Angry Birds Ham ‘Em High 3 Star Walkthrough Level 13-9

One strategy for Ham ‘em High level 13-9 is to fire the Yellow bird straight ahead, through the criss-crossed wooden planks and breaking one wooden block in the main structure. Use a White bird and Red bird to detonate the TNT on the left side, bringing the whole structure down. A second TNT detonation will yield nice bonus points. The score in the video below is 79,680.

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Tags: Chapter 13
Category: 05. Ham 'Em High, Angry Birds, Walkthroughs

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By L.A.W.

I did almost exactly what you did, cleared with the same number of birds, and got 75220. It only gave me 2 stars. WTH?

By breeannah

Exactly the same with me but I figured that out without even looking at this video. But I got 75290 -__-

By L.A.W.

Next try, I flung the yellow bird like you, then did the white and managed to clear it. Score: 77150

By Scott Urman

Got 85830 with 2 birds. The bomb bird set off both TNT boxes and got everything in one shot.

By Thomas

90350 :)
2 birds

By NorwegianDude

Did just as on film (but the first bird should get over 6,000) – top score is 90,440.

By TheRobot

Help with mighty eagle on this one, mine seems to be stuck on 99%!

By tricky2k

88590 with only the yellow bird. If you’re lucky enough, breaks the glass block and hits the TNT, and then the structure falls down killing all the pigs

Rank: Master Slinger with 7320 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 89,030

I’ve been able to get yellow bird all the way through to detonate the tnt several times, but the tnt on the right does not get set off. Most of the times the pigs on the right side would get popped but there isn’t enough debris damage or the right half wouldn’t collapse at all so I’d have to use white bird anyways. Did not score better than the two-bird method when both tnt boxes are set off from the white bird.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By iPhonegod (@iphonegod)

This LEVEL IS A PAIN IN THE BUTT I tried this method many times and i failed. I give up

Rank: Fling King with 4770 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 97,810

I too lucked out with a 2 bird kill.. Scored 90,280…

By Ryan

92910, using only one bird… Pull back and DOWN the yellow bird to where it goes back up slightly on the sling shot. Let go, Your arch should go straight up, but only the real short arch. Hit the zoom at the top of the low shooting arc. you will clip the top part of the criss-cross first structure but then break the ice and set off both tnt’s. I tried no less than 1000 other ways and times and finally got this to work.

Rank: Flinger with 5 points
By Jimmy D (@jimmy-d)

Interesting method. Got 85,640 on my 3rd try with it. 1 bird.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 87,510

This method is probably one of the few methods where the slingshot strength is the main factor. Interesting and repeatable strategy. Thanks!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7530 points
By Chicadee (@chicadee)Score: 95,780

Thank you very much for sharing this strategy Ryan. It works for me :)

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 93,580

Hit the glass block with the Yellow Bird many times and could not activate the tnt or just activated the left side tnt.
Modified Ryan’s strategy to where the Yellow Bird hits the end tip of the horizontal wood plank above the glass block, breaks it and then hits the glass block. Each time both tnts activated and produced scores in the 90k range. Gained 15k in points.

Rank: Explosive with 2320 points
By Philsey (@philsey)Score: 89,020

89020 on first try with your method! Thanks. Now for a few more tries to push up the score…

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15515 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 81,880

Wow this is a tough level..I got 78 k with 2 birds following video…tried ryans way but cant get angle right…ohhh angrybirdgods please help….

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15515 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 81,880

Slowly I creep step by step….arghh…120 pts. Below average…here it comes ..block ears..WHINEiiiinnnninnneeeeeeeeeeeee

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By thee-michelle (@thee-michelle)Score: 94,140

I agree! @ryan‘s strategy worked for me! Thanks!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9055 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 98,330

Thank you Ryan! I have never used that very short lob before so it took me a few tries to get the hang of it, but it didn’t take long to get my scores into the 90s once I was proficient with the technique. Can’t wait to try this on other episodes :)

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)Score: 99,060

Took me a while to understand your description, but based on other comments I understood it needed a short arch. This is the way to go once you figure it out. Had around 90k before, improved to 92k to 94k to 99k. Can easily get 92 to 94 regularly, so this is very repeatable.

Rank: Fling King with 4770 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 97,810

Yes this method is very repeatable once you get the low arch release figured out. It really needs to be repeatable because there’s a wide ranch of scores with the completion of a one bird kill. I’ve gotten as low as low 70 K to my high of almost 98 K. I must have one birded this at least 50 times. I figured the average score is mid 80s so be prepared to repeat for those 90s scores. I have 2 tips to share that may help you get that low arch release.

Make sure the arch is low enough. Ryan describes it well above. The top of the arch should be below the control buttons at the top left corner. I like to zoom out about halfway to better view the angles.

Use the top of the crisscross block structure as a site for your release angle. Ryan mentions just clipping the top.. I agree, just clip that little gun site like nub sticking up. The angle will take you the sweet spot at the glass block.

You’ re hoping for a nice slow crumbling collapse to rack up a lot of extra points. Good Luck here, this is a good level to gain some points.

By Steve

1 bird broke the glass and got all the pigs 79905

By Partyinmyhead

Just done it like scott said and got 91.640… :D

By OhForFive

I’ve tried everything on this level and can’t get more that 72000. Running the PC version and my birds just don’t seem to have the penetration power to do any significant damage. I tried the method everyone else has had success with and can’t get the yellow bird to do more than bounce off the glass. Where can I get a power boost for my birds?

Rank: Sling God with 28090 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 83,750

Clicking will trigger a speed boost…

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 79,410

I know that. My birds just don’t seem to have very much power compared to what I see in the samples. I’ve tried this level at least 100 times using a variety of approaches with the same dissatisfactory result.

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 79,410

How about that. Complain about the level and the very next attempt worked…finally.

By albrya

Just got 84,680 with one bird :)

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 79,410

How did you do that? I barely got 3 stars.

By angryzaki

i get 79.780 with just two birds

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By z0z0 (@z0z0)Score: 88,610

A bit similar as @Ryan. Thanks for the good direction.
Aim it high arc to the point it starts to loose strength.
As soon as it starts to fall accelerated it trough the lowest balcony of the main building (instead of the crisscross on Ryan’s strat).
Once it breaks trough it will more often detonated the TNT resulting in collapsing the building in 1 bird since the structure is damaged.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 96,800

Just an observation. On the iPhone version it is quite easy to break the glass structure support on the bottom making it more likely to score high. Not so on the iPad HD version.

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By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 85,410

After a few tries I was able to do a 1-Birder with both TNT’s detonating, but the scores are very disappointing for such a maneuver, only 77980 including the 3 bonus birds. I’ll keep trying, but if anyone else wants to, just send Yellow Bird at a very slight arc through the lattice wood and on to the glass and TNT.

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By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 81,960

2B just 2 pass but repetable. Destroy first structure ANY way. YB will hit main buiding and weaken the walls or open a gap. WB very flat arc or high (but not the same if yout YB was high arced). With good reflex and luck it will be 2B.

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By ubermom

First bird same as video. WB straight into the bottom of the structure without setting bomb off & the TNT did the rest! 79,100

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By asher (@asher)Score: 102,090

The idea here is to launch the first bird at reduced speed so as to enter from the left (and not from the top) in the main structure.

Then you need to accelerate to damage a little the left structure, and touch the wood plank just above the glass block.

With luck, the plank then break and the full structure starts to topple before the explosion of the first TNT box.

The second one will explode shortly after sending debris all around.

It is quite easy to achieve 95k+ with this technique, and then you need some luck to go beyond that.

The pic shows the bird trajectory (and the highscore achieved).
http://angrybir.de/13W9IFg

Hope it helps.

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 79,040

I know this is about 4 months late @asher – but congrats on winning the trophy and for such a fabulous score and great strategy! Thanks for sharing.

I’m not as good at the earlier ABO worlds but I’m back working to at least get over average on this level for today’s Underdog Challenge round. So far I just can’t fling YB at the proper reduced speed and right angle. I’m sure other of our super Nest friends will be able to do this right. YB either does a belly flop for me or still flies up way too high to activate him downward toward the TNT.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11905 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 96,100

@gypsybird I agree, reducing speed is so much easier in Space! Reducing the pull on the sling then sending a shot at a lower angle like in Asher’s screenshot is something I find tough to do on a touchscreen with my finger. Maybe it’s easier to do on a PC with a mouse.
One way to reduce the speed when flinging at a lower angle instead of up is to tap the screen behind the sling instead of actually pulling the sling back. The closer you tap to the slingshot the slower the bird goes, & tapping lower sends the bird high & vice versa. It’s still hard to be precise with your finger, maybe a stylus would make it easier.
I find the slower high arc easier, just waiting for the bird to crawl back up the sling. Don’t know if this helps you at all, but good luck :)

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By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 78,900

This is not a level for those with big fingers!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9055 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 98,330

When I try for reduced speed, I find it easier to pull all the way, then shorten the pull. Still not easy to do!

Profile photo of GypsyBirdRank: Gold Flinger with 8320 points
By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 79,040

Thanks @karen68! Yeah it is especially hard on the smaller phone screens. I did manage to raise my score by about 1k. Wow! hahahaha. I tried a stylus and still couldn’t quite get the right speed with angle. I’ll try the tapping behind the sling as you suggested. I do appreciate your guidance!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7415 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 100,560

Thanks so much for the strat @asher ! And yes @karen68 a stylus makes a reduced pull shot a breeze!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7415 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 100,560

The key here is @asher ‘s strat is that yellow bird does * not * set off the TNT immediately. The best result for me has been when chuck breaks through the board and lands on but does not initially explode the TNT. While the structure starts to shift left, chuck will then roll off the TNT to the right and bounce back left to then explode the TNT. This throws everything out and flat resulting in greater destruction. Easily high 90’s and very, very repeatable if you can manage the short shot.

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By WileE.Bird (@wilee-bird)Score: 93,300

I tried @karen68 ‘s tapping method with some success, but as @swelld says, a stulus is the way to go. I find also that
I need to zoom all the way in to get any consistancy, but
I hate playing zoomed in as it makes me seasick ……or could it be the avian flu???

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17870 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 94,930

@asher, @swellD — Yes, I think a stylus helps, but what would help even more is a really big touch screen. My 94 K was the first time I even got 3* trying this strat, and I don’t intend to try for a higher score.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 98,810

used ryan’s approach to obtain the same angle of entry, by letting the bird creep up until it reaches the fork of the sling, before releasing, activating it shortly after reaching its apex, breaking the wood. while the structure collapses, the bird rolls off the tnt and activates it upon falling down. got many 90k+ scores within little time, with a best score thus far of 98,810, so no need for a mouse or stylus i guess.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9055 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 98,330

@vuelva, I. managed 96k without a stylus on my iPad, but boy it sure is easier with one! I started using a stylus about six months ago. It was weird at first, but very shortly I began to wonder how I did without one for so long.

Today I have two 98k scores, one with Ryan’s shot, and one with @asher‘s (thank you!). I recall trying asher’s method way back, but just could not get it. Today, I did! Not sure which way is more effective, or easier, either way it is a difficult shot to make successfully.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 98,810

interesting. did your scoring improve in general you think, using a stylus?
i only commented to say that i found ryan’s shot way easier (something like 1 in 4 as opposed to 1 in 25) to pull off on a touch device (as also reported by karen68), and that i think it’s equally effective wrt high scoring. although a stylus is more precise, i don’t use/have one, also not for other apps. it’s just that i prefer to touch a touch device. it’s part of the fun for me. (i wonder whether anyone has had plastic surgery to have more pointed/precise flinging fingers (preserving tactile sensation) :-)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9055 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 98,330

@vuelva, I just stumbled on your question regarding the use of a stylus (confession time, I was actively seeking out all your recent posts ;). Yes, I do think using a good stylus has helped my scores, if for no other reason I can play longer (not sure that is a good thing). Before getting the stylus, I would have to use different fingers, so one would not get overly sore. I was also getting pains in the back of my hand. Discomfort aside, I love the small tip of my current stylus, and better visibly with my hand not getting in the way.

For a while I was happy enough with the Bamboo stylus with replaceable rubber tips, but my new favorite is the Lynktec TruGlide PRO with a small microfiber tip. As the name suggests, it glides nice, and has a smaller tip than the Bamboo. Unfortunately, the tips are not replaceable. The TruGlide PRO runs about $25. I am on my second one now, the first one lasted about four months before the tip became too soft and mushy (At first I thought my iPad was malfunctioning), A bit expensive, but I would not want to fling without this stylus.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 98,810

not sure following is a sin, but hope you will be absolved anyway. thanks for the info; will look around for styli. never had problems with sore fingers or hands, but do play with different hands and fingers depending on position on couch, weather etc..

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By txteacher (@txteacher)Score: 82,200

Trying to fling the white bird over any debris from the crisscross structure, yet under the main structure, is a VERY tricky shot! Esp. if you can’t first shave off those little pieces jutting out with the yellow bird. I scored better, 82,200, when I tried this level the first time, months ago. Now that I’m trying to improve my score, I can’t seem to aim or detonate that dang white bird at the precise moment. Oh, Matilda, you are the bane of my gaming existence…

By VG

It’s actually possible to clear level with one shot. What I did is half-cock the catapult at 45 degrees, as the yellow bird launched, slowly, and arced over the first pile of wood with rocks at bottom, I sped up yellow bird and he went right through into the TNT

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