Rovio’s Bad Piggies reached No. 1 in U.S. iTunes App Store in just three hours

By on October 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM.

Rovio’s Bad Piggies reached No. 1 in U.S. iTunes App Store in just three hours

Bad Piggies Breaks Records

Rovio Entertainment announced on Thursday its Angry Birds spin-off Bad Piggies reached the No. 1 spot in the U.S. iTunes App Store in a little over three hours. In comparison, it took a full day the company’s other games Angry Birds and Amazing Alex to reach the top spot when they launched. Rovio CEO Mikael Hed said in a press release that Bad Piggies is “an incredible launch, both for the game and for ‘Bad Piggies‘ as a brand.” BGR favorably reviewed Bad Piggies when it launched on September 27th and concluded that “if you can’t enjoy watching a pig drive a badly constructed car off a cliff and onto a pile of dynamite, you probably don’t have a soul.” Bad Piggies is set to get its first free update with more unlockable content and levels in the next few weeks. Rovio’s press release follows below.

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Bad Piggies review: Rovio’s back on its game

By on September 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM.

Bad Piggies review: Rovio’s back on its game

Rovio Bad Piggies

Rovio fans worried that their favorite mobile gaming company had jumped the shark with Amazing Alex can rest easy: The maker of Angry Birds can still design fun and exciting puzzle games. Before we get into Bad Piggies, though, let’s recall the major reason why Amazing Alex failed: It was absolutely pointless. Unlike Angry Birds, whose goal is to help a flock of cantankerous-but-lovable birds recover their beloved stolen eggs from smarmy green pigs, Amazing Alex revolved around helping a bored kid come up with new ways to put a soccer ball into his laundry basket. Bad Piggies rectifies this right away by giving you an explicit, understandable motivation: The pigs are hungry, they want to eat a damn omelette, and it’s your job to help them. More →

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Bad Piggies, Rovio’s new Angry Birds spin-off, now available for Android, iOS and OS X [updated]

By on September 27, 2012 at 9:35 AM.

Bad Piggies, Rovio’s new Angry Birds spin-off, now available for Android, iOS and OS X [updated]

Rovio Bad Piggies

Finnish game designer Rovio is going back to what it does best: Designing games with silly cartoon animals crashing into things. Rovio on Thursday officially released Bad Piggies, the latest spin-off in its mega-hit Angry Birds franchise, on both the Apple (AAPL) App Store and Google (GOOG) Play. Bad Piggies is a new action-puzzle game that lets users play as the villainous green pigs from the Angry Birds universe and involves building wacky vehicles to help the guide the pigs through a number of treacherous obstacle courses. BGR will have a mini-review of the game posted later on Thursday.

UPDATE: Bad Piggies has already hit the top spot in the iTunes App Store less than three hours after its official release.

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Rovio’s ‘Bad Piggies’ trailer shows evil green pigs performing Wile E. Coyote-style antics [video]

By on September 17, 2012 at 3:05 PM.

Rovio’s ‘Bad Piggies’ trailer shows evil green pigs performing Wile E. Coyote-style antics [video]

Rovio Bad Piggies Trailer

Let’s face it: Rovio’s last big game, Amazing Alex, was a fairly lackluster affair. But happily, it looks as though Rovio is going back to doing what it does best with Bad Piggies, its new action-puzzle game that revolves around the villainous green pigs from the Angry Birds universe. Yahoo’s PluggedIn gaming blog on Monday posted a new Bad Piggies gameplay trailer showing how the game will revolve around designing wacky vehicles for the pigs to drive around that are reminiscent of the goofy contraptions that Wile E. Coyote used to buy from ACME, Inc. The full trailer for the game is posted below and from the looks of things, this game is shaping up to be much more exciting than Amazing Alex. More →

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Rovio announces Bad Piggies for Android, iOS OS X; launches on September 27th

By on September 4, 2012 at 2:10 PM.

Rovio announces Bad Piggies for Android, iOS OS X; launches on September 27th

Rovio Bad Piggies Announced

Rovio on Tuesday announced a spin-off to its popular Angry Birds franchise called “Bad Piggies.” Casual gamers will be excited to learn that Bad Piggies will feature “all new, never-before-seen gameplay,” rather than the traditional slingshot. “We’ve had a lot of fun creating a totally new and unique gameplay experience,” said Petri Järvilehto, EVP Games at Rovio. “There’s so much more to these pigs than what is seen in the Angry Birds games, and Bad Piggies is the first glimpse into what’s going on in the imaginative and ingenious minds of the pigs.” Bad Piggies will launch for Android, iOS and OS X on September 27th, with Windows Phone, Windows 8 and PC versions to follow. Rovio’s press release follows below. More →

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