Angry Birds Ham ‘Em High 3 Star Walkthrough Level 12-9

One strategy for Ham ’em High level 12-9 is to fire Big Brother through the horizontal wooden plank above the first pig. Fire the first Black bird along a similar trajectory, blasting the left side of the second-tallest tower. Launch the last Black bird a little lower, under the overhanging plank and into the base of the tall tower. The score in the video below is 95,250.

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Any Idea how to get the Treasure chest in this level?

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

I think you have to use the Mighty Eagle, but maybe someone else has got it with a lucky shot. Anyone?

By Beryln

I have opened it 3 times. You just get a bomb bird right up next to the cave wall. But it opens and nothing happens. But i didn’t complete the games in which the chest opened though. So maybe you have to do that as well.

Still stuck at 93k points (2 stars) on this evil level

By Abby

So how you managed to get so high ?

By John paul

Hey Bird leader is Mighty eagle available in pc or Other version??

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Not yet, iOS only currently.

By BirdShoes

Ummm… what is the “Mighty Eagle” and how do you get this? This is something new to me.

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

The Mighty Eagle is an add-on that is currently only available on iOS devices. Check our our complete explanation here.

By Peter

Hey! I just wanted to say that I have been using your walkthroughs for awhile now. Thanks for doing this! We appreciate it!

I have three stars on all of the new levels except for this one! I also managed to open to the chest with a bomb bird, but I didn’t beat the level that time!

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Thanks! You are most welcome.

By Phred

Don’t you need all the treasure chests open to get the treasure chest egg at the end?

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Not sure I follow.

By Phred

there are golden eggs w treasure chests on them, wondered if you had to get all the treasure chests in the game to access those?

By Myst~1

Hi all,
i have gotten the 3 stars on Ham `em high all 15 levels but my stars is showing 45/135.
i have the golden egg on this level and the star for the egg. I have no idea why my star score isnt at 135. If any one can help i will be verry happy. Thx in advance;)

By Tamsin

Because there are more episodes to come. 3×15=45


You finished 15 levels with 3 stars each, for 45 stars. You need to wait for the other two coming soon levels to be released to finish all the 135 stars

By Lynn Marie

Your website is the BEST! I’m getting kudo’s from my friends by sharing your web address to help them get through tough levels. BTW … did you hear Angry Birds may become a Saturday morning cartoon?

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Thanks! I’ve heard that they’re making an animated series, but no specifics. Did you have a URL to share? I hope they do their brand justice.

By James

i got the chest today… The trick is to launch the big red bird, as high and far as possible (around 45 degrees) then throw the bomb so that it lands on the red bird, bounces into the wall and manually explode it.

By Klorn

Was stuck at 94100 for the longest time, just used both methods above, both worked but only got me up to 97000, fine tuned my use of method 1 and got up to 101,920! Didn’t bother with the treasure chest, don’t see the point in it.

By SFAnnie

Will you need to have opened it at some point down the road? Someone on this thread said you have to open it to qualify for some treasure chest egg or something. True?

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

No, I don’t think it’s required for any reason. Their is a Golden Egg hidden in another treasure chest on level 1-8.

By SFAnnie

AAAAAAAAARGGHHH! Tried bouncing the bomb bird off the red bird, and then exploding it on the cave wall. The most I can get out of that doggone treasure box is for it to jump around a little. Can’t open or explode it! :-( Frustrated…..

By becca boo

please release the new ham em high level…. coming soon is a bit of a porky?!! :)

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

It has been released on most platforms. What are you playing Angry Birds on?

By clarny

I am playing an android and it hasn’t been released yet. Anytime time frame for that?

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

It has been released for Android (check out this post). You just need to update.

By clarny

I didn’t realize how that worked. Thanks for the information!

By wanda

99760 with two birds! I am so glad, this was my last level on my PC. Now back to my android to finish level 14, FB levels and then RIO. Thanks again for these walkthroughs, they have saved my sanity many times!!

By Miriam

highest score I’ve got is 101840, but didn’t manage to open chest. I used Mighty Eagle and got 100%

By lloyd

How to get the chest

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 99,710

From what we’ve found the chest doesn’t do anything. You can only destroy it with the mighty eagle (iOS only).

By lloyd

Now how u get the mighty eagle?.

Rank: Pig Leader with 11200 points
By FujiToast (@fujitoast)Score: 99,710

If you have an iOS device, you make an in app purchase. If not, you’re out of luck at the moment. And unfortunately, we have no estimated dates on when other devices will see the mighty eagle.

By lesley

I was able to destroy the treasure chest using a bomb bird against the wall. I was lucky enough to land it on top of a piece of wood or the red bird to raise it up high enough to destroy the chest. Nothing happened though and no hidden egg. Prior to that, all my attempts just moved the chest around.

By John

The trick to getting the chest is to bounce a bomb bird off the red one and hit the wall.

By Moose

I was able to destroy the chest, but no egg came out.

Rank: Sling God with 36470 points
By Bird Leader (@birdleader)Score: 97,150

Yeah, there is no Golden Egg in that chest. For a complete list of all Golden Eggs check out our full walkthrough.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8570 points
By Kartflyer (@kartflyer)Score: 102,900

The video’s method worked best for me. Somehow, the tower broke down on the second shot, leaving the pig nearest to the inner most TNT intact. The third bird took care of that and cleared out even more debris.

Rank: Pig Leader with 12110 points
By sunshine (@sunshine)Score: 108,020

@kartflyer I did the same as you! :)

Rank: Sling God with 25665 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 101,400

Me, too @kartflyer! Nice score @sunshine!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 109,390

Same here. 106k using current video method, three birds. Over time I have tried this method maybe a 1000 plus times to finally get this score.

Rank: Sling God with 66490 points
By wrw01 (@wrw01)Score: 104,180

1. Big Brother high arc and land under hanging tnt, take out big pig and crack right side vertical wood block
2. Bomb bird aim for same location and take out right side vertical bood block and bird comes to rest again far right vertical wood block against rock. Everything blows, all tnt, just moves the diamonds and chest, etc., scored 99k, 102, and 104k.
3. Bonus bird

Rank: Master Slinger with 6195 points
By rdnzlrips82 (@rdnzlrips82)Score: 102,360

Dear @wrw01, it appears the Grasshopper is no longer the student. I used this strat to add 2k to my score. Which as we all know, 2k is 2k. Thanks, friend!

Side Note: Did anyone else notice that some of the comments made by @birdleader on this walkthrough show his traditional avatar, while other comments show the inspiration to one of the new badges?

Rank: Master Slinger with 6700 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 100,080

thank you, @wrw01 I finally broke 100k with this strategy-barely :).

Rank: Master Slinger with 6700 points
By wanda (@wanda)Score: 100,080

@dnzlrips82, I noticed that different avatars, also. Weird!

Rank: Sling God with 43925 points
By karen68 (@karen68)Score: 113,220

This is a good strat, I managed to get the 2nd shot all the way down to rest on top of bottom right TNT, did it in 2 birds but didn’t get enough collateral destuction to even get 3 stars. I have no idea how I got my existing score, I can barely get 3 stars today.
Another tough one!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 16085 points
By burbman (@burbman)Score: 103,880

So the ideal score after the first bird is ~8k?? I have gotten quite a bit more, but it blocked that second shot from getting deep enough into the structure. So far stuck at 98k (five fimes) today. Will keep flingin!

Rank: Sling God with 45310 points
By Kathy (@kathy)Score: 100,940

I am having sooooo much troubl..I am up to 97k and at a standstill …whhhinneeeeeee…..

Rank: Boss Hog with 14935 points
By swellD (@swelld)Score: 105,030

I was just wondering if there was another page on this level or a second video in the past as several of the older comments mention strat #1 and 2 but I see no listing in the comments as such.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 109,390

@swellD, I was just reading through the comments and was wondering the same! Is strategy #1 the video method? If so, what is #2? Are there comments missing?


Rank: Sling God with 32120 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)Score: 100,440

@swellD @bonneypattycat There used to be two videos that were not “owned” by us. We revamped about a year ago and replaced the videos with ABN-official ones.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 109,390

Thank you for the explanation @AMslimfordy. Hopefully @steely59 can recall for us “method #1” :)

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18080 points
By steely59 (@steely59)Score: 112,580

@bonneypattycat Your faith in me and my memory is very touching, thx! I just wish I could deliver but I don’t recall what it was… sorry!

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 109,390

@steely59, thanks for checking in. I probably wouldn’t be able to remember either. ;)

Rank: Flinger with 35 points
By WereWolf69 (@werewolf69)Score: 100,890

What’s everybody complaining about? This is an easy episode, a walk in the park. Now, episode 2, that was a real headache, I named it Rovio’s Revenge.

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

not sure…probably has been said…..i got 100K with 2 birds. lob the big guy at about a 45 degree angle. with luck he will just miss the tnt and sink a level after impact. then one bomb bird exactly the same, and boom goes all the dynamite

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

are there any levels in HEH that we DON’T hate?

Rank: Sling God with 25665 points
By SweetP (@sweetp)Score: 101,400

You’re right about that@spdlives. I don’t remember it being this difficult at all. :-/

Rank: Deputized with 195 points
By phoe (@phoe)

I struggled sooo hard on this level, stuck at 94,580, my frustration only matched by Mighty Hoax 5-16 (platforms + stones + bomb birds), until I managed a rather shoddy attempt at using the strategy in the video, + so finally got my 3 stars. I can’t express just how much I appreciate these videos + how many hours of sitting in corners muttering + sighing that they’ve saved me – thank-you!!

Rank: Avian Overlord with 18005 points
By jrsquonk (@jrsquonk)Score: 103,940

It is very difficult to get anything over 101K using the video strat. The key to getting higher scores is a two bird strategy. I found one that worked occasionally. Aim a bit higher in the video…at the top left corner of the support column between the leftmost pig and the two farther right. You will occasionally get enough destruction to allow you to place the bomb bird well into the structure…like against the second-from-right support column. So far I have managed to get just under 104K, but I think most of the higher scorers have used this strategy.

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

117120/1. another level that has become much easier (in V5.* ;up from a mediocre 106k/2 into which i had put a lot of effort). a (precise) shot onto the top-left corner of the `4th column from the left’ (i.e. `the 3rd column from the right’) can make terrence slice through and to finally take out some wood supporting the last column, leading to 1-bird total destruction. in the case of this score, i didn’t get the bottom-right tnt, so more in it (120k).

Rank: Boss Hog with 14970 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)Score: 109,390

@vuelva, I only tried a few times, did not get a 1-birder, but easily managed to up my 2-bird score by 1k to 107k. I will add it to the list:

Rank: Sling God with 31485 points
By asher (@asher)Score: 118,540

118540 with 2 birds. Revisited.

Easier indeed. The first bird is as described by @vuelva.
Here is the trajectory before impact.

I have had a few one birders but nothing above 107k (87k + 2 birds left).
However when you have a good situation like this after the first bird, you can fling Bomb low to roll on the wood planks before manually detonating.

Here is the trajectory and result for my best score.

And the highscore screenshot.

Hope it helps.

Rank: Sling God with 43720 points
By comex666 (@comex666)Score: 116,100

first bird low, second bird same fling, here a video with 116k:

Rank: Sling God with 39130 points
By meanguy (@meanguy)Score: 119,600

I scored 119,600 points using only one bird. I sent the first/only bird slightly higher than in the video. Everything came tumbling down, almost like slow motion. The TNT, directly above the uppermost pig, fell nearly to the ground, causing the majority of the damage.

The trajectory of the shot & the leftover debris can be seen in my screenshot.

@sweetp – Tally screenshot;

Good luck & happy flinging to all !!!

Rank: Explosive with 2355 points
By CakeyFA (@cakeyfa)Score: 99,460

ooh I’ve missed the bomb bird, he’s my husbando

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