by A.J. Coltrane
Bad Piggies. If you’re not already familiar, here’s a pic:
It’s another physics-based game by the same folks that created Angry Birds. The object is to build a very silly machine and pilot it to the finish line. Crossing the finish line in one piece is optional, usually. The vehicle in the picture above features two drive wheels, two fans to help push, a little engine in the back, an umbrella to pull things along, and pop bottles for extra “oomph” when needed. Will that build work? As likely as not, yes. Oftentimes you don’t know until you try. I’ve had some strange looking stuff succeed when the obvious solution failed.
It’s free. There are tons of popups that are easy to click through. I’d guess that the pay version removes the ads. I got a bunch of hours out of Bad Piggies before sort of hitting the wall a bit — the challenges can get very challenging.
It’s a little silly *and* can be sort of brain-twisting. If you liked Angry Birds, or you just think that building fanciful machines might be fun, give this one a download. Highly recommended.