Angry Birds Rio High Dive Star Bonus Walkthrough Level 3

This is our walkthrough video for Angry Birds Rio High Dive Star Bonus Level #3. The level is unlocked by earning 50 stars in High Dive. One strategy is to snipe the rope on the far-right of the level, releasing the TNT from above. That shot is pretty tricky, but it’s smooth sailing after you make it. The score in the video below is 78,310.

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Rank: Master Slinger with 6675 points
By TheBirdBrain (@thebirdbrain)Score: 71,060

Alernate strat but not as high scoring is to use 2 birds underwater to clear the platforms. You won’t get 3 stars all the time but was able to get 3 stars at 71k using this strat. 3 star score is likely 70k as 68k was 2 stars. Just another strat for those who don’t have the patience to try and get the tricky shot done.

Rank: Slinger with 1230 points
By AuMich (@aumich)

You can actually hit the life saver “really hard” and it will trigger the fuse.
Instant acceleration when shooting bird.

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 79,960

Alternative Method

If you’re having difficulties sneaking by the inner tube, send the Yellow bird underwater at a shallow angle. He’ll resurface and give you better aim at the detonation cord.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8830 points
By Andy (@andy2510)Score: 78,220

Great tip! Got that to work better than just sending Chuck through the air!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5575 points
By bullets0000 (@bullet)Score: 72,710

Easy and promising. Immediately 3-star with your shot.
I don’t want to be mean, but E-star’s shot is way too demanding for most of us.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

You can also fire him at about a 20-25 degree angle and within about 1/4 to 1/2 second trigger speed burst. Birdie flies in a flatter trajectory than a late triggering, and makes it MUCH easier to hit. Video way I’m lucky to get 1 out of 10 detcord hits. My way, it’s more like half

Rank: Out of this World with 2835 points
By eggsit9 (@dustyd)Score: 84,640

I managed 84k using the same approach. Also, once I got the right shot, I memorized the release angle/acceleration spot by sighting on the base/clouds, rather than aiming all the way over to the fuse.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

I actually prefer the method @amslimfordy posted to mine, but that incessant splashing sound literally doubled my bathroom breaks that day.

Rank: Sling God with 20000 points
By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 82,690

Very good solution @kelani and repetable. I try also AMS way but your are more constants for me. I catching end of fuse many times but dreamed about cut the grass at corner (thought think).

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

@bird-tester Glad it worked for you. Catching that tuft of grass says a lot about your flinging skill. I can almost never pull that one off.

Rank: Sling God with 33670 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 81,550

Thanks for the tip for the first bird. Works much better for me.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13165 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 83,120

I almost had a zero birder on this level. I got a score of 15K with only one dolphin left without firing a shot. Was no advantage as I couldn’t trigger the det cord.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13165 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 83,120

Here is a screen shot of the zero birdee.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17065 points
By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 78,870

This one is hard. I’ve only reached the fuse cord one time and then still had the bottom dolphins to release. Next I tried the underwater shot that @amslimfordy mentioned above – finally got a one-birder. Not super score but better than my two bird of 70k. Thanks Slim!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16460 points
By PJng (@pjng)Score: 76,110

Around restart 10 time i seen some destruction.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

@birdmeister, @PJng — Are you both still playing on Android? I’m on iPad, and after 30 restarts have seen no self-destruction. Does it happen right away, or do you have to wait? Please post an additional details in forum on Self Destroying Levels, and / or @ mention me. Thanks
I’m getting pretty annoyed that most of the self-destruction happens only on Android.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13165 points
By birdMeister (@birdmeister)Score: 83,120

@MVNLA2, This has been reported by me. It is very infrequent, I have seen twice in about 100 plays. Check my screen shot for more details.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

Alright, not what I’d hoped for, but qualifies as a glitch / bug / whatever, and gives you no points. There is a little crooked piece of something, maybe seaweed, that started bouncing straight up and down off the surface of the water. Bounces would get higher and higher, then decrease, then start getting higher again. Finally piece sunk just below the surface, where it stays. I would guess it’s one of those pieces of seaweed that have an air-filled bubble in them, and if it hits the surface of the water just right it bounces. Does this happen in real life? Got a lousy score, but at least entertaining.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

OK, on the top left corner of the two left-most stone platforms there is a little piece of seaweed. Both of these have a somewhat thicker section. I think it was the upper of these 2 that started bouncing.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

@Xandra, anyone else with a score >80K — Would love to know how you got your high score. I’ve been struggling to get a 1-birder, and was hoping for hints on how to get TNT to free left-most dolphin. I finally got 1-birder for 77K, and it seemed to me that I cut detonation cord a little higher than usual. Do you agree that this makes a difference?
Still no self-destruction, and I stopped counting resets long ago.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 78,460

@eweber — You’re way up on the leaderboard, and your profile says you play on iPad. Have you seen the self-destruction? Do you have any additional tips for a high score? Thanks much.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10250 points
By manu malin (@eweber)Score: 87,700

No self destruction just lucky outcome for a 1 birder.

Rank: Out of this World with 2920 points
By sc (@chengie)Score: 85,130

Lucky outcome for me and could only repeat it a single time. What I did notice was that I wanted the 1st TNT not to blow the large big brown vase directly, but that it sunk a little bit lower to blow underneath. And my problem was not so much the most left dolphin, but the right most one. What I then needed was for the 2nd or 3rd TNT to blow the top above the right dolphin and then the 4th or 5th the bottom. The rest of the TNTwas spread all over.
I haven’t noticed the place where to cut the fuse cord, but I used a straight trajectory for the bird. He dove, by the time he was about to pass the big brown vase I speeded him up out of the water. My view is 100% zoomed in.
The luck on this level comes from the life saver the TNT bounces off, something I haven’t been able to figure out how to use to my advantage. You know, like the timing for when it goes up/down, or how thw TNT will roll.

By CC920

Skim the water with yellow bird, careful not to hit the vase. As it bounces back up into the air, accelerate bird to aim at the TNT cord. May take a few tried since the TNT May not fall in the right places. Score is 79,200.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 84,300

68,990 = 2 stars
69,350 = 3 stars

Pretty sure that confirms 69k=3*

Rank: Sling God with 24425 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 81,190


68710 was 2*


By erin

I’ve done your suggestion close to 50 times, and each time the far left dolphin is left in its cage w/the board over its head. I’ve tried tilting my tablet in hopes it will help but no luck.
Any advice???
Thank you!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15905 points
By Ladybird (@diannas)Score: 82,430

Ok, I have hit that fuse every which way possible over and over and over, hundreds of flings for hours on end!
I used EStar straight hit method, I did the under water shot, hit the far right box with fuse, hit the greenery on the bottom edge, hit the fuse high/low/middle, tried every way possible to trigger the £¥€¥\%# fuse to see if it would do something different if hit in a different way…… No it doesn’t! When Chuck hits the fuse, it does the same thing each time when releasing the TNT, but when the TNT falls they can fall differently or explode at different times causing the results to vary…. I could not find a way to control how the TNT would fall (by skill). Each time it would do basically the same thing but different scores; and of course, missing the far left dophin about 98.999% of the time.

When I did get lucky and released the left dolphin I got 82k, that has been the highest score so far after many hours and hundreds of flings.. My score is within my goal and in the top 50 (at this time)……. but I know if I keep at it, I might get lucky for a higher score, but I give up (for now).

Quote from Albert Einstein “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
Einstein would change this quote if he ever played AB! (Or we are all insane!)

With hopes of luck to all, Happy Flinging!

Rank: Sling God with 55780 points
By Terribletom (@terribletom)Score: 82,230

After a few hours of trying. Finally cleared this!! No problem hitting the cord, either over, or under the water. Left most dolphin just would not go down!!! Once in probably 150 attempts!! 82k

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17470 points
By gladvold (@gladvold)Score: 78,420

For those of us that hasn’t got the patience to fling for a good one-birder: I got a decent two-birder -78k – by first going underwater hitting leftmost wood and dolphin, then hitting the fuse. (I used the @amslimfordy shallow underwater shot for the fuse).

Rank: Boss Hog with 13540 points
By gordo402 (@gordo402)Score: 89,640

Finally, instead of aiming at the inner tube or the hanging fuse, aim at the lower left corner of the shotgun looking barrel. Yellow sometimes will bounce off and into fuse next to first TNT. This causes a much more random order of how the TNT barrels are disbursed. It’s a hard shot, but when it goes right, big score. It can be done with a water shot, a straight shot or a high shot. My best score came with high lobe about 45 degrees.

Rank: Sling God with 44905 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 87,390

here a one-birder like @gordo402 thx.
only 80k:

Rank: Sling God with 44905 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 87,390

sorry, not like @gordo402
but a one-birder

Rank: Boss Hog with 13540 points
By gordo402 (@gordo402)Score: 89,640

Here is screen shot of where bird lands, it makes barrels roll more randomly and gives a chance for more damage.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13540 points
By gordo402 (@gordo402)Score: 89,640
Rank: Sling God with 28070 points
By anton249 (@anton249)Score: 84,720

This level must habe been re-designed in one of the last updates. As far as I can remember it was impossible for me to get a one-birder using the standard method (directly or underwater into the fuse). The falling TNTs showed always the same pattern, two of them exploded in the air, no chance to get the left dolphin. Now the TNTs fall more randomly, one-birders are quite frequent. Easy improvement of my old score.
A good choice for the challenge!

Rank: Sling God with 28070 points
By anton249 (@anton249)Score: 84,720

After writing this the typical pattern came back again. Whatever angle I choose, high or low, directly or underwater, it’s always the same: TNT #1 hits the vase, #2 and #3 collide and explode on the water surface, next two on the right side and the last one between the 2 middle dolphins, the left cage remains (almost) always untouched.

Here is a video:

No idea how to avoid this and get the randomness back again. This level is a mystery to me.

Rank: Sling God with 33865 points
By skowse (@skowse)Score: 85,180

I did moon shot for 85k, had 6 or 7 80+ in 1/2 hour

Rank: Sling God with 44905 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 87,390

87k with moon shot

Rank: Sling God with 44905 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 87,390

here a moon shot with 85k:

Rank: Sling God with 68190 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 85,080

Thanks @skowse for the post. I also did the moon shot. Zoomed in and lined up the single head feather with the sling so a little bit of it can be seen. Helped getting the bird to the fuse before the tnt cans. Also thanks to @comex666 for the video.

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