Angry Birds Short Fuse Level 28-6 Walkthrough

One strategy for Angry Birds Short Fuse level 28-6 is to drop an egg bomb on the middle of the rusty bridge, then push the cart with a Yellow bird. The pink potion will turn three pigs into nine, while the orange potion inflates them to destroy the rest of the level. The damage threshold here is a bit high, but keep trying. The score in the video below is 159,060.

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Rank: Champion with 3420 points
By Vic the Hun (@vic-the-hun)


Two birds, WB bombs the right end of the vertical rusty plank so that the 3 pigs below dont get hit. YB nudges the carriage in th left, the magical bottles should all fell onto the pigs below. 3 stars above 155k, I think.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 178,730

Some of the top scores seem absurd, given what I’m seeing as I play.
A little explanation would go a long way here.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16085 points
By burbman (@burbman)Score: 183,980

I can see it, all it would take is for the two blue potions to work together to boost scores really high here. Just havent been lucky enough to achieve it yet.

Rank: Boss Hog with 12875 points
By MikeinMont (@mikeinmont)Score: 162,590

I’m assuming that opening the pit white whitey is a requirement in order to push the three potions in to work on the three bottom pigs…but even with all the potions working together you can only score so many points with the explosive results. I’m coming up way short on this one so are we missing a one birder?

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 178,730

Just got 173K.
First bird as video.
Second bird as video, but the potions tipped into the pit, and the back half of the train did >NOT< follow, allowing all pigs to be effected by the potions.
When they expanded there was significant destruction, explaining the additional 10K.
Still does not explain 180+ scores, let alone 200K+.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14310 points
By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)Score: 242,300

I really think it comes down to the two blue potions doing all their magic. You have 3 pigs that can turn in 27, for 135k, another 5 pigs for anther 25k, so that is 160k already without any destruction. I only have been playing this one for about 20-30 mins and am at about 187k right now, but the train falling into the hole caused some pigs not to be able to triple timely.
First shot somewhere on the left side of the bar above the pit, making sure the three pigs stay intact. I did a high arch with chuck, trying to have it bounce of the glass circle on top of the wagon, to where chuck falls to the left and the train moves very slowly to the right. The slow move allows the potions to all and work before the train does. More points to have here.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 178,730

@burbman – you increased quite a bit – what did you learn?
Since none of the top guys are talking, I’ll quiz you :-)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16085 points
By burbman (@burbman)Score: 183,980

Nothing special, just kept trying the same thing, and I got double blue before the orange triggered. Now to just keep the debris from popping the pigs before they can multiply.

Rank: Boss Hog with 12500 points
By dbkraemer (@dbkraemer)Score: 189,710

For the second shot I aimed at the wheels. This led to a slow roll of the train which gave both potions time to work before the rest of the train came crashing down.

Rank: Sling God with 26470 points
By ixan57 (@ixan57)Score: 180,950

thank buddy, been trying to obtain a avg score+ FOR DAYS, tried your clear instructions, 2nd try 180950. many thanks

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8810 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 217,010

@playdbird, et al., I don’t know how the other high scorers achieved their totals but I used a 3-bird approach.

1st Bird — Like video, drop egg to destroy middle section of pipe. Score is not important and neither is any additional damage elsewhere. Goal is just to create an opening.
2nd Bird — Shallow angle launch and accelerate for a glancing hit atop the roof of the cart. Shoot as though you were trying to hit the glass sphere on the roof and nothing else. Goal is to get the cart moving with just enough speed to tip the potions over the edge and to have both blue potions break before the orange potion breaks. If the pigs at the bottom are not affected by both blue potions, restart and try again because your score will not be any higher than that from the video strategy.
3rd Bird — Lob as far as you can and manually detonate near the base of the remaining structure. Goal is to clean up remaining pigs and debris. In my case, the entire structure was still almost completely intact after the first two shots.

NOTE: If the pigs are already affected by the Orange potion, the Blue potion ineffective and gains you no additional points. 2nd shot is key. The more slowly the cart moves the more likely that the potion bottles will tumble into the pit out of order.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 178,730

Thanks for the write up @jwgardenwiz
You’re the first high scorer to give any input into these monster scores.
I spent some time with your strat.
Very hard to get the two blue potions to fall one after the other, and I often have the train debris fall into the pit before all the pigs multiply, but I will keep at it.
Thanks again!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8810 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 217,010

PdB keep trying. I didn’t mean to imply that it was easy. When it does work, I’ve noticed that the first blue potion affects all three pigs – they multiply and spread apart into a “cloud” of pigs. Then if the orange potion does break, it only affects part of the cloud. The other blue potion can still affect the rest. I think that even high scores are possible.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10780 points
By mcc8206 (@mcc8206)Score: 205,230

@jwgardenwiz thank you! This was so helpful! It took a number of tries, but I finally got my score to increase substantially.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8810 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 217,010

I’ve been trying to improve my scores (currently at 215k on this level) and must amend my comment above. After many tries, I only saw the potions fall out of order — blue, blue, orange — one time. The board on which they sit pitched up then down and the rear blue potion vaulted over the orange one. Unfortunately for me, the first blue potion had taken effect and all 9 resulting pigs had already popped before the second blue reached them. I am now convinced that it almost doesn’t matter where the second bird hits the cart so long as it imparts enough momentum to push the potions over the edge. My 215k reulted from a shallow second shot into the vertical glass on the cart. Just keep trying and hope for multiple blue potions to combine. More than any other level, I believe that a high score on 28-6 is more a matter of good luck than it is a precise shot.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16130 points
By josephine (@josephine)Score: 180,790

@playdbird I agree with you that when entering a high or top score some explanation (and I personally always post a screen dump of the top score in my album) on these pages would be helpful.
Maybe you would get an answer if you addressed the question, like I am addressing this message to you (@…). Some of the players with high scores are very active contributors to ABN so maybe there was nothing to explain except the l-factor?

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16710 points
By thee-michelle (@thee-michelle)Score: 227,570

I used the strategy of the second bird same as @jwgardenwiz.
I continued it after the blue portion which fell slightly earlier and fell only once in order of chip of wood → blue portion → orange portion .
Black Bird is 10K bonus.
The screenshot is not a thing at that time, but affixes it.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16795 points
By trishohara (@trishohara)Score: 211,130

Thank you for the screenshot, it helped a lot!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6825 points
By Sck2DthofU (@dronnord)Score: 180,080

After hundreds of try’s to get over avg I discovered. Bomb pipe. Hit below carriage and above wheels HARD to push bottles off and get max of damage. Then hope right tower has NOT fallen over. Hit it with black bird straight on WITHOUT contact so it all flys offscreen for maximum points.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16645 points
By Jim (@whoosher)Score: 219,090

Don’t know if this is helpful I’ve had scores over 200k four or five times.
Standard procedure. Destroy the center bridge leaving the three pigs intact.
Roll the train slowly and hope for both blue potions to work.
If it’s a one-birder the score will immediately be over 200k. If the right structure is intact a score over 150k is needed after bird two.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16645 points
By Jim (@whoosher)Score: 219,090

Sorry I meant a two-birder.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8830 points
By Andy (@andy2510)Score: 183,310

Aaaaarrrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!! I hate this level! Spent days trying to get over average and once I finally sneak over within hours I’m back under!


Rank: Champion with 3970 points
By cresteddirdir (@cresteddirdir)Score: 243,270

243270 – First shot as described, second shot I favored hitting in the middle of the vertical ice on the first carriage – the first two blue potions fell once slowly after the other – complete effect, followed by the orange potion. All pigs became gigantic, as the carriage never fell – almost complete destruction.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8810 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 217,010

After trying many different approaches, I am convinced that the 2nd bird should be accelerated flat into the end of the stone slab that sits on top of the pig in the cart. Of course, 1st bird like video to break the pipe above the three pigs. The results are highly variable but this shot consistantly produces higher scores than other strategies. I had a chance at 240k this way but did not luck out: I had 225k after 2 birds but the pig at the far right was still alive. There was no debris above that pig and the bomb bird cannot reach it so the level “failed”. I posted a picture to my album at It atill takes a lot of repetition, i.e., flinging, but it works well when it does work. Jim

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8810 points
By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)Score: 217,010

Update: played a few hundred times and got a dozen scores above 200k before finally upping my high score to 217k. Knowing that highe scores are possible, I’ll keep trying.

Rank: Fling King with 4045 points
By TH22 (@th22)Score: 185,750

I am so frustrated with this level! I have tried so many times and I finally got the blue bottles to fall on the 3 pigs before the orange bottle! I was left with the right tower so had to use the bomb bird and it left me with 232240 points but 1 pig still remained! Arghhh!

Rank: Sling God with 27460 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 224,650

I had a go at improving on this level. No success whatsoever. Best 180k. Anyone else? Is this another one that has been tampered with in an update?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8740 points
By grrtammy (@grrtammy)Score: 181,650

After a few frustrating and boring hours I decided to try a completely different approach just for the novelty. Fling the white bird slightly above horizontal and bomb the white pipes so that the carcass slams into the back of the train. If you hit it right and are lucky, this can dump the three bottles onto the rusted pipe. Use the yellow bird to break the rusted pipe dumping all three onto the pigs below. The second shot also takes a great deal of care to avoid killing pigs with the bird or falling pipes.

So far I haven’t improved over my current 181K, but it’s way more varied and interesting that the standard video strategy. I even got a one birder when the three bottles dumped properly and the carcass happened to land on and break the rusted pipe.

Rank: Sling God with 27460 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 224,650

I think there may be another way but not managed more than 190k as yet. The accepted method of relying on the potions to mix in the correct order is nigh on impossible, well in my opinion, so you may wish to give this a go.

1. The object is to break the pipe close to the cart without breaking any potions and without the deflated bird causing any of the right side to fall into the pit. Now wait. Here’s a picture.

2. The cart will roll slowly to the left and it will split resulting in the entire left side falling away leftwards. This now leaves the potions which will start to roll to the right. It’s possible that they will fall into the pit of their own accord but I haven’t had this happen as yet, so the yellow bird needs to be fired directly at them to push them off the cart and into the pit before the cart wheel falls.

Now hope for the best! In my limited time doing this the potions have mixed blue/blue/orange more often than I have ever had them do so and the only thing that has been missing is all three pigs being activated.

Good luck.

Rank: Sling God with 27460 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 224,650

One other thing. The yellow bird needs to fired quite quickly!

Here’s a picture of my high score, using this strat.

Rank: Sling God with 27460 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 224,650

Up to 224k.

Rank: Sling God with 27460 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 224,650

Revisiting after nearly 3 years! No improvement in my own score but this may help others to get there.

Good Luck.

Rank: Out of this World with 2560 points
By Ben W (@bennyboy10)Score: 206,480

You, sir, are a gem ! I was doing my nut trying to scrape past average on this level tiull I read your strat. Thanks @steviep147

Rank: Sling God with 27460 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 224,650

You’re welcome.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11860 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 208,180

With @steviep147‘s strategy this was the level that pushed me over 85 million and into the top 40. Thanks! It may be just me and tumbleweed down here but if anyone passes by this way, don’t give up on this difficult level, you will be rewarded in the end.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11860 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 208,180

Ooops, sorry @Kathy, you are not tumbleweed!

Rank: Sling God with 44200 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 186,000

lol Nope @ desperate-dan I’m not a ‘Tumbleweed’ but I like the expression 😂
and appreciate your willingness to help other Nesters improve their boards! 🐣

Rank: Sling God with 44200 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 186,000

@steviep147 Thanks so much! your a lifesaver! I finally made average at least! Don’t have the stamina to work on higher score atm, If that is still possible, but I really appreciate your taking the time to help others improve, this was definitely a tricky one and I never would have come close if for your post 🐣

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