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 paul

Really struggling on this one as i cant see nigel most of the time as he off at the far end of the screen, i cant zoom is on my android tablet, any ideas?


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

I have a little trouble zooming in on my Hero, so I watched the video and tried to get a sense of when the white bird was in range. Not perfect, but it did help. Maybe trying one of the method that use just one or two birds would be easier for you.

By Emily

I scored 102000 but i don’t know how! I fired the blue bird then my daughter asked me something so I wasn’t looking! When I looked again I’d got three stars and that massive score.

Rank: Out of this World with 2805 points
By psquare53 (@psquare53)Score: 83,980

I was figuring out the 3-star minimum score and I came up with a rather repeatable sequence. This doesn’t get you a high score, but about 20% of the time you can get a 3-star, with a max of around 78,000. It’s based on timing.
The moment the screen is ready, launch Jewel on a downward angle, to clear the little mountain peak. Tap the screen when level with Nigel (she will be quite close to him), aiming to hit him in the lower middle. You should get around 1500 points for that.
Immediately upon the hit, aim and fire the red bird down into the first bunch of TNT, that sets off the second bunch, and all sorts of cannonballs are flying around. Nigel is sure to get hit a few times, you’ll see feathers fly and the red spots on him meaning he’s hurt.
Now wait a few seconds until he circles back, then he will go back further and drop down. When he starts down fire blue straight out and he and Nigel will nearly collide around the middle of the screen. Tap the screen right before contact and two of the three ought to hit him.
The “coupe de grace” is yellow, you can either fire slightly downward and hit Nigel, who isn’t moving very fast, or arc yellow up to cut the jungle vines, sever the TNT box, and land on the far ledge, setting off the last TNT boxes.
Sometimes all this doesn’t finish him off, you can use White to defeat him with either the bomb or the severed head. When you do that all you’ll get is in the 40,000 range. If you have White and one yellow left you’ll get a 2-star, up to around 65,000. If he’s done after the blue, that’s a 75,000 shot. 3-stars is 70,000, good luck!

By Gurthro

You sir, are a star. After much frustration I looked here and tried your method. Worked third try. Nice one.

Rank: Deputized with 105 points
By skoldpadda (@skoldpadda)Score: 102,770

Ok, finally!!! Now with 5,350,xxx as a result. Found my own method similar to YouTube video with dropping dynamite on bird’s head but waiting about 5 seconds later (so it hits him lower on the screen) which works out better with all of the TNT cannonballs hitting him.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By OrksRevenge (@orksrevenge)

Made IT !! 70930… now searching the last banana, i missed one *narf* 14/15

*btw: where can i integrate an avatar icon for my posts !?

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,750

Creating an avatar is easy, just follow the instructions I wrote up in the forum.

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By OrksRevenge (@orksrevenge)

got it…. 2506110 :D 90/90 stars and 15/15 banana….

anything else to do in Rio so Far ??

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,750

Not really.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11110 points
By Habanero (@habanero)Score: 103,330

Achievements? High score addict etc etc?

Rank: Pig Leader with 11110 points
By Habanero (@habanero)Score: 103,330

Thought I was all Rio’d out but then I was really intersted to see skoldpadda’s post about 1-birding this level. Glad I did as I put more than 10k on my score by nailing Nigel in one for 103,350 … Cheers skoldpadda!

This also has to be amongst my favourite AB levels ever along with AB Free IV-2 (before it was fixed, which I wish it hadn’t been)

By Silveryj

I hate this level. I think the Idea of bludgeoning a cockatoo to death bit by bit is really gross.

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

when you think about it, you are sacrificing birds, no matter what level. not to mention all the poor little piggies:). it is just a game, after all.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11110 points
By Habanero (@habanero)Score: 103,330

Think mad laughing Nigel is just bludgeoned into flying away :-)

By Jeanne Rueb

any idea when new updates coming ? Totally hooked & love game & not liking that have to WAIT !!!

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

Rio update is in may and a seasons update we are expecting sometime next week.

By Brian Simpson

101260 score, waiting until Nigel has moved down to the left then up. When he starts moving to the right (at the top of his circuit) aim the Blue Birds up at high angle when they are at a height higher than the TNT in the tree send them straight – they will hit the rope causing the TNT to drop on Nigels head. They will then continue into the wall and fall onto the TNT at the cliff face causing the rocks to fly out hitting Nigel again and triggering the other 2 TNT sites on the bottom left – enough hits will get Nigel.

I have managed all treasures and all 3 stars but cannot believe some of the scores on the Game Centre.

By Janet Amaral

THANK YOU!!!!! I thought I would NEVER get thru this level!

By Brian Simpson

My pleasure – I cannot wait until May for the next round

Rank: Shooter with 875 points
By jeep2008 (@jeep2008)Score: 105,340

Used your method and got top score! Thank you. 105,340

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

I made Nigel with one bird. The new blue bird.

By mason

the blue birds are not new.l got 83,970

By Kenneth Browne

I get the theory but if you don’t get Nigel to fly away with the first set of blue birds you’re done because the rest of the birds don’t stand a chance. How many points does it take with that first shot with the blue birds? I’m stuck around 38000. When the TNT lands on his head it just bounces off with little damage.

Rank: DaBomb with 315 points
By crazyhacker (@crazyhacker)

No need to worry about the scores in Game Center. They’re just stupid hackers that don’t have a life.

By marzbar

Thank you SO much for your tip, Brian – this one had been bugging me for weeks, and was the last level in Rio so far that I hadn’t been able to get three stars on! I tried your approach and got it on the first try with the blue birds, and got 100,270 points. YESSSS!!! :)

Now to wait for the second half of Airfield Chase! *LOL*

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8775 points
By lordlance (@lordlance)Score: 100,860

Been trying this method for days…how many times does Nigel have to get hit to get him to fly away? Anybody do this one shot 100k+ on a Droid?

By Christina Ewing

I purchased Angry Birds Rio – first time got through to Chapter 4 towards end (all 3 stars)- using an Ally Droid – Icon was on my phone but couldn’t open the game. Uninstalled, re-purchased & loaded and again got to same point and same thing. When I try to open the Rio app (and always towards end of chap 4 with three stars again!) it will open to the regular Angry Birds games – also loaded on my phone. Help-!

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

I had this same problem-twice. I had 3 stars and all fruit, then game would not open. I finally just got the game from the Android Market instead. So far, so good. I called Amazon the first time it happened and was told that it was known to happen and their only suggestion was to do just as you did, uninstall,etc…

Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By angry_jelle (@angry_jelle)Score: 103,850

there is a walkthrough on youtube saying one bird is enough (by kaveekrai). It uses Brian Simpson’s method… it yields 104130, extremely lucky though. I gave his exact method about 500 tries, didn’t get it still… only at 95k with it…

By Pr3ttygur1

I just got one question…its May, so where is the update for the May episode? I mastered all the levels (with no help by the way :) I want to know what’s next.

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

Post here explains it all.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7305 points
By surfcow (@surfcow)Score: 93,210

If you are still having trouble with this very challenging level, try this: launch first bird very soon after level begins, and aim slightly downward toward the white bird as to cause them to collide in mid air without having to tap and make the blue bird(s) zoom horizontal. Here’s what I’ve discovered, and I dont think anyone else has mentioned this: if you tap right before your bird hits the white bird and continue tapping quickly after they collide the white bird sustains major damage! In fact, it took only one hit from the spray of TNT pellets – just one, not a barrage – to bring it down, after launching red bird downward into TNT. This is a two-bird solution that should net approximately 75,000 and three stars. You won’t get top score on leader board, but you will say goodbye to this pesky puzzle for good. And it takes less than ten taps and about 13 seconds. Hope this helps somebody who was about to delete AB Rio from their device!

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

Thanks for the help. My score is 90650, after trying this method twice :). I did one thing differently- I just hit Nigel with blue birds without multiple taps (tapping makes my screen zoom in too much). I waited until Nigel circled around and headed left, made a little dip between two left mushrooms and started upwards again. I was waiting with the red bird and immediately sent it into the TNT. Nigel was hit about 6 times and then I waited. He finally floated up for 10000. Final score 90650 and I am finished with this level!

Rank: Pig Leader with 12110 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 79,850

@surfcow this is not helping…. I’m playing on iPad, my droid score is not great, but better then where I am right now. Please send help…SOS!!!! :(

Rank: Champion with 3030 points
By Tare.Wa (@tare-wa)Score: 106,990

My friend told me he finished this level with 1 bird , and most astonishing , he did it within the first few minutes of his trial.
So I started struggling for an 1 bird KO.
It took me nearly an hour to get the first time 1 bird KO (got around 98000),
and then about the same period of time to get this score.

Rank: DaBomb with 315 points
By crazyhacker (@crazyhacker)

Wierd, because you can’t get past Smuggler’s Den in the Trial.

By whiter

trial = sequence of attempts.

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

I think trial = demo version

Rank: Flinger with 10 points
By blackbird (@blackbomb)

one bird to beat this level.step one soot blu and juwel to the 3 leaves above the hole.step the last second tap.step 3hope you lucky and then they should hit negel if hes close to the leaves.they will bounce and he will take damage.step 4 he will fly away in pain and then 10000 points for the other birds.

By kev

1 shot surprised me. Aimed as above but hit 2nd lot of dynamite which blew up the stones and took the bird with it into the parrot killing it – dead chuffed never even got 1 star before now :)

By Aaditya G

Guys, I think I got a blaster in here with me. I just finished Nigel the albino cockatoo in just ONE BIRD. Just with Jewel. I made Jewel and Blu hitch a ride on Nigel and I ended up with 77,720.

By Dawn

what is the three star magic number for that stinking white bird in the jungle? Please and thank you

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

The minimum 3-star score is located in the gold bar under the video.

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 83,050

I just can’t seem to get that white bird to go down no matter how many times I hit it. How many hits does it take to knock it out of the game?

Rank: Master Slinger with 5480 points
By pianistrevor (@tnatiuk17piano)Score: 102,450

93770 with 2 birds. First bird waited and hit the vines and dropped the TNT on him. While the rocks were flying and Nigel was weak I launched red bird at him and more rocks hit him. Done! He died.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6760 points
By username12345 (@blahalb09)Score: 72,780

1st bird, hit vines on top, tnt dropped and bounced off to tnt and stones. Bird comes over at the curve and ignites the tnt at the right. Finish off Nigel with remaining birds.

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 82,850

Got a descent enough score like Wanda above describes…couldnt get Brian’s to get enough points. This is a tricky level and now I’m done in the Jungle…YEAH!!! Moving on to Golden Beach Ball ;)

Rank: Champion with 3295 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 80,750

Yeah, i don’t like this level much myself, so I’m going to settle with my (just below average 80k) and leave it for now. It’s one of only 3 levels in the jungle I can’t make average! I’m following you to the beach1 :)

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 75,610

@blah I am logged in, just certain walkthrough pages I am not. weird I am here and on leaderboards but 1-14 keeps logging me out…beat nigel, but not the average. But good enogh for now..

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 75,610

I am not logged out, only in 4-14 and I cannot sign in from there, every other page I am still logged in…just a bad night for that level….going to sleep shortly gontna play a little more chat a little less. …have a good nite all tomorrow is another day:)

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,750

There is definitely something weird going on. I would look into how you delete your temporary internet files and cookies on your phone and do that. I’d then restart and log back in fresh. I just check the site from my old Android phone and it seems to be working fine.

ABN does automatically log people out after 2 weeks. I have just changed that though, so the next time people log in they shouldn’t have to log out again for a year (unless they clear their history, or we force everyone to log back in, which we do from time to time).

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 75,610

I have a question about the video…it seems like after blue. Then red.shooting stones..nigel sinks loow and hits something that says 10,000 then flys off…before it goes back to lil bb and yb’ and wb for there xtra 10k’s?

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

Hitting Nigel with the stones can cause him to spin out of control. Having Nigel touch the ground — as in the video — results in a clear most of the time.

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 75,610

Ty I didnt realize that, didn’t see it mentioned in posts. Will give it a shot thanx:)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6760 points
By username12345 (@blahalb09)Score: 72,780

You will need to get Nigel in the critical damage stage when he is close to the ground.

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 75,610

Sorry to slim I seem to be having troubles with reply buttons I swear I hit it..
And dont you worry blah I am gonna put a serious hurting on that bird who calls himself nigel …his new name will be ” nitey- nite-nigel”

Rank: Champion with 3945 points
By Fleshyskeleton (@fleshyskeleton)Score: 102,790

I was extremely lucky.Red bird bounced off a mushroom and plummeted straight onto the head of boss and he was owned.Got well over 82K

Rank: Debriefed with 1420 points
By Nigel33 (@nigel33)

I was playing this level and got Nigel in critical damage. Then, while I was thinking about where to fling the blue, Nigel was dumb and flew into the TNT at the top. That killed him.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18395 points
By JTB (@jtb)Score: 104,990

Very little skill needed for this level as it’s mostly just luck and persistence. I through the Blues straight up and waited until the White Bird moved left and up before releasing as suggested above. That got me a one bird score over 100K but, boy, did it take a while.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5850 points
By emider (@emider)Score: 100,890

Wait until Nigel turns his first round. Then, just when he flys downwards under the hanging TNT let the blues go up straigt and activate them to go horizontal as often described. The cut TNT will then fall on the mushrooms and bounce to the left hitting Nigel. The blues should also activate the right TNT causing the 2 left TNT piles to throw the stones around and finish the level.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 106,920

I find this the most reliable way to shoo away the Great White. Got a couple of 100Ks and one 103K, the last two actually in succession one right after the other. Thanks @emider.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 106,920

And now it’s given me 106,920 after few more tries…sweet!

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