Angry Birds Ham ‘Em High 3 Star Walkthrough Level 12-9

One strategy for Ham ‘em High level 12-9 is to fire Big Brother through the horizontal wooden plank above the first pig. Fire the first Black bird along a similar trajectory, blasting the left side of the second-tallest tower. Launch the last Black bird a little lower, under the overhanging plank and into the base of the tall tower. The score in the video below is 95,250.

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 JC

Any Idea how to get the Treasure chest in this level?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

I think you have to use the Mighty Eagle, but maybe someone else has got it with a lucky shot. Anyone?

By Beryln

I have opened it 3 times. You just get a bomb bird right up next to the cave wall. But it opens and nothing happens. But i didn’t complete the games in which the chest opened though. So maybe you have to do that as well.

Still stuck at 93k points (2 stars) on this evil level

By Abby

So how you managed to get so high ?

By John paul

Hey Bird leader is Mighty eagle available in pc or Other version??

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Not yet, iOS only currently.

By BirdShoes

Ummm… what is the “Mighty Eagle” and how do you get this? This is something new to me.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

The Mighty Eagle is an add-on that is currently only available on iOS devices. Check our our complete explanation here.

By Jon_A

Finally got 3 stars using #2. Got 102.020 =)

By Peter

Hey! I just wanted to say that I have been using your walkthroughs for awhile now. Thanks for doing this! We appreciate it!

I have three stars on all of the new levels except for this one! I also managed to open to the chest with a bomb bird, but I didn’t beat the level that time!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Thanks! You are most welcome.

By TMH

There is a bit of luck involved in this level, I just cleared it using method 2, although the birds hit exactly as in the vid above, it didnt kill all the pigs so had to use the second bomb bird to finish it off, score, 88K. Thios was after I had managed to clear it using method 2 a few goes earlier and got 95,300, that time it only took 2 birds.
Bit strange that the chest opens but nothing else happens.
I cant get any bird near enough to the entrance of the cave to even have a chance at opening it and the tnt at the cave entrance always drops away from it before going off, so I havnt been able to exploit that yet either !
Would love to know how are those who have opened it are managing to get up that high ?

By MJ

I finally managed to open the chest using the eagle – but there was no golden egg in there. Is that right?

By Dan

You can get the chest by sending the red bird over first, and then fire the bomb bird so that it lands on the red bird and bounces off it to the far right, next to the wall and blows up the chest. Pretty pointless though for 500 points!

By Phred

Don’t you need all the treasure chests open to get the treasure chest egg at the end?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Not sure I follow.

By Phred

there are golden eggs w treasure chests on them, wondered if you had to get all the treasure chests in the game to access those?

By Myst~1

Hi all,
i have gotten the 3 stars on Ham `em high all 15 levels but my stars is showing 45/135.
i have the golden egg on this level and the star for the egg. I have no idea why my star score isnt at 135. If any one can help i will be verry happy. Thx in advance;)

By Tamsin

Because there are more episodes to come. 3×15=45

By AT

You finished 15 levels with 3 stars each, for 45 stars. You need to wait for the other two coming soon levels to be released to finish all the 135 stars

By Lynn Marie

Your website is the BEST! I’m getting kudo’s from my friends by sharing your web address to help them get through tough levels. BTW … did you hear Angry Birds may become a Saturday morning cartoon?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Thanks! I’ve heard that they’re making an animated series, but no specifics. Did you have a URL to share? I hope they do their brand justice.

By James

i got the chest today… The trick is to launch the big red bird, as high and far as possible (around 45 degrees) then throw the bomb so that it lands on the red bird, bounces into the wall and manually explode it.

By Klorn

Was stuck at 94100 for the longest time, just used both methods above, both worked but only got me up to 97000, fine tuned my use of method 1 and got up to 101,920! Didn’t bother with the treasure chest, don’t see the point in it.

By SFAnnie

Will you need to have opened it at some point down the road? Someone on this thread said you have to open it to qualify for some treasure chest egg or something. True?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

No, I don’t think it’s required for any reason. Their is a Golden Egg hidden in another treasure chest on level 1-8.

By SFAnnie

AAAAAAAAARGGHHH! Tried bouncing the bomb bird off the red bird, and then exploding it on the cave wall. The most I can get out of that doggone treasure box is for it to jump around a little. Can’t open or explode it! :-( Frustrated…..

By becca boo

please release the new ham em high level…. coming soon is a bit of a porky?!! :)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

It has been released on most platforms. What are you playing Angry Birds on?

By clarny

I am playing an android and it hasn’t been released yet. Anytime time frame for that?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

It has been released for Android (check out this post). You just need to update.

By clarny

I didn’t realize how that worked. Thanks for the information!

By wanda

99760 with two birds! I am so glad, this was my last level on my PC. Now back to my android to finish level 14, FB levels and then RIO. Thanks again for these walkthroughs, they have saved my sanity many times!!

By Miriam

highest score I’ve got is 101840, but didn’t manage to open chest. I used Mighty Eagle and got 100%

By lloyd

How to get the chest

Rank: Pig Leader with 11145 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 99,710

From what we’ve found the chest doesn’t do anything. You can only destroy it with the mighty eagle (iOS only).

By lloyd

Now how u get the mighty eagle?.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11145 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 99,710

If you have an iOS device, you make an in app purchase. If not, you’re out of luck at the moment. And unfortunately, we have no estimated dates on when other devices will see the mighty eagle.

By lesley

I was able to destroy the treasure chest using a bomb bird against the wall. I was lucky enough to land it on top of a piece of wood or the red bird to raise it up high enough to destroy the chest. Nothing happened though and no hidden egg. Prior to that, all my attempts just moved the chest around.

By John

The trick to getting the chest is to bounce a bomb bird off the red one and hit the wall.

By CEEA

Yeah, with #2 i got 104.090 points.
Nice!!! :)

By Moose

I was able to destroy the chest, but no egg came out.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17965 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Yeah, there is no Golden Egg in that chest. For a complete list of all Golden Eggs check out our full walkthrough.

Avatar of steely59Rank: Master Slinger with 6620 points
By steely59 (@steely59)Score: 112,580

Just got a great score by using metod # 1, but everything dropped after the second bird! The trick was to get both bird 1 and 2 deep into the structure and then wait for it to crumble.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8240 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 102,900

The video’s method worked best for me. Somehow, the tower broke down on the second shot, leaving the pig nearest to the inner most TNT intact. The third bird took care of that and cleared out even more debris.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8195 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 108,020

@kartflyer I did the same as you! :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 5565 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 101,400

Me, too @kartflyer! Nice score @sunshine!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7120 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 106,440

Same here. 106k using current video method, three birds. Over time I have tried this method maybe a 1000 plus times to finally get this score.

Avatar of wrw01Rank: Avian Overlord with 18430 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 104,180

1. Big Brother high arc and land under hanging tnt, take out big pig and crack right side vertical wood block
2. Bomb bird aim for same location and take out right side vertical bood block and bird comes to rest again far right vertical wood block against rock. Everything blows, all tnt, just moves the diamonds and chest, etc., scored 99k, 102, and 104k.
3. Bonus bird

Rank: Master Slinger with 5885 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 102,360

Dear @wrw01, it appears the Grasshopper is no longer the student. I used this strat to add 2k to my score. Which as we all know, 2k is 2k. Thanks, friend!

Side Note: Did anyone else notice that some of the comments made by @birdleader on this walkthrough show his traditional avatar, while other comments show the inspiration to one of the new badges?

Rank: Master Slinger with 5335 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 100,080

thank you, @wrw01 I finally broke 100k with this strategy-barely :).

Rank: Master Slinger with 5335 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 100,080

@dnzlrips82, I noticed that different avatars, also. Weird!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9740 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 102,150

This is a good strat, I managed to get the 2nd shot all the way down to rest on top of bottom right TNT, did it in 2 birds but didn’t get enough collateral destuction to even get 3 stars. I have no idea how I got my existing score, I can barely get 3 stars today.
Another tough one!

Avatar of burbmanRank: Master Slinger with 7440 points
By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 103,880

So the ideal score after the first bird is ~8k?? I have gotten quite a bit more, but it blocked that second shot from getting deep enough into the structure. So far stuck at 98k (five fimes) today. Will keep flingin!

Rank: Boss Hog with 12930 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 97,250

I am having sooooo much troubl..I am up to 97k and at a standstill …whhhinneeeeeee…..

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By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

OMG, this level just exploded on reset for me and obliterated EVERYTHING with no birds used! Here are a couple of photos, right after the highscore achieved and when I went back into the level.

http://angrybir.de/Q8tRBk
http://angrybir.de/MXBRCV

Haven’t posted the score yet as even I think it is too high to be believed. Seriously, this is the third time since I updated my device system software on Saturday (Xoom update to Android 4.1.1) that a level has either exploded on reset or right after a screen pause. This can’t be coincidence. I hope my tablet isn’t about to explode itself!

Avatar of HallieGinSBRank: Master Slinger with 7020 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

PS – should have mentioned the score is 138,200!!! This whole experience has me completely flustered.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6130 points
By Chicadee (@chicadee)Score: 101,570

Oooh! I’m not surprised, I’d be freaked out too. I admire your honesty in saying how you achieved the score and for not actually posting the score to the Leaderboards. I hope it gets sorted. Have you contacted Rovio and the device system software suppliers?

Good Luck

cc @birdleader

Avatar of HallieGinSBRank: Master Slinger with 7020 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

@chickadee Thanks for the suggestions. I have submitted a support inquiry to Motorola and will follow up with Rovio as well if warranted. So far everything else on my tablet works fine since the system update so fingers crossed!

Avatar of burbmanRank: Master Slinger with 7440 points
By Burbman (@burbman)Score: 103,880

Congrats!?!?!

Avatar of HallieGinSBRank: Master Slinger with 7020 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

@burbman Thanks. Still haven’t posted the score as I don’t want to create a big ruckus in the nest on today’s challenge. Also, I want to find out if anyone else with this Android system update is experiencing unusual AB events. @amslimfordy Are you aware of any reports of AB instability from others who updated to Android 4.1.1?

By Tim

I’ve been having all sorts of lockups and pixelations and even disappearing planets in AB Space since the upgrade to 4.1.1

Avatar of HallieGinSBRank: Master Slinger with 7020 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

I too was having screen freezes and odd graphics corruption in AB Space. Then, last night I again hit a glitch-induced high score on Cold Cuts 2-22 – another score I have not posted here in the Nest. I posted a comment on the bugs page of this website and will add updated information as I find out more.

Rank: Sling God with 25790 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 100,440

@HallieGinSB : Thank you so much for being so forthcoming and honest about this. I’m not aware of any reported issues with respect to instability of the app and/or Android 4.1.1 compatibility issues. As far as I’m concerned, you are welcome to simply enter your score.

(Perhaps for the sake of keeping a record of it, let’s note your previous high score was 101,350. I do not foresee any issues besides people flagging, but so long as we know about this, there will be no changes.)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8055 points
By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)Score: 107,540

That’s crazy, I probably would have sat there for a minute trying to figure out what just happened lol.

Avatar of HallieGinSBRank: Master Slinger with 7020 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

@thetoddman23 I actually was sitting in my doctors office waiting room playing with the sound muted when it happened. I was still in shock when they called my name, and when they checked my blood pressure, it was noticeably higher than usual. ;) I have a thread on the bugs page which I am updating as I find out more about why I am getting such high scores. I’m not posting the scores here, and actually I’m avoiding playing any levels other than the recently released Space Utopia and bonus levels. On those, I’m just suffering through frequent screen freezes and graphics corruption – no spectacular scores of any kind so far.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8055 points
By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)Score: 107,540

lol that’s funny, hope they are able to figure out the problems people are having on Utopia.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7120 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 106,440

@hallieginsb, Top scores for a number of levels were “accomplished” at least with the aid instability. I do think you should enter your score.

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By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

@bonneypattycat thank you for supporting the posting of my glitch-assisted score. At 138K, my score is more than 20k higher than the current high score. If this score had happened because of level instability that other users have experienced, I would be OK with posting it, but since it is the result of a device-specific glitch that no one else has reported, I just don’t feel right about posting it. I appreciate your sentiments, but this isn’t how I want to earn a top score. ;)

Rank: Master Slinger with 7120 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 106,440

Ah, I see. Do I understand correctly that you are experiencing exceptionally high scores on other levels as well? Very strange!

Avatar of HallieGinSBRank: Master Slinger with 7020 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 101,350

@bonneypattycat yeah, there are a few other scores that I have not posted. Rovio confirmed that there were issues with the os (Jelly Bean) on my Android device (Motorola Xoom) but neither the device manufacturer nor Rovio had an immediate fix. I’ve learned to reset quickly when there are unlikely, spontaneous explosions after level reset or screen pause, as I do not like to have scores on my device that I won’t post on ABN. There is one level in Space for which I have a sore of 2 billion – that one is obviously a game score counter error!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6835 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 105,030

I was just wondering if there was another page on this level or a second video in the past as several of the older comments mention strat #1 and 2 but I see no listing in the comments as such.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7120 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 106,440

@swellD, I was just reading through the comments and was wondering the same! Is strategy #1 the video method? If so, what is #2? Are there comments missing?

@AMslimfordy

Rank: Sling God with 25790 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 100,440

@swellD @bonneypattycat There used to be two videos that were not “owned” by us. We revamped about a year ago and replaced the videos with ABN-official ones.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7120 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 106,440

Thank you for the explanation @AMslimfordy. Hopefully @steely59 can recall for us “method #1″ :)

Avatar of steely59Rank: Master Slinger with 6620 points
By steely59 (@steely59)Score: 112,580

@bonneypattycat Your faith in me and my memory is very touching, thx! I just wish I could deliver but I don’t recall what it was… sorry!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7120 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 106,440

@steely59, thanks for checking in. I probably wouldn’t be able to remember either. ;)

Avatar of WereWolf69Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 100,890

What’s everybody complaining about? This is an easy episode, a walk in the park. Now, episode 2, that was a real headache, I named it Rovio’s Revenge.

Avatar of JackSRank: Master Slinger with 5085 points
By JackS (@spdlives)

not sure…probably has been said…..i got 100K with 2 birds. lob the big guy at about a 45 degree angle. with luck he will just miss the tnt and sink a level after impact. then one bomb bird exactly the same, and boom goes all the dynamite

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By JackS (@spdlives)

are there any levels in HEH that we DON’T hate?

Rank: Master Slinger with 5565 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 101,400

You’re right about that@spdlives. I don’t remember it being this difficult at all. :-/

Avatar of phoeRank: Deputized with 195 points
By phoe (@phoe)

I struggled sooo hard on this level, stuck at 94,580, my frustration only matched by Mighty Hoax 5-16 (platforms + stones + bomb birds), until I managed a rather shoddy attempt at using the strategy in the video, + so finally got my 3 stars. I can’t express just how much I appreciate these videos + how many hours of sitting in corners muttering + sighing that they’ve saved me – thank-you!!

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