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Bad Piggies
Rovio Bad Piggies game cover art
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Developer

Rovio Mobile

Platforms

iOS, Android

Release date

September 27, 2012

Genre

Puzzle

Bad Piggies is a game developed by Rovio Entertainment, a spin-off to Angry Birds. The game launched on iOS, and Android on 27 September 2012. A Windows Phone version is scheduled to follow later. Unlike previous games in the series, in this entry the player controls the pigs, building devices that travel on land and air to find pieces of a map to find the Angry Birds' eggs. As of October 7th 2012, Bad Piggies is the fastest-selling game on the app store, and the quickest one to reach the top of the list, in just after three hours.

Gameplay Edit

The objective of the game is to build a contraption that transports the pig from a starting point to the finish line, usually indicated by a map. Such contraptions are made of wood and rock (similar to Angry Birds), as well as other objects such as wheels, soda bottles, umbrellas (to increase air resistance), motors, fans, TNT, and balloons.

Similar to Angry Birds, the player can earn up to three stars per level, but stars are not earned by scoring points. Instead, players automatically earn one star for completing the level. For each level, the other two stars can be obtained by:

  • Completing the level within a certain time limit
  • Collecting a "star" on the playing field
  • Not using a certain part (e.g. a wheel)
  • Not damaging the contraption
  • Transporting the King Pig to the final destination

For example, on level 1-1, a player can earn three stars by completing the level, collecting a star on the playing field, and by not damaging the vehicle. On some levels, it is impossible to earn all three stars at once, so the player must play the level two or more times in order to obtain three stars.

Additionally, "skulls" are placed throughout the levels, in which a player can unlock a hidden level by finding all 10 skulls.