What Are the Hardest Angry Birds Levels of ALL-TIME? We Want Your Opinion!

How many times have you come close to throwing your phone or tablet against the wall because you just can’t 3-star some nearly-impossible level of Angry Birds?

We’ve all been there. We’ve cursed and screamed and maybe said some unfair things about the level designers — sorry, Rovio (we DO love you guys). But in all fairness, those baldness-inducing levels make Angry Birds so much more fun and rewarding! If every level was easy it wouldn’t be an enjoyable game. It’d be like those grade-school “Olympics” where everyone gets a trophy just for participating. Blah!

So with said, now it’s your turn to let us know what levels you’ve found most difficult to 3-star across any of the Angry Birds apps! To help spur your memory we have picked a few of our favorite challenging levels below.

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AMslimfordy Beach Volley Level 5-11

Angry Birds Rio Beach Volley Level 5-11“This level is actually one of my favorites, but holy smokes was it hard. In the grand scheme of things, this was the first level where ABN specifically uploaded a second walkthrough video, just because we got so many complaints that the existing video was “too hard”. Anyways, long story short, I actually managed 3 stars in under a dozen tries. But just after I succeeded, I knew I could’ve sat there for another couple hours with no such luck.” — @AMslimfordy

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BirdLeader Trick or Treat Level 3-9

Angry-Birds-Halloween-3-9“I replayed Angry Birds Seasons Trick or Treat 3-9 level SO many times before I finally 3-starred it. Interestingly though, I never found it frustrating. When I FINALLY did earn that coveted third star I felt a great sense of accomplishment. Strange I know, but it was very rewarding (unlike, for example, Red’s Mighty Feathers). But then came Trick or Treat 3-10. Ha!” — @BirdLeader

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Sal9 Mighty Hoax Level 4-14

Mighty Hoax Level 4-14“Angry Birds Mighty Hoax Level 4-14 was, and still is, my ‘Nemesis’. It took me about a year or so to finally overcome this level. It requires four very precise shots, with different aims, and 85K points to get three stars! I was stumped … This is the level that lead me to the Nest’s walkthroughs the first time, a very very long time ago. The legendary @Scarbzscope and @Fujitoast made my day (for those who remember them) and restored my sanity.” — @Sal9

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E-Star Abra-Ca-Bacon 2-8

Angry Birds Seasons Abraca Bacon Level 2-8 Image“Angry Birds Seasons Abra-Ca-Bacon Level 2-8 is my going-bonkers-iPad-almost-flying-across-the-room level! I remember sending the Orange Bird all over the place, but the boulders never fell in my favor. More frustrating was to see those immense high scores while not even being able to get 3 stars. When I finally did get 3*’s by luck of the draw … I ran! fast … out of there (luckily my score was above average so I never had to come back).” — @E-Star

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So those are ours. Now let us know what levels raised your blood pressure!

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By nutty28 (@nutty28)

Seasons Greedings 1-17

This level is such a pain, I still haven’t managed 3 stars despite being only 70 points away!!

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Good one @nutty28. 146 comments on that walkthrough page means you were definitely not alone. :)

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By DaBoid (@daboid)

I’m with you. That one sticks in my memory as being really difficult.

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By nutty28 (@nutty28)

This article inspired me to play Seasons Greedings 1-17 (it had been a long time!) and after about 2 hours play I finally achieved 3 stars on this level. And to top it off, my score was above average too!

So thank you ABN for posting this article, it was just what I needed! :-)

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By Hiri (@hiri)

Agree with you.
This level is very tricky!

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By Josm (@josm)

Danger zone, birthday party in abo part 1 are my most difficult episodes as i remember.
And yes, @E-star ‘s circus level is also frustating

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By Jaydee (@jaydee)

@e-star , your notorious level is the one that I despise the most. Strangely enough, Danger Zone 27 isn’t mentioned. DIFFICULT!!!!

By Morph416

Though there are some very challenging levels in the series.. I’d actually have to go with the promotional levels they had a couple years back.

Angry Birds Vuela Tazos Level 6 Pepsi, gets my vote.

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By Red (@james1562)

4-20 Mighty Hoax. Found it hard to 3 star.

Mighty Hoax Level 4-20

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

Level 2-12 of Abra-ca-bacon in AB Seasons, level 1-11 of Moon Festival in AB Seasons and level 35 of Surf And Turf in AB Classic were a real pain in the butt.

Abra-Ca-Bacon Level 2-12

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By E-Star (@e-star)

@mighty-red-1 Haha, Abra-Ca-Bacon Level 2-12 that was my second choice!

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

@e-star This level was so hard to 3-star that I sacrificed a few hours of sleep.

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By Miezko (@miezko)

My vote goes to the first Birdday Party’s level 18-2. For me it was really hard to define the angle how Bubbles should bounce off. <(^^)> —————— (+@+)

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By Josm (@josm)

agree!

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By trishohara (@trishohara)
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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Oh, wow! I totally forgot about this level @trishohara. This ONE took me FOREVER as well. Thanks for the share.

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By TheBlueBacon (@thebluebacon)

Wow . How could I miss this little bully ? Sometimes these levels make me want to email Rovio and tell them to make these levels easier , but it wouldn’t be a challenge anymore would it ?

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By Annem302 (@annem302)

@trishohara, this one gets my vote. I do not know how many times I’ve played it to get a decent score.

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By Joey (@joeyba)

I think I have to agree on this one! took me endless tries before I 3 starred it.

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By RovioMaster (@chiiyuen0109)

This one took me forever too!

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I say Birdday Party Cake 18-12. That level took me over a week…

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

@spacemaster I assume you’re referring to 18-12? (if so, I’ve changed it).

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By Kelani (@kelani)

I’m not sure if it’s difficult, or just has my number, but Rio Blossom River 12 has resisted all my efforts to master it -on two platforms.

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By karen68 (@karen68)
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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Thanks @karen68! I have to say, the Nest community is on fire! These levels are TOUGH TOUGH TOUGH!

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By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

I still haven’t solved Season’s Greedings 1-16. Still stuck at 98K since I don’t know when. It is the only level I haven’t mastered. Space Danger Zone 1-10 and Abra-Ca-Bacon 2-8 were also tough, taking over a year to finally solve.

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By E-Star (@e-star)

@birdmeister Still stuck at Season’s Greedings?? WOW!! I do remember it being a going bonkers level for sure… did you try the strat @rdnzlrips82 which is shown in my video?
It is amazing you still have electronical devices left… after a year trying I think all the devices would have ended up thru windows or walls :p

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By birdMeister (@birdmeister)

@E-Star, yes indeed. I have mastered the first two shots, but the third still eludes me. That means using a fourth bird giving me a score in the low to mid 90s.

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By Hunnybunny... (@hunnybunny)

@E-Star spot on!

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By Keegan

definitely Mighty Hoax Level 4-16. I’m still stuck on that sucker…

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

This one is definitely worth as well! I think my fingers cramped up playing it.

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By f91jsw (@f91jsw)

I had to replay this level, since I also remember it was hard. It’s interesting how we have evolved as a community. Now, I instinctively came up with the same solution as described in the later comments (hitting the third ice block). Funny that no one came up with that in the early days.

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By Hunnybunny... (@hunnybunny)

And my absolute nemesis: ok I three starred it, but a top score Trick or Treat Level 2-12 arrgghhh!

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By E-Star (@e-star)

Whaaaa @Hunnybunny you took me back to a level I indeed never wanted to see again LOL… White bird is not my fav! Great pick!

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

That was back when you could drop the egg at the very last moment. It seem like now you can’t get that close to objects before dropping it

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By Cloaky (@cloaky)

Seasons Greedings 1-16 took me until after the valentines update before I could 3 star it.

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By nacho18 (@nacho18)

I agree : I spent a week to Conquer but : passed I do have pics of that . Really hard level . But really enjoying time too I never forgot .

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By ixan57 (@ixan57)

do not bad at most orginal ab but when it comes to bad piggies most levels dose my head in. is it a just me or anybody get a hangup with a certain episode.

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By angry Bomb bird (@birdpig)
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By Burbman (@burbman)

Summer Pignic 29 – Those glass balls never cooperate!

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By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Red’s Mighty Feathers – 15 DEFINITEY. I took a week to clear it.

Among the normal levels, Level 6 of Wingman Tourney II would count; I literally vomited while playing that one.

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By nacho18 (@nacho18)

I stopped to clear that : I still no passing . I don’t like it this Episode . That’s it.!

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By f91jsw (@f91jsw)

I had made a decision not to three-star all the Red’s Might Feathers levels. But of course I could not resist. Level 15 is probably the only level in the AB series where I had to look at the walkthrough for 3 stars.

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By Joey (@joeyba)

Oh wow how could I forget Red’s Mighty -15.
Took me a month I think before I 3 starred it. Made me shout loud like crazy for a while:)

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By PJng (@pjng)

I never plan to 3 star it.

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By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

@Nacho18, @F91JSW and @PJng — After the update of checkpoint system, it’s been much easier to 3star it; It took me just about 10 minutes today. Just go try!

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By Jaydee (@jaydee)

Red’s Mighty Feathers. The normal levels were ok, BUT I HATE THOSE EGG DEFENDER stupid levels.

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By TheBirdBrain (@thebirdbrain)

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/mine-and-dine-3-star-walkthrough-level-17-7/

Mine and Dine 17-7 gets my vote for a very tough one and is easily the toughest in the Original like the post said. I can’t count you how many times I flubbed the green or yellow bird shot. Not to mention the times you execute both shots perfectly but either the box pig survives or you don’t end up with enough points for 3 stars.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

@TheBirdBrain I almost went with that one!

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

@amslimfordy something that puzzles me: i posted the comment below several days ago, but unlike many comments posted later that do show (on the 2nd and 3rd comments pages), this one is still not visible when not logged in?

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

agree. it’s the only level in ABO i can remember having looked at the walkthrough pages to see whether what i had come up with myself was wrong or not (had been scoring only into the low 120ks, enough for 2 but not 3 stars). as it turned out i was doing everything ok, but ‘just’ hadn’t gotten enough destruction yet, after an hour of play. that being said, it is clear that there can be different things that make a level hard. in this case, the strategy was pretty obvious, but not only was its execution hard (needed precision), it still needed lots of patience.

wrt execution. back then i was just throwing birds without thinking much, which doesn’t give a lot of consistency, consistency much needed in this level to hit both shots. only later have i taken to, e.g., using the slope of the sling (for getting consistency in aiming birds), looking at the background (for when to reverse the boomerang bird), and speeding up the yellow bird immediately. although even after that getting precision just with your eyes and fingers on a tablet is sometimes hard, i find it enjoyable in the same way that training for sports is; you improve by adjusting, start noticing more and more details. (replayed M&D 17-7 a bit just now to check. it still took me a few minutes to adjust again (i don’t keep a record of strategies on top of the comments here at ABN) but after that both shots were easily repeatable and with that getting 3 stars as well.)

wrt patience, i find (partially) self-destructing levels hard to play for the sheer boredom involved; repetition without action (a good reason for looking in such cases for restart sequences to provoke the self-destruction; still it is annoying to play since restarting the game not only is tedious but, on ios, also leads to stopping any music you’re playing at the same time; ABO grabs the sound even if you have switched it off in the game, a bug in my opinion). e.g. i still have not been able to get myself to ‘play’ the 0-bird strategy for Danger Above 6-9. (what’s the fun in waiting for, say, a 1 when throwing a 1000-sided dice; given that it’s fair it will happen; no skill involved.) it’s a good thing that, afaik, waiting for self-destruction is never strictly needed to 3-star a level.

wrt strategy finding, finding the best one is the real fun part of the game to me, so the harder the better! e.g. it was very satisfying, for me, to think of the 1-bird strategy for AB Free Level 15-3, despite that (or because of?) after thinking of it it took a solid day of flinging before i got it to work only once. i don’t recall a level where a 3-star strategy was really hard to find except for M&D level 17-4, which needs the reverse boomerang shot; finding the latter took me quite some time but then was a real eye-opener and made me revisit other levels to see whether that shot was useful for them as well.

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By Arth (@arthromod)

Angry Birds Classic Danger Above level 7-11 definitely gets my vote, hours and hours spent on this level…

By Dan

The HORRENDOUS level from Angry Birds Free (now level 7-1) that originally required 118k, but that was borderline impossible. I managed it with exactly 118,000 and then collapsed. The score has been lowered since.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

The above listed levels by the admins are some doozies, but my absolute most hated level is

Angry Birds Seasons Mooncake Festival Level 1-11

I’m sure I have others but that one really sticks in my craw!

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/angry-birds-seasons-mooncake-festival-level-1-11-walkthrough/comment-page-1/#comments

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By justpast40 (@justpast40)

Although I was late to AB & ABN, my nemesis was definitely PE 3-5; in fact it’s really the only horrible level I remember http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/angry-birds-poached-eggs-3-star-walkthrough-level-3-5/

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By f91jsw (@f91jsw)

@justpast40, that was my nemesis as well. Now it’s changed and they made it considerably easier by making the roof of glass instead of stone. I do wonder if would still consider the original level so hard though. There have been a lot of hard levels since.

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By MikeinMont (@mikeinmont)

Seasons Greedings 1-24 drove me nuts. I am still 11k below average. It seemed as if I was the only one out there who was suffering thru it at the time. I am having serious stomach cramps reading this thread. So many of my bad ones are being brought back to me.

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By TheBlueBacon (@thebluebacon)

I’d say all the levels in Bad Piggies were hard , but none stood up like 22-1 . OB is weak against pushing stone from the side , and getting those archs into the crevices drove me nuts . Luckily that didn’t stop me from 3-staring ABO in about a week

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By ixan57 (@ixan57)

yip they bad piggies. thought it was just me (earlier post).went over episode a couple of times, get there but still struggle

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By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

AB Epic counts in, right? Chronicle Cave Burning Plains 5-10 (Inferno Firebug) was a devil to 3star too. Sea Dog with Sugar Rush set was the only solution.

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By Mighty Red (@mighty-red-1)

@dh-kim Yeah, this level was a total nightmare. Luckily, I figured out that luck-dependent strategy with the Sugar Rush set.

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

@E-Star‘s nomination gets my vote but the others are all honorable mentions.

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By dmsral (@dmsral)

Star Wars II levels BR-23 and B3-20 are madding for me. Come to think of it, there are a lot of SWII levels that are pretty tough.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

All the levels the staff has mention do bring back “memories” of being very hard.

I do not have a single level that 3 stars caused a challenge but an entire game of levels-Angry Birds Space Danger Zone. There was something about that game that caused a mental block. It took months to get 3 stars and above average scores. It was all psychological based on color, layout and the game effects in each level but it did cause the tension to mount. Right now I am fidgeting even thinking about it.

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By Just Joan (@just-joan)

I do agree with these choices.Beach Volley 5-11 gives me brain strain just thinking about it!

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