Angry Birds Mine and Dine 3 Star Walkthrough Level 17-9

Mine and Dine level 17-9 is pretty challenging. Our strategy is to lob a Yellow bird and speed boost through the left side of the right structure. The tower and boulder should topple leftward and destroy most of the left structure. Bomb above the TNT and ricochet the White bird into the stalactite above the far-right pig. Fire the Yellow bird horizontally to clear the pigs on the left side, and use the Red bird to the far-right if necessary. The score in the video below is 102,850.

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.

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

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By dgdavidjr

124940 with 2 birds. 1st bird high arc but come down slightly lower than video. Should fall and take out the first structure as well leaving only 2 pigs on the right. With white bird come in low and drop egg on first pig and the bird should shoot up, hit rocks from the ceiling onto the last pig.

Rank: Debriefed with 1265 points
By aliudyen (@aliudyen)Score: 133,640

Same general approach. 133640 and a lot of luck.

Rank: Out of this World with 2760 points
By haddock5 (@haddock5)Score: 141,520

First bird as dgdavidjr says, but I used the white bird differently. Dropped the bomb further to the right to take down as many stalaktites as possible, the rightmost pig and the crystals. The yellow bird took care of the tnt and the last pig. 141520 after a lot of tries.

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By Sixxygrrl (@sixxygrrl)Score: 123,380

I used same basic method …..capable of more but I’m happy for now…thx for tips! 123380……

Rank: Master Slinger with 5360 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 128,550

The 96,000 3 Star mark is ridiculously low.. In fact, I don’t think it’s even possible to get a 1 or even 2 star score…

Rank: Sling God with 30600 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 127,250

I agree. I managed to confirm the score (showing 96k is 3 stars and 95k is only 2) but it’s a completely different strategy to get scores that low.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By reck1111 (@reck1111)Score: 100,790

86,140 for 1 star.

Rank: Shooter with 930 points
By nangolfer (@nangolfer)Score: 124,740

127,740 with 1 bird, same placement with the first bird in the video.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8360 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 126,600

Same method, everything just exploded and killed all the pigs.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 127,470

1. Yellow bird in the same area as the video and also to the left towards the pig. Had some luck for hitting it lower on the horizontal wood plank sticking out to the left above the crystals. Try to get the stone ball into the left structure to cave it in and do as much destruction as possible.
2. White bird over the right structure and release the egg on to the horizontal wood plank sticking out to the right. Bird flies up and hits the dark stalactites and all the pigs and gems go away. Had a challenge getting the tnt to activate.
3. Yellow bird for remaining pigs on the left and debris points.
4. Red bird = bonus.
Debris destruction aids in the higher scores.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 120,220

Thank you @wrw01. This helped me get above average :). That second bird is tricky!

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 127,470

@wanda you are welcome. Get away from this level for a while then come back. You will smoke it.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14975 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 130,180

@wrw01, nice tip for that 2nd shot, you get a lot more points taking out those stalactites to get the far pig & the crystals.
I used all 4 birds. 1st 2 shots like you, I got pretty good destruction on 1st shot from right tower collapsing into left, 2nd way over to the right to get the far piggy. My 3rd I went for the TNT to get more debris points. 4th, I had the 2 leftmost piggies remaining so used red bird to take them out & knocked over what was left.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 127,470

@karen68 @kimmiecv Glad to help you both. What really is great is that both of you beat my score and that makes me happy because what I wrote was valid and assisted someone in getting a higher score.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 128,910

Yep worked for me! ;) Thank you @wrw01, just add me to the long list below of your alternate strat followers! LOL
OB add another! :D

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 127,470

@kimmiecv My liver cannot take anymore…ha, ha.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 128,910

LOL @wrw01 Im doing the @Kathy Rthingy! How about we change it to juice then! Any kind you want ;D

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 127,470

@kimmiecv Hey Kimmi how about Cranberry or Apple Cranberry

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9850 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 128,910

Your on @wrw01 we will drink enough to put them out of business haha ;D cause the tab it keeps a growin!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8655 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 134,860

here are two high scoring methods to attack this level shown in video form.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XC7mDP2hM4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKasp9DpkeI

I found the second easier for me way back when I only had a 3G Iphone. we’ll see which works better on the IPad.

You know, I seem remember other comments about this episode. Have they been archived somewhere? Or am I crazy

Good luck everybody!

Rank: Sling God with 30600 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 127,250

I can’t imagine we deleted strategies.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15050 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 133,450

Two bird strat: I sent YB in a high arch to come down right through the light on the middle miner’s hat and through the wooden planks. This ignited tnt taking out the middle structure and the stone fell left to break the vertical wooden plank on the right side of first strucure which collapsed the first strucure and got all piggies. Only the far right pig remained. Here’s a screenshot of the trajectory:

http://angrybir.de/NY5hoI

WB over with a medium arch (about the height of the top black line in background)and dropped egg in front of last pig around the middle of the blue crystals in the background so that it’s body went up to hit the last three “stalactites” (got that word from above posts) and they came down to crush last piggy and purple crystals ;-)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8655 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 134,860

niiice shooting @lesleyg!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14975 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 130,180

Nice @lesleyg! I only managed to blow the TNT with my first shot once, but it didn’t help much – it collapsed both towers & killed the pigs, but left me with 2 big piles of wood & not enough destruction for a good score. I’ll have to go back to trying that one :)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15050 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 133,450

Thank you @swelld and @karen68! This is a very fun level with so many different outcomes;-) I got some good scores with 3 and even 4 birds too. I think it’s one of those where you can make work different ways depending on how the shots play out, which seem to be different each time ;-)

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By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 129,370

This is a sometimes 2-Birder, out of 78 tries, I got it twice and both times with higher than average scores.
1) Launch Yellow Bird in a medium to high arc to land next to the boulder, speed boost Yellow Bird just before impact, (not like in the video) what you need is for the tower to fall and the boulder to meander down on top of the TNT without detonating it and leaving the left tower intact.
2) Launch White Bird on top of the small pig facing the sling, then lay your egg just before hitting the tower, that will propel White Bird into the tower and push everything back onto the TNT in the middle wiping out all life as we know it. The boulder will be propelled to the back where the little pig and the gems are.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 146,860

my two-bird strategy (similar to some strategies above):
bird 1) what i was playing for was a kind of lobotomy of the middle structure, which is achieved
as in the video or small variations on it. in particular:
– you want the left and right parts of the structure to become totally disconnected so that
the right part with the boulder on top of it, falls to the left /as a whole/ (not just the top two layers),
causing maximal destruction to the left structure.
– the bird should end up at the bottom wood (on top of the tnt), which because of the above
starts to wiggle giving the opportunity for the tnt to explode by making contact with stuff.
indeed, every once in a while (say 1 in 50), this makes the tnt explode taking
out (almost) all pigs. therefore it is essential to get your
bird 2) in immediately; shoot it to the far right and drop egg to take out stones/debris
there and (more importantly) take out as many stalactites as possible which
in turn take out the jewels.

reached 146,860 by that strategy (the 2nd bird took out rightmost 3 (i think) stalactites and all jewels).
there was still a lot of wood piled up on the left, so
i can imagine that taking it out with a third bird could have payed off, but i decided
to play it safe. i didn’t see any major accidents happening so my guess is that this is
repeatable, but haven’t played the level again since.

Rank: Fling King with 4800 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 121,270

This one really is all about the destruction! I’ve 1-birded this one three times with a top score of the three of 112k!

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By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)Score: 134,990

I managed a one-birder only once, for 115k. No way to get enough wood & slab destruction with one bird.

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By asher (@asher)Score: 152,630

With 2 birds as described by others.

However, I tried to improved the 1 to 50 odds of detonating the TNT with the first bird (as described bu @vuelva) by coming less vertically.

The idea is to take out the right vertical wood plank and let the bird roll to the right.

Here is the trajectory and the position of the bird before it falls in the crack to (sometimes) detonate the TNT.

The second bird is quite straightforward. Far away to the right and drop the egg at the right time to take as many stalactites as possible. I got 4 of them in this attempt.

Here are the resulting damages for my top score.

And the highscore screenshot.

Hope it helps.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 146,860

@asher you’re welcome. glad to hear that my strategy still works (haven’t played the level in something like 3 years). seems like also this level has become easier, as almost all have (or is it just because you play on a platform for which it is easier to get high scores), because you suggest to get better odds despite doing nothing differently.

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By asher (@asher)Score: 152,630

@vuelva: easier? How would I know ? :-)

I am still playing the PC version that will not be updated anymore and is something like 18 months old.

I think I got extra lucky with this one, especially with the destruction of the left side. Sometimes it just happens.

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By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)Score: 146,860

in your comment you wrote that you tried to get better odds than 1 in 50 by doing something, but that something you write i had been doing all along, so i gave a possible explanation for you getting better odds (although you do not write what the odds are in your case).

this is a game both of precision and luck (statistics, getting a good initial set-up of the level, and physics, getting good fall-out). the former depends not only on the user but also on the platform (as i wrote before, the playing field is not level, e.g. tablet players don’t have an r-key to easily repeat exactly the same shot, screen resolution also matters) and the latter is only under control of rovio (by changing code/parameters between versions). so (although i have no way of verifying it; don’t have that version anymore) when looking for an explanation for you getting better odds i guessed it was due either to the version (but from what you write that’s probably not it; although the version on my platform probably has become easier; i could easily improve my score on each of the latest 7 or 8 abo challenge levels; no incentive to work through all levels again though) or to the extra precision/easier repetition allowed by the platform you’re playing on.

that’s what i meant by easier: a platform allowing for easier repetition/more precision is easier as it increases the odds of getting a high score (for the same strat); it only increases the odds, leading to higher scores on average (given the same ability and time spent), but to get really high scores (a lot of) repetition is still needed of course.

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By asher (@asher)Score: 152,630

In this case you are right.

I think that I improved the odds so that the TNT explodes around 1 in 10 tries instead of 1 in 50.

The idea was to launch the bird at a slightly reduced speed.
First I found the spot (and the R key is really useful here), and once found I am zooming (with the wheel, still not moving the mouse) to get the cursor on a recognizable spot.

Then it’s rinse and repeat. A lot.

The fact that it is the first bird of the level is also making thing easier since you don’t need to move the mouse at all between tries.

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