27 SEP

Rovio Releases Bad Piggies, an Angry Birds Spin-Off

by Marianne Schultz

Rovio is at it again in its attempts to keep you glued to your iPhone or computer and make your productivity at work drop to career-limiting levels. The developer’s follow-up to its wildly popular Angry Birds franchise hit the App Store last night. Bad Piggies, which features those dastardly egg-stealing pigs from Angry Birds, is now available for the iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Though it features the same shady swines from Angry Birds, the gameplay in Bad Piggies is very different. There are no slingshots or birds in sight and your mission is to help the pigs find the lost blueprints that contain their diabolical plans to steal the eggs from the birds we know so well already. To do this, you have to create vehicles and contraptions using provided parts to transport the pigs to reach the lost blueprints. It’s creation versus destruction this time around, though odds are that the contraptions you create will be destroyed on their way to the blueprints.

If you’re not sure if Bad Piggies is for you, check out this video from our sister site, TouchArcade, where they play through the first few levels to show off the game’s mechanics (note that there is adult language in this video so it’s a bit NSFW and not completely suitable for children):

Bad Piggies is creative, fun, and highly polished as you’d expect from a company like Rovio. It features familiar graphics and characters to make you feel like you’re still in the Angry Birds world but just hanging out in the next town over.

Bad Piggies works on the iPhone 5 (though it’s oddly not optimized for its larger screen) and older models back to the iPhone 3GS, plus the 3rd-generation and later iPod touches, and all iPad models and requires iOS 5.0 or higher. If you have both an iPhone and an iPad, you’ll need to purchase separate versions of the app if you want to see it in glorious high resolution graphics on both devices. For Mac, Bad Piggies requires OS X 10.6.6 or later.

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1 Comment

  1. Nick

    It’s sad they have yet to join the modern era and release a single universal version.

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