The hottest game sensation on touchscreen devices is Angry Birds. This franchise has launched multiple versions of the game on all major mobile devices, but it hasn’t stopped there. It can be played on the computer as a Google Chrome plug-in, has a line of merchandise from plush bird toys to clothes to cups and plates to Halloween costumes; and let’s not forget the movie – Rio. It is the hottest selling game franchise since the smartphone.
If you’ve been living under a rock for the last two years, here’s the concept. The birds are minding their own business when pigs come along and steal the birds’ eggs. Consequently, the birds are… well… angry. It’s your job to put a bird in a gigantic slingshot and fling him through wood, glass, ice, rocks and assorted other materials to smash the pigs. Different birds fly differently. It is a game of geometry, physics and frustratingly difficult arrangements. The story line has carried gamers through a seasonal version, down to Rio and even taken the birds to outer space.
Today is about the pigs, though. They have their own game called Bad Piggies. According to their creators at Rovio:
Pigs will fly!
From the creators of Angry Birds: an all new puzzle game from the PIGS’ point of view!
The Bad Piggies have finally found a map to the eggs, but now it’s in pieces all over Piggy Island! But that won’t stop the King Pig, who orders his loyal minions to recover the map wherever it is, even from the top of a mountain or the bottom of a cave!
Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use – umbrellas, wings, bottle rockets, balloons, engines, and much more – but they need your help to turn it into the perfect transportation! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination?
With more than 60 levels and free updates, you have hours of pig-crashing, exploding, and flying fun! Get three stars on every level to unlock 30 more puzzles!
And if you want to stretch your creativity, there are 4 sandbox levels, where you can design more crazy rolling and flying contraptions!
The first level is easy and comes with a tutorial. You start off looking at a hill with a checkered flag finish at the bottom of it. At the top are six gray boxes. Below those boxes are tools you have available to you. I’ll help with the first level. You use three boxes across the top and put a wheel on the bottom at each end. Then put your pig in your newly constructed wagon and hit the checkmark to see if he arrives at the bottom intact. That’s all there is to it.
The game starts off with 72 standard levels and 18 bonus levels, plus the sandbox levels Rovio mentioned above. If the Angry Birds series is any indication, this game will be challenging, fun and extremely addictive.
It is currently available for iOS, Android and Mac. It is coming soon for PC, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. It is $0.99 on iOS, $4.99 on Mac and free, but ad supported on Android.
Go help the pigs get the eggs!