Angry Birds Ham ‘Em High 3 Star Walkthrough Level 12-8 - AngryBirdsNest.com

Our strategy for Ham ’em High level 12-8 is to fire the Red bird through the first horizontal wooden plank, causing the first column to collapse. Next, fire the White bird head-on towards the structure, bombing as late as possible. Pop the last pig by taking out the third column with a Yellow bird. The score in the video below is 59,740, but causing the TNT to detonate via debris will earn you a few extra thousand.

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By Glitch

There is almost like a glitch on this level. What you have to do is throw the fish for the Mighty Eagle on the blocks underneath the platform for the slingshot, and that platform stays in the air.

By Jokubas Beliauskas

The same for me.

By Glitch

Also if you go to level 12-8 there is a glitch if you throw the fish for the eagle onto the slingshot platform, the platform stays up. I just thought it was cool.

By Nathan Smith

Got this with method 2 with 2 birds, for a score of 64930. This website is terrific!

By acroporas

Confirmed that you can complete with 2 birds. 70130

Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 68,390

After reading the 2 bird posts above, I was determined to do this level with 2 shots.. After about 2 hours and countless try’s, I DID do it twice!! Unfortunately I only scored 59K and 60,110 in doing so..

My best method here is a little different from the video’s.. I like to strike the Red bird one board above or the second board up.. A clean setup here provides a good spot to drop the egg bomb with the bird low at the third board level.. This release point usually leaves just the top pig where you can finish him and the TNT with the yellow bird.. The 2 times where I got all the pigs with the second shot, I could not explode the TNT and do enough damage to score high.. My best score here is 62,520…

Rank: Sling God with 44270 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv this is the best strat that I have found by. @pjdambra..ty pj;)
Since I lost progress and my phone crashed..old strats and comments have been removed
also lost scores
maybe better to ask for help here directly from those members who have current strats and scores;) also can’t hurt to appeal for help to the high scorer;)
Good luck..srry I couldn’t help..

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

Th for trying @Kathy it’s much appreciated! Wish I had an @estar vid! I always do better with those! Sigh maybe the whine factor will kick in!!

Rank: Sling God with 44270 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv Well silly the ‘whine factor’ can’t kick in unless you whine
let me show ya..Whiiinnneeeee! Try that;)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

LOL I was whining in BP but it cant hurt to do it here to…… Here goes….maaaaawaaaa I will never get avg on this level….Whiiiiiiinnnnneeeee!!!!! Thank you @Kathy your a true friend!!! I’m sure I will get it now!! :)

Rank: Sling God with 44270 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv lol now I am here!! I see you got it, WTG!! Hopefully I can too did you use
@Pjdambra. Strat?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

I did use his @Kathy and I found this to be the abso most evil level ever in the history of AB! Sorry it took so long, but with all the commotion in BP tonight I only just noticed this post! ;/ my goodness good luck! It took me Weeks!

Rank: Sling God with 44270 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Kimmiecv :(. I.have that feeling its gonna take a while….

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9940 points
By kimmiecv (@kimmiecv)Score: 62,200

You may have to use your famous Whine on this one too @Kathy :((. I really had the worst time with this one! Remember I had everyone in BP trying to get me past this horrid level?!! I envoke the whiiiinnnneeee factor for kathy so she can get out of this evil place!! :/

Rank: Sling God with 44270 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

@Pjdambra thanks I got 64480 using your strat..tnt didn’t blow so could be higher …

Rank: Master Slinger with 7215 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)Score: 68,390

@Kathy. Your Welcome Kathy and I want to return the Thank You.. Reading your post allowed me to revisit here after a year and a half. After checking and finding my ranking at 232 I decided to see if I could improve it.. And improve it I did. Now ranked 21 using my method that I had to read up on because I totally forgot about it.

Rank: Sling God with 44270 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 64,480

Woo hoo @pjdambra WTG!! I too played this don’t know how long its been..but this whole episode looks unfamiliar LOL how soon we forget;) again ty..oooh did you get tnt to blow?

Rank: Master Slinger with 6770 points
By hwong0715 (@hwong0715)Score: 73,390

this was the strat i used to get #1. and i crushed the #2 place score by 2k. and i knew when the total score was tallied that i was right up there =) here is the video by theatre333 that demonstrates the strat:

http://www.theater333.com/angry-birds/angry-birds-12-8-step-it-up-ii/

in the video he uses 2 birds to get a high score, the difference with me was that i got the TNT to fall.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 67,330

@hwong0715, what score did you get? I see you do not currently have any scores entered, but I seem to remember you having some high scores. Is there a problem with your account?

Rank: Master Slinger with 6770 points
By hwong0715 (@hwong0715)Score: 73,390

@bonneypattycat, the score i got for this level is 73390 (no PUs).

i deleted all my scores because i use PU’s now. but there are many levels (including this one) that i didn’t use PU’s but i still deleted the score anyways for consistency.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 67,330

@hwong0715, oh I am sorry you deleted your hard-earned scores! If nothing else, they were a good guide, and motivation for others not using powerups.

By birdkiller

Haha, FINALLY beat this with 2 birds. Didn’t get the TNT, but got 62,880 and three stars.

By karen barrios

70,530 with 2 birds, took some time.

Rank: Sling God with 24125 points
By justpast40 (@justpast40)Score: 62,940

Is it even possible to get 3 stars on an Android phone? I’ve cleared the level, but with 1 or 2 stars no matter how many tries.

I think the developers ruined a good thing by creating a level based more on luck than skill.

Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 61,670

It’s absolutely possible. 59k is all you need, but this is a difficult level. Check out both videos above and some of the comments here (especially this comment).

By WS

58040 using method 1. Foo! My last non 3 star level. This one does need luck on one’s side, so keep trying ..

By WS

3 stars with 59180, 2 with 58200. This one does take some luck. Keep trying!

Rank: Flinger with 55 points
By Denniken (@denniken)Score: 62,360

Wait, what am I missing here? I see posts talking about two methods and two videos but I can only seem to find one of them. Where’s the other one? Thanks. :-)

Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 61,670

The videos for Chapter 12 of Ham ’em High have been replaced by videos created by AngryBirdsNest (instead of videos from other users). Sorry for the confusion.

Rank: Flinger with 55 points
By Denniken (@denniken)Score: 62,360

Oh, I see. There used to be several videos from other users and now there’s just one for each level. I wish you would keep the alternative methods of getting 3 stars though but either way, I definitely appreciate all the vids you’ve made. I ended up finding my own way to solve this one btw and finally got 3 stars.

Rank: Sling God with 32110 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 61,670

Sorry about that. Whenever possible, we would like to keep videos in-house. Again, apologies that the comments are a little less helpful now.

Rank: Sling God with 34495 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 61,520

If we can find a good alternate method that deviates quite a bit from the existing video (and it’s from a reliable source) we will post it. It’s not so much that we want all the videos to be ours, but every video we add to the page increases the load time quite a bit. That is really the main reason why I prefer to stick to one video walkthrough per page. It’s also nice to see what over strategies users come up with and post on their own. The latter is really the secret sauce (i.e. the best way to get a really high score).

By Rasuli

I came up with a slightly different strategy. I aim red bird to the first top horizontal wooden plank. It pushes all the upper section to the right and detonates TNT, usually killing upper pigs. Then the rest is the same. 59410.

Rank: Shooter with 935 points
By Debi (@dg123)Score: 62,930

Slightly different strat. Aim for the 3rd horizontal plank – above the pig with the hat. This should clear the way for the white bird to drop the bomb as close to the thick vertical plank next to him, on the same row – it should cause the rows above to collapse, and if not already dead, kill the bottom pig. Most of the time it will also take out the top piggy but not the TNT. Not a high score – low 60k, but at least its 3 stars.

Rank: Sling God with 60195 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 62,260

Have had equal success with hitting the second and third horizontal wood planks from the bottom. Hit the tnt for the present score.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7205 points
By TruckDriver (@truckdriver)Score: 62,470

Well, I finally managed to get the third star on this level on my iPad after a 4 hour struggle. Luckily, the feather is far easier to collect. All you need to do is to use the birds to clear the 1st step of the structure platform, then lightly toss the sardine can into the exposed corner. The ME’s angle of attack and natural rebound should take care of the rest, for 100%.

Rank: Fling King with 4530 points
By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)Score: 63,950

A couple of tips for slightly higher three-bird scores, using the same strategy as in the video:

1. You actually don’t want all of the debris to fall nicely out of the way on the first shot. If you have a good-sized pile of debris stacked up against the wall of the structure and you drop the egg late enough, you can take almost all of it out while still getting a good collapse. I had 46k at this point when I got my best score.

2. Ignore the TNT on the third shot and just concentrate on getting as much of the remaining structure to fall down as possible. Then cross your fingers and hope that the level doesn’t time out prematurely as it so often does here. I luckily avoided this, allowing me to get nearly 64k.

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 64,050

Another approach to this episode.
1) Launch Red bird same as video, make sure there are no planks on the side covering the top ledge.
2) Launch White bird so he faces the top ledge and glass and lay your egg right before impact, result, all dead pigs and detonated TNT.
Yellow bird = 10000 point bonus.

Rank: Sling God with 20000 points
By Bird Tester (@bird-tester)Score: 62,700

First shoot – one flor higher then video. From time to time this cleared low pig too AND made nice step for 2nd finish shoot. I have no time and hart for this levels but it’s possibility to clear TNT with 2nd shoot. I made this, one pig miracoulosly survive.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13875 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

As far as I remember (and this high score was set about a year ago) my leading score of over 75,000 was the result of leaving as much to collapse on the second shot as possible and then getting a particularly good clearance to about 71,000. Then, unexpectedly at the last moment, another mini-collapse appeared to occur for no obvious reason and another 4,000 was added on. Even to me, this score looks impossibly high to ever get near again.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 67,330

Thanks for the explanation @desperate-dan, much appreciated :)

BTW, love the name!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 17065 points
By GypsyBird (@gypsybird)Score: 63,700

I enjoyed a Ham em High mostly…this level (12-8) was not among the more enjoyable levels though. It is really hard to even get 3*. What a challenge for sure. I was content when I got 61k in the early days. Seeing this as a challenge for today made me go ‘Ugh’! I tried various approaches since last night with no luck – still not even getting 59k. Today, I focused back on the ABN Video and finally got 62k and then 63+k. Yay! Not a badge but by gosh I felt better. Hope someone actually tops the Challenge today, but it will be a difficult job. Could have used the triplets on this one (baby Blues).

Rank: Explosive with 2015 points
By CakeyFA (@cakeyfa)Score: 62,490

Getting the 59k 3 stars is EXTREMELY hard. Which makes the 61k “average” nearly impossible.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13875 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

77586/2 on Classic.
I am not entering this score on the leaderboard (no Classic scores will be entered) but since I held this trophy for over 10 years I am unofficially reclaiming it (for now). No proof, it’s so easy now I don’t expect this to last long.

Rank: Sling God with 31780 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 61,850

@desperate-dan, sorry I took the high score away, don’t worry, it’s only temporary. I plan on removing my Classic scores so the rightful owners of the high score can have them back. (just liked having the trophy next to may name as it happens so rarely)

The physics/damage is definitely different in the new Classic version. I was able to get 7 high scores in Ham’Em High after playing each level only a few minutes. I was just trying to 3 score each level and then play it for a few minutes to get a better score. I was able to get high scores in almost every chapter and I am by no means that good.

I really was hoping that the @admins would have created a separate leader board for Classic so the Original leaderboard would remain pure.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13875 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

Thanks for that reply @sparty83. I guess it’s up to individuals to decide. But it’s inevitable that others will put their scores in, I see @steviep147 is already loading up a lot of Classic scores. My reason is that I want to get to 89 million without using Classic. After that maybe I will have to give in.

Rank: Sling God with 31780 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 61,850

@desperate-dan, to be honest, I’m a little disappointed that there has been no official announcement on the home page about Angry Birds Classic. No mention of the game being available or that the original leaderboards will be used an a new one will not be created. Just surprised by the silence by the @admins. In the past, they would have been all over a new game or even a new chapter in an existing game. I have completed all levels and feathers in Classic. As I have mentioned in another post, I was able to improve my chapter score for Ham’Em High by 80k and I didn’t even get above average in all levels. Maybe we need to coax @amslimfordy out of retirement.

Rank: Sling God with 29570 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 69,900

A week or so ago I attempted to enter a score from the new version. It didn’t end in a zero so was not allowed. However a few days later it was. I see that many levels now have a 2022 Walkthrough Version done by @comex666 so @admins are obviously aware of this. I’ve watched a lot of my own high scores being beaten routinely and decided that if you can’t beat them join them! I’m not happy about it either and as I have mentioned before the only saving grace of the new version is there is not a power up in sight. For how long though?

Rank: Sling God with 31780 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 61,850

I have a second Nest account – Sparty83_2 – i have entered all my Classic scores in that profile.

I have removed all (approx 15) high scores I had and zeroed them out so the original owners of the trophy for a high score will now get them back (unless others enter Classic scores)

Rank: Boss Hog with 13875 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

Yes, I thought of a second account but I didn’t want to have to play every single level again from scratch. Also, there are not all episodes available, so it didn’t really appeal. The places where huge gains can be made are very concentrated on certain episodes. And there are big losses too, especially where Orange Bird is concerned. I think I will just register high scores in the comments but not in the leader boards for now.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13875 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

@vuelva style!

Rank: Sling God with 31780 points
By sparty83 (@sparty83)Score: 61,850

Not all levels are currently avail. guessing Rovio will see what sort reaction (re: downloads) they get from this new version before expending too much on new chapters (or even new games, like seasons, rio, etc)

I was able to best my original scores 117 times out of 363 levels. A neat feature in the Nest is you can compare scores between your profile and that of another user. I copied them all to a spreadsheet to compare my 2 accounts. If I just update my improved scores, my total would jump about 725k

Rank: Sling God with 29570 points
By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)Score: 69,900

Ok. I’ve now taken the view that entering these New Version scores isn’t really on and I have removed the few that I had entered.

It just corrupts the boards and I think that the initial advice given on the leaderboard pages still holds true.

“Squawk! Please, DO NOT enter scores using Power-Ups……Facebook users should not enter any scores on this leaderboard.

This should IMHO now include the new Rovio Classics Version.

Anyone else agree

Rank: Boss Hog with 13875 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

I think this is not the best place for this thread – for a wider readership I guess it ought go somewhere more central.
But yes, Classic should be treated like a PU. It’s contentious though.

Rank: Boss Hog with 13875 points
By Desperate Dan (@desperate-dan)Score: 75,020

Very interesting. I have a spreadsheet I use for that sort of thing so I will try to perform a similar analysis to you, although it might take a while. I don’t think I will get 700k more as I will be starting from a higher starting point than you I think (no offence intended) because ABO is very much my speciality. My gut feeling was about 1 in 3 levels improved.

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