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Bad Piggies is a video game made developed and published by Rovio Entertainment released in 2012 for mobile devices and PC. It is a spin-off of the Angry Birds series. In Bad Piggies, the player follows the imagination of Ross, a pig with freckles, whose hobbies are constructing both land and air-based vehicles, transporting him.


Promotion

On August 27, 2012, the Bad Piggies made their own Facebook and Twitter accounts and started teasing the readers that they have plans to soon reveal something. On August 30, Rovio posted a video on their YouTube featuring Red on a featureless white background, with pigs falling on top of him and the supertitle "Something PIG is coming" appearing on the screen. After eight days of secrecy, on September 4, Rovio unveiled it: a new game in which the pigs are the stars. On September 17, Yahoo! Games has revealed the gameplay for the game.

The main point is that the player builds vehicles (cars, planes, etc.) out of various materials (wood, metal, etc.) and puts Ross to ride them and tries to collect things such as stars. The following day, the TV show X-Play made a preview of the game showing more of the game. On September 27, the game was released on iOS, Android, and Macintosh, with PC releasing later the same day.

Plot

Ross, the Mechanic Pig and King Pig find a construction set along with a telescope. After finding out about the eggs' location with the telescope, King Pig tasks the Mechanic Pig with drawing a map with a paper to reach them. When he finishes doing do however, Ross turns on a fan, which rips the map off and sends its pieces flying away. King Pig then orders the two pigs to get the missing parts of the map.

Eventually, the three pigs manage to complete the map and go to the eggs' location. For King Pig's frustration however, they do not find any eggs there. They soon use the telescope again and find the eggs far away. The Mechanic Pig tries to draw another map with another paper to reach the eggs, though King Pig thinks that using a part of a box to draw the map would be better instead. When Ross is done with drawing the map on a box as King Pig advised however, it turns out that he used a TNT box for the job. The TNT box blows up and sends the pieces of the map flying away. With an infuriated King Pig, Ross and the Mechanic Pig set out to find the pieces. After doing so, they go to the eggs' suppose location, only to find that they are not there either. Ross soon after discovers that the telescope had the eggs painted on it by the Blues. An infuriated King Pig soon starts to chase after the pigs as the Blues laugh at them.

Sometime after, Ross and the Mechanic Pig were on a beach on Piggy Island, hungry because they did not have anything to eat. However, they soon find Chef Pig carrying a giant cake for King Pig, and crash onto it, sending its slices flying away. Furious over the pigs' act, Chef Pig orders the pigs to gather the slices of the cake, as otherwise King Pig will be very angry with him. After doing so, the pigs give King Pig the now complete cake, which pleasures him.

Some time later, at nighttime, King Pig, Ross and the Mechanic Pig find the birds sleeping with the eggs. Very quietly, Ross steals one of the eggs and gives it to the other two pigs. King Pig says that it would be better and faster if they carried the egg with a vehicle. After getting far enough away from the birds, King Pig tries to break the egg with a hammer, only for the latter to be broken instead. Furious because he had been fooled again, King Pig curses and chases after the two other pigs as the Blues, who were behind the prank all this time, laugh from behind.

During Halloween, Ross goes to eat some candy, though he ends up eating so much that he falls asleep. He has a dream where he builds many vehicles to carry some candy. He soon after wakes up, only for him to find some zombies and a mysterious pig in front of him, the latter of whom leave him unconscious. However, he later wakes up in his home, revealing that everything was actually a dream.

Some time later, King Pig finds that he is missing one statue in his palace, so Ross heads to El Porkado to find a golden statue for him. He succeeds, finding a giant golden pig statue which he takes back to the palace. This leaves King Pig dumbfounded while Ross is satisfied about the work.

Gameplay

Bad Piggies is a puzzle game, where the player needs to build a vehicle with a limited set of parts they are granted. The player has a "board" where they will be able to assemble the parts.

The main objective of Bad Piggies is to build a vehicle to take Ross to the goal of the level. If the player fails to get to the goal, they can always restart to return to the starting point of the level, where they will be able to test the vehicle again or create a new one. Finishing the level will grant the player a certain amount of stars, which will depend on their process and vehicle. To get stars, the player may have to do some tasks such as getting star boxes, not using a specific parts, etc.

Physics apply to the vehicle (weight, force, and aerodynamics) which the player may compensate or use to benefit the chances of getting to the goal, whilst operating the various parts to get to it. For example, lighter parts like wood will be light in weight, though the material itself will be very vulnerable to crashes. Likewise, heavier parts will be heavier in weight, though they will also be less prone to damage.

Objects

Characters

Playable characters

Non-playable characters

Episodes

  1. Ground Hog Day
  2. Rise and Swine
  3. When Pigs Fly
  4. Flight in the Night
  5. Tusk 'til Dawn
  6. The Road to El Porkado

Other modes

Shop

The shop is where the player can buy power-ups, Loot Boxes and Snout Coins.

Dessert Mode

Main article: Dessert Mode

Dessert Mode is an extra mode where the player needs to feed King Pig with cakes they find throughout the game. After eating some food, King Pig will burp and, sometimes, grant the player a random item.

Cake Race

Main article: Cake Race

Cake Race is an extra mode where the player competes against another player in a random map. There, both opponents have to build a vehicle to collect five cakes to get enough points and win. The amount of points the player is granted after collecting a cake depends on their level and whether or not they collected it first. The player who gets the most amount of points is the winner, regardless of whether they collected all five cakes or not.

Comic adaptation

Main article: Bad Piggies Comic

In promotion of the game, there was a web comic released by Rovio in the Bad Piggies website. In it, Ross tries to build a boogie, only for it to be destroyed. However, Foreman Pig comes in and helps him build an even better vehicle.

Re-releases

Image Game Description
Bad piggies HD.png Bad Piggies HD An HD port of Bad Piggies, with improved graphics and sound.
918820 larger.png Bad Piggies Free Only on iOS. It used to include the first 12 levels of Ground Hog Day and the first 4 levels of Rise and Swine, When Pigs Fly and Flight in the Night but was later updated to allow all levels from the full game to be unlocked by watching ads.
BPFree.jpg Bad Piggies HD Free Only on iOS. An HD port of Bad Piggies Free, with improved graphics and sound.
Bad Piggies Icon 2017.png Bad Piggies (Hatch) A port of Bad Piggies for the Hatch app. It features all episodes and Field of Dreams being free and Daily Rewards, but removes Snout Coins, Crates, Custom Contraptions or Cake Race.
Bad piggies XBOX.webp Bad Piggies for Windows Phone An Xbox-supported Windows Phone port of Bad Piggies.
9EB8037A-8907-4C39-B8A7-D0658EBC5259.png Bad Piggies (Talkweb) A Talkweb version of Bad Piggies released only in China.

The Sequel

Main article: Bad Piggies 2

Slide 3 of the November 2021 page for the Toons version of Bad Piggies 2.

Bad Piggies 2 is an upcoming game in the Angry Birds franchise and the sequel to Bad Piggies. The game was announced through ads on TikTok during mid 2021, which led to a GeekLab page emulating the Google Play Store, and a survey asking the viewer questions about the game, most notably what art style the game should use: the art style used in the first Bad Piggies, the art style of Angry Birds Toons, and an art style similar to the one used in the Angry Birds films and media related to them. The game is currently being developed in the Stockholm studio located in Sweden.

Trivia

  • This is the third game in the Angry Birds series to feature the pigs' new design since the first version, the first being Angry Birds Chrome and the second being Angry Birds Space.
    • This is also the only game still up to use the Chrome design for the pigs and birds instead of the designs from Angry Birds Friends or Toons.
  • There are three versions of the Bad Piggies theme.
    • The first version is the piano version which has the piano playing the main theme. Ross can also be heard laughing. This played in the title screen before the 1.5 update.
    • The second version replaced the piano with a banjo and starts much later than the other two versions, Ross is no longer heard in the song. This played in most levels before the 1.5 update. This was likely a beta version that was left in by accident, supported by the fact that it's name in the game files is "action_test_1".
    • The third version replaced the last two in the 1.5 update and is much shorter cutting off right before the part where the vehicle horn sounds are heard. This version still has the banjo from the second version but starts at the same time the piano version started. Ross is once again absent from the whole song.
  • According to Rovio, Ross has a real name, however, they said that one "would not be able to pronounce it".[citation needed]
  • This is the first game to have the birds as the main antagonists.
  • Leonard and his consort appear in Dessert Mode as portraits beside King Pig's throne, in the Pig Palace.
  • This game, Agri Birds and Flip the Bird are the only Angry Birds games not to have the words Angry Birds in its title.
    • This is also the only spin-off game to not have the word Bird in its title.
  • The site badpiggies.com was a pig adoption site in 2011.
  • This is the earliest Angry Birds game to not currently be removed or discontinued, meaning it's still up on the App Store.
    • It used to be though, as in 2019, it got removed along with the rest of the Angry Birds games before Angry Birds Transformers. However, the game came back in early 2020.
  • The old "HD" text in a blue circle from the old HD version app icon still appears in the main menu of the HD version.
  • The birds don't have their regular voices and instead have Matilda's voice even though she doesn't appear at all in this game.

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External links

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Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Credits | Glitches | Version history | Achievements | Re-releases (Free, HD, HD Free)
Playable characters King Pig | Ross
Non-playable characters Ancient Pig | Bomb | Chef Pig | Foreman Pig | Major Lazer | Mechanic Pig | Minion Pig | Zombie Pig
Enemies Angry Birds (The Blues, Chuck, Red)
Episodes Normal Ground Hog Day | Rise and Swine | When Pigs Fly | Flight in the Night | Tusk 'til Dawn | The Road to El Porkado | Road Hogs
Sandboxes Sandbox | Find the Skulls | Find the Statues | Little Pig Adventure | Field of Dreams
Items Vehicle parts Balloon | Bellow | Boxing glove | Detacher | Dynamite | Egg | Fan | Firework | Frame | Gearbox | Golden Pig Statue | Grappling hook | Helicopter rotor | Lamp | Motor | Propeller | Pumpkin | Rope | Sandbag | Soda bottle | Spotlight | Spring | TNT | Umbrella | Wheel | Wing
Other Cake | Custom Contraption | Loot crate | Power-up (Turbo Charge, Super Magnet, Super Glue, Super Mechanic, Night Vision) | Skull | Slingshot | Snout Coins | Star box
Modes Cake Race | Dessert Mode
Music Albums Bad Piggies (Original Game Soundtrack)
Songs "Shuffle and Spawn"
Other "Bad Piggies Cinematic Trailer" | Bad Piggies comic | "Celebrating 1 year of Bad Piggies!" | Earth (Piggy Island (Pig City (Pig Palace))) | "Fly Piggy, Fly!" | Piggy kingdom | Star | Free version | Sub-Series | Angry Birds: Hatching a Universe
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Major titles Core series: Angry Birds New Logo Alt.png* (2009) • AngryBirds2Logo Second.png (2015)

Side series: Angry Birds Seasons 2016 Logo.png* (2010) • Abr logo-1-.png* (2011) • 01-friends-title.png (2012) • Post.png* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars logo.png* (2012) • ABSWIILogo.webp* (2013) • ABGO! New Logo.png* (2013) • ABEPIC2016LOGO.png* (2014) • AB Transformers-normal 2016.png (2014) • ABPOPLogo.png (2015) • ABFIGHT2016LOGO.png* (2015) • Action logo game detail.png* (2016) • AngryBirdsBlast!Logo.png (2016) • ABAceFighterLogo.png* (2016) • ABGoalNewLogo.png* (2016) • ABHolidayLogo.png* (2016) • ABIslandsLogo.png* (2017) • Angry Birds Evolution.png (2017) • Screen-15.png (2017) • ABDiceLogo.png* (2017) • ABIsland Logo.png* (2018) • Angry Birds Dream Blast Logo.png (2019) • ABIsleOfPigs Logo2.png (2019) • ABPOPBlastLogo.jpg* (2019) • ABTennis Logo.png* (2020) • Angry Birds Legends Logo.png* (2020) • Reloaded Logo.png (2021) • Journey Logo.png (2022)

Spin-offs: Pig logo.png (2012) • ABStellaLogo.png* (2014) • AngryBirdsExploreLogo.png (2019) • Angry Birds Mayhem Simulator Logo.png (2021)

Rovio Classics Rovio Classics: Angry Birds (2022)
Free Versions AB Lite Logo.jpg* (2010) • Angry Birds Lite Beta* (2010) • Angry Birds Free Logo.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Seasons Free.png* (2011) • AB Rio Free Logo.jpg* (2011) • Angry Birds Mult Trial* (2011) • MagicLogo.png* (2011) • AB Space Free Logo.jpg* (2012) • AB Star Wars Free Logo.jpg* (2012) • Bad Piggies Free Logo.jpg* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars II Free* (2013)
HD Versions Angry Birds HD* (2010) • Angry Birds Seasons HD* (2010) • Angry Birds HD Free* (2011) • Angry Birds Seasons HD Free* (2011) • Angry Birds Rio HD* (2011) • Angry Birds Rio HD Free* (2011) • Angry Birds Space HD* (2012) • Angry Birds Space HD Free* (2012) • Bad Piggies HD (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars HD* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars HD Free* (2012) • Bad Piggies HD Free* (2012)
Chinese Versions E495179E-48A3-4C1F-AA84-A21D40FCE4A0.png* • Ham Dunk Logo.png* (2014) ABEpicChineseLogo (DawnOfPiggyIsland).png* (2015) • AngryBirdsChineseVersion Logo.png (2017) • 8F05B365-A383-43F8-8EC9-FBDF5C90E391.png (2019) • Angry Birds (Tencent QQ)
Web Games Angry Birds Chrome Logo.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Google+* (2011) • 728px-Tyrkisk Peber Volcano.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Opera* (2011) • Hunt for the golden Pistachio copy.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Winter Wonderland* (2011) • Angry Birds Social* (2011) • ABTV Logo.png* (2011) • Angry Birds Facebook/Meta (2012) • AB Flash Logo.png* (2012) • Logo2.png* (2012) • Logo-cheetos.png* (2012) • AB Lotus F1 Team Logo.png* (2012) • Angry Birds Telepizza* (2012) • ABCoke.png* (2012) • Angry Birds Heikki* • 22.png* (2012)Angry Birds Philadelphia Eagles* (2012) • Angry Birds McDonalds Logo.png* (2012) • Bad Piggies Build* (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars Facebook* (2012) • Angry Birds Tazos* (2013) • Angry Birds Cheetos 2* (2013) • Angry Birds Breakfast 2 Logo.png (2013) • Angry Birds Skills* (2014) • Angry Birds Starburst (2016) • Angry Birds Hot Wheels Smashup* (2017, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Radox (Venatus Angry Birds) (2017) • 50CC58A0-AB11-424C-BB04-5E43B28728AA.jpeg (2021) • Catch the Hatchlings Logo.jpeg (2022)
Console Games Angry Birds Trilogy logo.png (2012) • Angry Birds Star Wars logo.png (2013) • AngryBirdsMovie2 Under Pressure VR Logo.png (2019)
Joke Games Agri Birds logo.png (2015) • AB Stretch Logo.png (2017) • CryptoBirdies Logo.png (2018) • Angry Birds Maker Logo.png (2022)
Arcade Games Angry Birds Arcade (2016) • Angry Birds Stomper Redemption* (2020) • Angry Birds Whacker* (2020) • Angry Birds Coin Crash (2021) • Angry Birds Smash (2021)
Miscellaneous Angry Birds PlayStation Portable version* (2010) • Angry Birds Mult* (2011) • Angry Birds Friends mobile version (2013) • Angry Birds Star Wars II Arcade* (2013) • Angry Birds Go! Countdown* (2013) • Angry Birds Go! Create* (2014) • Angry Birds VR* (2014) • Angry Birds for Kakao* (2015) • Angry Birds Space VR* (2016) • AB World Tour logo.jpg (2016) • Angry Birds Space Assault!* (Unknown, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Heroes* (2017, Unreleased game) • 1531C2B1-0A5D-4E02-A1D0-79326A556A97.png (2017) • Angry Birds Go! 2* (Unknown, Unreleased game) • Angry Birds Champions (2018) • Angry Birds for Facebook Messenger (2018) • Angry Birds: Flip the Bird (2018) • Angry Birds Bounce (2018) • Angry Birds Go! Turbo Edition (2019) • Angry Birds Friends Windows 10 version (2019) • ABM2 Prank Attack VR Logo.png (2019) • AB at Topgolf Logo.png (2020)
Upcoming games Angry Birds Double Crossed (Unknown) • Angry Birds Launch It! (Unknown) • BP2 Logo.png (Unknown) • Angry Birds Next (Unknown) • Angry Birds Crazy Golf (Unknown)
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