster pig just enough so there was enough firing time to clear the level before the pig was tonked with the smaller block.

Profile photo of MaiasataraRank: Master Slinger with 5710 points
By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)Score: 70,540

Hi, @skippy and others. I’m not understanding to which block you’re referring when you say “the lowest small block.” Because the lowest (bottom row closest to the gravitational pull) of the small blocks (the single square size) are WAY over to the far right side. Not only would they have no impact on the laser pig but there are several other rows of blocks in the way. If someone could please clarify which block I’m supposed to hit for this one-bird method (that tilts the laser pig) I’d really appreciate it! Thanks and good luck, all!

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By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 61,470

I found the 1-Birder here to be an elusive goal for me today, took 2 Birds and quite a few tries just to 3 star this episode.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5205 points
By JTB (@jtb)Score: 62,870

I found that if I throw Luke towards the northern part of the field and don’t use the light saber he can push enough debris into the atmosphere to cause the right-hand side of the level to be destroyed. I then throw a blue bird to the southern part of the debris field to take care of the blaster-firing pig. Anyway you do it, the trick is to get enough metal to fall so that the ricochets from the blaster will do the bulk of the damage.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 69,090

Yep this was the approach I used too @jtb, couldn’t have explained it better :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 5205 points
By JTB (@jtb)Score: 62,870

@kimmiecv Thanks! I’m glad it helped!

Rank: Out of this World with 2815 points
By Optik (@optik)Score: 70,820

I was able to tilt the pig enough to fire along the ground at the base of the structures. Alas, I got greedy trying to knock blocks down to be shot and wasn’t able to clear the level with the last bird. It did rack up quite a good score, and just goes to show that it IS possible.

Rank: Out of this World with 2815 points
By Optik (@optik)Score: 70,820

High score strat – first bird to upper half of the floating brick, pushing them to the right, then “Holy Laserbeams, Batman!” ten seconds later nothing was left.

Rank: Out of this World with 2815 points
By Optik (@optik)Score: 70,820

I should add that this was not necessarily a fluke, I got at least three more scores after this one that were still higher than the previous #1 for this level.

Rank: Slinger with 1215 points
By 13urnout (@13urnout)Score: 69,560

I have tried that several times but my high score has topped so far at 65 k I have no doubt that 70k + is possible though. The nice thing about your trick is that even if you don’t annihilate the level with the first bird you can use the second to push more debri into the atmosphere and take care of the rest, I got a 64k score that way. Another thing I found out just cause I wanted to try an do it is if you aim at the 2 smaller bricks at the bottom of the pile and cut through them after you launch you can turn shooter pig into a rocking chair of chaos, that was worth a 60k score the one time I nailed it. This is the most fun level so far on this series IMO, multiple ways to finish.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15930 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 67,640

This is how i got my score thanks @optik @13urnout i did use 2 birds, also with suggestion from @casey&amy to destroy the 2 blocks on the way:)

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By Casey&Amy

63,490
one birder
Throw the bird aiming for the right upper floating blocks as other comments suggested but needed to use light saber to destroy the two floating blocks (one ice square, one metal square) that block the path. Opened the saber before i hit them. Lots of ice on the planet and floating pieces remained but got lucky with a one birder. Going to try keep trying for a higher score with a two bird throw. :)

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By Casey&Amy

63,830 with two birds
Threw first as I said before and broke the two blocks. Killed everything but the shooting pig and shot the second bird as the first comment said (like the third bird throw in the video walk through.) Broke the blue bird late and the big metal block landed on the shooting pig.

Rank: Fling King with 4200 points
By ABcrazy (@abcrazy)Score: 71,360

Two birds, yes. And timing with the lasers. I aimed for the top right corner of the longer floating metal block around the mid to upper grouping. Released about when the next round of shots went off. Sliced light saber to clear metal & ice block out of the way. Cleared all but the left planet side. Second shot, generally downward and split to hit as much as possible to drop down & destroy.

Rank: Fling King with 4200 points
By ABcrazy (@abcrazy)Score: 71,360

With two birds I got 69,870. With 1 I got 71,360.

Rank: Explosive with 2320 points
By dark cloud (@dark-cloud)Score: 67,380

Thanks C&A. This seemed to work the best for me. Did it exactly like you said for a 2-birder of 64,430.

Rank: DaBomb with 325 points
By Judge D (@judge-d)Score: 66,880

Seems to be the most efficient way to get +62k. Tried that method only a few times to get 63,980.

Rank: DaBomb with 325 points
By Judge D (@judge-d)Score: 66,880

Just tried one more time and get 66,880 with one bird

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By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 72,140

casey&amy, I am late with my reaction as I now playing this level to get decent scores. Your strat is perfect, get rid of the blocking cubes and push the larger items to the planet and in the laser beam. Thanks.

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By BurdTurd (@burdturd)

70,270 with this method, thanks

Rank: Fling King with 4265 points
By Ozzman (@ozzman)Score: 70,040

70,040 using this methodology but got the one-birder and had wiped out all the planet-side glass with ricochets to get this score.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11940 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 71,700

This is the way I got my 69470 with a 2-birder.

For me on Android phone I’d already figured out that aiming for top right pile seemed to be what would work best, but the suggestion by Casey&Amy to open sabre before hitting the small floating blocks is just what I needed for this score. It’s not a Top 10, but for now it’s 28 & considering some of my Death Star scores are in the 300s & 400s on the Leaderboard, I’m happy :-).

It took many tries to not just get last pig but to get enough debris to fall for decent score. I never could get a 1-birder whether I was shooting this way or trying to tilt the “shooting” pig so that lasers would do all the damage.

Thanks all

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By Andy (@andy2510)Score: 73,770

Just got 73770 using 2 birds using this method on today’s challenge! Hardly anything left!!! Very lucky with the laser rebounds!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9305 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 72,330

I used this stat to achieve my #4 Underdog, thanks @casey&amy !

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/sunshine/album/picture/9236/

Rank: Pig Leader with 12335 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 73,080

Great tip to swing at the 2 floating blocks, thank you Casey&Amy! I aim at the line between them or just a hair above, & fling just before the pigtrooper is about to fire his next volley.
Then the 2nd into the lower left, splitting early. The large square metal blocks each add about 2k to the score so they need to be destroyed.

Screenshot – also shows the kind of destruction I tried for after the 1st shot http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/karen68/album/picture/9240/

@sunshine :)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8840 points
By JLZ-666 (@jlz-666)Score: 71,840

Cracking scores girls! @sunsbine @karen68! Congrats on the puppies! Thought I’d give this one a bash again as I was sitting at a poor 61k before challenge. I can’t honestly remember if I had read the above strat back in 2012 but that’s the way I came in flinging tonight. Whether your tip of releasing just before the lasers fired worked or not Karen (the scores varied wildly),I finally got a sweet 35k! Unfortunately I blew the 2nd shot :( I’m missing a pooch by 250 flingin,flappin,fekkin points but sadly dinner has arrived so that’s my lot for today’s challenge. I’m happy I sneaked into the nest and gained 10k though ;)!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8840 points
By JLZ-666 (@jlz-666)Score: 71,840

Subshine???? Sorry @sunshine I’ve got you polishing the Navy’s hard wear!!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8840 points
By JLZ-666 (@jlz-666)Score: 71,840

Oh good grief it’s been a long,tiring day at work! I didn’t even call you subshine @sunshine! *note to self* “don’t fling and write on an empty tummy” ;D

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9305 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 72,330

@jlz-666 you must come back and fling a bit after your tummy is happy!!! You need a new puppy! ;) I think I will name this now windwalker or honesty because of @windwalker earlier post. Cheers! ;D

Rank: Pig Leader with 12335 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 73,080

@jlz-666 I can’t count the number of times I messed up that 2nd shot after a great 1st one. But hey, 10k improvement! Nice flinging :)
I love it…. Subshine? Sunsbine? Sounds like the end of a looong day for you. Hope you’ve got your feet up with a happy tummy by now. :D

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By bomb bird (@spongebob)

Fantastic strat @Karen68, improved my score by 8k. Thank you

Profile photo of alekschRank: Gold Flinger with 7795 points
By aleksch (@aleksch)Score: 72,750

I used same strategy as Casey&Amy with two birds.
@sunshine here is screenshot for the Underdog http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/aleksch/album/picture/9249/

Profile photo of wRmRank: Master Slinger with 5320 points
By wRm (@wrm39)Score: 73,870

I used the same strategy like any other underdog winner. But what really helped me were @comex666 excellent tips and screenshots. I’ve played the level a little further and even improved my underdog score several times.

@amslimfordy @sunshine Maybe and hopefully it’s not too late for an underdog badge. I had technical problems with my phone, next time I’ll post earlier.

ABSW Death Star 2-8

Rank: Master Slinger with 7390 points
By bird addict (@bird-addict)Score: 63,750

1-bird: Luke to upper field to push floating blocks into gravity field. I aimed him into the gap in the blocks. Did not use the saber. Laser ricocheted until all pigs, including the shooter were dead. Wish I could give a more precise target but I wasn’t aiming at a target as this was the first time I had tried aiming into the gap. That Death Star is getting closer and closer…

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15930 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 67,640

Ty @bird-addict took me a bit..but i finally got above average:) i also mixed advice from @Casey & Amy with breaking that floating block so thank you both/all…:)

Rank: Slinger with 1215 points
By 13urnout (@13urnout)Score: 69,560

1- bird 65640. 2- bird 65400 this one has so many possible variations your score will just be based on how much time you spend finding the different ways to kill pigs here. I will definitely come back an chase that 70k though.

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By Samthered (@samuelredbird)

2 birder. First i fired Luke above the ice and stone barriers. I did this at a time when I knew Luke could deflect as many lasers as possible (should be just before the second laser is fired). The lasers were thrown back at the pigs on the right and most of them were dead. I then sent the Blue pilots toward the shooting pig and split halfway. (Note: if the Rebel pilots have their advanced ability [which is a stronger impact] then this works much better). The stone rained down on the planet killing the remaining pigs.

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By windwalker (@windwalker)Score: 69,040

Have removed my score as it was entered in wrong place, my apologies.

Rank: Sling God with 28535 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 62,650

Thanks @windwalker for your honesty.

Note that the score-to-beat for Underdog is 72,180 by annach.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9305 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 72,330

@andy2510 @comex666 @liontooth don’t forget your screenshots and strats for those new puppies!!!!! ;D

Rank: Out of this World with 2840 points
By löwenzahn (@liontooth)Score: 73,620

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/liontooth/album/picture/9234/

I got a puppie from a different level and strat.
My score results in the strats posted before, so i have nothing new to add to theses…but, if you like…

– aim through upper left most ice-metal combination
– saber Luke before he hits
– the blue birds, early split, aiming for the middle point of the debris, that was untouched by Luke

Scores differ from under 60k to my lucky 70k+

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By Andy (@andy2510)Score: 73,770

Now that’s a surprise!! I didn’t expect that!! Here’s my screen shot with the score (http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/andy2510/album/picture/9242/) and I’ve already commented on the strategy used (the Case&Amy one above – @sunshine replied to it!)

With that and the lovely weather we’ve got in the UK today it’s been a really good day today!

BTW what happened to the 75k score?

Rank: Pig Leader with 11940 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 71,700

I love your honesty @windwalker !!!

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By windwalker (@windwalker)Score: 69,040

Ty @amslimfordy and @justpast40. Not sure quite how it happened I’m afraid the years are starting to catch up lol

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By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 74,290
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By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 74,290

first shoot a little bit over the ice (see the picture)
destroy the metal. Luke hit the other, timing is important.
i send luke, when the three shoots turn over on the big metal-block.
between 32k and 35k.
second shoot direction glas, split immediately, many metal-blocks go down

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By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)Score: 70,540

Thanks @comex666 for the screen shots and the recommendation to use the saber on the floating block. It sends MUCH more debris showering down into the path of the lasers. Also splitting blue birds earlier. I’m not over 70k yet but you helped me increase my score by several thousand! I’ll keep at it. Good luck, all!

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By Annifrid (@annifrid)Score: 71,050

Thanks @comex666 for those screenshots, helped me quite a bit :)

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By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 74,290

i like to help
have a nice day and have fun
@annifrid

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By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 74,290

the first shoot is a one-birder if u don`t find the right point…not enough points…good luck!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5520 points
By Hoy49 (@hoy49)Score: 74,390

When I saw that the high score had changed I had to try again. I used the method of shooting at the double ice/metal block and used the sabre before hitting. I had 34k after the first shot. I sent the blues at the remaining debris and split right away. screen shot in my album. @sunshine @amslimfordy

Profile photo of meanguyRank: Gold Flinger with 8140 points
By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 73,060

I just scored 73,060 using the two screenshots of @comex666 for guidance. Thanks to all for who posted strategies. The first shot is like everyone says, aim for the ice/concrete block combo, using lightsabre just before contact. Second shot is trickier. I tried splitting blue birds right out of slingshot & slightly past slingshot. For this score, I split just after I released the bird. The secret to a good score seems to be to get the bluebirds to move as much stuff as possible toward the lazer pig. Happy flinging !!

@amslimfordy & @sunshine , my screenshot;
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/meanguy/album/picture/9251/

By MacMac

I wonder : if you play this level before playing Level 1-9, does Luke get his lightsaber ?
I can’t try anymore as I’ve already started Moon of Endor :(
But i’d like to try to 3-star the game without upgraded birds, if possible.

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