Bad Piggies Update Adds Road Hogs Mode, Ends Flight in the Night

The number one mobile game of 2012 (according to gaming-mogul IGN) is back with a lot of brand new content! Bad Piggies v1.2.0 is now available for iOS, Mac, PC, and Android via Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. This is the first update in several months, but Rovio has done a lot more than just add a few levels — which we knew from their tease a couple of weeks ago. Let’s be honest: Rovio has a thing for exceeding expectations.

Note for PC users: Make sure your Internet connection is stable before downloading the update, and make sure you have your activation key handy. We have had a few reports of activation being lost during the update, but re-entering the key should be sufficient. If you are overly concerned, you can also backup your data.

This update includes:

  • 30 new levels to finish off Flight in the Night. These are broken up into 24 “normal” levels and 6 “bonus” levels. Recall: You do NOT need to perform all three required objectives in a single run in order to obtain 3-stars on a given level. Our walkthroughs are live, so check out the Flight of the Night walkthrough page.
  • More skulls!. There should be seven remaining skulls are scattered across the 30 levels in this update. If you need help finding them, our Complete Hidden Skulls Guide will be updated soon!
  • New Sandbox level, unlocked for passing level 3-24. These are very different, requiring you to collect 20 star boxes scattered across the massive level, using as many contraptions and tries as you need. We will be updating our Complete Sandbox Guide soon as well.
  • Road Hogs Mode, which we have a bunch more details on below. Walkthroughs can be found here.
  • Angry Birds! This is nearly a full-fledged invasion! If you wake the Angry Birds near their slingshot, they will start firing at you, possibly wrecking your vehicle! With your help, maybe the piggies stand a chance… Note: We have not yet confirmed if the Angry Birds’ retaliation is retroactive in older levels, but we will update this whenever we figure it out!
  • Six new achievements in GameCenter!
  • New bugs? Repaired bugs? We have a forum thread and would love to hear from you.

Road Hogs Mode

The new Road Hogs modes in Bad Piggies appears on the second page of the Episode Selection screen, next to the Sandbox levels. Starting with the best news first, it’s completely free!

According to the description in Rovio’s YouTube video (see yesterday’s post if you missed it), Road Hogs features 6 time trial challenges. Also, there is now GameCenter Leaderboards for these time trials, so iOS players can compete globally!

These levels are incredibly difficult. The tracks are long and hilly, require timely toggling of engines, and will drive the impatient mad. And yes! We have walkthroughs!

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By Chris (@chriss)

Version 1.2.0 is out!

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Out on Google Play!

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Numbered v1.2.0, Road Hogs mode beside Flight in the Night.

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By Hidayat1999 (@hidayat1999)

Road Hogs is free of charge.
The birds have a circle icon. A white line will circle the icon if there’s some sounds. Quickly turn off the sound before they wake up!

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

That’s part of already paid game. Isn’t it logical that it is free of charge then?

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By LuKaZzZ (@lukazzz)

No, not really. Field of Dreams, for example, is not free of charge, but it is the part of the game.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@lukazzz Field of dreams is game in game for extra challenge and Road Hogs were advertised as game update.

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By LuKaZzZ (@lukazzz)

Road Hogs is game in game too and it really woudn’t be a surprise if it was not free in the first place.

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By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)

I haven’t been that complimentary of Rovio lately, but this update is absolutely brilliant. As others have already mentioned, it’s excellent that we now have competitive levels that lend themselves to leaderboard-type comparisons. But more importantly IMO, the new Flight in the Night levels are utterly spectacular. The ones I’ve played so far are amazingly creative and require some rather out-of-the-box thinking, which makes them very satisfying. It’s a good sign after some really poor AB updates.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I completely agree with you here (although I must say Pig Dipper was quite exceptional).

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@austinrhl I really like phrase “out of the box” thinking. Now we know why they waited since October with this update, it is sooooo amazing.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

I have to agree @austinrhl the Road Hogs update is great. Played the first two levels and what challenge to “beat the clock”. Constructing a vehicle for the second level will take some thought and will need to utilize a few more options that are unlocked.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

Huh, I hope you will make videos for Road Hogs, it is so difficult, i can’t even get two stars.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

That’s pitty that players can’t share their solutions via GC like in Amazing Alex. I wonder who will be the fastest.

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By PdB (@playdbird)

I thought you can do this on GC?

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By lostgreybird (@lostgreybird)

Can we expect a Leaderboard on here for Road Hogs

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We haven’t discussed this yet, but right now the leaderboard structure is too specialized toward Angry Birds to go elsewhere.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Maybe I should give an actual answer though. The answer is “not right now”, but we won’t say “never”.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

At least on level 2 of road hogs, the number and types of objects you can use are the same even if you only got 1* on level 1.
Can you explain how the GC leaderboard for road hogs works? Right now it lists my score as 34:68, which is my score on level 1. I have completed level 2 (a while ago now), but that score hasn’t been added. The top scores on GC are ridiculously low unless they are all just for 1 level.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Haven’t figured that out yet. I think there is supposed to be 6 leaderboards but not all are added… Not positive tho.

Query

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@amslimfordy did Rovio answer query?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Their QA team is checking.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Hmm — I wondering if there aren’t more objects in later levels depending on the number of stars earned? I see lots of tail stabilizers, but no wings, and it sure would be nice on some levels to fly all the way to the end.

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By AustinRHL (@austinrhl)

@mvnla2 @amslimfordy I can’t quite tell if you know this or not, but it appears that the availability of parts in Road Hogs is controlled by the total number of stars you’ve obtained in the other episodes. (I got a new phone a little while ago and none of the backup apps worked, so I only completed GHD, and not for three stars.)

I can’t give you a full rundown on the thresholds, but I can tell you that they increase as you move from left to right in the parts list, and that they increase as you move from R-1 to R-6. For instance, I currently have 108 stars in GHD, 66 in FITN, 15 in RH, and none in WPF or the sandbox. That’s a total of 189, which is sufficient to have unlocked all of the parts in R-1 through R-5 (however, many were locked before I got the extra stars from completing FITN). But in R-6, I currently have only the pig, metal boxes, wheels, and medium engines unlocked. The remaining parts all require additional stars in multiples of five.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@AustinRHL — Very interesting. As far as I can tell, I don’t have any locked parts; will have to study your pick a little harder.
I have all stars in Ground Hog Day and When Pigs Fly, but only 7 in Flight in the Night, and 100 in Sand Box. I did not purchase Field of Dreams.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Where did “pick” come from? Should be pic.

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

I have all stars with the exception of 122 in FITN and I have no locked boxes.

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By SuperC142 (@superc142)

Wow- I’m stunned that the update is actually available in the Amazon Appstore the same day as everyone else. That’s unprecedented.

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

… So it’s Good News for all BP Fans. Have fum playing :-)

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By eherrera32 (@eherrera32)

It’s really fun, Road Hogs is amazing and quite challenging too! :D

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

I don’t Play BP. Enjoy it :-)

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@AMSlimfordy — What do you think about my starting a forum to share Bad Piggies, or at least Road Hogs solutions?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

No need. We will have walkthrough pages.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

I guess that makes sense. Can we share links to pics in our album with time achieved?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

I guess I should also ask how soon there will be placeholder pages, so we can start sharing. Don’t mean to sound ungrateful or pushy, but I was hoping to share strategies sooner rather than later.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We’re hoping to start some walkthroughs soon.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

Thanks! I’m going to need all the help I can get on Road Hogs. The time stars are HARD, if not nearly impossible.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We’re still trying to get a few videos done, but we’re pretty close.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@mvnla2 I think it would be cool if people share their solutions on walkthrough threads. I just wonder what contraption those people with 12-15 second from GC scores made.

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By Peatree2 (@peatree2)

I don’t like the new menu layout on iOS, two separate pages. Makes it hard to see and remember that there’s more levels on the second page!

However I love the Angry Birds in this game! Definitely adds a new level of challenge :D

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By Joey (@joeyba)

what second page?

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By teogeo (@teogeo)

On tablets (or maybe just the iPad) the episode selection screen is splited in two screens (as you can see in slim’s video above).

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By Peatree2 (@peatree2)

Yeah, in AB Original they would have it so it’s one continuous page that you could scroll through, not separate pages. I hope this new format doesn’t come to AB original!

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By Chris (@chriss)

There was no need for a second page. There is enough space on one page for 5 episodes.

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By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

its all on one screen on my kindle fire

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By PK (@pokemonguy93)

Two pages in the PC version, first one with the main episodes and the second with Road hogs and the Sandbox mode.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@peatree2 I agree. It looks better on my phone then on my ipad.

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By Birds! (@theog)

@teogeo seems just for iPad. On my tablet it’s the same like the previous update

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By AngryBirdsSpaceMaster (@spacemaster)

The two-page format is on iPod Touch 4G as well.

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By Joey (@joeyba)

IPhone 4 : 2 Pages
IPhone 5 : 1 Page

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By teogeo (@teogeo)

I have a question: I can see that Mechanic Pig is available in Road Hogs as well. What kind of contraptions does he make there? Does he give a contraption that can finish the level with 3 stars (if controlled correctly) or one that can just reach the finishing line?

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@teogeo — It seems to me that the Mechanic Pig only gives you a contraption that can complete the level in WAY over the 2* score.

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By cosmo2503 (@cosmo2503)

@teogeo, Mehanic Pig is the worst IAP I ever made. I paid 9.99 USD for 65 and he didn’t help much. Hardy that any of his contraptions can get 2 stars.

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

@teogeo I paid for the Mechanic Pig and it constructed a vehicle that was able to obtain one star for Level 1 of Road Hogs. Modified the vehicle and obtained two stars. Can only assume it constructs a vehicle in the “right direction” of obtaining stars if the options are unlocked at the bottom.

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By maeflower81 (@maeflower81)

Challenging and fun update! My four year old son and I are having a lot of fun trying to beat the new levels! So glad I have a kindle now and this update was out on appstore! We used to only be able to play on PC and poor kid would be so disappointed when we had to wait so much longer for updates!

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By f91jsw (@f91jsw)

How about a Road Hogs leaderboard?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Answer above.

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

@AMslimfordy: PC version is now available for download! :)

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By brave1966 (@brave1966)

PC users: Make sure your internet connection is active before running the update. If wi-fi is not working, try a wired connection.

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By Aman (@amandeep)

After this PC update my Full game become demo version and asked for serial number

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Please read the note in the post.

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By Aman (@amandeep)

Which note please ?, I don’t understand

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The red text near the top of the post.

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By Aman (@amandeep)

I have lost my activation key

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Then you’ll likely have to purchase a new one. Per Rovio’s email with the activation key, “Please archive this email by saving or printing it in order to find the key later if needed.”

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By Aman (@amandeep)

Thanks @amslimfordy I will sent email

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By Aman (@amandeep)

But this did not happened during other angry birds update

By haha

happened to me also

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By Aman (@amandeep)

I think that there was installer bug with this update

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By Josm (@josm)

Rovio says by mail that this is an security for illigal copies of the game if you enter your activation key everything is allright!

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By thebestbird7 (@brianrivera1234)

Yes, this is a good way to prevents illegal copies, but in All editions in Angry Birds doesnt have this anti-copy security

But in 10 days you can found an alternative and illegal solution to get this game for free, rovio needs more security.

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

I don’t think the birds in the first 15 levels can fight you, unless of course they added slingshots in those levels too…..

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By theanonymoussomeone (@anonymousomeone)

I also hope black bird isn’t in this update…… Or Terence…..

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By Aman (@amandeep)

Yes, I also spotted there is no black bird. Is there ?

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By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

I saw also a BP Free Update was available. Why we dont see AB Free Updates!? What do you think about?

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By thebestbird7 (@brianrivera1234)

I like the new update of Bad Piggies, probably in the next update of the original game Angry Birds can battle against the pigs with their moving vehicles

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By Chris (@chriss)

V. 1.2.1 is out since yesterday. They fixed the leaderboard bug. Now there are 6 leaderboards for all Road Hogs levels.

But there is still a bug: the leaderboard shows always your most recent time instead of your best time.

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’ll check with Rovio about this. Thanks.

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By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

I agree with the new bug. GC only shows scores obtained since the update came out. Also, achievements haven’t been fixed for older IOS operating systems.

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By Chris (@chriss)

It’s not a new bug. Even before the update came out, GC always showed the last score instead of the highscore.

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By Joey (@joeyba)

I don’t know if the Tourist III achievement was bugged or not (I had traveled lots lots of miles ). But I got it directly when I opened the App after the update.

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By hazzoomh bird (@hazem-shihabi)

i got v 1.1.0 activated, when i updated it, they asked me to activate full version again in v 1.2.0,on pc, what shall i do?

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

If you still have your activation code, there shouldn’t be any problems.

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By hazzoomh bird (@hazem-shihabi)

i tried using it again but it says: Invalid Key . and i tried using a patch for 1.1.0 and it worked, when i updated to 1.2.0 they asked me to get a new registeration key!

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By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

We don’t support those who use hacks and patches.

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By Spacer (@spacer)

What does the “cap and spanner” button do?

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By Sith Bird (@altla-darkwinder)

Well, it will call mechanic pig and build the constraption for you if you stuck on a level!
Like space eagle & millenium falcon, it has a limited amount of mechanic pig!

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