Angry Birds Mine and Dine 3 Star Walkthrough Level 16-4

Mine and Dine level 16-4 is quite challenging. Our strategy is to lob the first Black bird into the gap between the two towers on the left. The resulting explosion will push the towers outward and hopefully cause a lot of damage. Arc the next Black bird into bottom-left triangle of the top tower to cause it to topple leftward. Note that passing the level with only 2 birds does not guarantee 3 stars. More important is the destruction. The score in the video below is 112,310.

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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Category: 06. Mine And Dine, Angry Birds, Walkthroughs

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Rank: Deputized with 125 points
By FlyHi (@flyhi)Score: 115,350

115350 1 bird !!!!! Same as video but everything exploded causing all else to collapse.

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By loox (@loox)Score: 122,090

2 days… Can’t get 3 stars. Personally, this has been the second hardest level of any AB game. (second only to the Halloween level with the slanted towers… Took a month to get 3 stars!)

I love that the level is hard, but I hate it at the same time.

I’m so addicted to AB that it worries me sometimes! To repeat the sentiment posted by others, I really do appreciate this site. With the helpful walkthroughs, comments, and leader boards (with average scores), this is Hands DOWN, best AB site on the web!

Keep up the good work! … It’s much appreciated.

By mrsohdeoh

ditto to all of the above!

By Snowy

Word, I know exactly what you mean… :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6675 points
By Just Joan (@just-joan)Score: 118,720

I know what you are all saying. Seem to gravitate back to the nest here. I have had problems with this level too.
I have been doing this the same way as the video, Then I realized the difference between getting a so-so score and and pretty good one, was how much rubble falls off the low rock in the middle. If it doesn`t fall you can get anywhere from 85,000-103,00. So I kept replaying until the rocks fell better in the middle. Just based on the first blast. I now have 111,700, and I know I can do better, But it seems to be the placement of the first bomb.

Thanks, birdsnest, this is a great place to come. You know what they say,”Birds of the feather, flock together.”

Rank: Sling God with 20460 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 111,820

Thank you everyone. We put a lot of time into keeping this site up, so it’s nice to know that it’s a useful (and fun) tool. I’m hoping to throw in some new features soon that may make it even better. Stay tuned!

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By loox (@loox)Score: 122,090

119950… Easier method.

Bird 1: shoot straght into edge of horizontal stone plank located above the first pig… The big pig in the big miners helmet. It will break through and fall/nestle right next to the big pig. Let it explode and you can do massive damage, yielding 80k easily. For this particular score, it destroyed everything except for the rightmost pig in the high stone tower and I had 92k after this 1st bird! (using the other method I was lucky to reach 90k after all three birds!!!). It only took a 4 or 5 attempts before I got it to destroy all but one pig, so it’s not a rare, or hard to achieve result.

Bird 2: take out right tower like in the video.

Bird 3: 10000 points

Note: 130,000 should be achievable using this method. I messed up because I was so excited after the first bird, I hit the screen by accident, and wasted the second bird. So this score is with bird 2 causing NO damage and using bird 3 for the tower (thus I didn’t get the 10000 bonus).

Profile photo of looxRank: Explosive with 2165 points
By loox (@loox)Score: 122,090

Ok. 122,090.

I did it right this time… But it took like 30 more tries.
92k after first bird. The key is to get the first bird no settle low, either taking the big pig’s place or settling to the right of it… Allowing it to blow up more of the foundation.
2nd bird took out right tower for (I guess) 112090.
+ 10000 for not using 3rd bird.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 120,810

Great suggestion loox! Had the best results with this method, although the destruction caused by the first bird varies by a long range, so jut keep at it. Thanks!

Rank: Fling King with 4725 points
By Tammy91k (@tammy91k)Score: 137,970

Took 3 attempts this way any got it with 2 birds. Almost total destruction, got a score 137970. Many thanks

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16340 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 115,390

Ok @loox what am i missing here…i shot exactly to the stone horizontal plank above helmet head bomb fell right in place of piggie only 20k *scratches head* missing a clue…help please and ty..

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16340 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 115,390

Ooohhh believe it or not!! I was highly in doubt of this strat..which is unusual because i never doubt @loox but sorrry this time i did kinda, not really cuz i kept trying and trying..lo and behold i did it,!! BUT as usual little miss mess up second shot strikes again:(
Thanks loox for the strat..sorrry i had a slight of faith..

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7925 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 114,760

I’ve probably flung bomb bird over 100x’s and even though only 10% of the time the structure collapsed, the score would be a measly 65K at best. Had to use all three birds to get my current score and 3 stars. I’ll be back to try @loox‘s method again when I’m not so frustrated nd try to make at LEAST the average score! Grrrrrr!!!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7075 points
By magsy79 (@magsy79)Score: 124,810

I feel absolutely incapable of doing that much damage in the first prescribed shot. My blocks just don’t fall. Very frustrating. My goal at this point is just to get up to an “average” score.

Rank: Champion with 3875 points
By emider (@emider)Score: 121,020

Same with me. Second structure simply does not collapse leaving me with max. 40K.

Rank: Champion with 3875 points
By emider (@emider)Score: 121,020

Took me couple of days to go over average. Tried loox strat, but never reached anything near. Then I went back to the video strat causing a bit more debris on second shot.

Rank: Flinger with 40 points
By gamerkyp (@gamerkyp)

118270 on fourth try.

It was not difficult to get the high score. What has been hard is to duplicate it.

Dropped the first bomb on top of the left side of the thick horizontal concrete bar of the second structure rather than down between the first and second structure. This caused the concrete blocks to fly to the right, hitting the far right structure, which then collapsed to the left. Second bomb dropped at the base of the first structure. White bird remaining.

By wanda

118130 using this method. When the first bomb bird exploded, just enough debris flew to the right and caused the right structure to collapse. I’m not even trying to duplicate it:). Thanks for the suggestion.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5040 points
By Steinbird (@steinbird)

Tried all day, other methods, no success at 3*. This was the only method that worked for me. First time, out of the gate – 124,930. THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!

By Maria

127160 using 2 birds and A LOT OF LUCK. First one like in the movie above, but it also put down the tower to far right, one pig left (the large pig to far left under the concrete) 2. bird blow up the last pig and a lot of materials around. + 10 000 for the last bird. Think I have tried this level 100 times before getting this score. =)

By robin

This board can kiss my feathers! I can’t even get high score with 50 birds. lol

Rank: Sling God with 28820 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 114,370

Please refrain from writing in all caps. We don’t appreciate being yelled at.

By Ben

Wow, this one took me forever. Definitely one of the harder levels to get three stars in.

I tried loox’s strategy above but could never get more than 50,000 points with my first bird, not nearly enough to get three stars. I finally got it using the same strategy as the video.

I found that the amount of destruction you get with your first bird depends a lot on exactly how it falls. If you go slightly too far to the right and take out both concrete blocks just to the top right of the little pig in the gap, then the right tower will not fall (I guess because the two wood blocks left over just blow up and don’t put enough force on the right tower–whereas if those two concrete blocks are there, they blast to the right and knock down the tower). If you go slightly too far to the left, and the pig doesn’t pop right away, he buffers the explosion, and again the right tower won’t fall. The best situation is if you can get right in the center and pop the little pig before exploding, so you get the optimum blast on both towers. At least, that seemed to get me the most points on a consistent basis. There’s a lot of luck involved on this level.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 125,130

After trying every strat and every other thing I could think of, this level was driving me bonkers! Ben had the right of it and I finally got over avg! Wish I could have made loox’s strat work but that silly big pig rarely popped! Good luck to any who have to do or come back to this one! Def on my not fav list! LOL

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By comicsnut

117,600 with one bird.

Send the first bomb on a very high arc, causing it to land in the little “nook” in the first structure holding a small, spot-light-helmeted pig leaning against a wood piece.

Get the bomb in there, and detonate it. This should send pieces flying in all directions and with a bit of good luck, a concrete block into the wooden structure holding the highest pig, causing him to fall as well.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 119,440

1. Bomb bird arcs (barely touches base of sling) so it hits the right corner of the left most top glass block, breaks its, and lands on the vertical glass block underneath and then the bird and block tip over to the right and bird lands next to the wood vertical block (to its right under the shovel) then explodes. The goal is to get the horizontal stone plank with the shovel in it to go up and hit the far right stone column. This can also be done with a straight line shot of BB coming to rest on the vertical wood column underneath the shovel.
2. Bomb bird land next to the bottom left pig.
3. White bird = bonus
Gained 2k in points.

Rank: Boss Hog with 12640 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 131,650

@wrw01 a huge thank you for this idea, also to @vuelva for his screenshots & detail included with them. I prefer to use the straight ahead shot you mention towards the plank with the shovel attached. I found I could clip the top ice block on the left, which slows the bomb down & tips it towards that plank, or send the bomb very low over the ice on the left to rest on the horizontal stone block beneath the plank. Both methods can produce the same result – enough of an explosion to send debris over to the right tower & knock it down. Sometimes it wasn’t specifically the plank with the shovel, but just the general shower of debris that got it done. My higher scores came when I had 85k+ after the 1st shot.
I used to mock a mockingbirds’s 2nd shot of a lob to the right of the remaining front pig. I had more trouble getting that shot to work, but when it did I got better destruction than just sending the bomb straight to the pig.
Gained 13k in points & am no longer below average, so thank you both :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6520 points
By MikeinMont (@mikeinmont)Score: 125,320

Thanks @wrw01. I went with your straight line shot for the Challenge and it sent my score into the top 10 for the day. I am going to keep dropping it from the top angle to try to crank it up a bit more.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 136,550

136k with two birds.
1st: http://angrybir.de/1886WkE
2nd: http://angrybir.de/1888A5B
final score: http://angrybir.de/1caj8OV

For the 1st, i was following the idea of the 1st bird of
theater333,
combined with that of sending a helmet into one of the crevices of the right tower to destabilise it (cf. item 3 in my first comment on Angry Birds Free Level 7-3). For the 2nd, i noted that the destruction of the 2nd bird of the theater333 video was quite minimal (17k) and that more (20k-30k) could be had by using (almost) the same trajectory as for the 1st (given the right placement of the helmet).

Still, the 1st shot in the theater333 video is amazing and i’ve not been able to replicate it (that is, to take also the right part of the tower down, by letting the horizontal stone plank with the shovel in it bump into that part, as reported in the comment of @wrw01 above), whence my adaptation to employ the helmet instead to take the tower down completely.

Scoring 125k+ is not too difficult using this strategy, but getting 130k+ took a lot of effort (this was my first successful attempt, but a quite successful one at that, so will not play the level again). i’m curious as to how other 130k+ scores have been achieved (the top scorer has already reported her strategy above, but i could not get that to work, however hard i tried).

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 136,550

seeing this is the daily challenge, i just reread my earlier comment above and think it still is adequate (including that i have no inclination to try for more; very tough level; the extra ks are there but to get them… or is a better strategy available?). two minor additions:
– the reference in my comment was to tabflfka73 (the Angry Birds Free Level formerly known as VII-3) but currently the link is wrong: after the last update of Angry Birds Free the level is now known as 15-3 (to go there: the Angry Birds Free leaderboard is not directly available from the Leaderboards menu, but becomes so when clicking on Leaderboards). the point of the reference was that both my strategies for these levels make essential use of a defect of physics engines called tunneling (of helmets into stacks of stones to bring them down; so in principle available in all M&D levels). For those interested read my comments there for more, but anyway it doesn’t change the goal of the 1st bird, which simply is to bring the right tower completely down, be it with theater333’s original shot or the alternative one mentioned in wrw01’s later write-up.
– my reason for tagging the comment as a new strategy (making it appear blue) nonetheless was the alternative 2nd shot. i found it to be a tricky shot, and i was always taking the opportunity to practise it after a partially successful 1st in order not to miss it after a (rare) great 1st (cf. also karen68’s comment).

Rank: Pig Leader with 12430 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 118,160

Phew this is a very tough level & boy is Challenge an apt description. I can’t even imagine the skill (maybe some luck too) needed for mid 130s; I’m just happy to now be above average.

1st shot arc up into the gap landed just next to or on top of little piggie with only moderate destruction. It could have been 75k, but I really think it was around 71k.

2nd shot to front to try to land in front of the bottom pig, but I swear it landed on him & here comes the luck …. the debris to the left also took out the gem, but most importantly, the shovel flew up to the right & literally pierced a stone on the lower part of the upper tower causing it to collapse into the middle leaving an extra 10k for bonus. Initially it looked like the score would only be 113k-114k, but debris continued to fall into the middle racking up a few thousand points.

Rank: Pig Leader with 12430 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 118,160

Well I see I forgot the score above, which was 116550 on my iPad. A few flings later managed to eek out another few thousand for 118160

After the 1st shot I only had 77k.

2nd to far fight upper tower & only a small stone was destroyed & the tower started to wobble, but then stopped. Suddenly a piece of debris from the explosion rained down, hit the tower & the wobble started again. A small smile appeared as the tower oh-so-slowly fell into the middle for another small improvement….so if you’re just trying to improve during this Challenge, anything is possible.

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By Uncle B (@uncle-b)Score: 124,830

@vuelva ~ Thank you for your very interesting observation concerning “tunneling”. I was finally able to see the effect on the shot that yielded my current 124,830 score. This is one of the few times I wish there was a bit more time remaining in the Challenge to keep flinging towards the high score.

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By windwalker (@windwalker)Score: 131,950

thanks @vuelva, hadn’t realised till I read your post how effective the helmet could be, went from 124+ to present score

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By RizDub (@rizdub)Score: 113,090

113,090 with this method.

One tip that helped for me was to try to break each crystal.
What I did was aim the first Bomb through the flag and onto the big boulder at the left of the level. This should get rid of most of the first structure. (Note: you may not destroy the purple crystal at the extreme left of the level).
Get the second Bomb as close as you can to the second crystal and detonate. The second structure should collapse, ideally breaking the purple crystal in the crevice. It helps to be around 85 or 90K at this point (or 100K if all pigs have popped, obviously).
If the Corporal Pig is still intact, aim Matilda so that her egg breaks as much as it can in the crevice, and so that she hits near the bottom of his tower. He should topple into the crevice and break more stone.

It took me a few tries to perfect this strategy, and it still may not work 100% of the time. It’s not so good if you’re competing for the top spot in the leaderboard, but it can help you get 3 stars.

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By gladvold (@gladvold)Score: 130,550

Hi all!
I improved 4k and reached 130k for today’s challenge. I used the general idea from several of the methods above, of destabilising the right tower with debris from hitting the left structure with the first bird.
I can’t see that anyone else did it exactly the way I did it, however, so here we go:
First bird straight to and through the top left ice block, and then hit the vertical wood block below and to the right of it. Detonate as it hits the wood. Hopefully debris, preferably the plank with the spade, hits right tower. Here is a screenshot showing my first shot:
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/gladvold/album/picture/10663/
Second bird should be either straight on to the big helmet pig or a high lob down to the right of it, depending on how things has fallen after first shot.
Here is a screenshot of my second shot:
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/gladvold/album/picture/10664/
As you see, my second shot could have done much better, so I believe this approach has higher potential.
During one attempt, I failed to notice that the big pig was about to pop after the first shot, so I took my time taking a screenshot. The pig popped and I got a one-birder scoring 124k. A good second shot then should have produced many more points, so I guess maybe more than 140k is possible.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 136,550

reading that you had found a new strategy had to try it, but upon playing it quickly discovered that it was in fact not new; see karen68’s (and wrw01’s) comment for the 1st, and that and my own comment saying that for the 2nd instead of going straight (as you did; see wrw01’s comment) a high lob to the right of the pig (through helmet if needed and available) is more effective, in general. trying it again just now quickly got me 130k after a not so great 1st:
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/vuelva/album/picture/10665/
to get 140k+ it’s just :-) a matter of combining such an excellent 2nd with an excellent 100k+ 1st (as in your and my earlier attempt), not easy but feasible i think now! (btw on the angry birds scores website 130k+ 1-bird scores are listed; no strategy though).

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By gladvold (@gladvold)Score: 130,550

@vuelva You are correct. I did skim through the earlier comments before posting, but failed to notice that this first shot was indeed mentioned. I didn’t mark it as an alternate strategy though, and my reason for posting really was to point out the potential here for higher scores, and be encouraging!
Oh, and I wish I had chosen the lob you describe after that first shot in my screenshot :)

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 136,550

yes, it’s a pity as the situation definitely had more potential (but there’s a risk: if you don’t get the roll back to the left the score will be lower). in fact the situation in your picture was the same as in my 130k attempt: the vertical stone on top had moved a bit to the left making the corner to the right of the pig directly reachable, without the need for the tricky roll back (going through a helmet), and in my case the bomb bird did get there directly.

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By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 139,640

Playing the Challenge this afternoon I scored 139,640 points. This was on my android-based Thrive tablet,which meant I had to email a screenshot to my PC to get the photo in my album.
I followed the strategy of @vuelva,using the first shot of theater333. For the second shot,I again used the high lob,trying to go thru the concrete plank where the left-most little miner pig had been. After the first shot,all that remained of him was his hardhat,now upside down. The second Bomb Bird missed the hat,went thru the plank,landed on the horizontal wood piece and rolled left. I let it self detonate. This took out everything,all the way to the slingshot platform. In my screenshot,you can see the arc of the second shot and the absence of debris from the slingshot platform to the middle platform. There was almost nothing left to be destroyed,except the upper right triangular concrete piece & the two vertical concrete pieces above it (they were swaying),that held up the far right flag tower. With those,the score would have been higher,but the level timed out before they could fall.

@sunshine & @Admins, here’s the link;

http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/meanguy/album/picture/10666/

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 136,550

congrats, great score!

had already decided to play for 140k later (after getting 130k quickly today, see above; no time for more this week), but your score already shows it to be realistic so is an extra incentive.

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By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 139,640

@vuelva- Thank you! I’m not giving up either. The blocks under the tower were moving when this level timed out, they could push the score to 140k.

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By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 133,200

Scores are all over the place on this level. Using @vuelva‘s very nicely described strategy last night, I got 133k within a few attempts, and haven’t topped 120k since. Gotta love it.

On my attempt, there wasn’t much debris left, so if +139k is a reality, it must require some serious crumble factor.

Congrats on the scores!

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By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 139,640

@kelani- Thank you! I don’t know if this will help, but when I got my current high score it was the second Bomb Bird that did the major damage. I arced the second bird slightly tighter than the first bird. It dropped down onto the horizontal wood piece & rolled left, up against the vertical concrete piece, which seemed to intensify the force of the explosion. There was nothing left between the slingshot platform & the middle platform.
As for the crumble factor, when the first bird explodes, it needs to drop debris into the valley and drop as much of the right flag tower as possible, destroying as much stuff in the valley as it can.
I’ve been replaying this level off & on today and I’ve gotten a couple of scores above 129,000 but, haven’t got close to my current score. Happy flinging !!!

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By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 117,220

Congrats on the new puppy @meanguy! Wow! I only improved by 1k, bringing me to 116k. I’m so pitiful! ;-). I’ll keep on trying but will miss this challenge anyway. Great flinging!

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By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 139,640

@gypsybird- Thank you !

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