Bad Piggies Unleashed: New Gameplay Details Revealed

Squawk! Oink! Another day, another exclusive look at Bad Piggies. This time X-Play sits down (literally) with Rovio’s own Andrew Stalbow. This exclusive sneak peek comes on the heels of the amazing Bad Piggies Gameplay Trailer we saw on Monday. The difference? Well, this one reveals quite a bit more info, including some of the bacon-bits we thrive on.

What we know now!

  • The Game: The slingshot is replaced by your imagination and engineering prowess! Start the level by building an effective vehicle or contraption using the supplies on hand. The goal is simple: carry the Pigs from the start of the level to the end without killing them — ideally completing the objectives along the way.
  • Building Materials: Build your contraptions from blocks of wood, fans, wheels, ballons, and much more. Other than the Sandbox episode, each level will start with a certain number of components for you to use.
  • Gameplay will includes physics, engineering, flying, velocity, gravity, balance, and likely, some joy and frustration.
  • Episodes: Andrew says the initial launch will include 60 levels, with 30 more that can be unlocked. If you pause the video at 2:45 you’ll see the first two episodes show 135 stars. This means that each episode will actually contain 45 levels, so 15 might be unlockable. This is confirmed by there being 3-pages on levels. That’s not all though, as there is a “Sandbox” episode with additional levels (see below).
  • Episode 1: Ground Hog Day includes Levels 1 thru 36, and Levels I to IX
  • Episode 2: When Pigs Fly, we assume it will be in the same format, with 36 Levels and 9 special levels.
  • Sandbox: This seems to be a kind of free-for-all where you can build contraptions from a much bigger choice of components. Andrew mentions there are “four more levels” here, but the episode selection screen shows 100 stars. That doesn’t quite jive, so we will just have to wait for some more info.
  • Unlockable Bonus Episodes Based on the star count and what Andrew says we know there will be bonus levels. There will obviously be some levels that are unlocked by 3-starring a block of levels, but I’m hoping some are unlocked similar to how Golden Eggs are.
  • Updates: As is to be expected, Rovio is planing to release regular updates.

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By Inaba Himeko (@epicotaku)

Will there be a trial version on PC?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Not known

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By Inaba Himeko (@epicotaku)

Wow, that reply was quick.
And, how many levels are predicted at it’s release?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The stars in the images say 135, 135, 100. So that would be 45/45/33? The 100 is strange but who knows.

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By Inaba Himeko (@epicotaku)

Or maybe the 100 is 33 levels + 1 Golden Egg or some kind of special level that only counts 1 star when you meet the desired score?

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By georgeyves (@georgeyves)

we need some math here!

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By Inaba Himeko (@epicotaku)

It’s easy. Know the 1-star GE levels like in ABO?
Here:
33 (levels) X 3 (stars for each) = 99 (stars)
GE = 1 (star)
99 + 1 = 100 (stars)
TADAAA!!!

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By Harrystar6 (@harrystar6)

For some reason the freckled pig is kind off reminding me of Alex

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By Inaba Himeko (@epicotaku)

Yeah, me too. Both has freckles, both are kids and both are the main characters of their respective game.

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By georgeyves (@georgeyves)

both are creative.

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By nico (@nicobird)

piggies bad looks good are you going to put tutorials?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Yes we plan to cover Bad Piggies.

By Jumpluff

MAybe sandbox has many many things for stars…

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

At 1:04-1:07 in the video above, notice how the king pig’s face kind of moves around left to right and up and down as the contraption moves in 3D-ish graphics!

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By RayManUnited (@raymanunited)

Totally reminds me of Fantastic Contraption, but will be a welcome change from the slingshot!

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Agreed. Fantastic Contraption was the first thing I thought of.

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By Chris (@chriss)

What is Fantastic Contraption?

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By nacho18 (@nacho18)

Okay!!! I just start to use my New iPhone 5 ; 32 GB. And I am very impressed about the performance : about the video above. It is really crispy nice color and the screen take all 16.9 . Then the sound it is really nitid and clear . So question to Slim or any body: If the video show BP on 16.9 , means that the next game it is going to be for this new model of iPhone!!!!

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

Which iOS version is required for new game?
Will there be scoring or only staring?
Do you think there will be some in app purchases (like “super fuel”, rockets and similar things)?

By Cedrick

there is also a time limit to reach the goal

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Please read he post. Most questions are answered there.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@§slimfordy, I read full article carefully before I posted questions and didn’t find answer to any of them. As for iOS question I have iOS 4.3.3 and since game is brand new I am concerned that it would require higher iOS. My iPad is jailbroken and I am not sure if I can make an update without losing my datas.
As for scorin question it is obvios that there won’t be any scoring but I am not sure how to get 3stars on level. As@Cedric mention it could be time limit to complete level but there is no mention on getting (collecting) stars.
And finally I just wonder if there will be in app purchases. People mostly complain about PUPS in ABO that they are introduced in already established game and since Bad Piggies is new game it is oportunity for Rovio to introduce special items through in app purchases.

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By iamMighty (@iammighty)

1) I think it’s safe to say that Rovio won’t set the minimum OS specs very high. At the least 4.2 or 4.3 maybe.

2) You need to collect the stars “on the go”, i.e while moving or flying, you also need to collect the stars and there maybe other objectives too.

3) Can’t be perfectly sure about this. IAP’s maybe or may not be there.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

For (1) I would refer to the AB:Space requirements as a minimum, adding of course iPhone 5 and iPod Touch 5gen.

Angry Birds Space for iOS will run on iPhone 3GS/4/4S, iPod Touch (3rd, 4th gen) and requires iOS 4.0 or later (iPad requires 4.2 or later).

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

Since there is evidently no scoring, will ABN have a place to share your own creations?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We plan on having walkthrouh pages, but I don’t know about custom levels.

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By Josm (@josm)

there are millions of possibilities

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Of what?

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

I think he means, millions of possibilities to build a vehichel and complete a level.
But i guess that you will put your ideas to the nest

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By Josm (@josm)

yes, that is what i mean @platypus1234

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Sure, but how is that any different than Angry Birds and Amazing Alex? We just present 1 way for those who need help.

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By Abhijit (@abhijit)
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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

It’s going to be hilarious gameplay.

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By DrummerBird (@rockerbird123)

Motor De Luks XD

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By Travis (@travis-deever)

I like the Rovio creators. I think they’re busy every day with making new updates. Almost every month there is something new.
I’m looking forward to it! ( 0)> – – – – (^(00)^)

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

BadPiggies on Twitter say they are giving away codes for iPad and iPhone on Wed! Not clear what these codes will do.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Will allow you to download the app.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

a day early? interesting.. does it work for Itouch too?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The app is a scheduled release, so Apple already has it. It’s just not public. And yes, any iOS device. You just have to specify which (SD v HD)

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Does this mean you can download BP for free, or a day early or???

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Both!

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By Little Brother Bird (@platypus1234)

How

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

do you have to follow them, or just look at their tweets?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You’ll have to check their Twitter. I haven’t looked. I’m just reporting what I know based on mvnla2’s comment.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@AMSlimfordy — You seem to be reading more into my comments than I know.
@all — Bad Piggies say they will start tweeting codes at 12:01 am GMT 9/26. This is 5pm today PDT (I think — hope I got this right)!

By Sopipas

How do you get it? Link for tweet?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

The twitter link is:
https://twitter.com/BadPiggies
Not sure if you need a twitter account. You can also click on the blue t to the left of the search box on any ABN page. This takes you to the ABN twitter page. Once there, search for Bad Piggies.
Hope this helps.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Oops! What Bad Piggies actually said was 12pm to 12am GMT Wed. I was going to accuse them of having trouble telling time, but guess it’s me. So, if I now have it correct, this will be 5 am PDT Wed to 5pm PDT Wed (assuming I have the daylight conversion correct).

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

@MVNLA2 is it a code you redeem or search it in the appstore?

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By Balooon (@balooon)

I think I understand, the Bad Piggies will give a code, and all the people can use that code to download Bad Piggies, I’m right?

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

What you have to do when get a code? Will it be at BadPiggies twiter or AppStore twiter?
Two hours more to wait if I got it right.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

It’s cool for those who have time for following whole day. However it is not worth of waiting and losing hours. on Tweeter. I will wait until tommorow and gladly pay 2.99$.
@mvnla2, thanks for sharing information anyway.

By pig_popper

The first one redeem this code in the Appstore will get the game free and a guy named Dave Vadis already got it.

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By nacho18

I do not know if someone asked. The time o f release of BP. And it will be at Rovio or on the games section. Of course for Apple Store.!!!

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I have no answer to your question but updates are usually available from 9 a.m. CET. Amazing Alex was at Apple’s App Store at 9 a.m. CET. Last updates for ABSp and ABS were available at 12 a.m. CET.
Tommoroww I’m going to refresh App Store homepage every half an hour as soon as I come to office.

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By DrummerBird (@rockerbird123)

This game looks awesome! I can’t wait to try this out! :D

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Bad Piggies are BAD! Grrr! Ok, they started giving away codes on twitter at 6 am PDT. They are giving them out one at a time and they are single use. So I guess most of us still have to wait until tomorrow. When I last looked, they had given out 2 (count ‘em two)!

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

i tried one of the codes, they go micro-second fast!

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

So far they have given out 2 per hour (one iPad and one iPhone). You have a better chance of winning the lottery than being the first to get code into App store. And you have a MUCH better chance of winning the trifecta.

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By alfredhartojo (@alfredhartojo)

Tips : to win this code,I think best is this,1 Device to keep on the lookout for the code,and your iOS’s Screen ready to redeem the code on the appstore ^_^

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Yeah, but you also need a huge amount of luck to be the first to redeem. So far, in 2hrs 20 min, they have released 4 codes (2 iPad and 2 iPhone). Not worth the time and effort to try.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

I tried to get secnd one for iPad few secnds after tweet. Someone was faster.
@Angryboy I wish you good luck.

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By ZombieBird (@zombiebird)

Anyone knows what time will these little porkers are releasing tomorrow?

By Sweetgnlittlet

anyone know if there are exceptions to Androids? I can’t seem to download to my HTC aria and plan to get a new phone next weekend, but hate not being able to play and really annoyed that my internet searches don’t say any exceptions.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

This post specifically says that there are likely device-specific restrictions. However, you’ll have to ask Rovio for more details.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

in the forum, when i click the ‘ABN’ sign in the top left, it looks like the badpiggies

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Quick observation ;)

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

thanks! will it be on the main site too?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Already is.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

i cant see it

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Hard refresh.

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By Angryguy (@angryperson)

oh. i see it now, thanks

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