Surf and Turf level 28 can be tricky to 3 star. Our strategy is to fire the yellow bird low at the first wood triangle supporting the leftmost part of the first structure. Now fling the next yellow bird a little farther over to take down the middle part of the structure. Finally, aim the third yellow bird at the TNT, detonating it and blowing the rest of the structure (and pigs) to smithereens. The score in the video below is 86,360.
87k is 3*
Easily the hardest level in the series. I have not been able to find a decent strategy with this, because nothing will collapse. The blocks are too big, and what works for Facebook certainly doesn’t work here. I found myself going for the TNT first, that’s the only way I could figure to even complete this level. 83k, I’m very surprised that’s even 3 stars. haha.
I think you don’t even try or something else. My first try was 3 stars. Think easiest level in this series.
That was a little rude. I guess everybody has their opinions, and their good and bad levels, don’t they? If you have something that is decent, then please share your strategy, but do NOT be condescending to me.
That was rude. No need for that comment.
It never ceases to amaze me that people come here to get help and tips, are apparently not willing to share their own strategies, and then they insult people who are trying to help.
@dollarbill ty for your help..I am having a. Very difficult time ..trying to aim at tnt first..I have 3 stars but I am trying to make average;(
@PigBoss that was a very rude comment would you care to post your score and your strategy?
If not then your post is just empty words on a screen. We all try to have freindly competition here and help each other..if you dont like it I indeed think you should not participate or comment..boasting requires backup..
I’m finding the average difficult to get to @dollarbill2208 but, I’ve noticed one thing – if I take out the first and second structures before going after the TNT there seem to be more debris destruction points with the higher stuff falling further and breaking. At 89,140 right now, trying to at least get average still.
thanks for the tip, @drvrdebv!
your welcome @dollarbill2208!
@dollarbill2208, above average can be done with 3 birds and no powerups – high arch first bird to hit a little to the right between the first two top structures, high arch second bird to TNT, this one should get plenty of destruction points, then low straight shot to first structure to pop remaining pig, hope this helps if you haven’t beat average yet. :-)
I completely agree. This was the last Surf&Turf level for me to three star, and I think I have the same score as the video(give or take a few hundred). Used the video’s method with one less bird. Good luck in future achievements.
P.S. We should talk. A win-win.
I’m talking to bill
82860 is 3-stars
94,780! One bird, hitting the TNT.:)
I lobbed and aimed for the TNT with the first bird, then cleaned up with a couple more birds. Took a few tries but got 87,020
I got a similar score with small variations on the video method. The material density makes yellow somewhat less effective than one would think.
Bill I agree it is the hardest level so far. No matter were you hit the structures rubble sits there blocking your next shot. I got 83,320 an will take the 3 stars and run. I don’t care if it is low I am ready to leave this one behind.
This is a fairly repeatable 3-star strategy:
First bird high arc, hit between the first and the second tower, just between the tiny stone and the vertical wood beam of the second tower. This should either collapse most of the second tower, or at least make it topple to the left. Second bird, high arc, go for TNT. With the second tower mostly out of the way from the first bird, there is now space that the right structure can collapse into for lots of destruction. After two birds the score should be at least 65k or so. Now the leftmost tower is usually still mostly intact, with the the left pig usually alive, and sometimes the second pig from the left as well. Aim for the first pig. With one bird left the score should be enough for three stars. Sometimes the second pig will still be alive after 3 birds, and it is not necessarily a bad thing. This allows you to launch the last bird and collapse most of the remaining structure. I’ve had 90k with 4 birds. Best score however 96k with 3 birds.
thanks for the strat. worked perfectly! got the top score for now.
I’m wondering if the current high score (over 106K) might have used a power up?
@f91jsw Thanks for posting the strategy. Worked fine. Lined up the launches with the bottom post of the sling shot. First yellow bird almost touching and second yellow bird a little more space. The challenge was obtaining 65k after two birds. There appears to be a “sweet spot” with the tnt when the bird goes through the left corner of the wood triangle above. The explosion seems bigger and wider. The debris just did not fall to accumulate the higher points. Will come back the this level.
Thanks f91jsw. I just started this level so I have a ways to go but this strat looks like a good one to work on.
Thanks! I had a bugger of a time with this level, but your strategy of in between towers #1 and #2 then TNT just got me 106,010. Very happy at the moment.
Nice strat @f91jsw. I improved my score with this technique. I actually got it in two birds a few times but my highest two birdie was a 90610 so three birds worked best. Also more often then not the first shot gets the second to the left pig because the middle structure and thin cement plank often falls left taking him out, which makes for asn easier third bird shot with only one pig left to kill.
This level comes out with some very different scores for the same shots ,..I found taking out the front like straight at the bit just above the first rock ,and sometimes do that again just abit higher ,almost gets to TNT ,and finally up and into TNT ,my best scores have come from using 3birds ,but not much time spent on yet ,trying your strat @f91jsw directly ,so Ty in advance I hope ,..happy hunting
Thanks for this! Improved 9k. The first shot is the toughest, but after that it works great!
Arrrgghhh !!! Whiiinneeee..I am shooting blind cant zoom out..
Can’t get past 88k…in case I didn’t say it right..Whhiiinnnneee!
I. Give up taking @xebic88 advice..take a break:).ty all for help..I’ll be back lol
Thanks for the strat! This one was giving me fits til I followed your advice!
@f91jsw thank you for the strat! I tried the others as well but just couldn’t get the points needed. I also noticed if you hit a certain spot on that triangle wood block straight to TNT that you get a more explosive crash causing more destruction!
Thanks f91jsw. My first attempt on your advice, I hit the first shot perfectly, just as you described. My second shot took out the TNT box, and the collapse finished off the birds! 90470 with only 2 birds.
I will be trying for more points.
@f91jsw, I’ve been using the first Speedy as you described before I even got to read this, and it’s a bit difficult when half the time it either hits the small stone or to the left of it. Probably because when the peak of the arc is off screen, it’s hard to judge the angle of descent until he appears again on screen more than halfway down! It’s also true when going for the tnt with the second Speedy. Most of the time I’d get a two birder but not enough debris damage to get anything higher than 87k. Then of course I’d get really good first and second shots but choked on the third. Then with a lot of the L-factor kicking in it finally happened, an above average score. Whoopeee I’m outta here!
Thanks for the tip. I improved around 6K to 95,560 on two shots.
Has anyone noticed that there is a space in the rock that the slingshot is on that looks like an arrow pointing down?
Interesting. So far no one has found a GE in S&T, I think. Has anyone looked for GE in direction of arrow?
If you look at the rock pattern to the right, you will see a small hole just below and to the right of the slingshot. Follow that pattern to the left side where the “arrow” is and notice that the angled support for the railing where the unused birds are make for the appearance of the arrow.
If this were a true arrow, I think it would be impossible with only yellow birds to try to hit something on the ground that close to the rock formation.
You’re right Mykel, I think that is an arrow maybe for a golden egg. I haven’t seen any golden eggs yet, have you?
Can we confirm 82 K as 3-stars? Does anyone have 81 K at 2?
I got 81k with 2 stars and 82k with 3 stars
This was the only level I couldn’t get above the average. Was -64 for the longest time and kept trying method f91jsw suggested but only managed 88k-89k.
Alternate strategy: Plan on using all 4 birds. Take each building out in order, using two birds on first building to completely destroy it and debris. This leaves a big hole for the 2nd building to fall in to. Use the 3rd bird to take out building 2 leaving a clear, direct shot at the TNT. Even though you may only have 40-50K at this point, the 4th bird does major damage because there is room for the new debris to fall. Also, because the final pig takes a while to die, all the points add up before the level ends prematurely like so many of the levels. Current score 96,100.
@poppatm Great strat! I also couldn’t get above average using any of the other strats, but yours got me there. But your score is still a lot higher than mine. Can you tell us what angle you aimed each bird at, and where it hit?
Bird one aim at the first hog. Make sure the cement roof falls away to the left hopefully it will break but not necessary. Bird two follow bird one’s path thru the ice floor. If successful the pit will be nearly empty. Bird three thru wall and floor slightly above triangle. Bird four directly into the TNT.
108770 using 4 birds, bed time now but someone remind me tomorrow and I will post a strat.
Alrighty, I use the left to right method with some up and down shots – bird one I go for a slightly arced line drive shot that will pass through the first vertical glass piece, accelerating at the last second. Shooting this bird at a slight arc will make it hit the small wooden pieces and roll across the horizontal glass piece, hopefully breaking it. You want to be in the 20k+ range at this point (I had 25k on my high score shot). Next bird I launch at a very high arc so as it comes down it is lined up with the very left side of the seperating part of the first two towers (just under where the 2nd pig is originally sitting). This shot will open up a nice hole and hopefully get the debri from you first shot to fall to the right. At this point you want to be at about 30k (35k on my high score shot). Third shot, another high arcing shot (but not as straight up as the first) that will come down just to the left of cement roof piece of the second tower and accelerate into the bottom left part of the tower, causing the tower to fall to the left, 58k is a good total to be at right now (I was at 64k on my high score). Finally, bird four I shoot a slightly arced line drive to the tnt that will continue into the bottom of the last tower. Frustrating about this tower is sometimes it doesn’t fall very well but on my attempt it managed to slowly tilt to the left and fall causing a lot of damange. Hope this helps.
Thanks very much for sharing your strat toddman23. It helped me improve my previous score by almost 13K, so hugs to you as I can now move on, lol
Glad to help :)
@thetoddman23, your first shot description doesn’t make sense to me. Any line drive shot, especially arced is going to go over the first tower. Only a shot aimed downwards can reach the first vertical glass, for a chance to break the horizontal glass in he first tower.
Sorry about that @pointdexter5 first shot should be aimed downwards not arched
Don’t apologise! Great strat. Improved me by 6K. Thanks v much.
Like just about everyone else, I had a really hard time with this level. In fact, I’m really feeling like this particular update has some of the most difficult levels I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t help but wonder if they are harder than usual to encourage people to use the power ups. I refuse to do that.
I was basically doing the same thing that @fn1jsw describes, and couldn’t get past the average score. Like @poppatm I was just barely below average for the longest time! This morning, I tried a slightly different approach:
1. First bird high arc to come down between the first and second structures. Specifically, between the small stone AND the vertical plank on the second structure. Ideally, you want to break the wooden triangle and, even better, the stone plank that falls down will break. At the very least, you don’t want the stone plank to block the right side of the first structure. This is essentially the same shot @fn1jsw describes. Obviously, more destruction is better than less.
2. Rather than shooting the bird using a high arc, I found that I had much more luck with a low angled shot to the TNT. Best case scenario here is that there is very little debris from the middle and right structures AND the pig on the right is gone.
3. I had horrible luck shooting this bird at the first pig. I just couldn’t get much destruction. (Although I see that @thetoddman23 has some advice about this shot right above this post. I’m going to try that another day.) Instead, I used a high arc to come down on the right side of the first structure. Often, this results in very little damage, but sometimes it works well. If there isn’t much damage, I used the 4th bird to try to collapse the first structure.
I was able to get up to 91,000 with this, but there was still plenty of room for improvement on the first structure (last shots). However, I had a total fluke once with my second shot (to the TNT) where it destroyed basically everything on the right, but also took out both pigs in the first structure. This gave me 79,800 + 20K bonus. At this point, I decided to stop beating my head against the wall with this level and move on.
I really wanted to have all these levels done (and above average) before the Back to School update. I didn’t quite make it. (I don’t move past a level, usually, until I have an above average score.)
@doctonynyc I feel the same as you. These levels seem to require a lot more attention than S&T 1-15. Which is intriguing to me. Some of these levels have their little nuances like most updates. But I notice the nuances are becoming more frequent. Look at the latest Utopia update. The 3* minimums were low, but there are still so many points left to grab.
But with these, it seems the 3* minimums make you squeeze every last point out of a level. It’s almost like the little lightning bolt in the bottom left corner is saying, “Come on! Use a Power-Up. It won’t hurt. It will feel good. It will help you. Come on. What are you waiting for?”
I easily got three stars but not any score worth to mention. What I wonder is wether the highest score of 108k is with or without power ups?
Without, strategy is posted above.
Easy level. I got 96890 with two birds. Hitting midlle tower causing it to fall left then hit TNT. I appologze for my previous question, I bet it is easy to get more then 100k.
@thetoddman23, doesn’t it strike you as odd that the difference in points between you and the #1 spot holder is almost 6000 points?
Yeah, unless they managed almost complete destruction with only 3 birds.
I think the level is pretty difficult to PASS. I got 3 stars once I passed it, though. I used the strategy shown in the video except two pigs were left on the right side after the tnt explosion. I broke the blocks under them to finish the level.
I don’t know what happened to my previous whiny comment , but i was about to post when the dentist called my name..soon as i whined i got above average..not by much but enough for now lol;)
I have been using a variation on the left to right strategy (without any high arc birds).
The first bird is like @thetoddman23 described.
After this shot you should score between 23k and 27k.
Here is the trajectory and the result: http://angrybir.de/17KDlrL
The second and third birds are using exactly the same starting point as the first one (but accelerated sooner than for the first one) and the goals are:
1. To clear the left area almost completely
2. To keep a small part with a pig on it stuck on the left side of the remaining structure. It should look like this: http://angrybir.de/17KEW0M
The idea is that when the TNT will explode with the last shot, this pig and the wood planks around it will be sent to the left adding to the damages.
BTW, it helps a lot if the third bird is destroying the bottom wood triangle. (the one touching the rock formation)
As a side note this is where you love the PC version where you don’t need to move the mouse between shots ;-)
Then the last bird is sent on the wood triangle and will drop on the TNT from the top. With (a lot of) luck the rightmost structure will be almost completely destroyed like this: http://angrybir.de/17KGdoL
And here is the highscore screenshot: http://angrybir.de/17KGyYo
(There was still a little activity between the previous screenshot and the highscore)
Hope it helps.
Another level worth another try @bonneypattycat
I improved by 15k my previous score as per strategy described above by Asher
@angry-birds-addict I agree, way easier now. Took me two minutes to add 16k to my score. Thanks for the tip!
Agree @bonneypattycat, much easier. I don’t exclude that other S&T levels are also worth another try as I am currently ranked 2nd for the overall episode! Still, no big increase as compared to this specific level so difficult to say whether it is due to my improved skilled or update of ABO :-)
120500 with 3 birds. I’m not sure if this strategy has been mentioned before but I’m guessing not because this level has changed.
1: Down to the side of the first structure, where the small glass and wood pane meet. There is a sweet spot that makes YB go all the way to the bottom for a repeatable 25-30k:
ABO SaT 1-28 (1)
2: A little higher so YB barely misses the glass square and hits the diagonal wood plank resting on top of it. This should destroy the part supporting the second structure so it falls to the left. Sometimes the structure will fall after bird #1 which will leave too much debris and block the second shot, so take it fast:
ABO SaT 1-28 (2)
3: At the tip of the wooden triangle above the tnt, so the wood planks above and below break. Preferably some debris will fall to the left before the tnt explodes so it gets sprayed into the pit for some more yummy points:
ABO SaT 1-28 (3)
I think 125k is possible. I had pretty optimal destruction on the right but there was a fair bit remaining in the pit. The most I’ve gotten with 2 birds is 109k so 3 seems to be the way to go.
@angrychicken brilliant strategy, as always.
After bird #1 both left buildings tot destroyed, had 62k at that time. Then finished with your bird #3 (for me the second bird). Not a puppy yet…
@angrychicken TOP-strat and pictures.
all three birds start immediately.
first bird hit between glass and wood.
second higher, break the second tower.
third bird hit the TNT on TOP-right.
and here a video with 117800
Following your great strat and screen caps got me to within 1 piece of debris of matching or beating your score. I know this is posted after comex666’s comments and vid but I didn’t notice them until after I got my score.
It does appear that scoring is much better now than when it originally came out.
@angrychicken Excellent strat! Took me from 92K to 113K in about 10 minutes! I never actually found the sweet spot on shot 1, but shot two found a different sweet spot and the second tower fell nicely, although I left too much debris in the hole to catch the top scores. Thanks!
105630/1. One birder, but not a lot of points. However, with a bit of luck, I think significantly higher scores are possible. In short, this is a MOONSHOT strategy. Aim Chuck as high as you can without having him crawl up the slingshot stand. Release and activate immediately. Chuck comes back down right on the structure above the TNT, crashing through and setting it off. Rarely, you’ll get all the pigs.
122070/3 using the @angrychicken strat, which is far superior to my 1-bird moonshot strat.
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