Type of app: iOS for iPhone
Platform/where to buy: iTunes, App Store
Developer: Rovio Entertainment LTD.
Description (from the App Store): The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again — but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation!
With more than 60 levels, and free updates coming up, you have hours and hours of pig-crashing, exploding, and flying fun! Get three stars on every level to unlock 30 more puzzles! HINT: Sometimes you need to play the level several times to achieve all the objectives — try building a new device or steering in a different way to earn all the stars!
● 60 levels crammed with flying/driving/crashing fun!
● 30 additional puzzles unlocked by three-starring levels!
● Free updates!
● 4 sandbox levels to stretch your creativity!
● Ultra-special, ultra-secret, ultra-difficult sandbox level to unlock by collecting all the skulls!
● 33 objects to create the ultimate machine: motors, wings, fans, bottle rockets, umbrellas, balloons, and much more!
● Need help? This little piggy will build it for you!
● Mechanic pig pre-assembles transport for you!
● All you have to do is pilot it!
● Tweak his design to get all three stars!
Major features: Bad Piggies will feel familiar for the most part for any Angry Birds fans. The graphics, sounds and basic game set up are similar to the previous games. Each level presents an maze of obstacles that must be overcome by transporting the pigs through user created machines. Each level presents a grid in which boxes, wheels, fans, balloons and a myriad of other items are added to create a vehicle used to transport the pigs to the finish line. For the most part, there does not seem to be a definitive right answer to what to build and how to get there. Creativity and problem solving will go a long way in this game.
Ease of use/Overall performance: Bad Piggies is not what I would call an easy game. There are levels that are beatable quickly, but most take at least some trial and error. I know Carly is torn on the game because of the possibility of getting stuck on harder levels. I am most impressed with the game physics and how each piece affects the movement of your craft. Balance, speed and weight greatly affect the performance of your machine and the success of the level. As with all of the Angry Bird games, earning stars unlocks new levels and worlds. There are some bonus levels that are unlocked that are super challenging, so gameplay should last a while.
Would use again/recommend?: Anyone who likes games that involve physics and puzzles will enjoy the problem solving and building in Bad Piggies. If you are a fan of the Angry Bird series it is a no brainer. It is only fair that we all play on the pig’s side as well.
Suggested changes/wish list for updates: So far, the game is great. I have been super addicted and love solving the problems of what to build and how to get to the end. Keep up the good work!