Looks like there’s a new Sheriff in town! Our strategy for Ham ’em High level 13-15 is to fire Big Brother straight ahead. It may take a few tries, but there’s a soft spot so that Brother can make it half way through the structure, causing major destruction. Use the Boomerang bird to attack the right side of the level from behind, then fire another Brother forward to pop all remaining pigs. The score in the video below is 136,900.
WOW! All those scores beat me hands-down. Except for 13-7. I was somehow able to get 156,080 on that level……don’t ask me how…LOL
Level 14 says “Coming Soon” on my droid. Do you have level 14 yet, or have you heard when they’re going to release it?
Chapter 14 isn’t out yet.
Got 3 stars on all levels plus golden eggs and unlocked stars. Is this as far as I can go?? Coming Soon, level 14 does not unlock. This is on my PC.
Go to the main screen, click on the ” i ” and let us know which version you are running for PC (v1.x.x). If it is less than v1.6.3, you may need to update your app.
Tks 4 the reply. Guess I stopped playing 13-7 too early. Now have 157,620.
My 13-7 score is 163830.
My recod on 13.7 is 169 350 :-)
My best 13-15 score was 150,560 . Method was same as the video.
Also would like to post my best score for 12-15 which is 175,650
Between which wagons did you first black bird hit?
Between the “horse” and the last wagon, then work your way to the right. iif you destroy all the pigs with your first two birds quickly, before the game ends, fire your third bird at the locomotive–that will cost you 10,000 points for the bird, if you destroy the locomotive and the wooden stuff below you get more than 10,000 points. Another approach to this episode is to start by dropping a bomb between the locomotive and the first car behind it. But that is a difficult shot to make and even it even though it destroys a lot of stuff, it is hard to get at the cars and pigs that remain. My best score is 176250 (on my iPhone). 12-15 is my favorite episode, just ahead of 13-15. I think I’ve played those two games a few thousand times.
Ps. You can get more points by firing the second big red bird low. Every so often it rolls along the bottom of the ship destroying everything including any of the small green pigs that remain to the right of “cabin.”
Correct, I aimed 1st bird low into lower cabin level, 2nd boomerang bird straight into paddlewheel (didn’t bother sending it over the top and bringing it back), then 3rd (red) bird low as you did, that took out pretty much everything left for a score of 140260.
I got 143,000 doing the same way, except I used the boomerang bird in the traditional way, which got all but 2 of the birds on the right. Also, my 1st big red bird had only destoyed up to the paddle wheel.
The point is, if a well placed lucky shot can blow through the paddle wheel on the first try, then a typical shot that only makes it to the paddle wheel leaves the wheel weakened and vulnerable, so a well placed shot on the 2nd big red bird will blow through to the back of the boat. That’s what mine did.
I just got 13-15 at 158470 – proof
on 13-15 I jsit got 179,990! Not sure what happened, everything just exploded!
This is a new bug: The 2 star score has been raised in this level. The minimum 3 star score is still 125,000. If the best score indicator on the new counter says: Best: 127,050 * *, is this a glitch?
What device are you using? I just replayed the level and earned 3 stars with 125,910 on iPad.
What I believe Big Bird is referring to is the line that says “best 134670” and them shows the star count for that level. The middle star is obscured. This is on iPhone 3GS.
Oh, ok. I see that. So it is by no means that the 2 star score has been raised. It is that the middle star doesn’t light. Interesting.
I have been playing 12-15 and 13-15 a lot more than most of Ham ’em High levels, because I like those levels where it’s not all about a lucky 1-birder, but destruction plays a more important role. I used to do 13-15 like ‘theater333’ (youtube) which brought my high to 149k. Today I did it differently and earned 155k. 1st bird like the video above, 2nd bird to clean up after him (about the same trajectory, not using the boomerang ability). 3rd bird to get the last pigs on the right.
1. Big Brother launch low hitting the top of the small horizontal wood on left platform and coming to a stop right at the glass or just taking out the glass on the left side of the paddle wheel. The paddle wheel does not get destroyed like in the video but everything to its left is taken out.
2. Boomerang Bird arcs over boat and lands in the cavity below the 3 pigs (or a little lower) and takes out the right side. Two pigs closest to the paddle wheel will probably remain.
3. Big Brother about the same as the first shot but it slides under the paddle wheel and goes all the way to the right to take out the 2 remaining pigs and most of the structure over to the glass blocks. This shot takes a little practice because it hits the ground to the left of the wheel to get it to slide.
4. Yellow bird = bonus
5. Yellow bird = bonus
Gained 23k in points.
Ty @wrw01 got slightly above average ;) what do you mean by gained 23k in pts.?
From my previous score
@wrw01 thanks for this strategy. I improved 14k! The third shot is a little tricky, but it’s great when lands correctly :).
Hey @wanda not usual I play the challenge but I just finished this level last week so thought I’d give it a shot. Good luck;) I can’t believe high score at 172k. Doesn’t seem possible ..
@kathy I don’t think I had as much luck as some did on this one, hut it was fun trying. The 172k score is amazing! If I did that well, I’d still be speechless :-).
Thanks @wanda for the mention. Glad the post helped you get a better score.
@wrw01 thank you for this strategy, it reminds me of something I always forget – when Terence does his “bounce & roll” routine as in your 3rd shot he can really do a lot of damage. Occasionally your 1st shot would collapse the structure with the sheriff pig down to the left as well while leaving the paddle wheel intact – I found it’s better if this doesn’t happen as the debris gets in the way. And those flagpoles can be a real nuisance if they’re in the way.
I got my current score of 150k with 4 birds, there was a stubborn wee piggie still alive after the 3rd shot so I needed to fire a yellow bird at him, & picked up some more debris points. Happy flinging folks!
@karen68 : It seems there are sweet spots on this level, too. I also followed @wrw01 ‘s strat, and went from 125k to 148k. Based on some of the movements I’ve seen, a 1 or 2-bird clear is feasible.
@southflasweetie : Please do tell us how you got that 172k?
Oops, too much flinging. lol
That should read @southflasweety and 170k. I’m still trying to figure that strat out…
We should ask @DitzKnitz how they got 172K – that’s the strat I want! :-)
I think we all want that strat @playdbird ! :)
I just pulled it straight back and by some fluke it bowled the whole ship down. I was shocked too and kept looking at it. And when I updated it on the Leaderboard, I didn’t believe it. lol
Thanx @DitzKnitz – Great score!
Thanks @ditzknitz ! That confirms my 1-bird clear theory. :)
@brave1966 @playdbird I agree a 2 or even a 1 bird clear are possible here, I have killed all but one piggie by pushing everything right, but even with that last pig gone my score would only have been around 120k as there was so much wood left, you get so many points from destruction that it would have to be an extremely lucky shot. I also would love to hear a strat for 170k+ such as how many birds were used.
And PlayDBird, I had to laugh at your description below – “too much debris to definitively ID the bodies”. Put quite a picture in my head.
@karen68 I can.get Terrence to obey on the 1st shot, but he defies me on his second. What is the bounce you mention? He just sails thru shot 1 so I never saw the bounce. I think my score may be my score. Can’t seem to do better.
@duffy if you aim for the ground in front of the paddle wheel, theoretically he hits the ground then bounces up into the wheel & rolls on through the remaining structure. That being said, it’s a tough shot to make & I only had complete success with it a few times, & even then I didn’t get a spectacular score. Your score isn’t bad – congrats!
@karen68 – Thanks. I’ll give it a go. Fingers crossed.
@duffy – watch the video I posted – you can see the “roll” really well.
Third shot (big bro)
@PlayDBird, @karen88 – Thank you both. I finally made it to150. I must confess I
don’t think I achieved the “bounce” but at least I improved my score. And thanks PlayD for the video. I needed that.
You’re welcome – I’m glad this one is almost over!
@wrw01 – I too followed your strategy. My score is not as high as I’d like for the Challenge, but it’s a whole lot better than it was. Thank you.
@Amslimfordy — Interesting — The highest score for which a strat is posted seems to be about 160K. How do we know the higher scores weren’t obtained with PUs?
@southflasweety — Care to share your strat for highest score on challenge?
I don’t know.
@Amslimfordy Just a thought…for future “Today’s Challenge” it may be prudent to select levels where power ups are not involved considering there may be concerns about their use and no means to stop their use. Just a suggestion
If you did that you’d have to eliminate the entire original Angry Birds game, as you can use them anywhere within it.
Hope my reply was not perceived as “short” – just wanted to say that the PUs can be used anywhere within ABo, which would remove that entire game (the largest of all) from Challenge.
As @PlayDBird said, we can’t eliminate all of ABo. There’s just absolutely no way we can do that.
@AMslimfordy So can one conclude that it is fine to us Power Ups to obtain the top scores in ABO since there is no way to stop or monitor their use as stated by your response above?
I am not following the logic of the conversation or of “fairness” to those of us who do not use the power ups.
Just a little confused on where this is going.
No, Power Ups scores are not permitted on our ABo leaderboards — they are only permitted on the Facebook leaderboard.
We manually monitor the leaderboards, especially the “Challenge” levels. We have an idea of what types of scores are possible and what are not.
@Amslimfordy I guess I am confused about your response of “I do not know” to mvnla2 question about the use of PU.
Glad the staff does monitor the posts and scores as you stated.
My response of “I don’t know” is simply that. I can’t know whether a score is obtained with Power Ups or not, but after seeing quite a bit of play on this level. I don’t see why it’s not possible. Scores of 160k or so can still have quite a bit of debris left over. And the top score by DitzKnitz has been there, as far as I know, for quite some time.
@AMslimfordy Lets see if I understand the logic:
ABO has 363 levels that have be viewed, judged and evaluated subjectively if PUs will be used based on one’s opinion of debris or what ever the criterion of evaluation is relevant to that level.
ABSeasons has 322 levels which can be used for “Todays Challenge” where there is no subjective judgement required because PU are not available
ABRio has 207 levels which can be used for “Todays Challenge” where there is no subjective judgement required because PU are not available
AB Space has 173 levels which can be used for “Todays Challenge” where there is no subjective judgement required because PU are not available
Golden Eggs has 22 levels which can be used for “Todays Challenge” where there is no subjective judgement required because PU are not available
GE Seasons has 37 levels which can be used for “Todays Challenge where there is no subjective judgement required because PU are not available
There is a possibility of 794 levels (minus the ones previously used lets say 10 percent) that could be used where there is absolutely no possibility of PU being used and those are not enough to provide a potential supply of “fair” Todays Challenge levels that all could participate in without the possibility of PU used for the next calendar year. It is only my humble opinion that these levels could be used to provide a “level field of play” for all ABN members to play Todays Challenge without the concern of PU.
It is only a suggestion for consideration of evaluation.
@wrw01 I feel I have been very clear about this, and if I’m going to be perfectly honest, I’m actually a bit insulted that you CC’ed @BirdLeader on this post. I thought we were having a perfectly calm and rational conversation, and I don’t see why he needed to be dragged into it. It gives me the impression that you think I’m being rude or something like that, which I don’t believe is true at all.
While you are absolutely correct that none of Seasons, Rio, or Space have Power Ups at this time, we have absolutely no knowledge about if or when Rovio will add Power Ups to those apps. If they do add Power Ups to, say, Seasons, what are we to do then? Should be exclude Seasons from consideration as well? Then we have removed well over half of the potential choices. Or do we then allow both ABo and Seasons back in? Well then your logic is undone by itself and this whole conversation is mute.
Furthermore, by your logic, we should completely close out the ABo leaderboard. Why simply exclude it from the “Challenge”? People certainly enter scores via systems other than the Challenge page. Again, certainly something we will not be doing. It’s the reason why we posted a large, red, bolded disclaimer that Power Ups scores are not permitted. Despite this warning, yes, people enter Power Up scores, but they are frequently removed within only a couple of hours, and the user is notified.
Finally, Golden Eggs (both ABo and Seasons) are not included in the Challenge list. The majority of these levels are “Rube Goldberg” levels, and there’s no “healthy competition” there. And for pure knowledge and completion, ABo GEs permit the use of Power Ups, so these are certainly under the same umbrella.
My conclusion is as follows: Since we have absolutely no intention of closing our ABo leaderboard due to the presence of Power Ups, by the same logic, we will not discontinue use of ABo levels for the Challenge. Not only do I monitor the leaderboards daily, not only have I memorized the majority of Top Scores in ABo and the other apps, and not only do I watch the Flagging System every few hours, but we have a team of “Leaderboard Guardians” who watch the leaderboards with high vigilance. And a Challenge level itself has so much attention on any given day, that it is easy to determine whether a score is obtained with Power Ups or not.
@Amslimfordy I am truly sorry if I offended you (which I have) I was only dealing in the pure logic which I felt required the owner of the site to be required as a matter of respect. Sorry for the offense as you have taken.
I did not reference the Leader Board in my response, only “Today Challenge”. I have zero knowledge of the interface or the relationship to the Leaderboards.
My post was truly not personal, only objective. Sorry but it was truly not directed to you. I was only discussing ideas, not folks. I will not ever interact with ABN ever again if you desire. It appears you are angry.
That’s absolutely not the point.
Per the Challenge page: “There is also a layer of competition here, as this page is connected to the leaderboard, so if you can improve your score you may also improve your rank.” The Challenge pulls one level from leaderboard and highlights it as a focus for 24 hours. In that way, the Challenge is a subsidiary of the leaderboards: Any logic checks in place on the leaderboard exist when you enter scores on the Challenge page (such as scores ending is 0 on most levels, for example).
You are welcome to continue interacting with ABN. I just want you to be aware that, while we appreciate suggestions and are always looking to improve our site, we (read: myself, BirdLeader, FujiToast, and Sal) have thought about how these systems should work at great length. We certainly don’t believe we, or they, are perfect, but the Challenge in particular involved a lot of antagonistic planning about what levels would be included.
@Amslimfordy My only point is that power ups do not have to be consider as an influence for at least a year if AB-O was not used in Todays Challenge.
That’s still not true though. While it would not have to be considered within the “Challenge” itself, it would still exist for the leaderboards in general. And if we are already taking measures to avoid their use on the leaderboards, how is the Challenge any different?
Again, the only reasonable course of action given your logic is to completely close the entire ABo leaderboard.
@AMslimfordy I would not recommend closing the Leaderboard but as you summarized the concepts as they should be to make a “fair” playing field based on objective criteria, not subjective evaluation.
Be that as it may, I am only a player, not one who makes policy. I can only suggest for consideration.
Eliminate ABO from the “Challenge” would be one less task/duty/function for staff consideration and time spent on an unnecessary activity.
Time spend on the Leaderboards, not on the “Challenge”. I am only presenting concepts for resource allocation.
Just a thought for evaluation.
Your logic does not hold water though. If anything, it is more difficult to post a Power Up score on the Challenge than anywhere else. Since the Challenge level is receiving such a high amount of attention, it will get quickly spotted and removed.
Removing ABo levels from the Challenge would not decrease the amount of time I spend looking for Power Up scores, since I still look at the ABo leaderboard in its entirety each time I look. Regardless of what the current Challenge level is, this is what is done.
Finally, and I’m saying this for the second time, the Challenge is part of the leaderboard.
Wow! I had no idea this would start such an acrimonious discussion. So @AMslimfordy — Have you asked for strats or other proof of non-PU high score from those who have posted >160 K? You said that @DitzKintz score had been there a while; did he/she provide any evidence?
Mighty Eagle issue on latest version!
Fire eagle on top of the left-most wooden structure (looks like |-| kinda) so it lands horizontally. All pigs will pop except for the left-most one on the bottom- right quadrant. It then smiles and pops for no apparent reason. Is it a real issue @amslimfordy?
This happens whenever you have a tightly-enclosed pig and the Eagle comes nowhere close to it. The pig MUST pop, so it’s just a graphical issue that it can’t actually be bumped into the air and fall back down. No bug.
This episode had been giving me migraines for months, I could never raise the score past 126k, then I read the strat posted by @wrw01 and borrowed one of his suggestions to put it to work for me and it worked, I was finally able to go beyond and reach the above score. Thank you wrw01.
@werewolf69 Glad to help out. This level was fun to play. Keep fling’n and posting. You a good player.
First, I tried to follow as closely as possible the vid from 333
I got more destruction from first BB, as he went all the way through to, and under paddle wheel, killing all left pigs and mustache pig. My score was well over 70K at this point.
Boomer to the rear of the boat, hitting the small wood beam outside of the empty space, which killed all pigs except one – not sure if it was the upper or lower of the left two little guys – too much debris to definitively ID the bodies.
Big Bro into the debris pile…he rolled through it and into the final pig. Two bonus yellows.
I have had a 151K and my current 154K, with debris still on the field. I’m sure there are lots more points to be had, up to the current 170 highs…but they must have had virtually nothing left on the ground.
I’ve also hit the first shot in such a way that Big Bro pushes the entire structure to the right, and most of the pigs get killed. The fall out though, is that the debris stacks up on the remaining pigs so that Boomerang is useless to get them, meaning you have to rely on the second Big Bro.
followed the video and got 157,990 , thanks for posting it.
but using only 3 birds
As a good benchmark, I just had 77,200 after the first shot. But flubbed the Boomerang :-(
Looks like a boat, plays like a bowling alley. Bowling with first shot. Boomerang to clear out the flags that are in the way. Bowling with third bird. Need lots of luck to get two perfect bowling shots.
i just went straight through with all three of the first birds. easier for me than trying to muck around with boomeranging Al.
I found a new solution to this level. You take the first red bird and fling it above the right-most vertical wood plank. Then rather than flinging the green bird around the boat, fling him directly into the debris caused by the first bird. Then with the last red bird, fling it into the resulting glass and wood wheel, two yellow birds left over. 141,000 points.
I am revisiting all the levels where I am far behind the top scorers and I must say that I have serious doubts on those who are above 170k on this one. I think with some efforts, time and luck I could reach 165 as good flingers but definitely not higher…
Guys, @ditzknitz, @am17, @smayn, @barba, do you feel like commenting/explaining how you reached that high score?
@kelani, @amslimfordy, @e-star
Thanks for enlightening me! :-)
Hello, new highest score, it’s a one-bird completion and it has been achieved on the 2022 version.
My strategy is basically aiming for a precise sweet spot and hope for a high destruction…
I’m sure you could get 175k+ but I’m not sure about 180k.
PS: you might want to check this @desperate-dan lol
@moreno another great video – thanks for posting. Playing in Classics I could not get the same one-birder, but I did get a decent three-bird score. First bird just like yours with lots of wood destruction but didn’t get all of the pigs. I sent Boomer on a long lob over to the far end of the riverboat, reversing into the bottom level and getting the far right bottom pig with more wood destruction. Then I sent the third bird low again and he bowling-balled his way through most of what was left.
Score proof: https://angrybir.de/3r5zxnD
hi @morenow, impressive 1 bird bowling. I have got up to 176700 with 3 birds now. Hard to say which is best strategy. When Terrance gets going, it’s the single most satisfying sight in the whole of Angry Birds.