Angry Birds Star Wars Cloud City Level 4-40 Walkthrough

Boss fight, and an extremely hard one to 3-star! Our strategy for Angry Birds Star Wars Cloud City level 4-40 is to send the Blue Rebel Pilots toward the first pig immediately when the level starts. The fan will push them slightly, but you should still pop the pig. Don’t wait around and watch their harmless flight; end Obi-Wan toward the second TNT on the bottom, using The Force to push it upward. It can travel the width of the level, earning lots of points. Send Chewie upward into the stream of the first fan, launching him all the way to the TNT on the extreme right side. Finally, snipe the remaining pigs with Lando’s blaster. The score in the video below is 72,680.

Did you know? You can earn the “Who’s Your Daddy Now” achievement on this level? Check out our walkthrough if you need help!

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Rank: Hardened with 615 points
By ElAlce (@elalce)Score: 90,710

Two Birds, and a temporary high score thanks to Lord Vader. I don’t remember exactly where the birds hit, but this is my best recollection. First bird released over the first middle tower before the fan could change the trajectory. Split on the way down into the second fan. One bird made it over the middle top platform and landed on the top rear platform into the TNT. Vader swatted the other two birds into other TNTS, pelting him with debris. I then fired Obi-Wan into the bottom of the middle tower and pushed the blocks up and to the right, which took out Vader and most of the rest of the level.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 96,760

@ElAlce — Thanks! Your strat worked better for me than video. At least now I have 3* on all the new levels.
BTW, Welcome to the Nest! Hope to see much more of you (and your strats).

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 96,760

@ElAlce — Just assumed that because your rank was deputized, that you had just recently joined. Glad to see you’re becoming more active.

Rank: Hardened with 615 points
By ElAlce (@elalce)Score: 90,710

@MVNLA2 – Thanks! I’m glad it helped. I’ve been coming to the site for at least a couple years, joined a while ago, and finally decided to be more active with it. It seems like a great group. Now I just have to get around to entering the 1,000+ scores that I still need to enter.

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 96,760

@ElAlce — Glad you decided to be more active. You should also check out the forum (BP and self-destroying levels), and groups (badges and ranks, and members’ map).
Yeah, entering all your scores can be a pain, but very useful — helps you figure out where to try to improve. Works best if you have 2 devices: the one you play on and a computer, for example.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5195 points
By JackS (@spdlives)Score: 72,290

i only got 72K but it was enough. got my three stars. but Pork Vader isn’t too bright, is he? mine flew RIGHT INTO a flying tnt box my first shot! alls that was left to clear was the final pig in the middle..and i misaimed my force throw or i woulda had a lot more points. but after 1 hour and 42 minutes, I am so frustrated, i am just glad i 3 starred it. took me an HOUR just to get ONE star!

Rank: Sling God with 36365 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 105,960

@elalce you are definitely onto something with this strat! Your first shot is relatively easy if you launch as soon as the level starts. It often gets the tnt at the top right, and the flying blocks can generate a lot of other destruction. From there, depending on what you have left, the walkthrough suggestions on how to use the other birds are helpful. But it really depends on luck, right?

Vader does do some stupid things on this level. On one of my failed attempts, he got his light saber stuck in the right fan at the top. I finally had to use Leia to free him, but by then my score was so low it didn’t if I finished the level or not. It was good for a laugh, though.

Rank: Sling God with 36365 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 105,960

I used the strat posted below by PapaT to get my current score of 90k.

Rank: Champion with 3945 points
By Fleshyskeleton (@fleshyskeleton)Score: 82,860

Very funny recurrence.In my case,Vader swatted one pilot into TNTs on his right,blocks & rebounding pilot got him in seconds.Only then did I realize the lesser pigs were still intact & rest two pilots wasted.Didn’t know what to do next,leftmost pile undamaged,though result is above average.

By Darrel

Total lucksac 2 birder. Attempted to use our start for the blue bird. Instead off missing the first fan like u suggested it caught me. Right as it changed my path I split. Bottom bird hits the TNT. The other 2 continued. Debris hit the far right TNT. Massive chain reaction. All reg dudes were dead. Obiwans path was same as suggestion to the middle structure. Stuff just has to line up. Vader in the right spot, debris in the right paths, and good shots…oh, and the fans have to help in the right ways too. I’m so glad to be done with this one.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9325 points
By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 82,210

This is my take:

Aim first bird high, so that the fading predicted trajectory “aims” at the top left platform. Wait until the upper side of first fan is level with the second platform from top (the one with a tower and a pig), then release. Split just after the bird is above the top left platform. This will rain birds on Vader and hopefully weaken him a bit.

Launch Obi immediately at the middle of the high tower with a pig on top. Direct force to the right.

The outcome is highly variable but on a good run, the blue birds and the flying debris should at least disarm Vader, and sometimes even kill him. Most of the towers with pigs and TNT should also be destroyed.

Use Chewie to clear anything that remains. It is sometimes possible to 3 star by using Lando as well if you get enough destruction from the first birds.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9020 points
By Steinbird (@steinbird)

GREAT strat. Didn’t work precisely the same way, but was the only one to get me through it. First 2 birds exactly as you suggested, and the mayhem ensued. Thanks.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7940 points
By mars805 (@mars805)Score: 74,510

below average score but:DONE! took me 3 days.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18405 points
By JTB (@jtb)Score: 83,460

Yeah, this is a tough one… I like the helpful alternate strategies (@elalce and @f91jsw) The community input is the reason I’m such a fan of this site!

Rank: Sling God with 36210 points
By smithda44 (@smithda44)Score: 96,120

One birder with the same strategy as above. First bird over the middle tower and split on the way down above the fan. Birds went everywhere, TNT exploded, Vader hit some things and everything was destroyed. 100 percent luck!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18405 points
By JTB (@jtb)Score: 83,460

Arrrggghhhh! I would have had a two-bird solution for 87K but I accidentally let Chewie fly… Well, at least I’m much closer to the average with 77K.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5575 points
By bullets0000 (@bullet)Score: 76,200

1st shot (Rebels): Hail Mary, as in video.
2nd shot (Obi-Wan): As in video. The combo created quite a rampage, clearing the minions and taking out Vader’s lightsabre.
3rd shot (Chewie): After everything settled the rightmost fan stopped by the bottom right corner. I took an approximately 50-degree lob when the (still intact) leftmost fan goes over the slingshot. Then as Chewie is pushed vertically upwards, Vader jumped right into Chewie and killed himself!! My eyes virtually popped out when I saw this.
4th shot (Lando): 10k.
5th shot (Leia): 10k.
6th shot (Luke): 10k.

Score: 72,140, 3 stars, concluding Cloud City for me. *Whew*
This could rival 3-20 as the hardest boss level in AB:SW IMO.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5940 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 76,750

This is one where I’m taking my three and out* and considering it a small victory. Have absolutely no idea how I got the kinda paltry score I did finally manage. I think I was pretty much throwing randomly there at the end. :-)

*for our many non-US friends on ABN; that’s a US baseball term. It kind of means you failed miserably…

Rank: Hardened with 725 points
By PapaT (@papat)Score: 106,020

I figured out a one bird strategy . High score of 106020 ! Taking out three pigs with one bird is very repeatable. 1st shot: aim bluebird towards white support under 1st pig column. Wait till fan rises above aim. Then shoot and split immediately. Idea is to have top split bird take pig and column, and bottom split bird to push over TNT into falling fan. Retry until fan is pushed to right. Fan blows into second pig column a pushes debris into third pig column, exploding TNT and pig. Many times middle TNT is also taken out. Difficult part is for the debris to kill Darth. Just as hard to get a 2 birder. Darth easily destroys Obi unless using debris. New strategy many of you will find addictive and rewarding. Good luck!

Rank: Sling God with 21295 points
By ChiefBumpa (@chiefbumpa)Score: 104,960

Thanks for the great strategy! The timing is really challenging, but very doable after many tries.

Rank: Hardened with 725 points
By PapaT (@papat)Score: 106,020

your welcome! This is the most addictive level i’ve come across. I wasn’t going to quit till I topped 100k.

Rank: Sling God with 36365 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 105,960

@papat Yes, yes, yes! Great strat. Have not gotten a one-birder, but after a few tries I got a decent two-birder. For the second shot I sent Obi-Wan up to the top left platform with the assistance of the left fan exhaust. Forced the tnt to the right and it hit Vader dead on, and some debris also hit the top right tnt. Congrats on your top score and thanks for sharing the strat.

Rank: Sling God with 36365 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 105,960

Whoot! I got the one-birder! So close to @papat ‘s score.

Rank: Sling God with 25840 points
By wicket182 (@wicket182)Score: 105,280

This is an absolutely awesome strategy. I aimed at the two parallel dots in front of the bird. Worked exactly as described.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 19650 points
By To Walking Tall (@to-walking-tall)Score: 104,440

@PapaT, thank you for sharing this strat. Definitely takes much of the randomness of this level out of the equation.

Rank: Hardened with 725 points
By PapaT (@papat)Score: 106,020

Yes, randomness is the perfect word for this level. At first I was at a loss to even get a 3 star. But, once I tried this over and over etc… fell into place. Thank goodness for this website and its “walkthroughs”. For I have gained insight into many levels by Amslimfordy and others who share their wisdom. Alas, this is my only “High Score”, and revealing its’ secret means it’s only a matter of time before someone beats it…….Oh well……IGBOK It’s Gonna Be Ok.

Rank: Sling God with 45260 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 94,250

@papat what a great creative strategy this is! I still didn’t manage it with 1 bird but can see how it could happen.
This set me up for 94k but with 3 birds, I got the destruction of the pig columns from the fan tipping right but not Vader. I tried to get him with Obi & missed, although got some more debris points. Then Vader jumped down to the lower left platform so I was able to get him with a direct hit from Chewbacca. When I have more time I’ll have to come back & try for the 1-birder some more. Thank you :)

Rank: Fling King with 4460 points
By alo10w (@alo10w)Score: 101,110

Many thanks @papat. Genius strategy and explained in a way that made perfect sense.

Rank: Fling King with 4590 points
By mspat (@mspat)

Oh PapaT how I wish you could post a video of your strategy. Now on day 2 of trying to 3 star this level. All else is completed. My problem is getting the TNT to fall into the fan. My timing seems to be off but I’ll keep trying. Thanks for your input! Love this site!

Rank: Sling God with 36365 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 105,960

@mspat until someone can post a video, maybe I can help with some aiming and timing tips. I play this level zoomed out so I can pull the bird back as soon as it settles in the sling. For me, the best trajectory is with the aiming line just crossing the lower left corner of the white rectangular support under the first pig column. Problem is, the fan exhaust distorts the trajectory line when the level first starts. So, by trial and error, I found something in the background to the left of the fan’s path that I initially aim the trajectory line through.

I watch for the fan rising above the trajectory line, and just as it does, I look at that platform and make any adjustment needed to the trajectory as quickly as possible. You have almost no time to do this so the closer you already are the better. Release the bird and tap the screen immediately.

I got my best score when the top bird hit the lower left glass block in the 1st pig column, the middle bird hit the fan just at or slightly below the midpoint on its left side, and the bottom bird knocked the tnt toward the right.

Don’t give up! Before I got the one-birder, my best two-bird score was 98,500, so this strat definitely gives some good scores. Before trying this strat, I also was able to get around 80k using ElAlce’s strat posted above, so you might try that one, too.

Rank: Fling King with 4590 points
By mspat (@mspat)

Thank you for your ideas and support. I FINALLY got it! Honestly I don’t know how but its done. 3 stars on all the levels. I sure an glad that challenge is over, it was one of the most difficult for me.

Rank: Sling God with 36365 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 105,960

@mspat congrats to you for mastering this and all the other Cloud City levels.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 91,860

Kudos to all of you that were able to get to the 100k mark!! @hallieginsb thank you for the great aiming tips! I had to do it with 2 birds but I can see how you all are making it work, it’s just not in the cards for me! Meh at least I got the 90k mark Ahh barely! LOL

Rank: Sling God with 28590 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 96,760

@PapaT @HallieGinSB — Thanks so much for the strat and additional details. It finally actually worked for 96K which is more than enough for me to run for the door.

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 96,930

Thanks @papat !!! Excellent happened so quickly i didn’t even realize it,i almost shot the next bird luckily it wouldn’t let me:) no where near your great score but I’m Happy:) :) :)

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 96,930

Woo Hoo @Kimmiecv i got it!!!! Whenever you want to go ahead pahtna!!!
We Did it!!!!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 91,860

Yeay!! Great score @Kathy!! Lets do it Pahtna, Boba here we come!! :)

Rank: Flinger with 25 points
By MadSadBird (@sadbird)

Thank you @papat, if not for this strat I’d be pulling out what few hairs I have on my head. I had to use 4 birds, but who cares, I’m outta here!!!

Rank: Sling God with 24455 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 89,540

Thank you @papat, your strategy got me 3* of 77680 on my Android phone. It’s obviously not a 1-birder, in fact it took 4, but for now, I’m a happy flinger : -)

1st – as you suggested & took me quite a few tries before the fan fell to the right not the left

2nd – up to the left most TNT with the force to the right towards Vader, which took out his sabre (only Vader is left now)

3rd – tried to time with leftmost fan to send up & over towards Vader, but failed miserably to take him out

4th – watch Vader bounce all over the place & launched to miss rising fan, shot below the white platform from shot #1 & released to upper right for success

Why one may wonder am I happy with a below average score?? Several days ago as I was almost done with above average scores on 1-1 thru 2-40 ( still need 2-39), I started to wonder/worry about when the Jedi Addict Badge might be closing. In general, I don’t move from one level to the next until I have an above average score, however as I hadn’t seen anything about a Closing Date for Jedi Addict it got me thinking. If the timing might be like (ABSp) Danger Addict, I most likely could not get above average scores for Hoth & CC, let alone the points needed for PotJ, so I decided to work to just 3*, regardless of score, to unlock PotJ. I guess I could have paid the $$$ to unlock it, but I’m cheap….LOL, so it’s now unlocked on my Android phone for free & I’m about to embark on obtaining the Jedi Addict Badge.

Thanks agian & hope to see you around with some more great strategies like this!

Rank: Sling God with 24455 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 89,540

Updated to a 2-birder for 83440 on Android phone. I’m still hoping to get a very lucky 1-birder.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By Annifrid (@annifrid)Score: 97,140

Great strategy @PapaT, thanks! I had to use Obi-Wan to kill Vader, but I’m happy with my 2 birder score :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 5110 points
By Jkhab69 (@jkhab69)

@papat , I finished this level before but I couldn’t remember how I did it, just that it was long, frustrating, and then ended via massive luck. Your strat takes luck but is much more repeatable. Thanks!

Rank: Sling God with 45165 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 86,170

many thx to @papat for the great strat.
here my video:

Rank: Master Slinger with 5560 points
By frankie1980 (@frankie1980)Score: 94,830

Finally did it with a score of 88k+. There is a lot of randomness like everyone has said. I’m still not sure if I found the level more fun or frustrating :D

Rank: Explosive with 2250 points
By mabilica (@mabilica)Score: 79,070

Thank you everyone for all the tips & strats….but I CANNOT get it at all…aargh :-[

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