Angry Birds Surf and Turf Level 38 Walkthrough

Angry Birds Surf and Turf level 38 is pretty challenging, but here’s a good strategy. Send the Red bird into the wooden triangle atop the main structure, pushing it rightward. The entire right half of the level will be to crumble as the tower become unstable. Launch the Blue bird just above horizontal, splitting shortly after launch. It should break both the first horizontal ice block and the vertical ice blocks protecting the interior pig. Falling debris should destroy the last pigs. The score in the video below is 105,270.

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Rank: Avian Overlord with 18080 points
By steely59 (@steely59)Score: 112,940

105900 = 3 stars.
Also something strange; the “stone triangle” referred to above is a wooden triangle on my Iphone. The strategy still works though, it will get you 3 stars.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9325 points
By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 107,820

Yes, on iOS this level is different from the video. Also, I think the 3 star limits are generally different on these levels.

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 105,270

These are copied from the Facebook posts for the time being. The update has not yet landed for iPad.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11120 points
By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)Score: 117,000

104k is 2 stars, can confirm 105k is 3 star threshold

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 107,930

@thetoddman23, are you having trouble 3 starring this episode? You’re the one player I would expect to have 3 starred this from the beginning. I’m also stuck on this one, I’ve 3 starred the other 14, but this one is a pain in the a.. I’ve tested 3 different strategies apart from the one on the video and none of them can break this episode apart, well, good luck anyway and let me know if you come up with something new, thanks.

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

it seems to me that a lot of the surf and turf episodes have the 3 star threshold set extremely high. i didnt look this one up until now simply because i knew how i did it on facebook without powerups…and it was a pain. but i get 104K after three hours and STILL two stars? This is the hardest episode to date, i think.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9325 points
By f91jsw (@f91jsw)Score: 107,820

I was stuck at 101k for a very long time. I probably had between 100k and 101k 15 times. I think I’ve tried every conceivable way but here what finally worked for me:

First bird at the wooden block under the glass beam under the helmet pig. Second bird, split just after release so that the lowest bird breaks the glass window and the uppermost bird hits somewhere on top of the structure and makes the right part collapse. Everything should collapse.

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 107,930

@f91jsw, That was a very good call on the strat, it took me about 25 tries, but I finally got my 3 stars. Thank you very much.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5575 points
By bullets0000 (@bullet)Score: 107,100

Thank you for handing me the third star on this level, @f91jsw.

I’ve got only one elaboration about the second shot. After innumerable attempts to 3-star this, I estimated that the ideal angle should be about 30-35 degrees. The top bird should hit the tiny wooden pieces just below the glass roof. It was this somehow skill-intensive shot that gave me 107k. Cheers!! :D

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9295 points
By georgerxtx (@georgerxtx)Score: 112,460

Thanks for this strat. I had been stuck at 104k for 3 days. Using this strat and the luck factor managed 112460. Thanks again. Have tried more times and can’t get another 3 stars.

Rank: Champion with 3300 points
By ohforfive (@ohforfive)Score: 106,030

I should have come in here and looked for alternate strats before I waste a few hours spinning my wheels. The strat by @f91jsw with the second shot clarification by @bullet fixed my problem.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6700 points
By wanda (@wanda)

@f91jsw, thank you! I have been stuck at 104630 for a long time and finally have my final three star for s&t! :). I love stormy weather, but this level and 35 were killing me. Now, onto bad piggies and star wars!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16845 points
By Annem302 (@annem302)Score: 112,520

Thanks for this strategy. After about 50 tries, everything fell just right.

Rank: Sling God with 26090 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 114,110

Thanks for this alternate strat @f91jsw. I didn’t quite get all of the left side to collapse correctly after the second shot, which left the pig above the tnt. So, using a Reverse Remi shot, the bird managed to push the stone block and horizontal plank and as it fell it set off the tnt for a nice finish.

Rank: Champion with 3630 points
By spoonmon (@spoonmon)

@f91jsw Thanks for the tip….I had been stuck on this level (the only I had with less than 3 stars). I did what you said, but had to launch the boomerang bird at the right structure…got 108,080. Awesome strategy for this level!

By Artorius

It’s levels like this that suck all of the fun out of this game. It shouldn’t be this hard to get three stars on a level. Absolute pinpoint accuracy on a tiny iPhone screen should not be necessary.

By Mike

Yeah.. I have to agree. If it wasn’t for the fact that the Bad Piggies levels are a little easier.. I might have suggested the levels were made extra difficult in order to coax a few more powerups purchases out of some folks…

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9830 points
By Chris (@chriss)Score: 105,530

@Sal: This was a one-in-a-million shot (in the video)!

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 105,270

Not too bizarre. I did it a few times.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5940 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 107,080

It’s about a once in two hundred shot. Which means I’ve made it three times over the last several hours. But never got over 101k.
Will have to try the other ones here.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5940 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 107,080

Just did it again – destruction looks just like in video. Total score 100,450.
Yes, I am that stubborn. :-)

Rank: Hardened with 725 points
By epidemic27 (@epidemic27)Score: 114,880

It’s possible with one shot, hit the flat wooden bit at top really hard end on.



Works-but can be a mixed blessing-can leave the top left a jumble and an impossible second shot-but finally worked for me (thanks!) -after several days of trying have just got 3 stars-106,xxx,only one level left to 3*now.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6910 points
By spurs01 (@spurs01)Score: 112,290

Thank you!

By Jenny

I was able to get 107,000 with a slightly different strategy. I used the red bird to knock down the left side by shooting up and wedging it between the wooden triangle and the glass wall. Then, I shot the blue birds at the right side. This might be easier for people who are struggling to get a perfect shot with the blue birds.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9210 points
By jbygden (@jbygden)Score: 105,990

105990 using 3 birds.

Red to the end of the top horizontal plank, which pushes the right side over.

Blue straight into the closest glass, split to hit lower bird on the long horizontal, middle in the face of the helmeted pig and top bird into the glass above the helmeted pig.

Then boomerang as bloated bird into wooden structure in front of TNT to finish.

It’s by no means a high score, but as of right now it’s above average and hence 3 stars.

Rank: Debriefed with 1450 points
By Rob48 (@rob48)

This is tough. I’m stuck 150 points short on 104,850!

Has anyone managed to trigger the TNT on this level? I haven’t yet…


Yes-Took 3 shots to burrow in to it and blew up the left side only-and not very spectacularly at that. Waste of time.

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 107,930

So did I, it was with with my last Blue Bird and I still had the stubborn big pig on the shelf, the TNT detonated and just pulverized what was on the left side but the big pig kept right on laughing and sneering at me.

Rank: Hardened with 620 points
By piggysnort (@piggysnort)

I have also with Boomer straight on, blue boy to spare. only managed a marginal 107,840 for points though.

Rank: Champion with 3585 points
By jimmy (@dr-gamal)Score: 105,260

I am stuck again at 102k … I think these stormy levels are too hard

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 107,930

@dr-gamal, If at first you don’t succeed, then try and try again until you do.
You might also try the strategy put forth by @f91jsw mentioned above, I was at the same place you were and then I read his strat, within 30 minutes I had my 3 stars.

Rank: Champion with 3585 points
By jimmy (@dr-gamal)Score: 105,260

Thank you my friend i followed @f91jsw strategy and got 105k .. I think i will never play that level again

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18405 points
By JTB (@jtb)Score: 113,590

1st bird to the bottom left taking out both pigs (that’s key).
2nd bird breaking the vertical ice on the right and toppling the right side.
Used the third bird to clean up the last pig on the right – you know which one; the one that refuses to fall 90% of the time! lol

Rank: Pig Leader with 10250 points
By manu malin (@eweber)Score: 121,070

121070 with two birds. Was trying for the one birder but things didn’t collapse completely on the left. Shoot the second bird toward the base and somehow manage to set the TNT ;)

Rank: Pig Leader with 10250 points
By manu malin (@eweber)Score: 121,070

Now that I think about it I think it was actually three birds, I remember the little pig toward the bottom dangling from the cliff but not falling which would have give me 110k so I must have shot the third bird. I any case I was surprise by the result

Rank: Master Slinger with 5870 points
By emider (@emider)Score: 112,020

Dear manu malin (@eweber), first of all thanks for (again) sharing your strats with us.

Regarding my strat I had my best results shooting the first bird head on the small top pig on the left side. This should make the entire right side collapse, everything > 60K is considered as good. Then second bird splited in a way that all remaining glass parts are contacted for maximum debris and clearing all remaining pigs.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5870 points
By emider (@emider)Score: 112,020

Used @f91jsw strat. Additionally I had to use the third bird since the pig over the TNT was not dead. I slightly aimed upwards via reverse shot and killed the pig and even activated TNT for some extra debris. + 10 K for last bird = 112020.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16635 points
By burbman (@burbman)Score: 110,480

Three bird approach for 110k. First bird as in video approx 55k at this point. Blues to the glass at the lower left split late goal is to topple the stone block behind helmet pig. RRS with the third bird pushing the horizontal stone block through the wooden plank protecting the Tnt. Tnt blows and clears out the left side. 10 k for the final bird.

Rank: Explosive with 2435 points
By jdubes70096 (@jdubes70096)Score: 105,880

What’s RRS?

Rank: Sling God with 36365 points
By catsnbirds (@catsnbirds)Score: 116,760

@jdubes70096 RRS is remi reverse shot. See definition under About – Glossary in the menu above.

Rank: Explosive with 2435 points
By jdubes70096 (@jdubes70096)Score: 105,880

Cool! Thanks.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5940 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 107,080

@Burbman – Thank you, Thank you! Finally three starred this after hours and hours by using your strat.

The first two times I tried it the blue bird jumped up and took out boomerang boy on his RSS but once I started sending him back a little faster that was solved.

Rank: Sling God with 68175 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 110,430

Thank you @burbman for posting a strategy about getting the tnt. There was something about this strat that made sense. Why would they place tnt if we were not to go after it. I kept going back to your post and trying it.
1. Red Bird like the video to take out the right side.
2. Blue Bird split to ensure the bottom glass horizontal plank is broke and the helmeted pig and stone block to its right are gone and dropped respectively.
3. Boomerang Bird, which I did not RR, into the stone block just to the left of the tnt. That is basically the main difference between our two methods.
In the end, they both worked great.

Rank: Sling God with 28030 points
By CaptREC (@captrec)Score: 108,270

I did the same but instead of RRS I lofted third bird over top and came back to concrete at top. It toppled to the left for 105k. Not yet a great score but at least 3* technique.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6195 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 112,850

This is what I came up with for this level. I will probably change it up when I revisit this level in a few weeks. As usual, No PowerupsRed Bird Pretty much horizontal. You are aiming for the wood block that is on top of the two vertical rows of small stone planks. You want the horizontal ice plank the Helmet pig sits on to fall completely to the ground. Or at least out of the way for the third shot. If it doesn’t, reset. Sometimes you will get lucky and kill both of the lower two pigs on the bottom of the left structure. 8-18k
1st Blue Bird High arc to the top of the right structure. Split as late as possible. You are hoping one or more of the blues goes into the small gap between the top of the two structures. This might help tip the left structure over after your third shot. Plus, that mustache pig can be a little tough to get. If the mustache pig is still alive, restart. This shot makes or breaks your chances. 50-70k
Boomerang Bird You want to Reverse Remi this one. Almost completely horizontal so the bird smashes through the vertical wood block left open by the first shot. Sometimes, the rest of the structure will fall here and the level is over. Should end up anywhere between 85-100k.
2nd Blue Bird 10k or cleanup if needed. But more times than not, if you need to use this bird for cleanup, you won’t bust average.

Thanks for listening.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6195 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 112,850

Sorry about the messy 1st paragraph. I kind of did this in a hurry.

Rank: Sling God with 44990 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 121,380

@rdnzlrips82 Thank you! After days of struggling with all the other ideas & a few of my own I finally got 3 stars. The difference seemed to be the 2nd shot, arcing the blue bird up high, it toppled the right & gave enough of a nudge to the left side to help it collapse with the Reverse Remi. Awesome strat!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 117,340

Many thanks! Finally 3-starred very quickly with this strategy. Only 105,470 so far, but I will happily take it for now :)

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 117,340

Thank you again @rdnzlrips82! I finally got that stubborn TNT to blow! I started aiming Green Bird a pinch higher than straight on into the wood, which did the trick for me several times.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 110,820

Thank you @rdnzlrips82! It took days to find the right shots and strategy to get above average, but this one worked best for me. Even though it’s a bit tricky to get the shots right, when you do get it right, results are very rewarding. Many thanks! :)

Rank: Master Slinger with 6195 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 112,850

Not a problem @kartflyer. This is one of those stubborn, “planets have to align just right“ levels. But I enjoyed the challenge.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11700 points
By Mumsie (@mumsie42)Score: 113,960

At last! Thanks a million @rdnzlrips82!

Rank: Slinger with 1210 points
By primus.omnium (@primus-omnium)Score: 119,480

many many thx for that strat, it works very well and after a few tries the boomerang hit the TNT in addition, so i could reach 119.480 points! :o)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8830 points
By Andy (@andy2510)Score: 115,460

Thanks for the strategy – got well over average even though the TNT didn’t blow!

Rank: Sling God with 45835 points
By bernersenn (@bernersenn)Score: 110,520

@rdnzlrips82, thanks for your strat. It’s the first that works for me – and repeatingly. It involves no luck but just technique. Yes, I am late with playing this one because I had work to do :-). Winter wonderham, bd piggies, something in space! Rovio gives us lots to do.

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 117,650

Oohhh Thank Goodness a PAT !!! I’m so exited haven’t even read out yet lol..but just to see that bright light of an avatar brightening my page gives me hope..Oohh Ripsy you wouldn’t believe how much my spirits were just lifted to see..can’t wait to try @rdnzlrips82 ty ty (((hugs)))) tough cookies your getting them hee hee :)

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 117,650

Wahhhh hooo 114970!! * happy dance..happy dance…!!!ty ty @rdnzlrips82
Ripsy yeah awesome Strat:) ty ty

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 117,650

And climbing 117650 oohh my Ty Ty again..:) ;) :)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 109,610

Thanks Ripsy!! After hours at this level I’m taking my measly score and running!! Talk about frustrating!!!

Rank: Master Slinger with 6195 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 112,850

I am way behind on this one but everyone is more than welcome for strat. And I am glad I could help most of you beat my score. *sadface*
Just kidding. Always glad to help everyone out!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5910 points
By J-rod (@j-rod)Score: 116,930

Thanks! Same as you describe. Green bird knocked a brick into the wooden support next to the TNT. TNT blew during collapse. 116k. Woo!

Rank: Sling God with 26000 points
By Uncle B (@uncle-b)Score: 108,170

Good strategy ~ Thanks!

Rank: Sling God with 44905 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 124,670

thx to @rdnzlrips82 for great details
first under the glass
second high arc, as late as activate
third reverse to TNT

here my video with 124k:


puppy picture

Rank: Sling God with 36075 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 124,780

@comex666 Thank you very much, a great video,( as always of course!) and from it I was able to get the aiming point for the third. A frustrating level and even though I gained 4k I couldn’t manage those other few for the puppy. @desperate-dan very well done. As an aside. Reading through the previous comments I noted a long lost name on here, @eweber, the great Manu Malin. He was also trying for the one birder so I hope he sees my video!

Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 113,410

I found it easier to aim at the horizontal plank supporting the wood triangle on top. This way the bird falls back left hopefully creating some additional damage while pushing right and destroying the right side. I came close a few times to one birding this level but kept leaving the bottom helmeted pig..

Anybody ever found a way to blow the TNT on this level??

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17065 points
By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 112,920

Eureka! @pjdambra – using your strategy to start I raised my score by about 7k and I actually DID get the TNT to blow. It surprised me because I had tried and tried and could not figure out how to get to the TNT. Used RB to hit the horizontal plank at the top as you described which took out the back structure and toppled the top over to the left; then I used the Blues to take out the glass and more damage fell to the left and freed up some space in front of the TNT! I then tossed the boomerang bird straight on and he actually took out the TNT! I honestly did not think this was possible – but it IS! Still not the highest score but I was quite pleased with results. Thanks!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17065 points
By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 112,920

PS: @burbman got the TNT with his strat on 19 October. I have tried the RRS (reverse shot) with boomerang bird many times on this level and could not get enough damage to get to the TNT though. Once there is a better opening toward the TNT, shooting him straight on worked fine.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5505 points
By treblig.ds (@treblig-ds)Score: 108,650

Got this on one bird, but was neither able to repeat nor rewarded with an excitingly high score… Sent the red bird into the first stone triangle on the left – midway up. The force was just enough to wobble the right side toppling it and letting the stone blocks at top top to fall left. This killed the pigs, but failed to produce much collateral damage. Still it bested my previous score and allowed me to move on from this difficult level.

I always find it amusing how some levels you just cannot get! 42 on this one is my nemesis!

Rank: Master Slinger with 5940 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 107,080

OK. I’ve devoted two entire WS Games to this with a max of 101k. Time to step away for a while.

One thing I did notice. The vid has almost 54k after 1st shot. I’ve never seen more than 49k even though it “looks” the same. Gotta find another way – but later.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5940 points
By 78RPM (@78rpm)Score: 107,080

Yes, I’m replying to myself. I consider this kind of behavior acceptable in an AB forum…
I figured out the discrepency here. In the vid the red bird goes backward and takes out the l’il green pig. That doesn’t happen much for me as my red bird almost always goes forward. But that 5k would be made up on the next shot. So no real difference.

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16895 points
By bikkit (@bikkit)Score: 111,250

What a horrible level. I have spent HOURS, but finally got 3 stars. No marvellous insights to share, I just wanted to get it off my chest

Rank: Sling God with 36075 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 124,780

Yes; very very difficult on the iPhone. Just been trying to improve my score which I did eventually but not by much. I found the best or perhaps least lucky way to get the 3 stars is to fire the red bird downwards into the first bit of structure. Kills two pigs and scores 16k+. Blue bird 40 deg and split in order for the bottom bird to take out the centre glass. The other two birds will then collapse the rest and give 85k (and more with luck). Two bonus birds. Voila. Harder than it sounds. Good luck.

By MosesGunn

After trying for hours I just broke down and used a birdquake. Destroyed them all without using any birds.

By boops

got the 105,510 using video-not half as bad as level 35 was.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 7940 points
By mars805 (@mars805)Score: 108,510

FINALLY! 3stars 108 BUT still below avg. saving my whine time for s&t 35!!!

Rank: Debriefed with 1430 points
By lambchop (@lambchop)Score: 107,900

1st bird as video,,, 2nd bird at glass window,,,hope for right side to fall 100%,,,, boomerang bird reverse shot low to explode tnt. Score was 107900.

Rank: Debriefed with 1430 points
By lambchop (@lambchop)Score: 107,900

3 stars. 3 birds. Score 107900

By Lisa

I finally received three stars by lofting the red bird up and wedging it between the towers, causing the right to collapse. Then I sent the blue bird straight into the left tower! releasing it immediately after launch. The blue bird cleared the left tower and left me two birds to add to my total of 106,280. This is in the iPad version. Many, many, many hours just to get this score. I will not be trying to improve upon it. LOL

Rank: Sling God with 36075 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 124,780

On a revisit and managed a small 1k improvement. A k is a k! I am a bit concerned about a. the high score of 132k and some of the others. Anyone else. I think I flagged it but not sure.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 117,340

@steviep147 I see a top score of 138k posted. I do not know how long it has been there, but it does seem too high. Maybe it was posted to the wrong level.


Rank: Sling God with 36075 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 124,780

Always possible. I am struggling to see where the highest scores are coming from but I’m not giving up!

By John

What seemed to work better for me is red birdf towards the first pyllon on the bottmom then the blue bird towards the top tryed you way for awhile said screw it and it worked 3 star 108K

By Maverick

126,330 without shooting one bird. Activate the earthquake pig from the specials menu. The towers are unstable enough to fall to the left and to the right. Extra TNT explosions are cool too.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 117,340

That great Maverick, but Power Up scores are not permitted on these leaderboards. The “blue” highlighting is more appropriate for new strategies not using Power Ups. Thanks.

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