Angry Birds Rio Airfield Chase Walkthrough Level 23 (10-8)

Airfield Chase level 10-8 is a bit challenging because it is rather unpredictable at times. Nonetheless, our strategy is to fire the first Big Brother onto the down-slope of the second “wave” of tubes. He will bounce and slam into the top-left corner of the structure, destroying everything to the right. To reach the cages in the bottom-left, fire Big Brother relatively flat but such that he lands on the final down-slope. This should keep him low enough to break those cages. The score in the video below is 117,810.

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Rank: Hardened with 515 points
By jaireaux (@jaireaux)Score: 140,860

I started with a lower shot that bounced through the suitcases and collapsed the tower, then the second shot was slightly higher to clear the back area. 140860

Rank: Well Traveled with 1940 points
By novocool (@novojit)

you are right, I follow this method but if you lob 1st bird with high trajectory and drop in the middle of the tubes, it will bounce and hit the expected area with better result

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 130,880

Scored 127090 on my second try. Lots of lucky bounces. Having a bird bounce in from the back does a lot of damage.

By Redzym

135170 1 bird hitting the bouncy thingy near the top of the last and longest downward slope. Takes out everything including explosives.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680

Totally lucky shot. Fired 1st shot halfway up tower, toppling to the right, leaving two cages on the right. I quickly fired 2nd bird to clean up the far right. While that bird was in air there was an explosion on the right, destroying the remaining two cages and most of the remaining debris. The second shot was a waste; had I been more patient it would have been a 1-birder with another 10k. To be honest, I can’t repeat, nor provide more details. Pic of the score provided to ABN as proof.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680
Rank: Master Slinger with 5010 points
By misterparon (@misterparon)Score: 143,080


Rank: Champion with 3240 points
By kirby of the stars (@kirbyofthestars)

with that incredibly (and lucky) high score, you are SO gonna win today’s challenge.Congratulations by the way.

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 137,090

Wow, nice score @pourpete!!!
S got 137090 with two birdies…first one at the very first blue tube which takes out everthing but the last two bird cages, very repeatable for 80K+ scores. second bird to pink and green tubes coming down off the end of the slope. Obviously there are various outcomes but my first shot was very consistant to get the first half and middle and suitcase plus gas cans and lots of debris.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680

Thanks @AngryAdvisor! After a couple of months thinking about this shot, what I think happened was the blue jug or a barrel was pushed onto a tube on the far right, went airborne, and crashed down on the two cages. Once in a lifetime lucky. :-)

Rank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 134,010

Holy moley, @pourpete. I stumbled on this page because it was today’s challenge, and then saw this insane score. I have to ask, though – are you completely sure that there were no double-counted birds? 32k above the next-highest score (i.e. what you would have had if you hadn’t thrown the second bird) would be, I think, completely unprecedented on any level in any AB game.

Frankly, I don’t actually see how it’s possible to get the amount of destruction you did. With two birds leftover as you had, you would need 150k of cages+destruction. Just doing a quick-and-dirty comparison with the video, which had 98k, destroying every single one of the leftover pieces might give something like:

1. 2x suitcases at 5k each = 10k
2. 8x wooden blocks at ~1k each = 8k
3. 9x pieces of ice at ~800 each = 7k
4. 14x pieces of stone at ~1.5k each = 21k
5. 13x miscellaneous objects at 500 each = 7k (I may well be wrong, but I don’t think that the wire, wheels, etc. rack up damage points beyond the 500 they earn from being destroyed)

So, if my approximations are right – and they may well not be – a score of 170k with two birds left would require you to destroy all but about three objects. I just don’t see how that’s possible; I’m not sure that anything can realistically do much damage to the entire foundation or the glued-together glass rooftop, for example. That said, does anyone else have better figures than I do for approximately how many points blocks of different types score on average?

Anyway, I’m pretty sure that what happened was that you got 130k of cages+destruction, and then the Rio double-counting glitch struck, and you were awarded 10k twice for each of the two remaining birds. The 150k you would have gotten is still a truly awesome score, and it would obviously still be No. 1 on this level. But I think what’s been done in these cases in the past is to have the user enter the score they would have gotten without the double-counting. Someone with more authority and experience than me needs to chip in, though.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14665 points
By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 144,140

Hiya @PourPete Thats an amazing score ,and congrats to u ,i think its safe for a wee while but thats not to say we wont keep tyring ,i have tried with all my birds to see what damage i can make ,then adding 20k or 30k,cany get close ,.But i also know that these 1 in a million shots do happen ,and i choose to look at this as just that ..i did want to ask when u say u wasted the second bird ,do u mean that the level started its count before the 2nd bird got there ,im just asking because i have had 1 bird destroy all cages and on purpose let the next bird go to see if it gets there ,and it does so u may of had a lot of damage from bird 2 as well ..i know a bird rebounding from the other side at the right angle does major damage ,anyway will keep trying ,well done

Rank: Boss Hog with 14665 points
By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 144,140

wow ,this has to go into the catergory with ,wyning or pleading where just after u put something on here u get a good score next shot,lol,dead set first sshot afer i got 144140,yeeha

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680

Thanks @xebic88 and nice score to you! Let me be a little more clear. I fired the secondshot to destroy the remaining two cages. While the bird was in mid-air something took out the cages and much of the remaining debris. The second shot was totally unnecessary. Had I been a little more patient I never would have fired it.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680

Wow, @AustinRHL you sure went to a lot of trouble to prove a score I can’t explain wrong! ;-)

I wasn’t aware of the Rio Double-counting glitch. From what I now understand, it double counts any remaining/leftover crates. If your suspicion is correct that this glitch is responsible for my score, then here’s what would have happened.

1) there were two remaining/leftover cages. Each were destroyed for a total of 10,000 points.
2) The glitch would add another 10,000 points (I.e., the double.
3) therefore the unearned points were 10,000.

There’s no way to prove if my score was the result of this glitch, nor can we definitely say what the maximum points per level are.

As this score does seem to defy logic, and you offered a plausible explanation I am more than happy to accept your explanation. I don’t agree with your math, however and think what I explained above is a more realistic accounting for this glitch.

I’d be interested in what other people think about this. I am prepared to reduce my score by the 10,000 points per unless there is another plausible explanation.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)

I think the admins should weigh in.
I don’t know if there’s a way to verify if the birds were double counted or not.
From what I understand from Slim, even Rovio is mystified by this glitch

cc @amslimfordy

Rank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 134,010

@pourpete – Yeah, I ended up going a little overboard, but it was kind of a fun challenge to try to figure out what happened. :) Let me clarify the glitch a bit, though; I didn’t explain it properly because I thought you had run into one of the comments about it before. It isn’t the cages that are double-counted; it’s the leftover birds. See Yegg’s comment in the 11-15 thread for one example ( So going off what you remember about the level, I think this is what happened:

1. You fired the first bird, and (perhaps with the aid of the flying gas can that you postulated) you managed to clear all cages with the first bird. The score at this point would have been 130,680.

2. You inadvertently shot the second bird even though all cages had been cleared. (As you said, this really is a shame, because that would have been an even more amazing score!) This bird bounced straight over the structure and did no damage. This would have left two Terences remaining at 10k each, giving you a would-be score of 150,680.

3. You hit the pause button at some point during or just after the counting of the two leftover Terences. When you returned to the game, it counted both Terences a second time, giving you an extra 20k and thereby giving you a final score of 170,680.

Again, this is purely speculation, because unlike some cases before, you didn’t actually see the birds being counted twice. I’m not really sure that there’s enough evidence to say that you didn’t earn the score legitimately. It just seems to be the likeliest cause.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680

OK, but I don’t remember hitting the pause button. But for gosh sakes, it’s been over 4 months!

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 128,530

Don’t you have two birds-in-hand?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680

Yup, two birds in hand when it was all done.

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 128,530

So 20k?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18420 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 150,680

How about 0% for 60 months…Lol. OK, now that I understand the glitch (I misunderstood the bug description) I agree. I’ll drop my score 20k.

Rank: Sling God with 44395 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 142,480

thx to @lesleyg for details
here a video with 142k:

Rank: Sling God with 67305 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 140,520

Thank you @lesleyg for the strategy and @comex666 for the video. This level started out to be very challenging to play but after a while it was fun to see where all the birds will go and the destruction they would do. Got a one bird solution a few times using AA first shot and also bouncing it off the second pink tube from the left but the scores were lower but I think that was due to having more debris remaining. Also used three birds with AA shots and a third for cleanup of a debris pile with scores in the 130k range.

Rank: Sling God with 44505 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 135,270

I agree with @lesleyg first shot off the 1st blue tube, it’s easily repeated & I’ve often had scores of 90k+ after. My problem is with the 2nd shot, I can’t hit a spot reliably to destroy the rest. Got my current score with 3 birds & lots of destuction.
I find this level really hard to play. Fully zoomed in, there’s so much movement on the screen because of the distance the bird travels, it swings over to the structure so I don’t even see the bird hit the tube. Makes me dizzy. Zoomed out, everything is too small for my old eyes to aim properly. I’ve settled for somewhere in between, but I can’t aim with the accuracy I would like.

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 138,830

Just past the center tubes, consistent 1-Birder, easy as taking candy from a baby.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9210 points
By jbygden (@jbygden)Score: 128,510

I REALLY dislike these “fire and hope” levels

Rank: Flinger with 55 points
By rena1004 (@ejshin1)Score: 138,100


high arc (about 45 degree) first which hit the middle of the tower then slightly lower arc. i clered this level with 1-birder twice but only with the lower score under 130k. sometimes the bird which already did the job bounced back from out of the screen n added more score that was funny n liked it.

By Carl

140270 on the first and only shot. Must be my reward for three hours on the last level.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14175 points
By knichy (@knichy)Score: 137,930

SnickleFritz! I’ve been whaling away for 10 minutes trying for a two-birder and resetting when I am in the mid-teens of a raw score thinking the extra 10K wouldn’t clear my previous 130 high score. there are FOUR birds! DUH!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14175 points
By knichy (@knichy)Score: 137,930

reading the thread, I can easily see a once-in-a-lifetime one-birder (with wasted bird) from @pourpete yielding 130 raw. I call it the “Fenikus Fling” and every once in a while we all get one. I’d really have loved to have seen that one.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13440 points
By gordo402 (@gordo402)Score: 151,560
Rank: Explosive with 2355 points
By CakeyFA (@cakeyfa)

ugh, nobody gonna mention how awful and (un)lucky the bouncy things are? yuck

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