One non-character swap strategy for Angry Birds Star Wars II Battle of Naboo level B3-18 is to send Jar Jar at a low arch towards the top left pig hanging from the rope. A good distance away grab the rope with Jar Jar’s tongue so that he loops up over the top and flies into the bridge on the top-right, causing it to fall. Now, let me warn you, this level is extremely difficult to 3 star naturally (worth the effort though!). The key is that the tank blow up the TNT at 9 pm before it falls. It’s also critical that pretty much everything be destroyed, which includes the TNT on the far bottom right of the level. The score in the video is 100,110.
Alternative Highscore Strategy
Since this level is so incredibly difficult, we have an alternate strategy to help out. Send Jar Jar just barely above horizontal (if sent too high, the tank will shoot above the first tower). Grab the rope very high, near the wooden plank (too low lacks stability). Release Jar Jar to go through the wooden base of the tower, below the tank, and into the TNT beyond. The biggest variable is whether the piggy inside the tank is popped. The score in the video below is 104,010.
I found it easier to throw the dynamite under the slingshot as high as possible to take out that top structure. The dynamite should land in front of the top/middle pile of bricks and when it blows it will take out the top left and everything else just starts to destruct. You have to grab the dynamite and manually let go of it as it starts to go high. I’ll try to get a screenshot of it. @amslimfordy
Interesting. I tried that but could barely scrape 90k. Thanks for the strat @cali_mom!
I have 94350 with this strat, but it’s only two stars. Is 99 3 stars?
Ok @amslimfordy ignore my previous post. Finally 3 star’d this level. Slight variation on your strat. I actually grabbed the hover craft and used it to swing up and let go, so that jar jar hit the top structure. Then the hovercraft went down into the dynamite below and the top structure fell on the tank. 1 bird, 109620.
102960 I mean :)
The alternate strat is by far the easiest. I tried the original about 1 million times then tried the alternate. Got 102,140 with one bird.
This is the strategy I have been using. Unfortunately, so,far I have not gotten the one birder….so close so many time. Frustrating level.
1 birder for 97K and 2* — Grrr!
This is the strategy I used to achieve 3* after (what seemed like) hundreds of tries using the top video method. Although The top method worked, the most points I could clock up was 99k (very annoying), so I resorted to the alternative video strategy.
I made the screen as big as it would get and watched the video over and over, watching closely for the grab point on the rope and low here in flight the tongue was launched was grabbed. A few flings later and YAHOO, 3* plus above average. So thanks very much for posting this one @cali_mom.
As in “9 o’clock”, or directly to its left.
So I haven’t got to finish the level before I get in from work then? ;-)
Depends on who you ask. AB Addicts might say you can’t rest until you finish the level.
This was a doozy of a level. A couple word of wisdom:
The farther you can get Jar Jar from the rope and still nab it with his tongue, the better. The blocks won’t fall down onto the STAP if Jar Jar grabs on at short distance.
The TNT on the bottom right does not absolutely have to detonate. It will give you a higher score, but it’s not really required for three stars. The building in the middle bottom, though, must be destroyed.
94K picking up two tnts near the sling and flinging them with tongue.
Can’t get to 100 using this or video method.
How can the average player hope to three star this level?
Send JJB on a slight arc. Grab the rope above the hovercraft when your trajectory is going down. You have to grab it close enough that you touch no structures below.
Swing up, releasing when you get a high arc that still allows you to land on the top structure. The high arc ensures the tank guy fires a second shot that takes out the platform with the tnt and also that pig before everything falls on him.
I got 101,300 with this strategy.
Thanks Jim- you totally nailed it with this!
This level doesn’t require a strategy…it requires a MIRACLE. I have now racked up at least 8 one-bird clears with scores ranging from 93k to 99k. Still haven’t cracked three-stars, obviously. Extremely frustrated.
P.S. Anybody have ANY ideas for a character to sub in? Tried five or six, but all seem even more impossible than using Jar-Jar.
Eh. Finally 3-starred it, but only after hours of play and, I kid you not, at least 30 one-bird clears, including one that registered an infuriating 99,990 points. Memo to Rovio: A level so utterly infuriating that it makes a long-time, three-starred-everything, AB fan briefly consider deleting all AB apps (and other Rovio apps) from his device is not a good level…or good for business.
My first ever Nest post so that I could tell you how badly your comment made me want to crawl thru the internet and hug you!!
I’m new to AB and SW2 is my first game addiction in years! I’ve been on this board for 4 hours!
Actually found an easier and much more reliable strategy. Send Jar Jar downwards and grab the rope. Make sure that you grab the rope not too late such that the tongue is not too short or too long. Now the key is to release the tongue before Jar Jar starts swinging upward. He will destroy the tower and roll underneath the tank to eventually blow the dynamite on the right. Rest is havoc, I got as high as 105K.
I actually happened on this strategy by accident a few hours ago! Just updated the post with a video, demonstrating 104,010 (current top score). Great minds, I guess. :)
@amslimfordy – award a badge for those of us (over 100K as of now) who actually three starred it the hard way!
JK – kind of ;-)
Got it this way in less than 20 tries, vs hundreds the other way.
Oh my gosh; thank you for posting the video for the alternate strategy!!! I’ve spent almost 2 days on this level alone! I got the achievement for playing 24 hours because of this darned level. I got 105,270 on my third try with the new strategy as opposed to only getting 99,900 after 2 days of attempts with the original strategy. I was getting so frustrated! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks. Strategy is all, it seems, on this level. Much more rewarding than the randomness of a spinning Yoda on other levels!
Thank you both for saving my sanity! I was getting nowhere with the first strat. This level was a nightmare to 3*.
Thanks!!!!! Finally after two days the alternative solution did the trick!!!! 103 k points after 20 tries. Many thanks
Great Scott! That’s a much easier ploy. Well worth investigating. I’d been hammering away at this one for ages and not got anything past 93k. Now I’ve gone and cleared the level!
Wow. Eureka! Seems so obvious now that it’s been pointed out! (Though, in my defense, on an iPhone it’s harder to see that the tank isn’t actually blocking the TNT.) Took me only 3 minutes to better the score that cost me such blood, sweat, tears and hair-pulling over 3 hours yesterday using the original strat. Many thanks for the update.
Stumbled upon this one accidentally. I messed up my throw and released at just the right time…Good Strategy!
YES YES YES!!! Finally. The single HARDEST level I have ever played. I have never had to look online for a solution. Glad to know Im not alone. This alternative method worked on the third try!
Great strategy. I prevously had a high of 102,300. Got 105,360 this way.
Whew…this one was tough. Used your approach and finally got lucky enough for the tank to blow the TNT beside the slingshot. Thanks for such a great strat!
Order of magnitude easier than the method I originally used. Wow, level went from frustratingly difficult to reasonably achievable.
At long last, Thank you
Thank you simetrikekidne!!!! Thank you!!!
This was one of the toughest levels ever. I noticed that sometimes Jar Jar’s tongue would go through the rope, some really weird things happened on this level. I was finally able to get a one bird 105,320 with this strategy.
Finally got my three stars with this strategy. Thank you!
The second video ended up working for me (eventually.) the toughest part was getting whoever (I’m not learning all the names, sorry) to roll to the far TNT. Countless tries only to have him either not roll at all or get within 1mm then just stop dead and disintegrate. This was one of a handful in this release I was about to give up on.
Thank you @amslimfordy for the second video! I had tried for days to get this 3-starred! Finally got it after about 20 tries using the second option. I was really going crazy! Whew! Glad that’s over! 104,880
The second video finally worked for me for 104000. I had to sight jar jar along a mark on the big bird rock in the background so as to get a consistent throw. Then I worked on which part of the hovercraft to stick his tongue to to get the correct swing to roll him under the tank. This level was a pain in the butt. I think Rovio messed up on this one. It’s too much of an art to get three stars.
Thanks for second video. 104900 with it.
I three-starred with a combination of the first and second video: going low then up to the top right platform. The second video is however easier.
I also used two methods and it sounds like they were the same. I got 102,300 looping under and taking out the top right platform. I added 3,000 the second video way.
Used the alternative strategy- managed on 4th attempt. 103940. Much easier than first method IMO. Key to get enough pace in the bird going along the ground to blow up the furthest dynamite. Really cleverly designed level.
Awe man! Got so close to #1… Here’s a screenshot for those still struggling:
Trick to getting Jar Jar to roll far enough into the TNT is to fling ‘im through the wood without touching the ground or the metal box above. Good luck! :)
TY for this method, I achieved three stars the other method. But only 1000k. I wondered why the cement slabs were over the tnt . . there had to be that other method to get to them. So I thank you for sharing. I had tried to throw it in that location but no luck. Persistence is the word.
Thanks for the 2nd method. Could not 3star based on the 1st method, kept leaving the farthest most TNT untouched, hence only getting 98k. After about 10-15x with #2, hit for 104k.
I’m sure this level has been 3 starred by some people, but I’m not one of them. What stinks is following two very good video walkthroughs dozens upon dozens of times and seeing what look like perfect shots fall short of the mark. Obviously, two things are required, a dead-on shot and LUCK!
IMHO, when one is at the mercy of a random number generator, the games become less fun to play. I first noticed this in Seasons (Trick or Treat 3-3). It must have taken two dozen seemingly identical shots before all the pumpkins were destroyed. I’m seeing more levels like this in the recent Rovio updates. In my view this crosses the line between challenge and aggravation
Yes, this is a tough one, but with the alternate strategy it isn’t that bad with some practice. I can set off the right side TNT about one out of every three shots. If you are having trouble, start your shot at a lower angle, almost horizontal. It is possible to do the shot at a higher angle, but much more difficult. Also, just because you set off the TNT doesn’t necessarily mean you will three star the level. Sometimes the pig in the tank thing doesn’t die, and sometimes the left TNT doesn’t go off. Good luck! @desox try the lower angle and see if it works for you.
fired jar jar as in second video aiming him mid way down the floating duck. shot top of rope late and held on til jar jar swung under and up between two floating rock sections flying high and landing on blocks on board. The tank shoots first structures and fires again into mid structure and 103470.
Finally 3 starred using 2nd video strat. Was able to duplicate but as mentioned could not get that pesky tank pig. Hovercraft kept dropping straight down but does not kill pig. Finally, debris knocked it aside so a block hit it and took him out …105k+ once you find the sweet spot (to get him to roll) Fire Jar Jar Hard..
I used the alternate strategy, got 103,100. Took about 20 tries.
This level is going to send me off the deep end. I have everything else in SWII three starred except for this level. I am guessing I have played it more than 500 times with no happiness. Even my current high score isn’t close to being a three star as I am only at 93,200.
I have tried the original strat and the alternative strat to no avail. When I try the alternate striat the bird doesn’t roll far enough to hit the TNT.
I agree with the others who have posted that this is beyond difficult and is moving toward not fun at all. Back to the grind I go.
@laxietoo Use the alternate strat. If your bird doesn’t roll far enough, it is probably for one or both of two reasons. 1. Aim the shot low. The lower the better. Pretty much parallel is OK. 2. You need a long tongue. If Jar Jar hits the blue box on the bottom sometimes, you know you are in the right area. If Jar Jar never hits the blue box, you are probably using too short of a tongue. Ideally, you want him to pass not that far over the blue box and land in the exact middle of the wood legs. It isn’t an easy shot, but I just tried it maybe 50 times and got 4 one birders in the 104-105K area. It does work.
@stocktoad Thank you, thank you! On what was probably my 1000th try today I finally got my three stars with a score of 105,090!!!! Just one time Jar Jar happened to roll correctly and the whole thing came tumbling down.
Now I can sleep tonight! ;-)
@stocktoad Thanks for the additional detail on the alternate strat. Jar Jar has been hitting the blue box pretty regularly. The frustrating part is that if I do get him rolling the right way he often stops just below the concrete brick edge and goes no further. Oh so close but oh so far!
I do appreciate the advice and encouragement! I really want to get the three stars so I get extra coins! :-)
Holy bananas…I’ve played, and played, and played this level, couldn’t even get 2 stars much less 3…FINALLY got 3 stars, thanks to this site. It took many tries of toying with both strategies – it figures that the alternate strategy is what ultimately worked for me since I had been trying a variant of the main strategy most of the time. Took forever, but at 102,990 I’ll never have to look at this level again. Thank you.
This is likely the most difficult level to 3-star in this game! It took me 200+ tries. A lot depends on how the debris falls and just plain random chance.
I played this level for so long trying to get three stars that there was no elation at all when finally achieved. Then when I came here for the tips I achieved the high score strat in less than 10 tries. I’m afraid to move on to the next level. Seriously, this level has totally traumatized me.
hi @amslimfordy I was on this level for days until I got it right I achieved it thru almost similar but not as clever as that….after iv 3 starred the levels I seen how u guys did it and I gotta say the strats on that level were clever especially especially the alternative 1..also on battle of naboo under water level I was on fr days…got it seen ur strat and was gobsmacked at how easy u made it look….what im saying in a nutshell is…..u are a pro flinger and extremely clever :)
Tried the alternate method mentioned after the video. Got 106,000 easier then the video way.
I gave up on this level months ago! But thanks to the top strat and four hours of doing it over and over and over again I finally got my third star to complete the battle of naboo, 72/72 ?.
I tried the alternate strategy and just miss the pig in the middle part with the two TNT’s. What to do?