Angry Birds Space Red Planet Level 5-5 Walkthrough

Our strategy for Red Planet level 5-5 is to launch Red Bird into the north side of first Lava Asteroid. The bird should bounce just enough to hit the second Lava Asteroid. The resulting chain reaction will send debris south, destroying all the pigs.

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Rank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 146,190

I’ve gotten both a 133k two-birder and a 106k one-birder… the number of points you rack up by having the fiery asteroids hit the structure is pretty remarkable, although they do vary quite a bit. So for three stars, just go for a two-birder using the approach of the walkthrough text, and be patient waiting for the debris to fall favorably.

Rank: DaBomb with 250 points
By pelao23 (@pelao23)Score: 144,450

142040, one bird Higher score Strategy: Notice that there are 2 asteroids above the fiery asteroids. Aim at the smaller asteroid in such a way that you push it to the farthest fiery asteroid and your bird hits the middle fiery asteroid. (TIP: For this I used the stars on the background, there is one that fits perfect) Both asteroids should get into gravity field and just watch the destruction. This strategy has given me a steady (1/3) 132k (3 star) and already gave me a 142k score. I know there are at least 3k more because one of the diamonds did not break. But I will come back after finishing up the levels.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1990 points
By Fillmore1234 (@fillmore1234)Score: 162,750

Seems like you are doing great with getting good strategies @pelao23! I found a good star in the background as well but I had to use a second bird. Thanks for the help! :)

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 161,890

I tried something like that and everything went wild. When it was done there was nothing left and I had a ridiculously high score, but I’ll take it.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16210 points
By Makin Bakin (@dseufert)Score: 169,920

Nice score, @ohforfive !!! Did you get a lucky one-bird, or did you have to use two? My best one-bird so far was 142k. Had to use a second bird for my current score of 147k.

TIP for aiming the second bird, if needed: if the leftmost fiery asteroid and gem-crystals still remain, then aim for the 9 o’clock spot on the fiery asteroid. There is a dim star just outside the first gravity field to help aim. The bird will push the fiery asteroid into the gravity field and ricochet downward into the gem-crystals for 16k+ more points.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16210 points
By Makin Bakin (@dseufert)Score: 169,920

ffodor answered my question. See instructions below. Got 162k on third try.

Rank: Shooter with 955 points
By Inaba Himeko (@epicotaku)

Seems that the highest I can get using that is only 140K. Thanks anyway.
I think it’s better to hit the farthest fiery asteroid with the Red Bird and the middle one with the small asteroid, the farthest one will fall down and obliterate the pigs, with the second one coming down later, wiping out the remainings and maybe the 2 diamonds on the left. 146k

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By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 153,380

Thank you for sharing @epicotaku . I fixed your comments ;)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9250 points
By ffodor (@ffodor)Score: 166,960

2 Birds – 150k with a bit left in. Try to hit the rightmost fiery asteroid with the first bird, so it lands on the TNT. This should get around 70k(if it hits the blue crystals 90k+). With the second bird aim for the leftmost(first) fiery asteroid such that the bird also bounces to the middle asteroid and hits it into the field. It is hard to get everything right, but I managed to score 145k+ from like every 10th try.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14435 points
By chrchr (@chrchr)Score: 145,070

This sounds like nothing special, still it works! Stuck on 130k for a while, then 145k in a few tries using this strategy. Thanks!

Rank: Well Traveled with 1885 points
By ashuman17 (@ashuman007)Score: 166,600

I retract my previous statement about getting to 160k. ffodor has the best strategy. It takes a few times to get the hang of how to do it but after a few tries I hit 157k.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16210 points
By Makin Bakin (@dseufert)Score: 169,920

Nice strat, @ffodor !!! Got 162k on third try. For that score, first bird scored 94k and got almost everything including some, if not all of the gem-crystals on either side of the field. On another attempt, I had a running score of 161k with everything gone except one lonely, stubborn pig left. Got so excited that I missed it with the third bird and “failed” the level. Hehehe… High scores approaching 170k or more certainly seem possible. muK :)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16210 points
By Makin Bakin (@dseufert)Score: 169,920

Wow! On very next attempt after writing the post above, I got TOP SCORE with 167k. I have a hunch with won’t last long, though. TY again for the strat, ffodor!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16210 points
By Makin Bakin (@dseufert)Score: 169,920

Here’s the “how-to” using ffodor’s excellent strat-description on an iPhone:

1) While fully zoomed in, aim the cross-hairs of first bird at the vortex between the gravity field and the bottom of the cloudy horizon just above the bright star inside the gravity field, between the 1-2 o’clock position at about “1:30,” more or less. The rb will leave the gravity field horizontally due east, fly between the small and large asteroids, then push the rightmost fiery asteroid to the right and ideally explode on top of the helmeted pig just above the TNT. As ffodor mentioned above, you should have an average score somewhere between 70k+ and 90k+ after the first bird;

2) Note the bright star in the “1:30” position from your first bird. Now note the second bright star southeast of the first star at about the “2:30” position. Aim the cross-hairs of the second bird half way between these two stars. As ffodor described above, the bird will push the leftmost fiery asteroid downward and ricochet into the remaining fiery asteroid, pushing it downward, too.

ffodor’s strat is very repeatable. With practice you can score 140k+ regularly, perhaps 90% of the time. I’ve come to the point where, if I don’t score at least 90k after the first bird, then I reset and try again. HINT: the most I ever scored after the first bird was 96k, which doesn’t necessarily translate into a super high score. There seems to be at least some element of luck. I could be wrong, but with two well-placed, high-scoring birds–and a little luck, I predict someone will eventually take TOP SCORE in the 175k+ range.

muK :)

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 163,010

@dseufert I also thank you for the spot on aiming guide.
I increased my score by 10K by following this. You always provide some of the best aiming advice on the site.
Thanks again!

Props to @ffodor for the initial strat!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16210 points
By Makin Bakin (@dseufert)Score: 169,920

TY @playdbird I have read your excellent strats, too, on ABN. Your strats have helped me to improve my scores tremendously! And thanks especially to ffodor who deserves all the credit for the alt strat on this level.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1930 points
By anniesussie (@anniesussie)Score: 154,620

that was a great explanation. Improved my score by 10k on my second attempt. :) Ty @dseufert and @ffodor.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9295 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 158,320

now it’s time for the whinge factor. From what I can tell I’m aiming as described though for the life of me I’m not getting the scores as described. Played for hours and still only 144 k and still below average ;-((

One good thing about repeating the level over and over “smash maniac” achievement finally came up.

So the whinge gods please look down on my humble iPhone and help me achieve the 160k + score.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 155,930

Amazing strategy! I reached 155k after a few tries, that’s a 13k improvement! Now to get that 160k score…

Thanks @ffodor ;)

Rank: Out of this World with 2870 points
By cheetaa (@cheetaa)Score: 169,600

Many, many Thanks for this great strat. Worked exactly as you described.

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 158,690

My very first try at this level happened exactly as you described! I thought I was really on to something, but see it’s EXACTLY like your strat….now I just need to get to the 160K’s. I had no idea that was possible until I came here and read everyone’s post! I had written down average of 143K and thought I must have one of the top scores but I see that is not the case, lol!

Rank: Sling God with 41405 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 160,080

Does anyone have a screenshot.or [email protected] Hummel
@lesleyg ..I cannot get above 135k..with my first bird I aim.at.bright star hit exactlyas stated with both fiery astroids going down brings me to. About 70k or it destroys everything including fiery astroid on left ..any help.appreciated ;)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9295 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 158,320

Dash it Kathy I came check out your post on this thread to find I am below average again. Come on whinge gods help me get a 160 k score.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9250 points
By ffodor (@ffodor)Score: 166,960

Finally after some difficulties I managed to make a video for this level. The method is the same as described above, if you manage to hit the fiery asteroids this way, than the rest is luck :)

Here it is.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9295 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 158,320

Thanks for the Video ffodor combination of video with zoomed so that picture is small and can see the launch planet and destination planet. also using @dseufert Zoomed out so that can only see launch planet using the above bright star on the edge of the Gravity field for bird 1 and halfway between to two bright stars for 2nd bird have managed to increase score to 158,230.

Also had to resort to viewing this site from my Laptop so that I could see (@cheetaa) screen shots. The iPhone 4 is way to small to identify the track on the screen shots.

Thanks everyone I will try a few more times for 160K though may settle for 158K.

Rank: Sling God with 41405 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 160,080

@ffdor ty for the video ..2 years after i finally got a halfway decent score! @karen68 i have the same trouble first shot i got down pat 90k+ is the second shot that’s got me stumped. I resorted to ‘the bend’ reducing power and bending the aiming dots towards the 9:00 position on the lower asteroid…but i have no stars to speak of to line up on so it’s a random guess each time.. I’ve had enough for now lol. Not sure who came up with the original strat for this specific but thanks @all for the great posts and tips:)

Rank: Sling God with 34265 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 166,540

@ffodor thank you so much for posting this video. I was languishing way below average before finally breaking 160k. I had the 1st shot pretty well mastered, scoring 80-90k, but it was the 2nd shot I was struggling with, it really helped to see it in action. I play on ipad & my background stars are totally different than in your video.
It’s hard to see where all the points come from, things explode so fast, it seems amazing to me that you can get 70k+ on that 2nd shot.

Rank: Out of this World with 2550 points
By Aman (@amandeep)

Thanks @ffodor for the awesome strat video. I have a PC also. Finally I got 161k with your method. The key to get 160k+ scores is to get 90k+ score in first shot. I got 94k in first shot.
Aim Red bird to the fiery asteroid, very close to smaller asteroid without touching it. It should throw the fiery asteroid to right place for 85k+ scores. First shot is pretty difficult than second one.

Rank: Sling God with 31085 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 173,610

like the videos from @ffodor and @amslimfordy
thx for the great videos
first bird hit the right asteroid in the middle, than he fall of the helmet-pig.
important for the second shot is, that the hollow-wood left from the big-pig (it fall on the big-pig)
is gone. crystals on left are destroyed.
second bird hit the left asteroid far above, than red bird hit the middle asteroid and push it a little bit to the right.
a part of the middle asteroid fly to the right and destroyed the rest of the stones.
again and again, i used the same shots
here my video
https://youtu.be/DSYDm73LTic
@sweetp @kelani
https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/comex666/album/picture/15488/

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16900 points
By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 151,790

Very nice startegy @ffodor. I was at 133K there. After miss of 1B with 143K I made the same with 3B. Next was 151K :).

Rank: Sling God with 49890 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 161,420

@ffodor
Thank you for the post and strategy. This one had to be one of the challenging and fun to accomplish. Two shots that have to be “spot on” to get the results in the 160s.
Started zoomed in but in the end being zoomed out appeared to work the best to obtain the results. With the first bird keeping it closer to the smaller asteroid seemed to produce more consistent results closer to 90k.
There is a star in the background that aided in aiming the second bird. Having the laser one click above the star seemed like the best location to get the bird to hit both planets. The second shot was my challenge. Hit both planets about one out of 30 times.
But in the end, did implement your strategy, thanks again.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1885 points
By ashuman17 (@ashuman007)Score: 166,600

How did somebody get 160k? I’ve been working on this for a while now and as far as I can see, about 150k is about as high as you could get with all that’s on there. Unless you had a random freak shot that happened to blow up all 3 of the asteroids and blow up everything on the planet with only the 1 bird. If it’s a legit score, then mad props.

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By sal9 (@sal9)Score: 153,380

He posted an explanation right here .

Rank: Master Slinger with 6610 points
By Lamia (@lamia)Score: 156,490

you know, it feels really funny when you can’t reach your own high score when retrying a level. like this one, i got 140K but now i can’t even get 110k LOL

Rank: Master Slinger with 6610 points
By Lamia (@lamia)Score: 156,490

hahaha… 156k..

Rank: Sling God with 41405 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 160,080

This level.is very overwhelming and frustrating ..no matter what I do ..when the first of any exploding rocks hit bottom the other 2 get hit and blow as well..:( guess I just need a little Patience
Introducing the’ P’ factor ..please angry bird gods..grant me the Patience to get through these levels and defend the unknown yet to be explored Red Planet..hopefully the Rover will uncover a way to rid the planet of evil piggies :)amen ..

Rank: Sling God with 41405 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 160,080

I ggive up! ! 139850..if anyone has a screen shot or video please help:(
Official Whiiinnneee.. please help..

Rank: Out of this World with 2870 points
By cheetaa (@cheetaa)Score: 169,600

Hey @kathy , I’ll try to explain, how i got my score. And I’ll try it in my best English…….sorry for that, not my mother-language.
1st bird: see pic 1+2, aim for the upper asteroid and try to hit him exact in the middle, so that he lands on the “helmet” piggie. If you hit him right, a small broken asteroid, went over the other piggies to the left and take the two crystals for 6000 points more. this is necessary to do with the first bird. mostly you got with this shot about 75.000 points, but about 1/10 times you got 90k and more. Don’t ask me what’s the difference to the other shots, i don’t know.

https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/cheetaa/album/picture/1215/
https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/cheetaa/album/picture/1216/

2nd bird: see pic 3+4, aim for upper side of the lowest asteroid, so that he went in the atmosphere and the bird bounces to the middle asteroid, which also went in the atmosphere to do the rest.

https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/cheetaa/album/picture/1217/
https://www.angrybirdsnest.com/members/cheetaa/album/picture/1218/

scores 145k+ are very repeatable with this strat, but for both shots a bit of luck is necessary.
I hope it helps, keep trying, and good luck.
Greeds from Austria

Rank: Sling God with 41405 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 160,080

Thank you @cheeta I will keep trying your strategy and screenshots are very helpful:) and very much appreciated :) hopefully the ‘ L’ factor will come in. :) I can get the first shot pretty good but not hitting the cystals:(

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9295 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 158,320

@cheetaa.

Do you by chance have screen shots of the trajectory at launch and the path to the asteroid. from what I can see in the scren shots it appears to be the after shots.

I just managed to increase my score to 151,740 from 146,650 as the luck factor kicked in with 2 birds fired managed to get the first bird to push the asteroid onto the helmet pig and explode the TNT leaving some pig for the second bird to clean up.

Still chasing a 160K+ score.

Rank: Out of this World with 2875 points
By HappyShake (@happyshake)

You don’t know why sometimes it’s +90k? I might have the answer. I hated this level because I thought it is totally random. Now I think this is a skill level if there ever was one.

1st shot has to be on the pixel sharp then you’ll have +90 every time. I can’t tell you where to aim because here on PC it is totally different to your devices. But I can tell you what to look for. The fiery asteroid has to fall on the left half of the helmet. If one piece hits the other asteroid you were too far to the left, i.e. your aim was too high. The shot is perfect if the little piece just misses the other fiery asteroid by a pixel. If that happens you can bet a huge amount on the outcome beeing +90.

2nd shot is almost as critical. To hit both asteroids is not enough. You must push the 2nd asteroid a quite a bit to the right, pushing it down won’t give good results.

If you can do theses 2 shots +160 is guaranteed.

Gree(d)tings from Costa Rica to my Austrian compatriot

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By annach (@annach)Score: 169,380

@happyshake – thank you for details. I followed your instructions and managed to improve to 164K today. I made sure I had above 90K after the first bird, and that the second asteroid is pushed not only down, but also to the right after the second bird. Although I learned to aim the birds, I still don’t understand how points are counted in this level. It does not depend on what is broken and how much stuff is left at the end. I had nothing left and only 150K, but when I got over 160K, there were actually a few blocks left.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18670 points
By waimea (@waimea)Score: 163,760

@ffodor….thanks for the great strat and video. @HappyShake…I have PC also, and you are correct, the precision on the first shot is critical. Just a hair off and you blow up the other asteroids, just right and you see 80K+. With both your help I was able to finally break into the 160Ks!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 165,590

@happyshake. Your details were very helpful, as were all of the contributions on this one. After first bird, I had 93k exactly.
Second bird I aimed at about 11:00 on the far right fire asteroid and ta da! 165590 :)
A big thanks to all of the contributors here!

Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 159,550

@HappyShake Thank you for the detailed explanation. I have a video recorded and (temporarily) have uploaded it to my personal YouTube account. I will later edit the video, publish to the ABN YT page, and add it to this post with due credit.

But for now: My Video. Obviously not the highest of scores, but a valid proof of concept.

Rank: Explosive with 2330 points
By dark cloud (@dark-cloud)Score: 169,540

Thanks @happyshake et al. This really requires some accurate shooting. I found it helpful to zoom in not quite all the way out, but just about, and using the stars for aiming. I’m currently at 166,160 but still trying for more. Fun level!

Rank: Boss Hog with 13030 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 170,860

LOL @kathy. there needs to be a new badge. The “whine not” badge. For those who whine then get a great score. But I bet @team wants nothing to do with creating more posts to sift through daily!

Rank: Sling God with 41405 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 160,080

Thanks @swellD :) I’m surprised at how many have incorporated my whine fa factor ..L
A badge would be cooln.lot of members use itn.it works :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 165,590

@kathy amen! I can’t even get close to average.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13030 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 170,860

@ffodor @dseufert @cheetaa @happyshake @amslimfordy While I didn’t manage the top score overall I have to thank all of you for the tips and pointers. I couldn’t find exactly the aiming points that others described but used the idea being zoomed in and the multitutde of background stars to quickly dial in the shot.
For me on the IPad, the exact line up is almost like slims video. Here is my suggested description.
There are three small medium brightness star lined up horizontally at the very edge of targeting path. I aim for as close to lining up with this “line” BUT NOT touching them for shot one.
Shot two is still zoomed in, just under the path left by the first birds, there are two stars right on the edge of the gravity field. The aiming point for me was just under halfway below the lowest( more more towards 3 o’clock) i.e. just touching it with the aiming line.
I was ab;e to dial this in in about an hour to get it to all fall together.
What I don’t know or couldn’t see is if I got one of the right hand side crystals. I suspect so but the level ended too quick for me to tell.
Thanks everybody!

Rank: Out of this World with 2870 points
By cheetaa (@cheetaa)Score: 169,600

hi @georgerxtx , some comments above @ffodor has posted a Video yesterday with a Score 163k.
My Score was exactly done with this strat, and I think a vid is better than pics, isn’t it?
Good luck

Rank: Sling God with 24875 points
By Hoy49 (@hoy49)Score: 169,080

I revisited for today’s challenge and found only a few new comments since 2012. I read all of the comments and was following the video posted by @amslimfordy on Oct 12,2012 and tried many, many flings. My score was for two birds using the video and I had 91k after the first bird. As many people have stated there is a wide range of score out comes. Good luck.

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By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 162,600

Is anyone else getting complete destruction along with 150k scores? I got my 162k months ago, and haven’t come close today.

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By burpie (@burpie)Score: 167,680

@Kelani Yep, I’ve seen that outcome a couple of times but I’ve also seen several scores in the mid 160s. I nearly beat my old score twice. I’m using the current Android version.

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