Angry Birds Surf and Turf Level 23 Walkthrough

Surf and Turf level 23 can be done with just the first blue bird. Fire him straight ahead releasing almost immediately. The goal is to destroy the bottom glass triangles and the small (leftmost) glass block supporting the middle part of the structure. With a little luck everything will collapse and pop all the pigs. The score in the video below is 84,940.

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Rank: Fling King with 4000 points
By Bill (@dollarbill2208)

One-birding this is possible, but it will drive you NUTS trying to do it! I haven’t yet, but basically send blue bird out right in front. You will have to work the timing out yourself, to see if you can get him to penetrate through everything in the first structure, which I have one on a lucky run. I didn’t get the pig in the second structure though, so I had to use another bird. tisk tisk tisk. 89k

Rank: Sling God with 27190 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 90,840

For one-birder, pull blue back exactly horizontally, then lower 3 pixels (definition — one pixel creates one step in the sling, so 3 pixels means there are 3 steps in the sling). Tap immediately after release (before blue passes slingshot). Repeat as needed. Good luck.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1725 points
By sasquatch519 (@sasquatch519)Score: 88,590

Excellent description. 88k on the 2nd try of this method.

Rank: Sling God with 41025 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 88,620

@mvnla2 so by lowrer you mean lower slinshot so bird is flinging upward
I am going crazy with this …ty. for any help you can give ..;)

Rank: Sling God with 27190 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 90,840

@Kathy — In my description lower does mean lower the bird so it shoots upward (very slightly). I’ve found that some of us use the same words to mean the opposite direction — at least we seem to. The “repeat as needed” was intended to be sarcastic. I think I tried “exactly the same shot” with radically different results many, many times. Be sure to pay attention to the pixel definition. I thin rd and I use the same definition, so he may be able to help also.

Rank: Sling God with 41025 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 88,620

@mvnla2 thank you for reply:) I understand the
unfortunately I am playing on android so pixels dont have much meaning for me. I have the general idea. I will just keep flinging flinging and flinging as JLZ666 says;)
I may go without average on this for a while..

Rank: Sling God with 27190 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 90,840

Doesn’t rd also play on Android? He can explain what a pixel means for Android. I can’t spend more time right now, or would try to explain a different way. Good Luck.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 82,480

Pixels are the same on any platform. It is short for “picture elements,” and each pixel consists of one red, one green, and one blue element. These three are the primary colors that correspond to the visual frequencies of human eyesight. Each R, G or B has a specific value, from, 0 to 255, which when combined in various values comprise all the colors of various shades and intensities that can be seen on a monitor screen.

Pixel values are generally expressed in x-number vertically x x-number horizontally. Also, generally speaking, the higher the pixel values, the sharper, cleaner and more detailed is the resultant screen images.

Historically, it has its basis in early TV technological experimentation, especially as it relates to the development of color TV. I could go into more detail, but right now, I’ve got to knock out another 200 miles, so I’ll end here.

Rank: Sling God with 27190 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 90,840

Thanks TD. I don’t think we generally mean the technical definition of pixel when we are expressing PATs in pixels. I’m not sure I can visually distinguish pixels on my iPad. So what I was really hoping is that rd could explain to Kathy what she should do on Android. BTW I do know the technical definition of pixel. Gotta go to airport.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9920 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 91,830

OMG after HOURS of trying I Finally got it to work!!! Thank you @mvnla2! Awesome instructions and extra points for the sarcasm!!! ;D Yeay I’m outta here!!

Rank: Slinger with 1180 points
By drvrdeb (@drvrdebv)Score: 90,100

thank you @mvnla2! your strat was spot on, got me another 8k with your concise description!

Rank: Hardened with 635 points
By babylonsister (@babylonsister)Score: 90,550

I finally got it with one bird- after literally DAYS of trying. It was the only way I could 3-star this level, which drove me insane. I was away from home and without internet; got back, watched the walkthrough and, bam! Two tries later, I was jumping for joy! (-:

Rank: DaBomb with 450 points
By Opinicus (@opinicus)

The “secret” seems to be “don’t to pull the blue bird all the way back on the sling”. Instead, pull it back VERY gently and let it fling. I discovered this by accident and out of frustration. One I started doing it, I began causing more serious damage in the main structure while also killing the right-most pig. Eventually I one-birded it. FWIW, I split the blue bird a little after passing the slingshot. 82,850 points after more hours trying to 3-star this level than I care to admit to.

Rank: DaBomb with 450 points
By Opinicus (@opinicus)

I meant “while also killing the left-most pig”. Sorry.

Rank: Champion with 3990 points
By Divelucaya (@divelucaya)

I really hope Rovio never designs an AB episode level which absolutely requires a pull strength less than full. The reason I state this is that on my Android phone and using my finger, there is no way possible to see partial pulls. No matter where or how you try to place your finger, the point of contact is obscured as is the positioning of the bird in the sling. If I do not spend a couple bucks to buy ad-free versions of AB episodes, I certainly do not plan on spending more than that on a special stylus just to play the game.

Rank: Fling King with 4735 points
By jeffer713 (@jeffer713)Score: 89,130

1 bird by splitting early to destroy glass at top and everything kept crumbling. Only took about 5 hours on this level alone. Never playing it again, as I couldn’t even 3-star it until lightning struck!

Rank: Sling God with 49300 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 90,860

@jeffer713 Got the one bird also. “I feel your pain.” It took about 30 minutes but it is a mind numbing activity. Have to get the left most pig and the pig on the wood plank to get the structure to fall. Used the same basic technique.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 84,540

Very difficult level – any of those able to pass it able to offer any alternatives?

Rank: Pig Leader with 10760 points
By PdB (@playdbird)Score: 84,540

I dislike this level so much I’m not even motivated to try to get back up to average. >:(

Rank: Champion with 3070 points
By bigbrotherbird97 (@bigbrotherbird97)Score: 94,860

Come on, I agree, is there another way to get 3 stars? This can’t be the only way

By Matt

Impossible!! This level is so hard and its the last level in the entire game I haven’t 3 stared! Determined not to use power ups coz I havent used them at all yet. Alternative method?

By Aviva

84,500 finally! With 2 birds..did the first blue as instructed above, but the right bird remained. Got him with the yellow for the 3 stars.

By Kaswiz

Yes, two birds is enough. Got 82 440 with 2 birds and three stars…

Rank: Sling God with 21270 points
By Stocktoad (@stocktoad)Score: 90,990

This is the kind of level this is……. Played with the level for quite a while with little success before looking at the walkthroughs…..played again for a long time only getting up to 80000…….went to the store……..played again for a long time……..watched the walkthrough video again………got a one birder with 90,990 the very first time I tried again. As far as I know, I didn’t do anything different. I may never play this level again.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18400 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 95,060

Haha! I played for a couple of hours, got 3 stars, slightly below average, went out to dinner, came home, played with the dog and Wham! So glad to move on. :-)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18400 points
By PourPete (@pourpete)Score: 95,060

P.S. I did not use, nor have I ever used, nor do I plan to use Power Ups…

Rank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 86,100

81k got me two stars, so we can confirm 82k as the threshold.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5725 points
By leelee0927 (@leelee0927)Score: 88,250

Yes, I agree. 81k is 2 stars 82k is 3 stars. Now if I could just make it to 86K and average and be done with this level…

Rank: Sling God with 31575 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)

Thanks all!

By BirdFeeder

What can I say? Winning this level was an entirely joyless experience. There is no feeling of achievement in spending hours doing the same thing, hoping for that one in a thousand chance that everything will fall just right.

Whoever designs levels like these is really not doing Rovio any favours. Die-hard obsessive compulsives like myself will keep going until they beat it, but I bet a large proportion of players give up after an hour. And once you’ve given up on ever 3-starring one level, you’re much more likely to give up on the game entirely.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6145 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 90,310

Ladies & Gentlemen. I am currently researching this level to be added to the Self-Destructive Forum Discussion. I pulled back my first bird on this level and as soon as I released, points started adding up. Anyone else had the same thing?

Rank: Sling God with 27190 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)Score: 90,840

@renzlrips82 Just tried 30 restarts on iPad — nada. I assume it is the center structure that has some damage, since it shows noticeable settling??? Also assume it happens fairly quickly? Have never heard of one where it was necessary to pull back bird first, so I didn’t; there’s always a first time though. Any more info would help. Thanks.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6945 points
By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Me,It collapsed to the right,destroying everything that it passes,and leaving 1 pig on the left protected by glass,I’ve posted this on the forum yesterday

Rank: Master Slinger with 5725 points
By leelee0927 (@leelee0927)Score: 88,250

In the many tries I’ve taken at this level, I’ve had it start to self-destruct twice, both times at the glass block in the middle(tall) structure on the left hand side. Both times it’s also been when I’ve had a bird pulled back, but I don’t know if that’s necessary to the destruction or not. In either case both times it has happened it hasn’t taken out the far right pigs, and then actually ruins my shot for getting the bottom pig. Hopefully others have more luck than I have.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 82,480

Negative on the Self-Destruct. In fact, I was going to do a write up on obtaining the feather, but I’ve gotten so mind-numbed trying to 3 star this level, I forgot how I did it!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18470 points
By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)Score: 87,780

I don’t know for this level, but previous one 22 might be partly selfdestructive (iPad). It seems like stone that is on upper glass block is slowly moving (or I was too tired last night when I was playing).

By Gerry

Far too much of this level depends on sheer luck. What annoys me most about it is the inconsistency. Example – in one shot a piece of rubble falling into the pit will take out the pig with the hat. In another, the world could fall in on him and he’s still smiling after it.

I’m at 81880 and ready to fling my iPhone against the wall.

Rank: Sling God with 21035 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 88,800

or, his hat is gone but he’s there still blinking at you! Aarrrggghhh!

By Gerry

Eventually got 88030 in two birds. First shot as in the video, took out everything except the rightmost pig on the left-hand structure. High arc with the yellow bird finished that one off.

Hope that helps, but as I said in my last comment, a lot of this was just luck.

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 88,310

I didn’t have any trouble getting three stars or even above average. I got 86730 on about the 7th try, however, I came here to post and check out everyone’s strats and see the higher scores our with a one birdie. I actually got mine with two birds. I almost got the one birdie several times but the little pig in the bottom middle kept surviving so I sent YB in through the wood to get him. Now I just have to keep trying for the one birdie ;-)

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 88,310

Well I just got the one birdie for a score of 88310 so that’s that ;-)Not the greatest score but I’ll take it. It was weird because the top bird of the split missed going through the vertical ice plank but it hit hard enough on the wood that it pushed the whole thing rightward!

Rank: Sling God with 41025 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 88,620

Finnaly a hopeful comment @lesleyg :) I tried a couple times on my own them came crawling here to look for helpful strats..I’ve seen nothing but gloom and doom from above
You always have a ray of hope :) thank you;) I now know I am not doomed to stay in this level forever;)
What would I do without you I owe you a drink at BP. Tommorow…:)

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By AngryAdvisor (@lesleyg)Score: 88,310

Thank you @kathy!!! I will gladly take you up on that;-) Good Luck…keep at it, you WILL get it!!! The “L” factor is coming your way ;-)

Rank: DaBomb with 355 points
By renomedphys (@renomedphys)Score: 90,750

This is just a magnificently frustrating level for me. My high score I believe was achieved in relatively short order, using the technique outlined in the video. I have since not been able to match it in what must be over 1000 attempts. My strategies have varied a bit, and I have gotten close scores maybe half a dozen times since then. For me, the most reliable strategy uses a slightly above parallel launch of the blue bird with an immediate split. The bottom bird is the one I watch, making sure it breaks several of the ice blocks up front. The top bird should either hit the wooden beam above the ice block, causing the tower to collapse, or it may hit the ice block itself, causing the tower to collapse. Which one does not matter, as the preferrred result is the same just about as often. By far the best scores I have achieved have been with two birds, using the second bird to kill the remaining small pig under the center pane of glass. If you have not killed every other piggie on the level with the first bird, you may as well give up and try again.

Of the five or six times I’ve one-birded this level, the max score I have achieved is about 85K.

This is the first level in my experience that I have not been able to best my first 3-star score.

FYI you can 1 bird this level several different ways, aiming high and low, splitting early or late. It’s just a matter of which way those pesky wooden beams above the horizontal center pane of glass/ice fall.

Rank: Pig Leader with 10990 points
By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)Score: 91,310

Yeah, I’ve had a lot of trouble with this one as well. The just above horizontal immediate split first shot is what i’ve been using and have gotten a several 1-birdies and many many 2-birdies but not able to break 90k yet.

Rank: DaBomb with 355 points
By renomedphys (@renomedphys)Score: 90,750

Aaaaaah! Finally broke 90K with a 1-birder. Same tactic. OK, so I think I’m not gonna waste a whole ‘nother day trying to best that.

Rank: Sling God with 41025 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 88,620

@renomedphys you forgot to put the. ‘L’ factor back..can I please use it:( tu…great score…this level is very frustrating..consider this all
My official Whiiiinnnnneeee..!

Rank: Shooter with 890 points
By twiki (@twiki)

5 hours on this so far and still no joy.
Same shot as the video – but it just never collapses – it always leave 1 or 2 piggies left and no matter how hard I try I can’t get them both with the same bird – or if I do the score isn’t high enough.
So – as usual – I’m hoping posting on here with my annoyance will mean in then next attempt it will work perfectly!

Rank: Shooter with 890 points
By twiki (@twiki)

HAHAHA as ever… 3 goes and it’s fine.
1st bird missed the target – went too low and took out blue ice at the bottom. Yellow bird collapsed the middle and did a good job too, killing all but the far right pig. Final blue bird destroyed the far right ice, and pushed the stone off the pedestal too. End result 83270 for a 3 birder. Happy with that!

By cheezfri

I played Surf and Turf for hours on end, 3-starring everything finally. Then the app locked up and lost ALL that work; it reverted to an old save game. I’m so done with Surf and Turf now. This level alone is making me crazy!

Rank: Sling God with 22605 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 98,670

I thought I was seeing things but it would seem not. I’d just, just, released the blue bird, when the structure started to collapse all by itself. I see from some previous comments that this has happened before. Now to get it to repeat itself and I should get 100K… haha.

Rank: Sling God with 22605 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 98,670

Ah, it took a lot of resets over 20 mins but it did collapse. The indicator that this is going to happen is the two stones, that make up the support for the right side of the structure, get misaligned and then it has a good chance of toppling. I only managed to score 84k but I did make a bad shot with the blue bird. Here’s hoping.

By lynettes

I just want to add to the discussion on this level… Let the dust settle, don’t rush through to throwing another bird, something that I think I do too often. Seriously, scored 86K after tossing the bird and then just setting my iPad down in frustration. The whole thing collapsed without me seeing it.

By Breeannah

Wow weird. I didn’t touch anything for like 20 seconds and a whole bunch of stuff fell down … And I used NO birds o.0

By Carmen

I just one birded it and achieved a score of 97,060. I used a combination of the strategies you guys detailed. Here,s what you do: pull the blue bird back only halfway, and pull him straight. Split him just after he passes the ledge and cross your fingers! If it works, he’ll hit the bottom ice blocks and the middle ice block, causing the entire structure to collapse on itself and push the blocks outward to knock out the pig in the hat and the pig at the far right. Best of luck to you guys!

Rank: Well Traveled with 1520 points
By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

Yes i finally did it with just one bird :D

What only 80000!? WHHYYYY!!!!! ;(

Rank: Well Traveled with 1520 points
By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

Okay i just did with two birds first bird like in the video and the second bird popped the rest

By David Moisan

84790 with two birds. The one-bird strategy depends too much on lucky destruction. I aimed the blue bird as in the video. Unlike other advice here, I aimed the blue very slightly upwards (to result in downward flight, very slight) and split at the crotch of the slingshot. The trajectory is important; as long as one bird destroys the glass at the bottom and the glass slab of the first structure, you are in the zone.

Then, let’s say the small pig in the left structure remains: Aim Yellow to the remaining wood plank across the top over the pig. With luck, this will push the structure over and cause much damage as it pops the pig.

This is a very hard level no matter what. It was much, much easier to aim the blue birds to collapse most of the left structure and spill debris to pop the pigs in the pit and to the right, and then get the remaining pig than to hope for a one-birder. The conditions for a one-birder are just too narrow.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 92,250

92k with the one bird strategy – sling and split for 2 hours. Glad I’m above average, that was a nightmare :P

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8400 points
By patamoose (@patamoose)Score: 83,930

7 days approx 2 hrs/day & still can”t get close to average score. Video narrative should indclude “difficult” and “with a little luck”. One tough level. For all you guys/gals that have achieved high scores my congrats!!!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5195 points
By JackS (@spdlives)

that, friend, is 99 percent of surf and turf…luck and difficult.

Rank: Sling God with 21610 points
By asher (@asher)Score: 96,850

It took me 4 days (around 3/4 hrs each day) to figure this one out.

I have been messing around with multiple strategies and I know that a screenshot could have helped.

So here is the winning trajectory of the (only) bird:

The top bird must hit the plank, the middle one must rebound and hit the vertical wood block (below the glass one), and the bottom bird must enter into the glass triangles, destroying 3 of them in the process.

Of course, the complete structure must topple to the right, and to get the highest scores, the second small pig (on the right of the vertical plank) must stay in place so that a part of the structure rolls over it to destroy the horizontal glass.

Then if you are really lucky, here is the result:

And here is the highscore screenshot:

Hope it helps.

Rank: Champion with 3075 points
By cjcp (@cjcp)Score: 92,270

I had a higher score with 2 birds than with one. So if you have good destruction but one pig remains, fling the yellow rather than resetting.

I followed the @MVNLA2 strat, lowering one pixel rather than 3, but the lower centre pig and one above refused to die. Sent in the yb for an additional 20,000+ points.

By Hershel

Great post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m inspired!
Very helpful information specially the ultimate phase :) I take
care of such information much. I used to be looking for
this certain information for a long time. Thanks and good luck.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6835 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 92,490

I would have thought that anything that has had a history of self collapsing (and often fixed since then) is a poor choice for the Challenge. Just saying.

Rank: Sling God with 24500 points
By PeeJayDee27 (@peejaydee27)Score: 92,660

Yup! Definitely seems to be one of the “knobbled by Rovio” levels. Less than an hour to go and no scores over the low nineties. I’ve come nowhere near my original 92K. Perhaps should be added to the “not for the challenge” list?

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