Angry Birds Ham ‘Em High 3 Star Walkthrough Level 12-5

Ham ’em High level 12-5 is a bit challenging. One strategy is to fire Big Brother through the top half of the first wooden wheel. This will reduce the vehicle to rubble. Launch the first Yellow bird below the larger pig in the middle of the structure. If the TNT on the extreme right does not detonate, snipe it with the last Yellow bird. The score in the video below is 79,690.

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By darknight0dc

I got a much higher score with method one. (79,620)

By Matt Alloway

Using method #1 it is possible to clip the first two hogs and do it all with one bird.

By Ben

You can do this with one bird. Hit slightly lower as mentioned above and it will push it all over and shoot a small rock killing the other two with a score of 78,020.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 89,130

This is interesting.. Just checking back to try and improve my scores and I read this.. I have a score recorded of 86,820 on this level 12-5?? I’m not sure just how I done it, but it must have been done with just the Big Red bird alone.. Just saying that this level can net higher scores..

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By ryan

can someone explain it or tell me where i can get pictures. i cannot load videos. thisi sthe last level i need 3 stars.

By Beautje

I can’t get the TNT to explode 9 out of 10, what am I doing wrong?

Rank: Sling God with 37220 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 79,190

Hard to say. Maybe you’re not hitting it at the right angle.

Rank: Slinger with 1055 points
By wilks666 (@wilks666)Score: 80,260

hmmm… well, i actually use all 3 birds & as long as i destroy alot of structures, i get 80+. Use big red for the first structure (with 2 pigs) & make sure you destroy most of it. good luck! :)

Rank: DaBomb with 305 points
By banzaigtv (@banzaigtv)

At long last, got the 3 star on this level!!! I did it using a skill method requiring minimal luck. I used what’s called a “last-second technique”. I used the second method above, but when I launch the first yellow bird, I slammed the mouse button about one-tenth of a second before the bird contacts the board. This gives the bird a little bit of extra boost to plow into the boards with maximum force, allowing them to break the TNT. I applied the same technique on the last pig with the second yellow bird and ended up with 81,220.

By Emax

First and second bird on the first structure (42.000), last bird under the big pig and of you are lucky all collapse and TNT explode!

By Big Bird

I got a bigger score using method one! It is 77,000.

Rank: Deputized with 240 points
By Jonpaul2000 (@jonpaul2000)

89240. Thought my lower score is going to be over average, but I came back and fixed it using my own way and got 89240.

Rank: Well Traveled with 1960 points
By z0z0 (@z0z0)Score: 84,450

1st bird trough the horses eye. So a bit lower than on youtube. The big bird bounces trough the first wheel and stop at the 2nd wheel. 30k – 40k based on luck
2nd bird trough the top left pig in the house, a bit of luck makes the building topple on the TNT. If necessary use the 3rd bird for the most right pig and TNT.

Rank: Out of this World with 2590 points
By rocklands (@rocklands)Score: 89,390

use similiar strat first is the same the second I shoot through the first vertical wood below the pig and it helps the back collapse 89k so far but if you can link it with 34k+ first shot mid 90 should be possible

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 92,490

Exact method I used, if the third bird is used right, it could kill the small pigs in the right side and destroy lots of debris.

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 82,930

Ty @z0z0. This was a tough level..I am barely over average ..following your tips was a tremendous help;)
At first I wasn’t sure about the ” horse thing ” LOL but I figured it out;)ty..

Rank: Well Traveled with 1960 points
By z0z0 (@z0z0)Score: 84,450

You’re welcome @kathy
It’s difficult at times to point out the aiming spot, glad you found out.

Rank: Sling God with 26170 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 87,380

Good grief! This is one of those frustrating levels that you have to be persistent to get a fairly decent (above average) score. I probably tried this strategy a few dozen times before the structure fell to the right and set off the tnt.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6825 points
By Sck2DthofU (@dronnord)

I used the eye technique,then high lob and down into third house to explode TNT,3rd bird takes out big pig by shooting just under in the thin board. Consistently over 80000

Rank: Avian Overlord with 15050 points
By Gambit040706 (@gambit040706)Score: 87,320

Would love to know how 96k+ was achieved?

Rank: Pig Leader with 11120 points
By thetoddman23 (@thetoddman23)Score: 97,220

Revisited this level yesterday and hit a 97k. There is a sweet spot if you shoot over the horses eyes and into the little square wooden block on the left side of wagon. Had a score of 36k after the first bird, second bird is almost a horizontal line drive to take out some extra debri and then hit the vertical wood piece on the bottom left of the right structure (right at the spot where the cement triangle is). The left side of the structure will come down and sometimes push the right side over on the tnt and with some luck the tnt will detonate.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5510 points
By pianistrevor (@tnatiuk17piano)Score: 80,010

I like using this strategy: big bro on the right side causing the structure to be detonated by the tnt. Then wood bird skim across the top and hopefully kill the two pigs.

Rank: Shooter with 885 points
By n/a (@hector)

Not the Top Score, but close. Bird 1 – just over the horses eyes yielded ~32K. I have shot over the eyes, through the eyes and below with good points though. The key, I believe, was having a low debris pile in front. That doesn’t happen often. Bird 2 was a fairly straight on accelerated shot to the horizontal wooden plank UNDER the big pig which collapsed the end structure setting off the TNT, killing the remaining piglets. Good luck!

Rank: Shooter with 935 points
By Debi (@dg123)Score: 88,160

Every time I’ve tried with bird 2 hitting the horizontal plank under the big pig, I cannot seem to get the end structure to collapse. Any tips – please!

Rank: Shooter with 885 points
By n/a (@hector)

Sorry Debi, the only other thing I had going for me was dumb luck.

Rank: Explosive with 2125 points
By xXAngryBirdLover2214Xx (@angrybirdlover2)

luck plays a important part in angry birds,not just skill…any time u submit a strategy,please tell people if a little luck is needed.

Rank: Shooter with 885 points
By n/a (@hector)

Luck is a part of every strategy, IMHO. Notice the last two words in my original post?

Rank: Shooter with 885 points
By n/a (@hector)

@angrybirdlover2 ,and I thank you kindly not to tell me what to tell others.

Rank: Debriefed with 1435 points
By shepbird (@shepbird)Score: 92,950

100k is possible for this level. I used @Hector strategy sending first bird over eyes. This actually did about 33k damage and somehow sent the far right structure toppling over into dynamite killing all pigs on that side. Only one pig barely remained in the middle. With a little more luck that pig could have dropped instead of having to use the second yellow bird to finish it.

If I were a little more OCD I would keep trying until I got 100,000 points and a top score.. but I’ll move on and hope someone else uses this to their advantage. Good luck!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9485 points
By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

101080/2 by the same idea but firing the 1st a bit higher:
1st) low arc such that bird hits small square wood roughly at its center (playing fully zoomed in on ipad air, i take aim using the background, lowering the bird until its bottoms separates the light blue background (just above the white) into two small triangular patches; there’s a sweet spot as noted by others; calibrate until you’ve found it. intended effect: a 35k+ score (frequent, say 1 in 3 (if it slices through at all)) first, and next the impact of the debris piling up against the central structure should make the right structure fall down (not frequent, say 1 in 25) and set-off the tnt (again, not frequent, say 1 in 10).
2nd) straight, speed up immediately through the debris to top of triangle; this should take out the remaining pig in the middle by a collapse to the left.

never during my attempts did the middle pig fall down as well with the 1st (only three successful (all phases) attempts though), so i wonder how the 110k+ scores have been attained. it must be by a 1-birder, but i have never even been close to that (even if the middle pig would have dropped, there wouldn’t have been enough damage for 110k).

Rank: Sling God with 45230 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 97,860

@vuelva I’ll add my thanks for the great detail & the photos. I was resetting as well without a good 2nd shot but after seeing your shots kept trying the 3rd.
I had one of those rare 1st shots that gave me 38k, then 57k after the 2nd, although the right side didn’t fall. With the 3rd the TNT was set off by wood falling down on top.

Rank: Sling God with 45145 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 92,070

many thx for the pictures @vuelva and the great details
no luck with the second bird for me
i needed 3-birds, here my video with 91k:–Wls

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16160 points
By josephine (@josephine)Score: 81,670

thanks @vuelva so much for your detailed description. This level is really difficult for me and I’m stuck at 81K. Before I read your post I tried to concentrate on the eyes (although anatomically speaking I think it must be the ears ;-)) but your background tip makes it easier. Now I only have to improve……

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9485 points
By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

just did a quick run (15 minutes; for the daily challenge; just to confirm the strat; no real hope to improve), but although twice the right side did collapse after the 1st in neither case the tnt exploded. still, got many ok (85k-90k) and several good (90k-95k) scores in the process by using the 3rd (medium arc, speeding up to go just over rightmost triangle in main structure; works 1 in 3) to set off the tnt (was only playing a 3rd when the right side had fallen down after the 2nd, or without it but then having a 50k+ score).

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9485 points
By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

here is a link to the first of a sequence of three pictures i put in my album illustrating each of the 3 shots (of a single run, which turned out to be a very good one) as described above:

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 93,220

@vuelva Thanks for your photo sequence showing the 3rd bird can be worth the effort. For some reason I’ve been resetting if the TNT didn’t explode after shot #2. First 3b attempt gave me a 5k boost. Can’t argue with that. :)

Rank: Well Traveled with 1855 points
By DocTonyNYC (@doctonynyc)Score: 83,660

Thanks, @hector. This helped me improve significantly. It’s been a long time since I looked st these levels. I’m way off your score, but happy with mine for now.

By the way, I think @angrybirdlover2214 had good intentions. Of course, no one likes to be criticized for making a comment (especially when you’re trying to help!), but I don’t think it was meant that way.

Rank: Sling God with 68615 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 86,190

@hector Good strategy Thank you. Used your bird 1 shot and went from 30-36k. The followup shot is the one that presents the challenge. Bird 2 worked and did collapse the end structure but the tnt just would not activate. So in steps Bird 3 with a high arc to hit the tnt, take out all the remaining pigs and provide the present score. Gained 9k.

Rank: Flinger with 90 points
By ralu7 (@ralu7)Score: 56,990

For those people who are finding it very difficult, maybe you can use my strat, though it is not 3 star, u can do it easily and you’ll get 2 star. fire the big bro ahead of the middle structure and the four birds will be out. then fire the yellow bird towards the pigs on the vehicle. after that, use the yellow bird to finish the remaining pig.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9470 points
By Myselfiandme (@myselfiandme)Score: 88,980

The TNT Lords would not grace me with good fortune on this level, so I went with three birds.

1. BB into front sweet spot. 32-34k
2. Second bird into front side of back structure just above the concrete triangle. 48-53k after this shot. Essentially the same as the two birder and pray for TNT method.
3. Third bird into the far right structure landing on the long horizon plank that the lone right small bird is sitting on. That landing point is the important part. If the bird lands there, when the structure collapses, he will break the two wooden planks above the TNT…..and boom. 88980, but only had 32k on first shot and 48k after second shot.

Potential for 92-95k with a good first and second shot. Not quite the potential of the two birder. Difficult level for me.

By quilly

Am I the only one who sees the white hat pig as J. R. Ewing?

Rank: Master Slinger with 5195 points
By JackS (@spdlives)Score: 82,950

i found that you can get more points on the first shot if you graze the two stone blocks …30K or more. if i hadn’t muffed the second shot i would have had well over 90 K

Rank: Slinger with 1150 points
By facundo (@david1001)

i do the technique but i get 81,950! first fire the big brother bird in the first wheel then get a chance to fire the yellow bird in the furniture near the TNT but when it falls, the TNT should explode the left is one yellow bird

Rank: Master Slinger with 7130 points
By Kelani (@kelani)Score: 93,220

@tiffin @sapient-homo @sonic36321 Can one of you please provide some insight how you were able to get scores 11k-13k above everyone else?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9485 points
By to mock a mockingbird (@vuelva)

i 3rd that (your and kelani’s request); seeing that this is the daily challenge; adding to my earlier post, for my 101k score i used nev’s strategy for this level as found and illustrated on

i think it’s the same strat (same 2 shots) as described by thetoddman23 above, except that in my case the right side collapsed already after the 1st instead of after the 2nd. such a good (95k+) result is infrequent but repeatable (less than 1 in 100 iirc; 100k+ happened only once to me and only after many many (surely > 1000) attempts, but my ab free score for the same level was obtained quickly).

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By Jronstad (@jonstad)Score: 84,680

@sonic36321, @tiffin and @sapient-homo your scores are 10k higher than the rest of the pack please share your strategies. Thank you.

Rank: Sling God with 26170 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 87,380

Thanks @jonstad for the query. I’m curious myself as to how these high scores were achieved.
@sonic36321, @tiffin, @sapient-homo – Could you please provide a screenshot of your current scores. Thanks!


Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 79,690

I will insist upon Data Files, not screenshots.

Rank: Sling God with 26170 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 87,380

Thank you @AMslimfordy. It keeps the leaderboard “honest” with true scores.

Rank: DaBomb with 320 points
By Sapient Homo (@sapient-homo)Score: 75,920

I’m so so embarrassed. I wrote the wrong score down. That was for a completely different level entirely.

Rank: Sling God with 21285 points
By Jronstad (@jonstad)Score: 84,680

@sapient-homo I’ve accidently done that too, thanks for responding.

Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 79,690

Thanks for checking in! It happens to the best :)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16080 points
By crash (@tmax)Score: 93,990

First bird, after many tries of about 30 to 34k, netted 37k…..

Second bird straight and fast into the pig in the center structure…. right stucture pushed over and set dynamyte off for 83990…

10000 bouns for third bird

Will upload screen shots

Rank: Sling God with 27155 points
By Tiffin (@tiffin)Score: 94,900

@jonstrad, @sweetP, @kelani, @vuelva, @amslimfordy, @admins

I can’t remember the exact shot-by-shot details about how I got the score as it was done some time ago, but I know that I followed the strategy posted by @myselfiandme; I must have got lucky and that happens sometimes. I have uploaded a screenshot taken from my iPad for the game to my album (link below)but as this is not sufficient I will submit data files if someone tells me how to get them off my iPad and how and where to submit them.

Screenshot link:

I have nothing to hide. I play the games, post the results here and occasionally get good scores but the majority are average to approaching good. I have led the scoring on occasions but usually someone else beats my score pretty quickly. If they do, I don’t question their integrity just because they have a better score than me, even if they do exceed my score by a big margin; I’m not arrogant so I don’t think that just because I can’t equal or beat someone’s score it must be suspect.

I see that my score has already been deleted; whatever happened to the ideas that a person is innocent until proven guilty?

As I said, I am more than happy to submit data files for Angry Birds and any other AB game (for info I play AB HD, Seasons, Star Wars, Space and Rio)for scrutiny, just tell me how to retrieve the files and where to send them. When the scrutiny is complete, I INSIST that the findings are posted here.


Rank: Sling God with 27155 points
By Tiffin (@tiffin)Score: 94,900
Rank: Sling God with 26170 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 87,380

Thank you for your reply @Tiffin. As @AMslimfordy mentioned, top scores will be verified through data submission before the Underdog badge is awarded.

To get your .lua files, follow the instructions here:

Rank: Sling God with 27155 points
By Tiffin (@tiffin)Score: 94,900

My high scores and Settings .Lua files have been extracted from my iPad using DiskAid and sent to an email address called “[email protected]” for scrutiny, as I couldn’t find another address to which .Lua files should be sent.

As I stated earlier I insist that the findings are posted here, especially as you have insinuated in your comment above re the honesty of the leaderboard(August 16th at 5:06pm) that my score is not “honest”.

As to the Underdog badge (whatever that is), I have not requested one nor do I want one.


Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 79,690

This matter has been resolved off-line.

Rank: Sling God with 36385 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 96,710

Revisit. 96710/3. This may now be a bit easier @bonneypattycat. I couldn’t get anywhere near my original score of 92k using the “approved” method. However, I quite easily got 95k and then 96k almost immediately. Over 90k almost every time.

First to actually hit the eyes of the horse, break them and go through. Had around 30k with my route for the second bird blocked as per usual. so I sent the second on much the same trajectory which got me 46k (there’s more here). Third as per the old second.

Rank: Sling God with 36385 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 96,710

This assumes of course that the right TNT explodes which it doesn’t always do!

Rank: Sling God with 20175 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 121,174

109617 for top score using Classic. Not added to leaderboard.
Can’t remember strategy, I was just hacking through all the levels to put down a marker. Wood breaks so easily, so I expect this will be exceeded pretty quickly.

Rank: Sling God with 36345 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 120,537

This level can be done with two birds in Classics. Similar to the first two shots in comex666’s video. Aim Terrence through the stone eyes of the dog(?) in front so that he hits the flat part of the front wheel. A good shot will yield 50k. Aim Chuck in a medium arc and accelerate through the top of the thin vertical wood slat next to the stone triangle at the left side of the structure. This will usually cause the top part of the structure to collapse to the right, and, occasionally it will fall hard enough onto the tnt to detonate it. It’s hard to get much destruction on the wooden wheel in the center, though.

Rank: Sling God with 36345 points
By HallieGinSB (@hallieginsb)Score: 120,537

Improved my score in Classics to 120k, but this time it was with three birds. Interestingly, the first two birds did a lot of damage, but the far right pigs and tnt were still intact. Sent the third bird in a high lob to hit the tnt and got lucky with destruction points. My previous best score with three birds was 115k so I thought higher scores might be possible, but I didn’t think I could beat a two bird score. Now I know better! I’m not sure I could beat this with one bird – my best one-bird score was only 113k.

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