Angry Birds Rio Jungle Escape Walkthrough Level 30 (4-15)

Boss fight! If you’re having trouble getting 3 stars on Angry Birds Rio Level 4-15 check out the video below. It yields a score of 74,770. If you have a different method that is easier or yields a better score feel free to leave a comment below.

Debut: This level is the debut of the Blu & Jewel. Jewel drags Blu horizontally through the air.

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By Kilian

I don’t understand how yours hit the ground and killed itself. I cannot do it with less than 4 birds.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 89,680

He had already sustained enough damage, to take him to the ground.


I call it a fluke. Post a new video, please. If you can duplicate it, I’ll believe it.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By huntermaclean (@huntermaclean)

I can do it with 3. Must be luck to get it in 2.

By megaspaz

you can do it with 2 birds. I’ve duplicated it a few times. You need a direct hit with the first bird(s) and if you time the tnt right you can nail the bird with most of the flying rocks and it’ll go down. The main thing is the first bird(s). You have to hit the target more direct than in the video.

By Huitrestras

101420 aiming the rope that holds the TNT with the blue bird when the parrot is right underneath it. It triggers the TNT near the tree then the two other ones. The 3 of them hit the parrot. It’s useful to wait in order to figure out how the parrot moves.

By natalie w

tried so many times. don’t understand how bird falls on its own with just 2 birds. or am i not seeing something? HELP! only level i don’t have 3 stars in. seems impossible!

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 89,680

Just hit ’em with everything you’ve got. ;) You’ll get it!

By Karen

I have loved Angry Birds (all versions free, paid lite etc) until THIS level. I am just about to uninstall it because it is impossible. I have hit that bird I don’t know how many times and can get no more than 35000 points. Have no idea what the game is here even with all the notes on this post. Unacceptable level.

By Dee

This is a very tricky level; it’s mostly luck and a bit of timing. Here’s how I did it with 2 birds and a score of 95,530. Here’s the timing part. You need to hit the white bird with the blue bird such that his path will then hit the flowers & TNT box on the outcropping far right. Hit the white bird when it’s under the TNT box hanging from the vine or further to the right. There’s a point early on when the white bird flies up and left, levels off around the height of the outcropping, then flies slowly to the far right. Aim the blue bird slightly upwards and tap just after he takes off. Here’s the luck part. When the TNT explodes, it sets off a chain reaction. Rocks hit the white bird and the two other TNT boxes on the lower left. Both of those explode and rocks hit the white bird. In my case, that didn’t happen. I hit the TNT box with the second bird, timing it so the white bird was hit with the rocks. That did it.

Apparently, if you time it just right, the blue bird hits the white bird, the chain reaction sets off, and the TNT box falls from the vine onto the white bird.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6700 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 73,290

If you look at some earlier comments, David had a pretty simple 2 bird method. I got it on my first time following his suggestion- after trying countless times with other methods. I didn’t hit the hanging TNT at all. I really think it just timing and practice.

By Und

101990, 1 bird and some luck ;)

Don’t mess with Nigel (the cockatoo) personally. Just send B&J towards the distant TNT (they hit it 100%) when Nigel goes down. Stones will smash flowers and detonate other TNTs, forcing the enemy to ram into ground and suffer.

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 92,230

I tried this method, and it worked beautifully. Took me a 2nd shot (red bird) but I got him down. 91,880 and my last star. Thanks @Und.

By ob8

you even can kill the bird in one shot with the blue ones. they have to fall on the bird again.. but then it gave me just 66.000 points. so shoot the TNT in the same instant. maybe this’ll work ;)

Rank: Hardened with 510 points
By rambeaux (@rambeaux)Score: 85,050

Finally… What a pain… Nigel’s one tough cookie. Got my 3 stars! Now all I need is the score addict and marmoset achievements.

By nyr2k2

just keep at it if you can’t get 3 stars. i tried every one of the methods listed above, to no avail. then one time, it just kind of happened. luck i guess.

By J2ad

If anyone is still having trouble getting 3*s, try this. Right after loading, fire B&J horizontally and tap to hit Nigel for 1600-1680. Right after that, immediately fire the red bird down to ‘splode the closest TNT stack. If timed right, Nigel will be knocked out by the stone barrage. I’ve been able to score between 75,000-83,870 repeatedly using this method. You don’t even have to worry about Nigel’s flight pattern. :D

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By huntermaclean (@huntermaclean)

I finally got it using this method, but I had to get LUCKY having a stone fall from way up high and hit Nigel.

By rospondek

74920. Thanks!! :D

By Arcadian

It seems you have to blow up some TNT…. I just managed to get the boss with a single hit from the double-bird — it seemed to get caught up on him, doing damage until the “10000” points…. Only, the hits themselves were only worth some 6.5k, so it only brought me to 66500, and 2 stars. :(

By nyr2k2

dropping the hanging TNT on his head is the best way to go. i can 3 star this probably 20% of the time using that method. using the blue bird, aim sharply up (not straight up, but close) and tap when they’re above the level of the tnt. you want to wait to release until just before the boss bird starts moving back towards the right side of the screen…about 7 or so second after the level starts.

if you time it right, the hanging TNT will fall on the boss bird’s head, as it’s cut from the vine. the blue bird you shot will then slide down the right wall, detonating the tnt. hopefully a few rocks hit the bird; the rest, hopefully, will fly across and detonate the other two tnt boxes, with those rocks also crushing the boss bird.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By huitrestras (@huitrestras)Score: 101,420

I think dropping it on the mushroom is a better way: it will bounce on it and then explode on Nigel causing him more damage AND triggering the two other crates. Besides, the rocks in the crate B&J trigger will harm him too.

By Snauzoo

TNT on head worked for me. I had to use the second yellow bird to do this since first one failed. Did major damage with first bird and balls and while he was flying drunkedly got him with a 3 star 70,830 result.


I finally got lucky and Nigel crashed into the TNT box after the blue parrots hit him directly. It was easy from there. I hit him when he was relatively high and he back and up into the TNT.

Gaiter, Nigel is the bird villain in the movie Rio. The two blue birds cuffed together are the heroes.

By TonyNYC

I have to agree with those who really don’t like this level. I wouldn’t mind, but it doesn’t even closely resemble what most of us expect when we play Angry Birds. It took me an hour to figure out that points have nothing to do with whether the stupid bird bites the dust. Instead, it’s all about how much he has been hit. You can tell he’s sustaining damage two ways–he gets red splotches, and he flies around like he’s drunk. While there is some skill involved here, I felt like this level was more a matter or luck than other AB levels. Guess they felt they needed the boss to keep the tie to the movie (if nothing else, the good folks at Rovio are marketing geniuses).

Rank: Hardened with 730 points
By ladycrumb (@ladycrumb)Score: 74,680

I’ve been frustrated sometimes by very hard AB levels, but I’ve still enjoyed playing them. This one is different. I’m getting actively annoyed by this level and it’s just not fun.

Rank: Sling God with 36490 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,750

Yeah, the addition of a moving target really ups the frustration. Put you phone away for awhile and come back to it later. Trying challenging levels with fresh eyes always seems to help me.

Rank: Hardened with 730 points
By ladycrumb (@ladycrumb)Score: 74,680

Well, I finally got my three stars (just). I still prefer the regular knock stuff over, blow stuff up levels.

I’m also missing the piggies, but Rovio has been hinting lately that they might show up in Rio.


I thought it was fun. It was a cool change of pace and frankly timing to hit a moving target was less frustrating than trying to get one piece of wood to break in an exact way or hoping a block will fall perfectly. Don’t get me wrong. I have 3 stars on every level of every version so I don’t really get that frustrated but on this level in its own way I thought there was more control in this situation as opposed to other very challenging levels. It’s also cool that each time you play it there is variation due to the movement.

By GeoRage

I got 74640 with the blue bird only by landing on him somehow. I don’t recall if he hit anything else, I was so dang excited I threw my fist in the air and didn’t think to look. Good luck! Now hopefully they’ll release an Easter theme for Seasons soon, since I have all of the stars, golden eggs and fruit already. I’m either getting good at these games or this and St. Patrick’s day were way too easy.

Thanks for all the support. I finally did it with two birds. The blue-twins got stuck on nigels neck and did some damage. Then red bird exploded 1st batch of TNT. Got him with a falling rock.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By pearlcasher (@pearlcasher)

im starting to get really upset about this board 4-15
i have been trying to pass this one board since 9pm right now it is 6:30 am why wont it just let me go one to the next board? the regular angry boards lets you go on to the next board ! someone please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rank: Sling God with 36490 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,750

By board do you mean level? This is the last level, so there isn’t anywhere else to go until the next update.

By twiki

I love this level – it’s the first one which actually makes things a little more challenging…
However on my Android X10 Mini Pro – I can’t zoom out – so I can’t launch the bird and see Nigel at the same time… this is making it very very hard indeed… I’m sitting here watching Nigel and learning his patten, because I am having to do this essentially blindfolded!

65k and 2 stars… but it’s the only star I need to complete everything released so far…

The GF is not happy… she’s expecting some action tonight but no way I’ll be able to move until I’ve done this!

By Hayduke

Is there a banana in the tuft of bushes at the bottom of the screen on this level? I have 14 of 15 and can’t find the last one. I think it is here but can’t figure out a way to get a bird down there. Anyone else have any luck?

Rank: Sling God with 36490 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,750

Yes, check out the walkthrough, which you can find on this page (top left).

By Erik W

High score on level 4-15 is 103460.

Wait til Nigel moves close, then fire the blue double birds horizontally, so they hit him, push him back a little, and finally end on the other side and bust the TNT.

This will fire the rocks towards the left, some will hit Nigel, and some will hit the other TNTs on the left side, triggering more rocks.

It was a one shot kill.

Good luck trying, I haven’t been able to duplicate it yet.

By british power

did it one shot the blue bird land and stayed on top of white bird but only got 2*s :(

By will

how do you unlock further May,July, October, November 2011 after Jungle Escape?

Rank: Sling God with 36490 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,750

You’ll have to wait for the next update.

By Ka Lok

Tried once at the very first time playing 4-15. one bird, 9XXXX.
Fly the blue bird directly to the TNT at far right, not even hitting Nigel.
The stones just did the job, getting the banana, killed Nigel, at one time.
But I cannot duplicate it again for hundreds trial……

76100. Shoot blue bird down to hit white bird.
Then explode tnt right below slingshot. Timing
Is everything.

By mien111

I’ve watched the walk thru after trying dozens and dozens of times to complete this level with 3 stars – in fact the only level I don’t have 3 stars for…but I can’t get above 56000! I don’t see what causes Nigel to fall and self destruct at the point that he does. Any advice on this one? Really frustrated!!

By mien111

Finally succeeded with 92100!! After several hits with balls and the blue birds, the red bird took him out!

By Erik W

What I did to score 103460 was to shoot the double blue birds straight, so they hit Nigel when he is directly under the hanging TNT box. The double blue birds should bounce off of Nigel, land on the shelf, blow up the flowers, and bounce over the stones, and hit the other TNT boxes. This will cause the stones to shoot left, hitting Nigel, and the other TNT boxes on the left side. Every TNT box on the screen should explodr, except maybe the one hanging from the tree.

Anyone posting questions of how Nigel “flies around and just goes away” in the video, he is getting a last hit from a stone that is bouncing around, but its hard to catch it.

If anyone can repeat my method, get a picture of it. I don’t know how to save videos of gameplay from a Motorola Droid 1.

By mien111

Your method of straight shooting the blue birds so they take out the shelf and cause the other TNT to explode, then a hit with the red bird did it. Not as impressive as your 103000 score, but I’ll take it!

Rank: Sling God with 66520 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 84,190

Used your first shot but had to use red bird into the left tnt boxes. Was able to get the technique down for the one bird destruction with the double blue bird but could not obtain enough damage to the white bird even with the hanging tnt box falling on it. Fun level to play.

By David

Reliable 2 bird solution, yielding 94,050. Immediately catapault first bird(s) straight out, when it drops in line with target (just past mountain peak), tap to shoot forward and attack bird. Next, without delay, shoot red bird straight down (more or less) to blow up nearest TNT. Stones will activate the subsequent TNT, unleashing a barrage of stones that will take down the target. Also stones will continue to the far side of the screen, blowing up the TNT on the far right, as well. Have been able to successfully duplicate this, at least.

By meanjeann

Thanks! Used this method and it worked well. 74610 – but enough for 3 stars.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6700 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 73,290

Thanks so much!! This level was driving me crazy. 90430 using your method. I didn’t actually hit Nigel with the blue birds, but everything else went just as you described. My last 3 star level! Now, to get that last banana on this level and I am finished til the updates. Thanks again.

By bachaque

I scored 101140 in my second attempt.. I was half asleep as well.. I thought it was very disappointing to have such an easy level for an ending. Today, I went back to it, to show the ending to my bf, and we could not get anywhere higher than 75000, and more often in the 30000’s. So my theory is that you have to relax and have a bit of luck. I wish I knew what I was doing!

By Erik W

Ok I finally repeated it!

Shoot the blue birds directly straight so they make contact with Nigel after he’s reached the same point that he originally started (under the hanging TNT box). Make sure Nigel is on the upswing as the blue birds make contact, so they fly over to the ledge. They will bounce on the flowers, and push into the pile of stones. One of the stones will hit the smaller TNT box sitting onto the larger box. This sets off a chain reaction that explodes all the other TNT boxes (except the hanging TNT), and eventually, after being struck multiple times, Nigel will fly in a loop, and bump into the 2nd mushroom from the left. Then, he flies away!

My score on this was 101880 (not as good as my previous score)

By lemur

I love Rio!!!!!!
I love the cages, the graphics, the monkeys, and especially this level 4-15. I keep coming back just to play this level, even though I three starred it a long time ago. I wish people would stop complaining about it and give it a chance. Yes, its hard to get three stars, but thats true of a lot of angry birds levels, and many of those require a lot of luck too. I’m glad Rovio found a way to incorporate some action and a moving target into the game. It’s the last level of the episode, it’s supposed to be hard! I hope we get more like it.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 89,680

I like your enthusiasm. ;)

By Thomas

After many tries, I shot the blue bird after waiting 5 seconds and actually didn’t hit Nigel, but landed on the small TNT box that set off a chain reaction. The red bird was shot and hit him spot on for 10,000 pts.

93,210 pts w/ 2 birds.

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