Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane Walkthrough Level 18 (12-3)

One strategy for Smugglers’ Plane level 12-3 is to fire the Boomerang bird backwards, tapping immediately so he spins forwards into the cardboard box and TNT in the middle of the level. With a little luck, this can clear the entire left side. All that remains is a long shot with the Orange bird into the right structure to finish the level.

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Rank: Explosive with 2205 points
By loox (@loox)Score: 96,150

3 star strat below.
First… 86k = 2 stars
88k = 3 stars
3 star threshhold = 87,000 or 88,000

1 or 2 bird strat: 94k or more
Bird 1: boomerang bird- reverse Remi shot… Quickly shoot boomerang bird backwards just slightly above 0 degrees (horizontal)… Then quickly tap so it reverses. Your goal is to have the bird go through the first big crate and into (and thru) the crate to the left of the TNT. This can take out everything. Also the shot is very easy. However more often than not, the blue bird cage (leftmost cage on the far platform) will remain. This is not such a bad thing since the next bird can not only kill it but usually do a lot of damage, so…
Bird 2: orange bird- shoot it to the far right platform, take out remaining bird cage and expand so it does a lot of collateral damage.
Bird 3: unused

Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 95,770

this level has the potential for a one bird strat.

Rank: Champion with 3295 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 96,740

Definitely, had 1 cage left when doing this level – would have given 100k :) I do like that RRS!

Rank: Champion with 3295 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 96,740

Got the 1-birder. Here’s the tip: aim so that the boomerang bird goes above the stone blocks and through the horizontal wood to the left of the three mangoes. The bird will then go through the mangoes into the far structure getting that troublesome blue cage! The level then collapses! Scores range from 85k upwards (I have 96k, but with plenty more damage available!) best if luck :)

Rank: Explosive with 2195 points
By PJK (@pjk)Score: 94,110

You don’t need to do the reverse fling, you can just aim through the top of the big crate just before the first cage, this the goes through the crate below the stone, blows up the TNT and will sometimes be a 1-birder. Over 90k first go.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 97,170

I really like this level, partly because there are so many possibilities with the first shot.

While I like the reverse boomerang shot sometimes, I found it much easier in this level to fire it straight ahead, and not to use the boomerang at all.

As others have pointed out, either go high to the mangos (and this shot doesn’t have to be completely precise), or go low. I found the lower shot to be most effective, though it needs to be very precise. I found if i clipped the top right corner of the left crate, it would (almost) always get the TNT. The reason I thought this shot was the best was that that pesky small stone piece seemed less likely to fall down and protect the last blue bird. A one birder was not unusual for me here.

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 96,590

Yes, when you do the reverse bird and have him go higher than the crate and tnt, have him go straight through the mangos instead then the thin long horizontal, concrete strip block will fall down hit the cage and trigger TNT and the green bird goes on through and lands right on the blue bird and all collapsed for a one birdie with a score of 94280!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6700 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 93,610

Just like you described. Almost made it in one, but that blue bird remained. Thanks for the strategy. I really don’t like the green bird, so any level with him makes me cringe :).

Rank: Sling God with 36820 points
By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)Score: 100,640

Got my best score with two birds. The first fllung straight through the crate into the TNT. There was lots of damage to the left side, including crates on the lower left. Second bird to the remaining blue caged bird on the upper platform. It rolled through the cage and expanded against wood to the right, taking out most of the remaining debris. And I get to enjoy the high score trophy!!! (Well, for the next few minutes anyway.)

Rank: Sling God with 69115 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 100,250

I also got my best score using two birds. Thanks for the tips @catsnbirds. After the first bird tried for scores close to or in the 70k range.
Obtained the one bird solution a few times but the scores were in the low 90k range.

Rank: Sling God with 36820 points
By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)Score: 100,640

You’re welcome @wrw01 . Ten years later and we’re still flinging! 😀

Rank: Sling God with 69115 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 100,250

@catsnbirds still enjoy flinging the birds!

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 100,020

92360 with this strat first try..before I even read it so I know more is possible..if I hot first try cuz I am not that :) will keep trying ty loox :)

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 100,020

100020 d idnt use the reverse remi went straight in, left the second structure still standing shot lil ob at bottom of structure he fell a little into gap exploded and all came down. Wish I knew how to make video. But like I said I Am not that good so probably more pts to be had
Thiswas only my 3rd try I got reallly lucky lol:) gl all

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 100,020

Important that the vertical stone stick falls before throwing ob:)

Rank: Sling God with 33760 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 102,270

@loox, thanks for the great strat! Got 102k on my first attempt using your strat. (after numerous attempts of “going it alone”)

Rank: Hardened with 675 points
By King Clasher (@kingclasher)Score: 100,440

The way to get high scores (96k+) is to get the stone blocks to land on top of Hal and fall to the left structure with the TNT helping push them further into it for more debris. With Bubbles, you need him to get past the wood next to the cage leftover and blow everything towards the right to activate the extinguisher and destroy (hopefully) every last bit.

Rank: Sling God with 45365 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 105,010

like @loox
bird reverse, activate immediately, fly a little bit down, hit the crate in the middle and than the crate
left from tnt.
the tnt exploding not immediately, the wood (right from the tnt) activate the tnt.
debris fly to the right and make the rest.

Rank: Sling God with 45365 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 105,010

and here my video:

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 95,310

87k 2 stars
88k 3 stars

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 96,590

Well I’ll have to try these…I used the first bird like “normal” aimed high above structure with the TNT, let it pass just over and hit to reverse and he goes into the cage right above TNT then explodes TNT with all that and debris falls backwards so ALOT of left side is gone, then fling ob to the last structure which expands out to take out the whole right side, including the blue bird you guys are referring to, if your lucky it will get the red fire extinguisher to obtain more points…got above average but will try these other interesting strats…

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 96,590

Yeah, just tried these other methods but no score improvement so I did it my way again referenced above and upped my score to 94220…got the fire extinguisher! Again just launch green bird high above the middle TNT structure and when u tap him to go backwards he’s sone what heading down cause of the high arch and lands right into the cage above TNT and he will explode the TNT as well and most of left bottoms goes too, even the mangos and the ob takes out all of right side…very easy actually..surprised no one tried it this way?

Rank: Explosive with 2000 points
By Bas Basten (@bbn2406)Score: 100,080

First bird destroys big crate 1 and 2, middle tower comes down and tnt clears the most. Orang bird straight forward, letit land on the right structure and with some luck destroys most of the crates there.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13975 points
By burry (@furry)Score: 101,430

Worked like a charm. Thanks for sharing.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6760 points
By username12345 (@blahalb09)Score: 94,850

If you get the orange bird into one of the tiny gaps before it expands, the bird disappears when it expands.

By Bell259

101,350 Spun the green bird backward. Turned him around and hit just right for a lucky 1 bird shot.

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 95,760

This level is similar to the previous one in that a 2-Birder gives better scores than a 1-Birder, I got 90210 with 1 Bird, and above posted with 2, also I find it’s best to do the reverse fling with Boomerang Bird, but not at 0 degrees as suggested above (Bird collides with next mounting bird and skews the shot), more like 45 degrees to launch in reverse and immediately click to start forward movement.

Rank: Sling God with 46350 points
By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 103,190

Actually the same strategy as the video, except that I let OB roll out and have it self expanding. And that over and over again.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7875 points
By Vicketok (@vicketok)Score: 101,970

Loox strategy…….


Rank: Gold Flinger with 7875 points
By Vicketok (@vicketok)Score: 101,970

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Rank: Flinger with 0 points
By jtwade (@)

Got a one bird shot as described when using the method by @comex666 and @loox. the reverse shot must be returned towards the crate almost instantly or it can hit the next bird coming up to the sling.


Rank: Avian Overlord with 17470 points
By gladvold (@gladvold)Score: 103,890

A puppy with the smallest margin possible, using the @loox strategy. I used two birds.
The first bird should go under the hollow block so the stone blocks start falling to the left before the TNT goes off. This gives good destruction to the left side. If the blue cage on the right survives, and the score is above 70k, the second bird is well worth a try. My three best scores (100,101 and 103k), were all two-birders.

Rank: Explosive with 2355 points
By CakeyFA (@cakeyfa)

LMAO that huge orange bird is hilarious

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