Angry Birds Mine and Dine 3 Star Walkthrough Level 17-6

Our strategy for Mine and Dine level 17-6 is a spectacular one-bird clear. Fire the Yellow bird horizontally into the TNT on the left, without triggering the speed boost. The tower will fall rightward and eventually trigger the TNT in the middle. The explosion can launch debris into both the hanging pig and the structure at the far right. The score in the video below is 131,370.

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 17
Category: 06. Mine And Dine, Angry Birds, Walkthroughs

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By Neil

Wow! I got 154030 with a different method. I shot the 1st yellow screamer almost straight up and just when it was at the peak of the rise, I tapped it to hit the dynamite and boulders way up on the floating rock. The chain reaction killed everything but the two pigs on the far left. I took them out by hitting the lower left dynamite just like the first shot in the video above. That gave me 134,030 and then 10k each for the left over white birds.

By Kathy

I got 160880 with this method!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6980 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 163,590

Thanks for this method I increased my score by 22k to get 163590

Profile photo of wrw01Rank: Sling God with 22030 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 151,750

Used the Yellow Bird with the straight up shot to hit the 3 stones. The chain reaction was AB magic. Two birds on the left remained which were handled with the second Yellow Bird. Gained 9k in points.

By Ashley Sayer

Used the written method above and got 158,480 except mine left the hanging pig with the dynamite so just took that out with the yellow bird.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6665 points
By magsy79 (@magsy79)Score: 166,640

166,640 – Ditto on the alternate method, and I watched with amazement as one bird took everything out. Nice feeling :) Definitely key to hit the top boulder in order for it (or the bird) to hit the TNT to release the other two boulders.

By Kathy

145130 3 stars using alternate method.

Rank: Fling King with 4760 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 164,350

Alternate method definitely worked for me.. Increased my top score by 20K.. Couldn’t do it in one but came close. My best here so far is 157510 with 2 birds using my iPhone..

Profile photo of BillRank: Champion with 3655 points
By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 178,570

Apparently I have the world record for this level, it’s 178,570, so I’ll tell you how I did it. I believe everyone is considering the alternative method where you hit the very top triple boulder single TNT that you can’t see unless you zoom out a little. This method is correct. When those boulders fall, they can generate an additional 20,000 points, if not more, even if they don’t completely disintegrate. Just getting them cracked pretty good is actually worth a lot.

There is no skill involved for getting the high score. Just keep swinging away. Make sure you hit the TNT, and bring down all 3 boulders. That’s all you can do. The rest is up to whatever deity you pray to. One of them needs to fall to the far right, destroy the small wooden house on the stone platform, and optimally to destroy the far right triple TNT with the dangling boulder. It’s hard to do, but on occasion, it does happen. That’s about 20,000 points alone right there.

The other two boulders need to come down towards the left, break the line, and kill all pigs at the bottom.

Now, here’s the trickiest part, and the rarest outcome. You see those 3 small pebbles on top of the TNT box at the very bottom? When that explodes, one of them needs to hit the pig on high left swing with TNT box. The second needs to hit the high right swing with the boulder to make it fall and create additional damage to the remaining boulders below. And the third needs to hit, or at least knock something else into the near house structure, toppling it, killing the two pigs there, AND the other TNT box with 3 pebbles.

I eventually realized that every time I shot the bird, he’d destroy something different each time, covering all areas at some time or another. The key is putting it all together, and getting lucky enough to destroy EVERYTHING with a single bird. That’s how I got the score I got. It is absolutely possible, but it takes hundreds, if not thousands of attempts. Good luck. Now if only I can figure out where the tens of thousands of points are that I’m missing from a couple other levels. haha. I’d suggest saving this levels for one of your last, after you are satisfied with your score for the rest of them.

By JeeJee

just got 178,620 using the 3-boulder method. squawk!

Profile photo of SnoidRank: Master Slinger with 5085 points
By Snoid (@snoid)Score: 159,450

Bill: When I saw your score, I was hoping you’d share which method you’d used to get it. It’s the same one that I’ve gotten my highest with so far, but I needed the second bird to take out the two nearest pigs. I guess I’ve just got to keep trying several hundred more times and maybe I’ll get lucky, too! Thanks. (P.S. I wonder why you’re still listed as having the high score when JeeJee claims to have beaten it by 50 points.)

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By bomb bird (@spongebob)

Thanks for the method @dollarbill2208, improved by 21k.

Profile photo of BillRank: Champion with 3655 points
By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 178,570

Yeah, about that. I’m sure he was just jealous and kidding around! lol. I can’t ever have the highest score, because there will always be someone who wishes that they were higher.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 178,570

It’s been a while, and this score still seems to be extremely lonely and lucky. Ah well, here’s a pic for your enjoyment and inspiration. I sure wish I had a video of this one. It truly would have been the next world wonder. Come to think of it, it still might be.
http://s1143.photobucket.com/albums/n627/acer9199/?action=view&current=ABO17-6.jpg

By G-Unit

I got 147,680 – launch the yellow bird to the boulders on the top. A carefully placed bird will take out the house on the left, the TNT in the middle and give you a whopping 95,000 points. Use the second yellow bird to finish the job – the birds left over will yield that score.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 156,250

Well darn after many many hours of trying alternate strat I ended up using every last bird to get my score :( but at least it’s above avg so I can move on! I guess the moral of this story is you can still get a decent score using all your birds! ;) gl

Rank: Fling King with 4760 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 164,350

I just spent a week playing this level. Like Bill says this level is all about luck. Just keep resetting and firing at the top boulders and pray for a good result. But learned from the 1000s of these resets, that even that elusive one bird win doesn’t guanatee a good score. I one birded this level 6 times, with scores varing from as low as 138k to a high of 157k.. I’ve beaten these scores many times using 2 birds and scored my best scores using 3 birds. This level is like so many other high score levels, the 10k bonus is simply not worth sacrificeing the bird for the extra debris damage points.

My favorite strat is a 3 bird.. The 1st bird is the top boulder shot. Aim to just graze the top boulder to roll it over to set the TNT. After that is just a wait and see what your luck will get you. Usually the result will leave the right side with the hanging jewel over the 3 TNT stack intact. It’s absultly necessary to destroy the right side to score over 160k. This is where my strat differs.. The key bird is the second bird. Besides the right side being left, usually the middle hanging platforms will also be left. Aim the second turbo bird right at the hanging pig. A well placed shot will kill him and take out the platform under the hanging boulder. The bird will carry on though and clip off the boom suspending the jewel over the TNT stack destroying it all.. This shot can net over 30k. Your score at this point should be over 110 to as high as 130k. The 3rd bird is fired just over the 3 small boulders on the left side TNT.. A low release of the bomb can explode the TNT and propel the bird into the structure destroying the rest..

I finally improved my ranking enough to move on. I spent a lot of time here but at least now I’m in the top 100 from 297. I found this level a lot of fun because it’s so unpredictable. I shall return, but I’m pretty sure that Bills score will remain the Holy Grail here…. Good Luck here, you’ll need it.

Profile photo of WereWolf69Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 157,490

As @Bill and @pjdambra both mention this is more of a shoot and pray than anything else, I did as they both suggest and fired my Yellow Bird up at the three boulders on the floating rock and discovered that this shot can never be done twice in the same manner, every single shot result varies, therefore, you can’t predict with any degree of certainty what the end result will be. It could be a 1, 2, 3 or even 4-Birder depending on the amount of damage done by the previous bird, nonetheless, it works and produces scores superior to what the video shows, kudos to both of them.
ps. I’d like to know how someone got to make the boulders roll to the left and fall, there are two traps in place on the left side of the rock that make it impossible for the boulders to roll left, mine always rolled to the right shot after shot and I must have taken that 1 shot at least 400 times.

Profile photo of BillRank: Champion with 3655 points
By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 178,570

@werewolf69 That is a mystery to me as well… I have no idea how or why this would ever happen to anyone.

Profile photo of WereWolf69Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 157,490

@bill, it would seem that your score will remain unbeatable for months to come, unless of course, someone were to somehow attain that goal, but I think that the one player that must be trying to beat it would have to be Manu Malin, in a way I’m surprised that he hasn’t yet. Happy Flinging!

Rank: Fling King with 4790 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 158,080

158k with two birds to improve my score by about 25k after hundreds of tries. Since @dollarbill2208 score is just silly good and extremely well explained (and as he says something of a spiritual experience) I wasn’t even thinking about approaching that score.

I’ll take my new score and never darken this particular door again.

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By Bill (@dollarbill2208)Score: 178,570

@78RPM well spoken, my friend. But don’t give up quite just yet. If you are happy with your scores in the rest of the levels, perhaps you may reconsider replaying this one. :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6665 points
By Myselfiandme (@myselfiandme)Score: 167,600

Got my 167,600 with a two birder. First bird like alternative method above (over the top into TNT). Took out all but front and hanging pig. Second bird into the front TNT, rock went up and took out the hanging pig and tnt.

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By kdog (@kevinhershberge)Score: 171,300

Got 171,300 by giving yellow bird speed boost at the left TNT. Resulting chain reaction also hit top 3 boulders and damage was enough points for this with one birder. This may be easier than @Bill‘s method, though not as high of a score as his:)

Profile photo of Dr O'NeskiRank: Master Slinger with 7105 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 165,790

Returning to this level have noticed this self collapse on consecutive restarts. I’ve never had this happen before on this level nor has anyone mentioned it as far as I know. It could be the new update. Anyway. Not managed to do much with them as yet as only had the two and missed the shot. You may have better luck. Here’s two pics–

http://angrybir.de/17uXcgJ
and
http://angrybir.de/17uXzIg

Profile photo of Dr O'NeskiRank: Master Slinger with 7105 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 165,790

It does it all the time! Just had an 88k without firing a shot.

Profile photo of Dr O'NeskiRank: Master Slinger with 7105 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 165,790

To be frank it’s rather meaningless. I got my score with one bird so unless this produces a zero solution then …

Rank: Pig Leader with 11865 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 168,790

@mvnla2 I don’t believe this is on your list. For me in 25 restarts the boulders on the right tower fell 7 times. They start to fall within 5-10 sec of restarting, & cause varying amounts of destruction. I’ve had anywhere from 25-65k, but nowhere near the 88k Dr O’Neski reports although I could see it happening. Haven’t made it work to my advantage either but I haven’t tried too much, & keep messing up the 1st shot.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17850 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 149,890

@Steviep — If you would post something in the forum on Self-Destroying levels I would be more likely to add it to the list. Since karen68 sent it to me, I will include this level.
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/forum/discussion/873/please-add-to-list-of-self-destroying-and-unstable-levels/p1

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17850 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 149,890

Should be @Steviep147

Profile photo of Dr O'NeskiRank: Master Slinger with 7105 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 165,790

Thanks for that. By the way here’s a pic of the 87k+ that karen68 couldn’t get near:-

http://angrybir.de/11nF6fN

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17850 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 149,890

@steviep147 @karen68 My first destruction was ~71K. Not clear to me if you can get a good score with partial self-destruction.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11865 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 168,790

@mvnla2 I’m also not sure if the partial destruction helps. Perhaps in a situation like in the great photo from @steviep147, where all that remains is the right tower, if you can drop the top boulders with the 1st bird to destroy the tower. But you’d have to get the far right TNT as well with that shot & in my recent lengthy experience on this level that didn’t happen too often. I think you need the top boulders to fall & the far TNT to score well.

Profile photo of Dr O'NeskiRank: Master Slinger with 7105 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 165,790

Agreed. I’m also wondering if a higher score can be made by using more birds. I say this because I have just scored near enough 160k with three birds.

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