Angry Birds Ham ‘Em High 3 Star Walkthrough Level 12-8

Our strategy for Ham ‘em High level 12-8 is to fire the Red bird through the first horizontal wooden plank, causing the first column to collapse. Next, fire the White bird head-on towards the structure, bombing as late as possible. Pop the last pig by taking out the third column with a Yellow bird. The score in the video below is 59,740, but causing the TNT to detonate via debris will earn you a few extra thousand.

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: Chapter 12
Category: 05. Ham 'Em High, Angry Birds, Walkthroughs
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By Glitch

There is almost like a glitch on this level. What you have to do is throw the fish for the Mighty Eagle on the blocks underneath the platform for the slingshot, and that platform stays in the air.

By Jokubas Beliauskas

The same for me.

By Glitch

Also if you go to level 12-8 there is a glitch if you throw the fish for the eagle onto the slingshot platform, the platform stays up. I just thought it was cool.

By Nathan Smith

Got this with method 2 with 2 birds, for a score of 64930. This website is terrific!

By acroporas

Confirmed that you can complete with 2 birds. 70130

Rank: Fling King with 4320 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 68,390

After reading the 2 bird posts above, I was determined to do this level with 2 shots.. After about 2 hours and countless try’s, I DID do it twice!! Unfortunately I only scored 59K and 60,110 in doing so..

My best method here is a little different from the video’s.. I like to strike the Red bird one board above or the second board up.. A clean setup here provides a good spot to drop the egg bomb with the bird low at the third board level.. This release point usually leaves just the top pig where you can finish him and the TNT with the yellow bird.. The 2 times where I got all the pigs with the second shot, I could not explode the TNT and do enough damage to score high.. My best score here is 62,520…

Rank: Boss Hog with 12950 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv this is the best strat that I have found by. @pjdambra..ty pj;)
Since I lost progress and my phone crashed..old strats and comments have been removed
also lost scores
maybe better to ask for help here directly from those members who have current strats and scores;) also can’t hurt to appeal for help to the high scorer;)
Good luck..srry I couldn’t help..

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9820 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

Th for trying @Kathy it’s much appreciated! Wish I had an @estar vid! I always do better with those! Sigh maybe the whine factor will kick in!!

Rank: Boss Hog with 12950 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv Well silly the ‘whine factor’ can’t kick in unless you whine
let me show ya..Whiiinnneeeee! Try that;)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9820 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

LOL I was whining in BP but it cant hurt to do it here to…… Here goes….maaaaawaaaa I will never get avg on this level….Whiiiiiiinnnnneeeee!!!!! Thank you @Kathy your a true friend!!! I’m sure I will get it now!! :)

Rank: Boss Hog with 12950 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv lol now I am here!! I see you got it, WTG!! Hopefully I can too did you use
@Pjdambra. Strat?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9820 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

I did use his @Kathy and I found this to be the abso most evil level ever in the history of AB! Sorry it took so long, but with all the commotion in BP tonight I only just noticed this post! ;/ my goodness good luck! It took me Weeks!

Rank: Boss Hog with 12950 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv :(. I.have that feeling its gonna take a while….

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9820 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

You may have to use your famous Whine on this one too @Kathy :((. I really had the worst time with this one! Remember I had everyone in BP trying to get me past this horrid level?!! I envoke the whiiiinnnneeee factor for kathy so she can get out of this evil place!! :/

Rank: Boss Hog with 12950 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Pjdambra thanks I got 64480 using your strat..tnt didn’t blow so could be higher …

Rank: Fling King with 4320 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 68,390

@Kathy. Your Welcome Kathy and I want to return the Thank You.. Reading your post allowed me to revisit here after a year and a half. After checking and finding my ranking at 232 I decided to see if I could improve it.. And improve it I did. Now ranked 21 using my method that I had to read up on because I totally forgot about it.

Rank: Boss Hog with 12950 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

Woo hoo @pjdambra WTG!! I too played this don’t know how long its been..but this whole episode looks unfamiliar LOL how soon we forget;) again ty..oooh did you get tnt to blow?

Avatar of hwong0715Rank: Master Slinger with 5575 points
By hwong0715 (@hwong0715)Score: 73,390

this was the strat i used to get #1. and i crushed the #2 place score by 2k. and i knew when the total score was tallied that i was right up there =) here is the video by theatre333 that demonstrates the strat:

http://www.theater333.com/angry-birds/angry-birds-12-8-step-it-up-ii/

in the video he uses 2 birds to get a high score, the difference with me was that i got the TNT to fall.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 63,710

@hwong0715, what score did you get? I see you do not currently have any scores entered, but I seem to remember you having some high scores. Is there a problem with your account?

Avatar of hwong0715Rank: Master Slinger with 5575 points
By hwong0715 (@hwong0715)Score: 73,390

@bonneypattycat, the score i got for this level is 73390 (no PUs).

i deleted all my scores because i use PU’s now. but there are many levels (including this one) that i didn’t use PU’s but i still deleted the score anyways for consistency.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 63,710

@hwong0715, oh I am sorry you deleted your hard-earned scores! If nothing else, they were a good guide, and motivation for others not using powerups.

By birdkiller

Haha, FINALLY beat this with 2 birds. Didn’t get the TNT, but got 62,880 and three stars.

By karen barrios

70,530 with 2 birds, took some time.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8650 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 62,940

Is it even possible to get 3 stars on an Android phone? I’ve cleared the level, but with 1 or 2 stars no matter how many tries.

I think the developers ruined a good thing by creating a level based more on luck than skill.

Rank: Sling God with 25790 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 61,670

It’s absolutely possible. 59k is all you need, but this is a difficult level. Check out both videos above and some of the comments here (especially this comment).

By WS

58040 using method 1. Foo! My last non 3 star level. This one does need luck on one’s side, so keep trying ..

By WS

3 stars with 59180, 2 with 58200. This one does take some luck. Keep trying!

Rank: Flinger with 55 points
By Denniken (@denniken)Score: 62,360

Wait, what am I missing here? I see posts talking about two methods and two videos but I can only seem to find one of them. Where’s the other one? Thanks. :-)

Rank: Sling God with 25790 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 61,670

The videos for Chapter 12 of Ham ‘em High have been replaced by videos created by AngryBirdsNest (instead of videos from other users). Sorry for the confusion.

Rank: Flinger with 55 points
By Denniken (@denniken)Score: 62,360

Oh, I see. There used to be several videos from other users and now there’s just one for each level. I wish you would keep the alternative methods of getting 3 stars though but either way, I definitely appreciate all the vids you’ve made. I ended up finding my own way to solve this one btw and finally got 3 stars.

Rank: Sling God with 25790 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 61,670

Sorry about that. Whenever possible, we would like to keep videos in-house. Again, apologies that the comments are a little less helpful now.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 61,520

If we can find a good alternate method that deviates quite a bit from the existing video (and it’s from a reliable source) we will post it. It’s not so much that we want all the videos to be ours, but every video we add to the page increases the load time quite a bit. That is really the main reason why I prefer to stick to one video walkthrough per page. It’s also nice to see what over strategies users come up with and post on their own. The latter is really the secret sauce (i.e. the best way to get a really high score).

By Rasuli

I came up with a slightly different strategy. I aim red bird to the first top horizontal wooden plank. It pushes all the upper section to the right and detonates TNT, usually killing upper pigs. Then the rest is the same. 59410.

Avatar of DebiRank: Shooter with 935 points
By Debi (@dg123)Score: 62,930

Slightly different strat. Aim for the 3rd horizontal plank – above the pig with the hat. This should clear the way for the white bird to drop the bomb as close to the thick vertical plank next to him, on the same row – it should cause the rows above to collapse, and if not already dead, kill the bottom pig. Most of the time it will also take out the top piggy but not the TNT. Not a high score – low 60k, but at least its 3 stars.

Avatar of wrw01Rank: Avian Overlord with 18430 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 62,260

Have had equal success with hitting the second and third horizontal wood planks from the bottom. Hit the tnt for the present score.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7040 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 62,470

Well, I finally managed to get the third star on this level on my iPad after a 4 hour struggle. Luckily, the feather is far easier to collect. All you need to do is to use the birds to clear the 1st step of the structure platform, then lightly toss the sardine can into the exposed corner. The ME’s angle of attack and natural rebound should take care of the rest, for 100%.

Avatar of AustinRHLRank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 63,950

A couple of tips for slightly higher three-bird scores, using the same strategy as in the video:

1. You actually don’t want all of the debris to fall nicely out of the way on the first shot. If you have a good-sized pile of debris stacked up against the wall of the structure and you drop the egg late enough, you can take almost all of it out while still getting a good collapse. I had 46k at this point when I got my best score.

2. Ignore the TNT on the third shot and just concentrate on getting as much of the remaining structure to fall down as possible. Then cross your fingers and hope that the level doesn’t time out prematurely as it so often does here. I luckily avoided this, allowing me to get nearly 64k.

Avatar of WereWolf69Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 64,050

Another approach to this episode.
1) Launch Red bird same as video, make sure there are no planks on the side covering the top ledge.
2) Launch White bird so he faces the top ledge and glass and lay your egg right before impact, result, all dead pigs and detonated TNT.
Yellow bird = 10000 point bonus.

Avatar of Bird TesterRank: Master Slinger with 6980 points
By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 62,700

First shoot – one flor higher then video. From time to time this cleared low pig too AND made nice step for 2nd finish shoot. I have no time and hart for this levels but it’s possibility to clear TNT with 2nd shoot. I made this, one pig miracoulosly survive.

Rank: Debriefed with 1430 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

As far as I remember (and this high score was set about a year ago) my leading score of over 75,000 was the result of leaving as much to collapse on the second shot as possible and then getting a particularly good clearance to about 71,000. Then, unexpectedly at the last moment, another mini-collapse appeared to occur for no obvious reason and another 4,000 was added on. Even to me, this score looks impossibly high to ever get near again.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 63,710

Thanks for the explanation @desperate-dan, much appreciated :)

BTW, love the name!

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