Angry Birds Seasons Year of the Dragon Level 1-1 Walkthrough

One of the easier ways to 3 star Year of the Dragon level 1-1 is to lob the Red bird into the first gap, hitting the firework. Ideally you want the firework to hit the middle structure, knocking it down as well as the first structure. Then you just have to clean up the rest with the Yellow bird. The score in the video below is 78,250.

Tags: China, Year of the Dragon
Category: 10. Year of the Dragon, Angry Birds Seasons, Walkthroughs
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By Lesley

Yeah!!! I’m so happy it’s finally here..I’m in Florida and thought it was gonna be tomorrow. Thank you time zones!!! First try got 79270! Thanks Rovio and awesome slimfordy!!!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 74,030

And BirdLeader, and FujiToast!

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By AngryMiko (@angrymiko)Score: 87,660

85260….with two birds left…

The first bird is targeted below to the hanging lantern, destroying the first pig….initiating the fireworks…

The second yellow bird is targeted to the hanging lantern, passing through the second structure, destroying the second pig…
With luck, the fireworkswill destroy the third block….

2 birds left = 20000

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By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 92,520

Got a one birdie! Here’s the video

It’s not a hugh score 83930, but i’m happy. Up to the next :)

By Ryan

I received the exact same score with one birdie. Red bird slightly beneath the hanging lantern and then a lot of luck as the remaining fireworks exploded everything else.

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

85890. Finnaly made average..ty E-star:)

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,770

Good for you Kathy!!! Btw I finally got “high score” as I mentioned to you earlier that I was trying to get it at least once!!! It was on 1-3 and it lasted a day and half…someone came in and beat it by 220 points…but that’s to be expected. This is the first world I have looked to the nest for tips and trying to get above average scores, etc I played all versions on my android first around last Sept maybe, then I was so addicted I went back and replayed them all on my IPad but looking back, if I had known of the nest I would have enjoyed them more and been able to spread them out, now I sit awaiting updates and with the nest it’s like you still have game time cause it’s still fun to go back and have other people’s scores to go against. You know what I mean?!? Great fun!!!

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Conratulations on your first high score!!!! Ya unfortunatley it dosnt last long, but it is rewarding…and as you say Great Fun!!!!:)

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By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 92,520

Went back into old Seasons levels and I got a better video, same as before, first bird just underneath the first floating platform, but I needed my second bird for the left piggie, this took out some of the lanterns that fell on the ground. Got a score of 92520 this way.

Here is my new video!

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By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

Hi @e-star, I’ve been replaying YOTD since yesterday using your video as a guide, but my score only climbed by 40 points, so methinks someone up there somewhere wants to make this as hard as they can for me. I’ve not yet managed the 1 bird kill though. Thank you and Ciao.

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By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

@e-star I finally got the 1 bird kill for 89010 points which is about 2700 points more than I originally had, thank you again. Ciao.

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By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 89,690

OMG, I didn’t think I could do it! I followed your video and was totally surprised that the far right tower fell, clearing the level. Thank you for thinking outside of the box!

By marc987

1-1, 89920 w/1 Bird..
Same shot as in the “FujiToast” video with a touch of luck added to it for the “one birdie” level.
Nice to be back, Happy New Year “shooters”!..

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 86,500

Same strat, the second firework activated and blasted the third tower’s base.

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By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 89,800

Welcome back marc
Another New Year he he

This level is a one birder. Same strat, shooting first bird through the lantern gives it a small boost.

cheers

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Wb marc ty for the tips:)

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By natureswrath (@natureswrath)Score: 95,340

There has been little discussion of alternate strats for this level. I went through one below in response to a question by Trishohara but there is also another strat that I haven’t seen exposed here so I will try to explain it.

Bird 1: flat’ish’ arc so that the RB just misses the bottom of the floating island with the 4 fireworks on top of it. If the shot is high enough it will strike the long thin red wooden block that makes up the top of second tower. This will knock the vertical stone block on the right-hand side of the second (centre) tower to the right. If you get lucky enough the stone block will strike the vertical stone block at the base of the third tower with full force. When the firework explodes in between the second and third towers it will take out the now weakened support of the third tower. The luck required for this strat is when the firework between the first and second towers goes off it needs to shoot off the the left and kill the pig in the first tower.

Birds 2, 3 and 4: 30K bonus.

What I liked about this strat is that if you don’t nail the first tower but get good damage on towers 2 and 3 you can put the second YB through the left-hand leg of the first tower and collapse it into the dtich with the 3 lanterns in it. You can often destroy the first tower, the pig and (usually) 2 lanterns.

With this strat the best score I managed was 93.5K.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,770

Wow…just tried this stategy and got 92580…was previously at 79710! A big thank you for the tip…I do have a question…I have been playing on my IPad 1 and have entered some scores in from this device…but as I was ready your post I used my Android phone so I could see what you were talking about and that’s when I got the new high score..when you enter in your best scores on the leader board…for ethical purposes are you suppose to enter in the score from the main device you use or is it acceptable to enter in your highest score with no regard for which device you used to get it? I know..probably a stupid question but just wanted to know what others do?

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,770

Let me add…I will go back on iPad and try to do it again on this device…much better to play on iPad and this is the first time my android scored higher..iPad much easier to view with it’s bigger screen.

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By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 86,480

I don’t see a problem with entering scores from multiple devices, only that your ‘total score’ would be inaccurate on ABN compared to your iPad :)

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,770

Good point and my “OCD” Brain won’t like that, lol…I’m just gonna re-do it on my IPad so its not off …hopfully i can get those or better results…hey it will just give me more game time anyway, lol…trying to stretch this update out anyway!!!

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By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

Hi @lesleyg, as long as everyone knows that you have scores from multiple devices I can see no ethical reason why you shouldn’t post your highest score here. Ciao.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,770

@sadbird – thanks for the comment but I elected to only enter in my iPad scores. I know it would be ok to do otherwise but as I mentioned above, my OCD brain wants my scores to match with Game Center, lol ;-D Looking back, it seems I never did improve to get the 92580 I had got on my Android…now I may have to replay it. You always drag me back to levels!!! Ciao my friend ;-)

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By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

Ok @lesleyg, “to each, their own”. Ciao.

@amslimfordy, the @ mentions notification is once again not working. Thanks, Ciao.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 74,030

@SadBird I’ve experienced no issues with notifications. I’m not sure I can advise you in any way.

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By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

@AMslimfordy, it must have fixed itself because I just got your @ mention notification, but when lesleyg @ mentioned me I didn’t get notified, I only saw it because I came back to the column to look at something. Nonetheless, thank you for your quick response. Ciao.

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By dark cloud (@dark-cloud)Score: 96,120

Thanks natureswrath. I’ve been working on this over and over. I’ve had a few 1-birders but not much of a score from those. That second shot you describe is good for up to around 20k if it includes the pig, or 15k without it so if everything else is cleared it’s a good idea to fire a shot into the bottom of the left structure for an extra 5k. Also, if the right structure is remaining, most points can be earned by shooting the second yellow bird and accelerating it so it hits the upper concrete plank so debris crashes onto the fish for extra points. I got 91k by toppling the middle and right structures with the first bird and using your second shot on the bottom of the left structure. I had 55k after the first shot and 71k after the second. I’m not sure why I didn’t get another 4k from the second shot though :(

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By E-Star (@e-star)Score: 92,520

I think your description of the one birdie is the same as my video I posted above. Although your score is much higher, so i’m going back to slingin :)

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By bikkit (@bikkit)Score: 91,590

nice one @natureswrath ! I’d independently worked out the same strat/s, wish I’d checked first as you’d have saved me a couple of hours!

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By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 96,990

I haven’t achieved a 1-birder with this strategy, but I just got a very nice 2-birder for 96k. Thank you@natureswrath!

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By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 100,060

Great strat @natureswrath, 100k with 2 birds, a lot of luck & a few hundred flings.
A lot has to happen on the 1st shot, when the vertical stone from the middle structure falls off to the right it has to crack the vertical stone at the bottom of the right tower, then the firework has to destroy that stone, followed by a good collapse.
Had 56k after shot 1 with the left tower & 1 pig remaining. Yellow into the 2 small stones at the base & got a nice roll of debris over the yellow bird into the pit.

By scottie

does anyone know what the fish icon in the corner of the scoreboard is for??
i got the fish in this level, but it didn’t seem to do anything except get me some more points…

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)

The fish is actually for getting total destruction with the mighty dragon. He works similar to the mighty eagle but is MUCH harder to control.

By BirdFeeder

I’ve just managed to achieve total destruction on level 1 with the Mighty Dragon, but I had no idea you could ‘control’ him. I thought you just threw the fish and let him go. Is there a trick I am missing?

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 86,500

You can’t actually control him, but it is harder to use, since it’s attack pattern isn’t strong enough to destroy that many blocks.

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By CmdrBond (@cmdrbond)Score: 86,550

Have to say I am loving YotD – the fireworks are evil, so much randomness. Then there is the Mighty Dragon – pleased to see him on Android. Wonder when we’ll get the Eagle.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 82,680

I sent an email about the ME to Amazon, and what I got back was a sort of bland deferment. If Amazon is where you got your AB apps from, I encourage you, and all other Android users out in ABN land to do the same, then perhaps we can make it happen.

I, for one, would enjoy being on equal footing with iOS users, app-wise.

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Will do Truckdriver
All of us android users put in a demand..maybe it will help..United We Stand:)

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,770

I played on my Android first not knowing of the ME and when I found out about it, I too wanted it badly…then I ran out of levels and missed playing so I replayed all three versions and levels on my iPad, got the ME and I was like…oh, ok wasn’t missing much…it’s a good concept but it really isn’t the same as just doing the levels…even when I was out of updates I found that I wasn’t even getting into enjoying trying to get total destruction with ME so I didn’t even bother to go back and try and get TD..honestly not much to miss…do you really like the MD? It’s cool and all but really your not missing much…just my opinion.

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 82,680

It’s like having two games in one with two different objectives. On one side, you have the three stars and scores, and on the other, you have a percentage of, then Total Destruction.

Getting Total Destruction may not be strictly necessary, but sometimes it’s just fun.

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By Trev17piano (@tnatiuk17piano)Score: 85,720

I hot total destruction on this level. 1st bird destroy the lights below as many as you can. 2Nd bird same or the fireworks on the ledge above are your targets. 3rd bird at first tower, then launch the fish in-between the first and middle towers. Look at the fish here: http://www.imagebam.com/image/f95784170843518

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Yay…I finally made it here…now gonna take forever to catch up with everyone. Ty BL,slim and fujitoast, did u guys stay up all night working on this? U never cease to amaze me again:)

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

P.s. I must say I don’t like the score that shows through the video…spooky…lol

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By Trev17piano (@tnatiuk17piano)Score: 85,720

Congrats Kathy! I have all stars and fishes too! I think Slim and Bird Leader had all the stars on the first day. (Kinda Creepy?!)

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Wow congrats to you trev
.like I said gonna take forever for me to catch up…lol
..but at least I got here:) ty

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By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 82,680

I think I’m going to end my first day of the new update with 34 stars and 11 koi. I’d have an even 12, but I’m stuck on 1-1 with 98% of total destruction. I don’t mind admitting that it’s driving me slightly nuts.

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By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 80,850

I did + all fish. Felt pretty good. I think I even beat Slim this time, which is very rare. I was lucky and got the fish on 1-5 rather quick. Golden fingers I guess.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 74,030

Yeah, you beat me on getting all 15 koi. But I beat you on getting all 3-stars. :)

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By trishohara (@trishohara)Score: 98,930

So the fireworks on the top is only decoration?
Before I looked into the walkthrough, I always shot the first red bird into it.
But this strategy only gave me 86530 points.
So now, I try the other one mentioned here

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By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 86,500

Yes, the firework sparks in levels 1-1 and 1-15 are part of the background.

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By natureswrath (@natureswrath)Score: 95,340

I think Trishohara was referring to no one using the 4 fireworks on the top left of the level in a HS strat. I spent a great deal of time trying to but found the following; you can get as many as 3 of the fireworks to fall into the gap between the first and second towers BUT this rarely occurs. When it does occur you either don’t set one of them off or you can actually destroy too much of the first and second towers to make the strat viable. This might sound a bit absurd but it is the damage from the second tower hitting the third that often drops the third tower for really good scores. I managed 90K by hitting the top fireworks but it wasn’t easily repeatable.

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By gumby (@gumby)Score: 100,390

@natureswrath I so far have 96k+ aiming the red bird into the top 4 fireworks, lots luck involved as fireworks fly about randomly. Im sure higher scores can be reached with luck. It was a 1 birder buy the way.

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By gumby (@gumby)Score: 100,390

100k by firing into the fireworks up top on the ledge and a second bird for clean up. So a very viable strategy, just involves lots of luck as I suspect any strategy for this level might.

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

O.k if you say so @gumby I’ll try it! Congrats on #2 score right behind The Greatest Seasons Flinger of All time @ moonsabre !

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By gumby (@gumby)Score: 100,390

@kathy thanks :)

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Oohh @gumby I Had it !! Darn it !! That stubborn bacon bit under the cement plank hired the above plank to fall diagonally to protect his fat butt!Wwwwwhhhhiiiinnnneeeee

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

@gumby where did you aim to hit the top fireworks?

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

just gained 1k but needed 2 birds!

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By gumby (@gumby)Score: 100,390

@kathy my 100k was a 2 birder. I aim so I barely clear the ledge and all 4 fireworks get knocked off. If the aim is just a bit higher then only 3 will go and 1 will still be sitting up there. Second bird for clean up as needed.

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Thanks @gumby I’ll keep trying, all my fireworks weren’t falling off and most time they don’t b explode:(

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

My middle tower just fell without me flinging a bird! got 38580k!! @gumby
cc @mvnla2 I don’t know who’s taken over the unstable forum?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 86,450

@kathy — No one has taken the unstable levels forum over, which means is has not be updated for a long, long while.

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

oohh Isee @mvnla2 that stinks:( it was very helpful for many years.. sad to see it go, if i had the skills i would try but unfortunately i don’t..

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

Well @gumby I’ve been trying all this time and nothing!! gonna Wwwwhhhhiiinnne !!!

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By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 99,390

well that was worth 3k :D

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By danielnky (@danielnky)Score: 85,600

1st bird same as video. cleared with one bird thru chain reaction of fireworks. 85600

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By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 81,900

Any tips on MD? I keep getting 99%.

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By username12345 (@blahalb09)Score: 82,830

Use the red bird to break the lanterns. Use the two yellow birds to break the first and second towers. Use the 4th bird to break any blocks left. Shoot the fish into the second gap.

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By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 81,900

Thanks for the help, I got it!!

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By username12345 (@blahalb09)Score: 82,830
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By FrithaB (@frithab)Score: 86,110

I’m just getting to this level today. This might be my favourite one ever. Love the fireworks and LOVE the dragon. Thanks to the fearsome threesome for the walkthroughs, etc.

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By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 91,770

Thought I would share that for the heck of it I hit the first red bird at the 4 fire cracker pile on the top of the first floating structure and to my surprise it actually worked, usually they fly aimlessly and don’t do much but I got everything with them, one BIRDIE for a score of 86830…just thought it was cool as I’m sure others have wondered about these 4 fire crackers :-)

By kenny371

how to activate the mighty eagle?.

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By Laurence (@laurence)Score: 86,480

The mighty eagle is replaced by the mighty dragon in this episode, and I believe is available for free for this episode only on all platforms but PC – not sure about NOOK and BB Playbook. The eagle itself is an In-App Purchase for iOS devices and certain T-mobile Barnes and Noble devices I believe. :)

By Rbalk

What is purpose of the dragon and do you have to use them in order to clear the pack

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By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 89,800

The mighty dragon, like the mighty eagle, adds an extra layer of gameplay. You can use them to pass a difficult level and/or use them to achieve total destruction, which is measured in percentage.
To learn more about it, read the Get to Know the Mighties “lesson” ( really well made ) and the Tips & Tricks for Harnessing the Mighty Eagle’s Awesome Power guide.

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