'Bad Piggies' Soars to Top of App Charts

Rovio releases sequel to Angry Birds

By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 27, 2012 1:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – Just a few hours after being released, Bad Piggies, the long-awaited follow-up to Angry Birds, is topping the app charts for both iOS and Android, reports CNET. In Bad Piggies, you change teams, manipulating the pigs instead of birds—players use umbrellas, wings, propellers, and other tools to find pieces of a map that will reveal the location of some primo bird eggs. iPhone and iPod versions of the game cost 99 cents, while the iPad's goes for $2.99; the Android version is free on Google Play because of a promotional tie-in with game-maker Rovio.

A demonstrator plays the new Bad Piggies game from Finnish company Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds.
A demonstrator plays the new "Bad Piggies" game from Finnish company Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds.   (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Vesa Moilanen)
A demonstrator plays the new Bad Piggies game from Finnish company Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds.
A demonstrator plays the new "Bad Piggies" game from Finnish company Rovio Entertainment, the creators of Angry Birds.   (AP Photo/Lehtikuva, Vesa Moilanen)
Bad Piggies is the Angry Birds follow-up by Rovio. Released just hours ago, the game is already at the top of the app charts for Apple and Android.
Bad Piggies is the Angry Birds follow-up by Rovio. Released just hours ago, the game is already at the top of the app charts for Apple and Android.   (Rovio: Bad Piggies Facebook page)
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