Angry Birds Danger Above 3 Star Walkthrough Level 8-15

Our strategy for Danger Above level 8-15 is to fire the first Yellow bird into the column of TNT at the far right. The resulting damage varies a bit, but the goal is to have a clear shot to the TNT in the bottom-right. If possible, execute this shot with the next Yellow bird. Fire the Boomerang bird head-on into the top-left structure, detonating the TNT within. Of course, higher scores result if you trigger the plethora of TNT in the bottom-left, but that is not an easy task. The score in the video below is 140,270.

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Rank: Flinger with 70 points
By Mighty Eagle (@balexcal15)

Danger Above is easy

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 151,450

I actually found some levels of Danger Above very challenging. Did you struggle with any levels? Would love to hear your strategies.

By Wrasheed

It seems that Danger Above is easier than Mighty Hoax, But also I found Difficulty

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

I agree, some of the levels in Mighty Hoax I was stuck on for 2 months! (of course, I didn’t know ABN existed back then)

By Nt

Easy? Don’t know about that…But, at least 8-15 is a funny level to watch as you keep trying! With all the TNT and trampolines you get entertainment (unlike the bleak landscape of “Ham ’em High). A little frustrated here, hanging in the 130s, must have killed all the pigs dozens of times, but can’t reach 140K!

By Nt

And literally seconds after grumbling, squeaks by with the minimum 140 and change!!!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5195 points
By JackS (@spdlives)Score: 142,450

I agree with you. there were at least a dozen levels that had me ready to throw my phone across the room!

Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 151,550

I’m still chasing the score addict achievement for this episode … not that easy.

Rank: DaBomb with 425 points
By redsnivy (@redsnivy)Score: 147,150

My initial shot detonated the TNT and killed all the pigs but the leftmost 2, but the second bird took care of them. 147150.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 154,200

This level requires a whole lot of luck to break into the top 200.. I must have played this level in every imaginable way for 3 days now just to try to improve my 233 ranking.. After about 100’s of restarts I must move on. I will leave with a few suggestions first, just to feel like I accomplished something here after so many hours of play..

First off I must start by saying this level isn’t very hard just to 3 star at 140K. In fact it’s pretty easy with 3 birds. The trick is to score high into the 150’s. Pretty tough to do.. You need to complete the level with just 2 birds and explode the large stack of TNT also. that should get you into the 150’s.. To get into the top 100 rankings, you really need a real lucky 1 bird kill. Judging by the scores I guess we have a lot of lucky players I’m giving up with 151,770.. I came close to breaking that mark a few times but always left 1 pig after 2 birds played..

My strategy differs from the video, although the video method will give a better chance of getting the lucky one bird kill shot.. I resigned to the strategy of concentrating on a 2 bird kill.. My 1st Yellow bird arched high and is aimed just below the pig hanging from the yellow balloon.. A well aimed shot will go through wood structure right to the bottom, exploding the TNT and collapsing the structure and killing the 3 pigs in it. The second Yellow bird is aimed at the far right TNT stack, sending the 7 cannon balls flying every which-way “HOPEFULLY” taking out the rest of the pigs and also getting the large stack of TNT in the left corner to explode.. GOOD LUCK, you will need it…

Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 154,200

I Lied.. I couldn’t quit here until I improved my score.. I came too close too many times.. I just improved my score and ranking from 233 to 83 using the same method I described above.. 2 birds and some luck.. New high is 154,200.. Good Luck, I’m moving on…

Rank: Well Traveled with 1960 points
By z0z0 (@z0z0)Score: 154,300

Sorry to say I outbeat you with your own strategy. Great tactics!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 154,200

Congrats. Glad to have been of assistance…

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

An odd level. Just noticed that after the first bird is lobbed the screen moves upwards.

Rank: Sling God with 67385 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 152,090

@pjdambra Thank you for posting your strategy. Any strat that gains points is great. Besides that it was just plain fun to do. Two high flings and then watch the action. If the first bird was going to hit the tnt I launch the 2nd without waiting. Either way, waiting or not, did not see much difference in points. All the metal balls flying was just hypnotic.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6175 points
By harmkt (@harmkt)Score: 148,490

Thanks @pjdambra ! This improved me by 5,000 pts. I think I have had enough of Danger Above.

Rank: Deputized with 240 points
By henryw1210 (@henryw1210)Score: 156,020

Thanks so much now I got 156020

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16260 points
By burbman (@burbman)Score: 154,360

Thank You @pjdambra, your techique worked perfectly! FIrst bird through te pig hanging from the yellow balloon to get the TNT in the lower right. Sometimes knocking King Pig off his magic carpet in the process. Scores between 65 & 73k depending on the status of King Pig at this point. Second bird to the TNT stack in the upper right to fire the connonballs across to blow both left TNT stores. Destroyed everything 154k!

ps, almost had a one birder with this approach, but the pig immediately to the right of the bottom bouncers survived.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6640 points
By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 157,110

I used the same aim as the video on top, but my first bird blew up the whole right side. second bird at the left tower, 3 birds left and I got 157110.

Here is my video, enjoy this last one of Danger Above! Up to The Big Setup :)

Rank: Explosive with 2380 points
By duffy (@duffy)Score: 155,460

@E-Star – Once again your video gave me a very good score. It was not quite enough to get me to the top 50 Leaderblard in the Challenge so it’s back to the drawing board for me. Thank you again for being so willing to share your strategy vis-a-vis your videos.

P.S. I have tried and tried to “like” your videos, but every time I do it asks for my username & password. But when I enter them, it refuses to accept them. I’m so sorry because your videos have been a GREAT help to me.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6640 points
By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 157,110

Your welcome @Duffy!
Sorry to hear you are unable to “like” my video’s. Maybe your username/password is incorrect? But thanks for trying though :)

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 151,500

@e-star…Great video and great score!!! It helped improve my score 5K points so far…Not as high as yours, but I’ll come back later to try some more. Nice Job ;-)

Rank: Sling God with 44565 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 154,420

Thank you (again) @e-star, I finally improved with the help of your video. I switched the order if your shots though as I kept missing the 2nd one after a beautiful 1st shot.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6640 points
By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 157,110

@lesleyg YW, I know you will keep at it and will reach the top ;)
@karen68 Glad I could help and your strategy to switch birds is the same I do also. When one bird is under control and one is not, I will shot the bird that I can’t manage every time. It safes time when repeat is needed a lot ;)

Rank: Explosive with 2175 points
By EmC12 (@emc12)Score: 150,000

@e-star once again you’re video was the key to my success. I had tried to conquer this level several different ways before I applied your technique. 150,000 I’m gonna take it and run. :)

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 151,540

Thanks! E-Star — Didn’t do as well as you, but did get above average. First shot did not clear entire right hand side, but second shot (same as yours) did clear everything that was left!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5175 points
By jg5230 (@jackiegraham)

Just wanted to let you know how helpful your video’s have been in helping me to get higher scores. Thanks for all you add to this site. Love it!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6640 points
By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 157,110

@jackiegraham I asume this message was for me :) (Sorry I haven’t seen it before)
Glad I can help with my video’s, that’s what they are made for and I am happy I can lend my fellow addicts a hand.

By Maria ehrhardt

I did it with just the 2 yellow birds with a final score of 152200. I am sorry I do not know how to do a video but what I did was I fired the first yellow bird into the wooden structure into the tnt which did a lot of damage and then fired the second yellow bird into the stack of tnt on the far right which finished off the remaining piggies.

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

150k + can be done fairly easily. Arc first yellow bird right and then accelerate it through the yellow baloon or the pig hanging from it; it doesn’t seem to make much difference; the bird should continue through the wooden tower and into the TNT at the base next to the glass blocks, destroying most of the tower. Next yellow bird towards the blue and yellow balloons, bouncing it off the purple trampoline into the TNT. A chain reaction should occur destroying the rest of the pigs on the left. It works most of the time, so a few tries should do it, unlike some other methods which rely too much on luck. It won’t get the highest score, as that was probably a one birder, but it will get a decent one.

Rank: Explosive with 2125 points
By xXAngryBirdLover2214Xx (@angrybirdlover2)

i got 152K with this strategy

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

Ive never heard of that one birder sure someone already posted it but it was two birds

Rank: Master Slinger with 7400 points
By Angryguy (@angryperson)Score: 153,000

Great strat! Thanks

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

Sorry! I have just seen that this strategy has already been posted. It’s a good one though.

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

I think the only way to get a one birder is to use the strat posted by E-Star. I’ve almost done a lot of times but there’s always a pig left somewhere. I see caviar 101 has done it so it is possible.

Rank: Debriefed with 1260 points
By Majestic Flinger (@ice-bird99)

1. Hit the left tower with yellow bird it will xplode and pop the balloons from king pig,
2.hit the right tower with yellow bird try to reach the dynamite (it works)
3. Schoot green bird backward, little high not to much and activate his power, if your lucky you will hit the bouncy wall and the dynamite.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14935 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 155,100

Okay back when I had this only on my iPhone, I have one birdied this level though it is VERY hard and I have done it two ways. I cannot tell you what my score was as I didn’t know about this site back then and no longer have the game on that device. My current score on the IPAD was done last night in about and hour of trying and used method one.
I also recall seeing a video of the one bird method from then as that is how I fine tuned my own approach.
1st is a flat shot into the left most tower that hits through the dangling pig and at the junction of the wood and stone planks. What happens is the debris collapses down below and takes out the king pig BUT also tumbles into the lower left TNT stack which fires the balls into the base of the right hand structure taking out the legs and collapsing it all.
2nd is as described by the great folks above and what happened is that the stone balls were launched up and out to the left to also hit the left tower and it’s TNT. Basically luck to get all the TNTs to fire and it’s unpredictable.
I find that if you don’t get a one bird , then shooting at the left tower first gives you the best chance at a two bird whereas a right hand approach, if it does not collapse the right side, for sure means you have to use three.
Just my take and YMMV.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14935 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 155,100

I should mention that method one is probably identical end result of @pjdambra ‘s approach but I find it harder for me to hit an arcing shot consistently so I usually get frustrated with trying that way.
I’ll see if I can track down the one bird vid if it still exists. OH and don’t forget that there are older threads on these walkthroughs on this site ( or were). You have to go to the walkthroughs thread and go to the end of the episode. They used to be broken up into several levels per vid. Mods can correct me if I am mistaken of course.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14935 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 155,100

vid of one birder. not high score but you get an idea of what has to happen.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7975 points
By caviar 101 (@caviar-101)Score: 161,790

Aimed as shown in the E-star video but with a much more fortunate result (161,790 points and only one bird needed to destroy all the pigs). Even more fortunate was the accompanying explosion of the TNT pile at the lower left, producing substantially more destruction. I have had several one-bird solutions (scores ranging from 150-154K) but this was the only one with the additional TNT explosion. I attribute the outcome (current ranking #2) to persistence and luck. The #1 score, being 7400 points higher than mine, must have been even more lucky.

Rank: Flinger with 90 points
By Ant Ranger (@antranger)

For anyone who’s wondering how I got 176k… maybe this only works on Chrome, but here goes…

Essentially, you can get a massive score here if you can cause one or more ball-bearings to leave the enclosure – ie if one bounces off a trampoline and goes right over the concrete pillar and lands the other side (you don’t actually see it land and this happens off-screen to the right).

Here’s how I’ve done it (repeatedly)… 1st yellow goes to the nearest TNT, getting rid of that whole structure. 2nd yellow goes through the wooden structure on the right – aiming between the pig hanging on the yellow balloon and the bigger bird below it. Don’t have to be too accurate here – the main thing is to remove as much of the wood as possible. After these two shots you want to be left with as little wood as possible to the left of the big TNT/ball-bearing stack – this is because we need to get the ball-bearing onto the middle trampoline with as little stuff in the way as possible. So I then aim a green bird at any remaining wood in front of the stack… then another green bird to set off the TNT (if the previous green bird didn’t do it all in one go!) and then it’s pot luck… hopefully one of the ball-bearings will hit that middle trampoline and fly up and over the concrete! I can’t tell exactly how big the bonus is but it’s at least 10k per ball, might even be 20k! Sit back and watch your score soar!!!!

Rank: Flinger with 90 points
By Ant Ranger (@antranger)

Just done it again… looks like 15k for each ball that leaves the enclosure.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11290 points
By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)

This one weird trick definitely works. I just got scores of 161k and 165k on Google Chrome, which would have been 146k and 151k except that one ball-bearing bounced away offscreen.

In both my cases the ball-bearing escaped left, back over the slingshot cliff.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11290 points
By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)

After my 165k score (3-birder with one escaped ball-bearing), I kept playing in hopes of beating Ant Ranger’s 176k score. The trick seemed to be getting two ball-bearings to escape offscreen.

After much flinging, I managed to get three ball-bearings to escape for 193k. This was a 4-birder. I took a screenshot while the score was still adding. If you look closely, you can see only nine ball-bearings remaining onscreen.

Another screenshot shows my final score:

Very freakish.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11290 points
By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)

Played again a little during lunch, managed a 181k score (3 birds, 2 escaped ball-bearings).

Rank: Pig Leader with 11290 points
By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)

Managed to eject 3 ball-bearings again, but required five birds so only 183k.

200k+ should be possible: three birds, 3 ball-bearings ejected, good destruction along bottom. This trick only works in Google Chrome as far as I know.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11290 points
By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)

New top score of 204k — three birds, three escaped ball-bearings, near-total destruction of wood/glass/stone. Without the Google Chrome quirk (15k points for each ball-bearing that hurtles offscreen left or right), this score would have been 159k.

Rank: DaBomb with 270 points
By bambird (@bambird)Score: 167,170

Thanks for the tip, this one was so much fun. Its nice to find a strategy that actually gets you a higher score using Chrome for once.

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

Has anyone else managed this strat especially on IOS?

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

I’ve managed a couple of times now to get some of the said ball bearings outside as described but so far not one on them has scored any extra points! Chrome peculiarity perhaps?

Rank: Pig Leader with 11290 points
By SamsonKJ (@samsonkj)

The ball-bearings appear to be indestructible.

After one opening fling (playing on Google Chrome), I ended up with four ball-bearings in a row along the grass. The rightmost was on the lower-right bumper, bouncing slightly and continuously. On each bounce, it rubbed against the adjacent ball-bearing. I decided to let it bounce and see if it would break apart eventually. Anything wood or stone or glass would have disintegrated within a minute or two, but the ball-bearing kept bouncing and scraping for 30 minutes with zero damage and zero points added.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8970 points
By grrtammy (@grrtammy)Score: 159,300

Agreeing with @steviep147, I’ve managed to get a ball bearing completely out of the field both left and right on a iPad Mini with v5.0.0 and no extra points. However, here’s an alternate and easier 1 bird strategy. Fling the first yellow bird into the left TNT as above…and wait. Sometimes the ball bearings on the TNT below will start to roll on their own and detonate the TNT. If you’re lucky, the ball bearings will take out the whole right side. This got me 159K.

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

@grrtammy Yes this is a good discovery. I got 150k quite easily but used 2 birds. The trick to start the balls rolling is to restart (not just reset) the whole game then go to the level. The balls will roll without any shot giving 11400 ish on my iPhone and slightly less on an iPad. Getting 200k may prove another matter but it’s a start. Thanks.

Rank: Sling God with 35475 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 158,810

Looking back over some old postings I see that one birders are possible, so that 200k could be in sight. Fingers crossed.

Rank: Deputized with 160 points
By gold5471 (@gold5471)

This level is extremely easy. I did it with just the first bird.

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