Angry Birds Short Fuse Level 28-4 Walkthrough

One strategy for Angry Birds Short Fuse level 28-4 is to fling the Pink bird as close as possible to the orange potion on the right side. The inflated pig will clear the right, while the pink bubbles will clear the left and top structures. Bubbles! The score in the video below is 100,680.

Tags: Chapter 28
Category: 10. Short Fuse, Angry Birds, Walkthroughs
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Rank: Champion with 3420 points
By Vic the Hun (@vic-the-hun)
Rank: Gold Flinger with 8740 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 115,040

Same as video. Keep repeating that 1st shot until you get good fallout.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9325 points
By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 107,880

Here’s a repeatable 100k+ strategy:

Waste Stella to the left, she’s of no use on this level.

Shoot second bird straight through the upper structure. This should clear most of the level.

Clean up the debris with the bomb bird.

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 110,710

@f91jsw – Thanks so much for sharing your Awesomely Amazing alternate strat with us 8-)))
Honestly…if it hadn’t been you, a well known, always great strat providing Nester that you are…I probably wouldn’t have noticed or even tried it. I had a decent score of 102420 on my first go around and am now coming back through all the new levels to post my strats and check things out.

I don’t know how you thought of it or what made you think to waste the first bird but it sure works great ;) I gave it a try and I immediately and easily started improving my score! I got 107K+ followed by several scores between 103K and 105K…Then I got another 107K, then 108K and finally settled with 110710! Yippie!!! Top Score for now ;-)

I’m sure it won’t last as others give it a go but that’s O.K.!!!

Thanks again for sharing;) Here’s a screenshot of what remained…there’s no trajectory to share because of the way the level ends but this is what 110K+ looks like:

http://angrybir.de/1idZ5b9

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9325 points
By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 107,880

Glad to help!

The second bird through the upper structure seemed like an obvious strategy given how much damage it causes. I experimented with different shots for Stella but nothing seemed to help the score, rather to the contrary. That’s why I started to just waste her and the scores improved.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 19090 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 113,290

Thank you @f91jsw for this alternate strategy! Easily repeatable for some high scores!
At first it took a few resets to figure out when to use Chuck’s power boost so he cuts right through those pipes. Easy peasy!
A quick tip: it is important to fling Bomb Bird as far to the right as possible. There have been a few instances when I fell short, and the far right piggie was still sitting there with that blank stare!

Whoa, @lesleyg! Where’d you get that extra flinging power from? Congrats on another trophy!

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 110,710

Thanks again @sweetP ;-) I’m sure this one will not last now that the “Strats out of the Bag” ha, ha, ha ;)

It’s very repeatable, thanks again @f91jsw ;-)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 19090 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 113,290

@f91jsw your strat is still the best! Revisiting for today’s Challenge, and I gained 3K from my previous score.

However, instead of wasting Stella I used her to get a few points as a headstart. Aim at the left lower pig, hitting the vertical and horizontal wood pieces then activate her bubbles. The wood pieces and pig will be picked up, and when the wood pieces drop, at least one of them will break and you should get between 7,000-7,700 points. If the wood plank gets carried over the top of the structure, get ready to shoot Chuck as @f91jsw describes above.
After shooting Chuck, you should have between 70K-72K. Clean up the rest with Bomb Bird for a total score of 110K+.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7155 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 112,310

Thanks for that strat. Keeping the setup as is is key for the yellow bird shot. I like to use the 1st bird as a practice tracer and self destruct her before she hits anything. It helps putting the yellow bird on a good line thru both pipes. Raised my score 6 K using this strat.

Rank: Sling God with 23925 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 112,100

Thank you @f91jsw; I actually had better luck throwing Stella away than I did with using her. While flinging on Android phone my best with Stella was 103610, which is fairly respectable, however by following your recommendation to throw her away, I managed to very quickly improve to 107.5k, 108.9k & for now have moved on after managing 109940.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16050 points
By trishohara (@trishohara)Score: 106,250

thank you! first try 3k more

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8565 points
By lvmh (@lvmh)Score: 109,520

Thanks, @f91jsw! Easy and efficient.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14930 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 111,670

Thanks @f91jsw! 111k with your strategy! I was reluctant to throw away a bird, but it definitely paid off :) Had a. bit of debris, so higher score with this very possible.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11235 points
By cali_mom (@cali_mom)Score: 111,470

Thank you! I couldn’t understand how i was below average on this level! 5 tries and a much better score because of your strat!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14235 points
By xebic88 (@xebic88)Score: 113,920

@f91jsw What a Wicked smart strat ,Thanks for sharing:)
I actually throw quite a few birds the wrong way ,like chook and rang ,but they usually come back and do some of the lifting,so to actually kick bubbles to the bench is something i would not of thought to do TY
As far as shot 2 goes ,shot it nice and horizontal to the pipes ,im not sure wihch 1 survives ,but u want 2 birds to inflate and dump the rubbish on left side clearing it ,and quite often damages bit on left of the right structure ,ive had as high as 78k at that point ,3rd bird into the top left corner area ,the bottle should set of top pig making it inflate then deflate like orange bird ,and clear everything else from right side
Got present high score just after reading strat ,so only have pic of score , not damage ,i didnt know it was that high .
pic of score
http://angrybir.de/1igyreG
to @amslimfordy and the lovely @sunshine

Rank: Sling God with 22385 points
By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)Score: 111,770

@f91jsw Adding my thanks to the list. Sure are lots of us climbing the leaderboard on today’s challenge with your inventive strat!

Rank: Boss Hog with 13250 points
By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)Score: 113,190

I was @99k and am up to 107k in about ten minutes, so thanks from me, too. With everyone making such good use of your strategy I’ll have to keep going to crack top 50 but you have made this challenge fun!

Rank: Sling God with 25660 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 114,240

http://angrybir.de/1qVFZbe
first on left
second to the top pipeline and fall down
third high arc to the right and click near the pipeline and the orange bottle

Rank: Avian Overlord with 19090 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 113,290

Congrats @comex666 on getting your new puppy!

Rank: Slinger with 1025 points
By Faarekylling (@faarekylling)Score: 108,530

Excellent strat! Would never have thought of it :-)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15955 points
By jlz-666 (@jlz-666)Score: 111,080

Decided to give Short Fuse a revisit and couldn’t understand why I’d slipped so far below the average on this one. Short answer was not only had I missed a daily challenge but also a wicked strat by @f91jsw Thanks a bunch for this great alternative! I loved the idea of thinking “To heck with Stella,let’s try it with 2 birds!” I’m still struggling with getting good placement of bomber. I do like its power but hate that it doesn’t penetrate. I’ve managed up to 78k with chuck but I’m failing to get a good final clearance. It doesn’t matter,I missed the challenge so no point dragging this out further,I’m pretty happy to have upped score by 10k thanks to this method. Cheers!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8740 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 115,040

@f91jsw, well, I kept at it using your strategy exactly and finally got very good destruction and a top score (for now) of 115k. I could not believe that I should completely waste the Pink Bird but I tried many times to get at least a few points with it with no higher scores. In fact, most of the time I averaged lower by using PB. Bottom Line: your strategy is definitely the pne to use. I cannot recall any other level where I deliberately wasted a bird. I’ll post screen shot in my album but the details are just as you posted. Thanks again, Jim

Rank: Master Slinger with 6815 points
By dronnord (@dronnord)Score: 105,930

First try after a 100 plus on the other. I have to start reading these first. :-)

Rank: Shooter with 875 points
By Antonio231102 (@joseantonio)Score: 108,560

Thank you for your alternate strategy! So simple but yet so useful to beat the average score.
I feel bad for Stella though…

Rank: Shooter with 875 points
By Antonio231102 (@joseantonio)Score: 108,560

Thank you for your alternate strategy @f91jsw! So simple but yet so useful to beat the average score.
I feel bad for Stella though…

Rank: Out of this World with 2680 points
By Winterbird (@janice-neitzey)

I tried to post my scores, but I get a message saying: Error: Please enter your scores on the Facebook leader board. I’m playing on my IPad. If I go through FB, I don’t get these games, I only get the tournament. Can anyone help?

Rank: Sling God with 32100 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 99,060

@janice-neitzey This is a conflict with your selected gaming platform. We have logic checks in place that prevent Facebook users from entering scores on the ABo Leaderboard, since the gameplay is different on Facebook. Changing your platform to iPad should allow your scores to be entered just fine. Let us know if you have further questions.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9145 points
By Furfeather (@furfeather)Score: 111,020

Alternate 1 bird strategy that has given me top score for the moment. I disagree that Stella is useless here, as she did great things for me! I flew her over the left structure while staying under the top structure to get to the vertical silver pipe of the structure on the right. Activated her just before she hit. Sweet chain reaction! Stella floats debris up to crash the top structure. Right bloat potion hiits top pig on right structure, bloated piggie takes everything on the right out. Debris from top structure falling cause spotion and TNT to take out left structure.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9145 points
By Furfeather (@furfeather)Score: 111,020

Oh no, sorry …. Just realized my strategy is the same as the vid. Sorry!!! Got top score excitement there LOL.

Rank: Sling God with 29370 points
By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 111,610

@furfeather, couldn’t agree more with you: http://angrybir.de/PcO25p

Rank: Boss Hog with 14930 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 111,670

I just got a personal new high score of 107k, but when I restarted the level, my old high score was still there.

FYI @AMslimfordy

Rank: Pig Leader with 10390 points
By Coffeeking (@coffeeking)Score: 108,770

Been using what @f91jsw described about wasting Stella. I started using Stella just to touch the little box at the far left bottom without damaging anything. Doesn’t net that many points but does add an additional 280 to 400 points. There’s been a couple levels where that few points made a difference in what place I was in.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 19100 points
By scooter (@scooter)Score: 111,230

I used the same great strat of @f91jsw as many others and used @coffeeking idea of not wasting stella. The extra few points can make a difference! Fun level! Thanks to ALL the great nesters and their ideas and strategies.

Rank: Sling God with 22110 points
By Uncle B (@uncle-b)

Hello o o o @amslimfordy ~ I can’t find that an update has been released yet on the PC platform for Short Fuse beyond Level 26. I checked the Update page and couldn’t find that AB-SF-L27 & L28 had been issued (last PC update was v4.0.0 on 01/08/14) nor has an update notice appeared from within the AB game. (I checked the game “i” info page and verified that I’m running v4.0.0).

Am I missing something or do we PC’ers get to take a break from the Challenge and sit this one out? Thank you for your guidance!

Rank: Sling God with 32100 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 99,060

Sorry @Uncle-B but yes. We set the challenges pretty far in advance, and can’t always be held responsible for the delay between platforms.

Rank: Champion with 3785 points
By budgie (@budgie)

No challenge for PC users today then. Seem’s a bit silly to choose a level that isn’t available to all.

Rank: Sling God with 32100 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 99,060

@budgie As I said, these are chosen rather far in advance and we can’t check every single platform for availability. PC and Mac tend to lag behind and we try to avoid them! but it can’t always be helped.

Rank: Sling God with 23925 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 112,100

Well I’m going to mark this as an alternate because I haven’t seen it posted. It would not have been possible without @f91jsw. I just managed to improve from 109940 to 111580 this way:

Instead of throwing Stella away, I launched her to the bottom left corner of the upper structure, just after her bubbles start I launch YB to go thru the pipes as f91jsw wrote. After these 2 shots I had over 80k with only the 2 piggies in the right surviving. Launch número tres to the now damaged left corner of the white pipes & s/he settled down & blew those rusty pipes away.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13250 points
By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)Score: 113,190

Thanks @justpast40 – To be 100% honest, throwing Stella as you suggest (bottom left of top structure) did just take me from 107 to 109. HOWEVER – 9 flings out of 10 I’m getting only 55-60k after yellow bird instead of 80k (and only one pink blows up as opposed to two.) Tell me, are you manually activating Stella or letting her bubble on her own? Since we can’t send yellow until AFTER she is in bubble mode, it makes a difference.

Rank: Sling God with 23925 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 112,100

You’re very welcome @maiasatara; I wish more people had found this helpful.

Unfortunately, I don’t remember whether I activated her or she self-activated when I scored the 111580. I tend to think she self-activated, but I’m really not sure. I did just fling a few times before answering this & my best score when I activated her was very close to this score; it was only 200 or so below, so that might indicate she didn’t self-activate. For the 80k, only 2 of the 3 piggies on the right remained, so if you can get in the mid 70s with all 3 piggies left on the right side, you’re getting pretty close. I’ve also had many 55-60k & one of the keys to higher scores is that when the YB goes thru the top at least 1 of the piggies falls onto the pink potion so that both that piggie & the one on the left expand & float up for much more debris damage. GL

Rank: Boss Hog with 13250 points
By Maiasatara (@maiasatara)Score: 113,190

113,190! All thanks to @justpast40. Knowing the 80 was with 2 pigs helped knowing when to reset. This score started with 77 but I had a 3rd bird position where inactivated just below half way down remaining debris and it all flew right. : )

Rank: Sling God with 23925 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 112,100

@maiasatara, I’m glad it finally worked

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18075 points
By asher (@asher)Score: 116,450

116450 with 3 birds. Stella’s Revenge. Credits to @justpast40 ;-)

Stella was outraged to have been so easily dismissed by so many.

So she decided to show them all that having a lighter than air asset was making all the difference in the world.

She flung herself mightily to the bottom left corner of the top structure, and as she activated, she was not really surprised to see that Chuck was already following up to cut the structure.

And guess what happened: the left side of the structure was falling slower and the small pig, to its big surprise, was not killed outright. It was falling in what was strangely looking like a pink mist.

Then it was falling further into the gap between the two platforms. And felt elevated – along with a bag of pipes. Before popping up of course :->

Afterward, it was just a matter of cleaning up with the third bird.

And watch the credits rolling by with a new highscore.

So who is laughing at Stella now?

Rank: Sling God with 23925 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 112,100

I don’t relly remember this one @asher, but you did quite well. I’m so glad I’m able to help after all the help I’ve recieved here over the years.

Rank: Sling God with 24910 points
By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 112,280

Is there a purpose to the yellow triangle with the exclamation point inside that appears throughout Short Fuse levels? Thanks

Rank: Sling God with 32100 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 99,060

@meanguy They’re hints, essentially.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8740 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 115,040

@f91jsw, Wow, I have been revisiting different levels to improve my score and saw your posted strategy. It is so counter-intuitive to waste a bird but the reults are astonishing. Thanks for the post. I’ve raise my score by 3k but will keep at it. You and the other high scorers have shown what is possible.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13995 points
By swansaredead (@swanz)Score: 101,080

Patience is the right word in this level.?

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By swansaredead (@swanz)Score: 101,080

Patience is the right word in this level.

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