Bad Piggies (Game)

Bad Piggies (Game)

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Rovio returns with the newest follow-up to the Angry Birds franchise. With a new focus and new gameplay mechanics, does Bad Piggies measure up to Angry Birds?

The Piggies are once again on the hunt for eggs, but this time it's up to you to get them to their destination. Gone is the slingshot from previous games and in its place is a customised vehicle creation system similar to Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. At the start of every level, you are given a certain number of pieces to build your vehicle. The goal is to make it down the hill and to the finish line.

Unfortunately, Bad Piggies continues the current trend of offering in-game upgrades for real world dollars. It would have been better to have the option to unlock this ability through normal gameplay. There are also times where you may go in the wrong direction; when this happens, the game just sits there and you're forced to restart the level from the beginning.

In better news, the graphics and presentation are top-notch. Each world has its own distinct feel and the soundtrack is fun. Where the Piggies were enemies before, here they are glorious green heroes that pop with vibrant colour. The sound effects are also great, as every explosion and sequel adds to the overall effect of the game.

Bad Piggies is available on the Apple App Store, Mac App Store, Google Play, and as a download for PC; it's Rovio's fastest selling game yet. With more than 70 levels, four sandbox levels to increase the level of creation, and guaranteed free updates, Bad Piggies is on its way to proving that pigs can indeed fly.

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