When Rovio Entertainment announced that it was working on a spin-off version of Angry Birds, most of us imagined (at least me) that the game will be a revenge based title, where the pigs will be catapulted against the birds. But, it doesn’t turn out to be as imagined. Rovio Entertainment has opted a completely different concept and game play style that requires implementation of strategy and calculations. So, let’s look at how the game fairs.
Now Angry Birds was a game that revolutionized the touch based gaming class with its innovative feature of aim, calculate and attack based game play technique. But, Bad Piggies is far apart from its predecessor-counterpart. The game is all about helping and assisting the pigs, we tried to take down in Angry Birds, in escaping from an obstructive crash course.
The primary mission of the game is to build a vehicle for the pigs to drive them through an obstacle course. But, the vehicles need to be in accordance with the assigned pig and must be built, considering factors such as the pig’s mass, landscape, terrain and environment.
As soon as the game begins (after you pass all the home screen, main menu and etc.), it offers the players a tool box sort of chest that contains all the necessary inventories and tools required to build the vehicle. Some of the inventory items include balloons, wheels, umbrellas and rockets.
The game offers a grid space in which the players can build their custom vehicles using drag-and-drop mechanism and on completion, they just have to tap in the checkbox and start off with their primary set of missions and levels. Similar to Angry Birds and Amazing Alex titles, the game has several collectable items such as stars and eggs. The players can replay a particular level as many times as they want and try getting the maximum number of stars on a level, which is 3. Obtaining a star on a level makes the players eligible to qualify for the next level, but the total of 90 stars throughout the game will leave the players opting for more as play through.
If this game lacks in any part, it is definitely its pace! The game requires the players to spend some quality time to complete the levels as each level takes ample time to complete. Thanks to the slower game play. The first task, which is the ‘building a vehicle task’ is sure to take up some time and then the game play, where the vehicles slowly propel towards the completion, will really make the players come back after a break.
The game also features a hire-a-mechanic concept, where the players who are unsure of building the right vehicle can hire a mechanic and get it built. The game offers three mechanics after you give a Facebook Like to the developer page and further mechanics can be called for, but on an added cost.
The game’s core features include:
- Over 60 levels of non-stop fun
- Additional un-lockable levels
- Up to 4 levels of Sandbox mode with a special-additional hidden Sandbox mode
- Varied list of inventory items to create the perfect travel machine
- A mechanic pig for building assistance
The Bottom Line:
If Angry Birds was all about crashing down on the pigs, Big Piggies is all about saving them from crashes. So, moving out of comparisons, Big Piggies is completely a game of a different genre and mechanics and is sure to offer decent fun to its players. With some interesting strategic game play features and loads of levels to play through, the game sure is a crowd puller and worth playing. It’s free and if you feel that the game’s slow pace is negligible, the game is just for you.
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