Angry Birds Rio Smugglers Plane Walkthrough Level 20 (12-5)

One strategy for Smugglers’ Plane level 12-5 is to launch Blu head-on into the boulder and hollow wooden square. His flailing should push the boulder to the right and clear several cages. Next, loft the White bird and bomb as high up on the main structure as possible. The goal is to clear as many cages within, but primarily clear the cage on the far right. Use the Yellow bird to clean up as necessary.

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Rank: Explosive with 2205 points
By loox (@loox)Score: 101,960

91k = 2 stars
93k = 3 stars
3 star threshhold = 92,000 or 93,000

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 108,110

92k gave me 2 stars.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 105,030

Could really use a video on this one. Words aren’t doing it for me. Seems like you need max 2 birds if you want 3*???

Rank: Sling God with 26055 points
By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 104,590

not on this one, you can achieve three stars with three birds.

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 94,080

Two birds is not necessary, but it certainly helps :)

By Cribb

Got 103960 points with this method. Many thanks! ^^

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 105,030

OK! Different method worked for me. 2 birds: Blu on very high arc into right tower (fairly low down). White bird also on high arc into bottom of space between towers, dropping bomb at very bottom and crashing into remains of right tower.

By Shwing It Up

This method worked for me as well. Score = 95590 3*

Rank: Champion with 3295 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 105,310

I’ve been using this, and did actually get a 1-birder, but not quite my highest score – only gave 96k, but I had blu hitting somewhere along the bottom diagonal piece of wood, and it all collapsed, but with low collateral damage.

By Bill

first bird low down right tower, 106,010, that’s all folks. It takes time.

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 100,680

100680..shot blu kinda straight up.
She came down on the bottom of the lowest angled wooden plank on far right structure. Then wb into clean up mess. Will try agai so I can explain better srry I am not good at this I am trying. Did this this method 2x and improved. Gl.:)

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 106,840

One bird for a great score of 106840!!! Couldn’t believe it just kept tumbling, I shot blue in a high trajectory, like un upside “U” and it landed on the bottom diagonal plank just on the melon in that triangle…as it spazed out the bottom all caved and it made the middle/top part of the right structure tumble left and just enough of the top cage and wood tumbled right to take out far right bird. As the top of the left was tumbling leftward it hit the stone ball at the last minute so that collapsed too…it was awesome and felt like it was in slow motion. I have repeated this several times but usually ends up with a cage or two left over so I use wb to clean up and have several times got 102k+ with two birds. On several occasions the blue bird hit dead center of bottom middle and took out stone, wood and bottom and used wb for rest and that yields an average of 99k to 100k…gl

Rank: Debriefed with 1255 points
By FrithaB (@frithab)Score: 106,020

Thank you! I was really struggling with the walkthrough method, but this one worked a treat.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 105,030

Thanks! Not quite as good as you 2, but finally above average. One bird; can’t repeat it. I think it did hit the lowest diagonal plank, probably middle to low down. It’s levels like this that make me wonder if Rovio hasn’t added some random numbers somewhere, despite my conviction that they haven’t. I play on Ipad (I’ve noticed that background seem to be different on different devices). So on Ipad, if you zoom in, there is a window with rivets behind the slingshot. Pull Blu down so her (?) tail leaves a pixel or so of the second rivet from the right visible to the left of her tail. If you need to use the second bird, pull down until just barely (or barely not) touching the slingshot, and release egg at bottom of gap between towers. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to get 3*s with 3 birds, so you’re on your own if you need to use the 3rd.

Rank: Sling God with 45000 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 108,570

Got 108k using 2 birds, the 1st the high arc shot as @lesleyg describes, I got all the bird cages but there were a lot of sand blocks left so I quickly lobbed the white bird to go as far down as possible to ricochet into the remaining blocks & managed to set off the TNT. The stone blocks on the top right didn’t fall, but the boulder was nudged on the 1st shot & rolled off to the left to get the sand & wood on the left.
I got one 1-birder only for 105k.
Were the top 2 scores on this level ever comfirmed or were they from possible double counting?

Rank: Master Slinger with 5680 points
By fenikus (@fenikus)Score: 107,820

My current personal top score of 107,110 was also a two-birder but achieved a bit differently: The first bird as described but I didn’t get the magnanimous collapse to the left that would take out the first tower with a stone boulder on it. Often times, however, this boulder will VERY slowly move to the left and when you see that happen, wait a few seconds…it will fall down the column of sand blocks and most of the time destroy the tower and suitcase/cage. The second shot is then unobstructed and trajectory will vary on how remaining structure is setup. BTW, I did achieve a sole one-birder that yielded measly 95K :(

FWIW, I was able to achieve near total destruction with 3 birds which yielded 98K+. This tell me that it’s technically possible to achieve 118K with one bird.

Rank: Sling God with 44915 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 111,150

thx to @lesleyg for the first bird
bird left from fruit
here my video:

Rank: Sling God with 68200 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 106,400

Used the same strategy thanks @lesleyg. I played zoomed in for the first bird and lined up the feet of the blue bird with the sling base as an aiming tip. Challenging first shot to obtain the desired destruction of the right structure. The left structure self destructs with the stone ball going to the left side. Thanks also to @comex666 for the video.

Rank: Champion with 3295 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 105,310

I’d be interested to hear how ejkula75 got nearly 120k on this level? I have 105k with the 1-birder, but there wasn’t really 15k of damage remaining :)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 108,110

I think it’s sort of possible, I got 108k with 2 birds without activating the TNT.

Rank: Fling King with 4855 points
By higgins (@higgins)Score: 108,970

I honestly don’t believe 120k on this one unless someone post a feasible strat.
There are indeed enough points, but this 1-birder has to be perfect!
You have to achieve something like THIS with only one single bird but hit far right yellow cage as well. Looks difficult!

Rank: Fling King with 4855 points
By higgins (@higgins)Score: 108,970

Guys I feel really bad.
I played this level for at least 2 hours today trying to improve my score of 105k.
Finally, I achieved 109k some minutes ago:

Screenshot 1

I was quite happy, but then I got this confusing result:

Screenshot 2

What happened???

I’m honest to you my friends: That was actually the first “counting bug” I experienced so far!
And I’m even able to understand it. I will try to explain now what exactly happened between screenshot 1 and 2.

I always make screenshots of my best scores as well as promising attempts, cause I want to share all my scores and remember my approaches. Screenshot on iphone device works with Power and Home Button simultaneously. Sometimes I’m apparently too stupid to press this combination or I’m just kinda hectic and my iphone goes into sleep mode. After waking it up again it’s usually too late to make a screenshot of the entire scene. This time it was too late as well but the screen was frozen for a few seconds. Later I realised that I’ve actually made a screenshot before sleep mode. But right afterwards the game was already in process of counting the score. This was abruptly interrupted by my mistake and after waking up my iphone the remaining bird was counted twice. That’s it.

Honestly, I don’t know if I should enter 119k on both ABN and ABS. Of course it’s not fair, but Game Center shows +10k anyway. So what’s your opinion?

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 94,080

We have seen it happen a few times. The fairest thing to do is to enter the 108k+ as that was the score you were entitled to, even though your device displays something different.

That said, we greatly appreciate your honesty.

Rank: Fling King with 4855 points
By higgins (@higgins)Score: 108,970

Certainly I did so. My question was just a result of happiness followed by disappointment. Glory would be bogus and beeing a helpful part of this community is definitely more important to me. I hate cheaters more than before and I will always try to identify and fight against them…

Rank: Fling King with 4855 points
By higgins (@higgins)Score: 108,970

You’re right and it was my fault. I’ve updated some of my scores a few days ago und forgot about the issue on this level. It’s already been fixed! ;)

Rank: Boss Hog with 14675 points
By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 106,140

Cheers @higgins I know how easy it is to forget a level ,when there are hundreds ,but if u are like me ,I would much rather be reminded ,its very clear u where going to do it in any case ..I think the fact that the high scorer is not coming forward speaks for itself ,.at days end if a person knowingly deceives others ,and more important themselves ,then so be it .I really just cant see the point myself .I cant say enough about this community ,Hardcore Bird loving lunatics ,lol,and then theres that half a percent ,that are uaually dealt with swiftly thanks to Admin ,and members ,..Happy Hunting

Rank: Boss Hog with 14675 points
By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 106,140

Hi @amslimfordy ,was just going through Rio again and came here to find the higher scores where indeed questionable ,and wanted to ask if they had been queried ,all over the 118 mark ,and @higgins thanks for keeping it real ,and explaining the glitch ,.in case u where unaware that score is still up (happy hunting Higgins ,u are a champion of a shooter)…,but its more the other 2 that I believe are still not possible ,and after abit of a wonder through geralds scores I would say 11-3 rio is also a stretch ,there are a bunch of good players at 116 to 117 ,and he has 120k ..thanks,

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 109,920

@xebic88, I am wondering the same.


Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 108,110

Come to think of it, the top score might have been won win the aid of this glitch.

Rank: Champion with 3295 points
By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 105,310

I was just thinking that myself! :)

Rank: Fling King with 4855 points
By higgins (@higgins)Score: 108,970

Yeah, as I posted above, I don’t believe on this score either.
Another week and still no reaction from him, admins should remove his score.

Rank: Fling King with 4430 points
By Andreas189 (@andreas189)

so does it show 118k as your highscore? or did it just show when you finished the level? i mean do the 10ks count to your total score?

Rank: Fling King with 4855 points
By higgins (@higgins)Score: 108,970

It actually shows 118.970 here so my total score is indeed +10k on Game Center.
But all my scores on ABN are legit and truly reproducible.

Rank: Sling God with 32430 points
By asher (@asher)Score: 113,050

113050 with one bird.

Same only bird as described by @lesleyg. Thanks a lot ;-)

Here is the final result.

And this is the highscore screenshot.

All the screenshots are also available in high res here in one set.


Rank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 100,500

I got 100,500 despite needing all three birds. I sent the first bird on a high arc into the gap between the first and second towers, which took out the bottom of the right tower as well as the cage + luggage beneath the first tower. It also disturbed the gray boulder enough that it rolled left and took out all of the sand underneath the first tower, clearing it completely. Then I sent the white bird low into the remainder of the second tower, which again cleared it completely. I then shot the yellow bird into the stone on the far right, which toppled and took out the cage and all of the sand. I think the only things left on the screen were the eight leftmost blocks of sand and two mangoes, plus three of the stone blocks on the far right.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5510 points
By pianistrevor (@tnatiuk17piano)Score: 95,770

107890 1 bird. Blue at the bottom of the tower. The rock fell and made a gap in which the whole tower collapsed

Rank: Pig Leader with 11630 points
By kevin (@kcox2116)

this was a rough one for me for some reason, just cleared the threshold, gonna have to come back to this one.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9590 points
By crivit (@crivit)Score: 111,610

I made 111k with 2 birds, if you aim it a little further than the apple the structures will be rocked more. Ideal is the stones are hanging to the left which will give you a score bomb when the white hits the sand under the stones. Highscorer probably had that in one shot.

Rank: Champion with 3090 points
By txteacher (@txteacher)Score: 94,880

Just beat my previous high score of 93540 by aiming Blue high to come down as close to the bottom of the right tower as possible. The damage toward the bottom caved in everything on top.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14175 points
By knichy (@knichy)Score: 103,220

I have gotten the elusive 1-birder, but with “disappointing” scores in the 90s.

a little detail on the first high shot. zoomed all the way in, touch the tip of Blue’s toenail to the sling, then back off slightly. I find the best result to be when the toes are halfway across that spar. Blue arcs and lands between the apple and the vertical support on the diagonal piece of wood and brings down a lot. the key is that the far yellow bird needs to be taken out.

then arc the white bird in a similar trajectory blasting whatever is left and causing damage as he redirects. Details are not germane, as the first shot has a wide variety of results, but generally high 90s and low 100s are obtained by the judicious second shot.

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