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Bad Piggies Review

More creativity than Angry Birds = More fun than Angry Birds.

October 12, 2012
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Introduction

Here’s an inflammatory statement: Angry Birds is overrated, and Bad Piggies is one of the best iOS games ever. Does that make you mad? Does it make your blood boil? Are you furiously clenching your iPhone, bracing for the next vile claim to scroll across your computer screen? Do you have an opinion that you just can’t wait to express?

Good! Because I’m going to tear it apart.

Bad Piggies is a great game because it combines the charm and addictiveness of Angry Birds, but adds creativity, logic, and flying pig vessels. It takes the victimized pigs from Angry Birds and places them at the helm. The whole point of the game is to build a contraption—using parts such as wings, propellers, soda bottle rockets, and mechanized wheels—that will convey a pig from start point to finish line.

Why is it so fun? Because there’s no one way to complete a level; you fashion these cars, flying machines, and incendiary vehicles in whatever way you see fit, using a combination of trial-and-error, physical intuition, and ingenuity. You also use these acquired skills to complete a wide range of levels and challenges. Basically, it’s an engineer’s dream game.

But why is it better than Angry Birds, you ask? One word: creativity.

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Sections

  1. Page
  2. Gameplay
  3. Storytelling
  4. Graphics & Atmosphere
  5. Conclusion
  6. Photo Gallery
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