Angry Birds Danger Above 3 Star Walkthrough Level 8-14

Our strategy for Danger Above level 8-14 is to launch the first Red bird through the balloon holding the TNT block and into the stone block behind it. The impact should cause a chain reaction of TNT, leading to the column on the far-right detonating. Loft the next Red bird through the first three balloons above the level, gaining significant points from the falling structures. Pop the remaining pig with a Red bird. The score in the video below is 86,040.

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Rank: Master Slinger with 6760 points
By username12345 (@blahalb09)

1 bird; shot same as video.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8720 points
By HOGsbest (@baldyhog1505)Score: 93,930


Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 104,380

Done as the video shows, but it’s easy to see that the highest scores are scored with 2 birds not the 3 used in the video. Point being, that the video method with the 1st 2 birds is the way to go.. Make sure to hit the balloon on the lower half to get the TNT to carry over to the far right to explode the TNT stack. It’s pretty easy to get all the pigs with the 1st bird, but to get the higher scores you need more destruction. I like to shoot my 2nd bird as soon as I see a good TNT carry with the 1st bird. Doing it quick like that insures you won’t get shut out after the last pig dies. My best here is 98,620.. Good Luck..

Rank: Out of this World with 2715 points
By NurseNanaK (@nursenanak)

Thanks for the advise about shooting quickly. It works great!

Rank: Out of this World with 2820 points
By haddock5 (@haddock5)Score: 104,150

Aim first bird at first stick with tnt on top hitting it just right so tnt tumbles to the right but not hitting the tnt hanging from the balloon. Now scaffolding with two tnt’s on top should be gone. High arc on second bird to take out three balloons and hitting the last stick with tnt on top getting a nice chain reaction. Key to high score is destruction of scaffolding. 102680

Rank: Boss Hog with 14310 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)Score: 103,130

Great strategy, increased my previous score over 8k.

Rank: Champion with 3945 points
By Fleshyskeleton (@fleshyskeleton)Score: 101,040

Amazing!I hate to admit that I couldn’t even get 3 stars on this level before using this method.You know the improvement–over 18K

Rank: Well Traveled with 1960 points
By z0z0 (@z0z0)Score: 104,680

10k improvement on 1st succesfull try…

Rank: Well Traveled with 1960 points
By z0z0 (@z0z0)Score: 104,680

After the first bird there probably will be a pile of wood somewhere. The tnt swings, so time your shot so it will swing on top of it as soon as the balloon is snapped by the falling platform. Can’t record so let’s just wait for e-star to do that.

By Jennifer Cooke-Rabig

WOW! Thanks so so much … finally did it. And you’re right … getting rid of scaffolding IS the key!

Rank: DaBomb with 420 points
By revCarl (@revcarl)Score: 92,200

@haddock5 @e-star
Thx haddock5 as well as e-star I couldn’t even get 3 stars on this level now I am only about 75 points from average. Thx for putting in your time to help others :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6640 points
By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 102,520

Thanks @haddock5 I was stuck below average on this one, your tip did the trick :)

Here is my video of the strat of haddock5

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15955 points
By jlz-666 (@jlz-666)Score: 101,810

God I love this community!! Got extra 7k with @haddock5 method & of course @e-star video. Thanx guys!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 101,790

Oh man!!! Thx for the visual @estar!! This one was giving me nightmares trying to get above avg!!! I am so glad I can move on now!!!! Kiss kiss :)

Rank: Sling God with 44525 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 103,900

What a great strategy, thank you @haddock5, added 10k to my score. I timed the 2nd shot to release the red bird just before the swinging TNT starts to move back to the right. This way the TNT tends to drop down without being hit by anything to get a bit more destruction on the ground.
@e-star thank you for the video. I’ve been replaying some of the older levels & it’s wonderful to see all your great videos, they’ve helped me a lot along the way :)

Rank: Sling God with 67325 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 102,230

@haddock5 Thank you for the great alternate strategy. Just amazing!!! WTG! Increase the score almost 10k. You strategy description along with E-Star’s video makes it easy for all to understand and achieve.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6175 points
By harmkt (@harmkt)Score: 96,730

Thanks @haddock5 I can’t get the destruction, but this improved my score by 5,000 pts.

By Steindoggy


Rank: DaBomb with 325 points
By Dr. Mojo (@dr-mojo)

Thank @haddock5 I used ur strata and increased by 20,000

Rank: Out of this World with 2565 points
By NoBozos (@nobozos)Score: 100,950

Definitely the way to go, I made it to 76k on my own, then 86k after watching the Nest video, and finally 100k with the haddock5 method.

Rank: Sling God with 25955 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 102,370

Thanks @haddock5 for this alternate strategy. I nailed it on the first try and couldn’t believe I could get such a high score since I’d always barely get enough points for 3*.

Rank: Flinger with 70 points
By tyo wicaksono (@tyo-wicaksono)

thanks i did that and got 98 740 points

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18050 points
By trishohara (@trishohara)Score: 100,540

Thank you! I needed a few tries though, because the TNT on the balloon confused me with its swinging.

Rank: Deputized with 120 points
By JenD (@jend)Score: 96,750

Thank you! This was the final 3-stars I needed to finish off Danger Above and I was stuck at 2 stars. Tried your tip and got 96,750 and the Golden Egg on the second try. :)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8910 points
By Holgar (@nnielsen)Score: 105,080

Great strategy A two-bird clear and 9k improvement!

Thank you!

Rank: Sling God with 26000 points
By Uncle B (@uncle-b)Score: 105,020

Great strategy @haddock5 ~ Thanks for sharing!

Rank: Sling God with 44405 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 106,810
Rank: DaBomb with 405 points
By MytCoDet (@faoibanish)

I’ve made single shot, saves 3 birds. Do you want an alternate attack? Here, first Red bird launch to a balloon and Red bird continue to wooden platform vertical, a bid high of that. Make sure that TNT is not blowing before hit that wooden platform again too, a bid high. That stone platform hit unprotected pig and TNT hit to triangle stone makes the rightest structure is topple to the 4 TNT and blow. That is the strategy, but a little amount. Just try it to an highest score.

By UncaDick

Thanks @haddock5! I was already at 96K and added 10K more.

By Birna

I Have already commented why cant I see the video?

Rank: Sling God with 35125 points
By PeeJayDee27 (@peejaydee27)Score: 106,050

Curious to see if anyone has any success with the strat described by @haddock5 and shown in e-star’s video. I’ve tried 50 times straight, with slight variations on where red hits the pole, but it breaks every time and the tnt just drops and explodes. Maybe I’m not trying hard enough, or maybe it’s been changed in an update? I’ll keep trying. Anyone had any luck with this?

Rank: Sling God with 35125 points
By PeeJayDee27 (@peejaydee27)Score: 106,050

Update on previous comment. I’m certain that Rovio have changed this level in an update. I looked out my old iPhone which I used when I first played ABO. The shot described, (the one shown in shown in estar’s video), works EVERY time. The game version is 4.2.0. The version on my iPad now is etc and the shot never works. It’s been vandalised lol!
Cc for info @sweetp @admins

Rank: Sling God with 29785 points
By ZeBung (@zebung)Score: 98,170

Nope, no luck. Going to pull out my iphone 3 or 4 and try…

Rank: Sling God with 35125 points
By PeeJayDee27 (@peejaydee27)Score: 106,050

Yep. I think it’s the only way. I got my 106K with the 4.2 version years ago.

Rank: Sling God with 20335 points
By bswins (@bswins)Score: 98,790

Dusted off my iPad 1 with AB version 5.0.0. No luck on this version either. It could just be me, but I usually get lucky at least once in 100 flings. Tried on version 6.0.6 too, but no joy as expected.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14175 points
By knichy (@knichy)Score: 89,110

@peejaydee27 @zebung I am suffering the same frustration, that wooden post is a toothpick now. However, I have had some success with reducing g the power about halfway and hitting the same spot.
But since I am still an old school thumb on a little phone slinger, power adjustments are nearly impossible and certainly not repeatable. Times like these call for a tablet and stylus.
I have also bounced red, try aiming down until you get a sliver of light. I get the TNT to move, nut only once has it gone far enough to push the central structure.

Rank: Sling God with 35125 points
By PeeJayDee27 (@peejaydee27)Score: 106,050

Thanks for the strat variation @knichy. Tried bouncing as you suggested, aiming using the “little sliver of light”, and sometimes managed to launch the tnt but not strongly enough to replicate the shot on the earlier version. Couldn’t score more than 98K. Had a few tries on my old iPhone but I find the screen too small now – big thumb syndrome! Couldn’t beat my previous best and maxed out at 104K.

Rank: Sling God with 26660 points
By gumby (@gumby)

@knichy and @peejaydee27 a tablet didn’t help with the reduction of power, but as others have stated I tried bouncing off the ground first. That worked a little better but not getting good results.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14175 points
By knichy (@knichy)Score: 89,110

@peejaydee27 and @gumby – slight delay in answering, but to clarify, a tablet with a stylus gives far more latitude to control power, if you try reducing power on a phone with your thumb you cant even see the bird.

I found that a quick tap about where you think it should be released from produces the desired results (meaning a reduced power shot about where you want it to go) about 1 in 10 times. Not great reliability

Rank: Sling God with 26660 points
By gumby (@gumby)

@knichy my tablet is the same thing, using the finger and makes reduction of power shots tough.

Rank: Sling God with 35125 points
By PeeJayDee27 (@peejaydee27)Score: 106,050

Thanks for the tip @knichy. Guess I need to get a stylus!!

Rank: Sling God with 35400 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 108,020

@admins Impossible – unless you have an old version of this – which I do on my Mac! Improved my score by a couple of hundred. Not much of a challenge as most will not be able to do it!

Rank: Sling God with 35400 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 108,020

p.s. It is of course possible that there is another way to do it.

Rank: Sling God with 44525 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 103,900

@steviep147 if you could describe the strategy you used, you would get your 1st Underdog badge. 🙂

Rank: Sling God with 35400 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 108,020

As described by @haddock5 and demonstrated by @E-Star. First bird into stick supporting the nearest TNT. TNT lifts and goes to the right destroying the middle. Second bird high arc to clip the two balloons of the first floating structure and the first of the second one. Etc.

Rank: Sling God with 45315 points
By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 95,560

@steviep147 apologize for the delay. But .. it looks good. Congratulations

Rank: Sling God with 35195 points
By Hoy49 (@hoy49)Score: 99,470

I was having a problem with the first shot too but I did have some luck by bouncing the bird into the post. Hitting the ground around the half way mark seems to work best.

Rank: Sling God with 20335 points
By bswins (@bswins)Score: 98,790

Thanks @hoy49. Using your method, I did manage to get the TNT to flip up toward the first tower, but I never got a lot of damage. Probably more down to my lack of skill. Regardless, I appreciate the tip.

Rank: Sling God with 35400 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 108,020

@admins Do I get an Underdog Badge?

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