I honestly had no intention of playing any more Angry Birds games after my four day romp through the wilderness that yielded very little opportunities to play games, except for a whole lot of Angry Birds on my phone before I wore the battery down. After coming back into the grid and posting about my game playing of Angry Birds, my amigo Ben pointed out on Twitter that I should just do a whole week of Angry Birds, to fulfill my "Week Of..." series for the month of October. Whether or not he was actually serious when he suggested it, the idea grew legs on the social media site and a legit discussion came about of if I could do it, and more importantly, if I should do it.
Well, considering I had four games consecutively already done and out of the way, and because there just happens to be seven Angry Birds mobile games available right now to play, it was like the stars aligned and a sign from the heavens beckoned me to fulfill the semi-controversial Week Of Angry Birds to the end. Except, this isn't the actual "Week Of..." for October, this is merely the Official, Unofficial Week Of... Angry Birds.
Confused? Don't be. Just sit back, relax and read about some more Angry Birds. Or don't. You might as well, though, since you're already here, right?
First thing you probably noticed is that this isn't an actual Angry Birds game, per say. It's a spin-off game, actually, giving the villains of the Angry Birds franchise, the spotlight for a change. The pigs, also known as the Bad Piggies, finally got their own game, free of being beat up and bullied by the flock of birds constantly being flung at them via cartoonishly large slingshots. But this game isn't at all what you think it might be, if you're not already familiar with it.
Instead of trying to eliminate the threat, you are faced with the challenge of somehow getting the pigs from the start of the level to the end, hopefully accomplishing the mini-accomplishments along the way. Since they are pigs and not birds, they don't have the gift of flight, so they are reduced to using homemade contraptions that will propel them to their goal. And you, the player, has to build the vehicles.
Playing the game for the first time in a really long time, I instantly remembered why I gave up on in when I did. The game is ridiculously hard, especially if you're not in a puzzle solving type of mood. Sure, you struggle your way to the finish line on even the hardest of levels, but if you are a completionist, be prepared to put your thinking caps on. It's not based strictly on luck and skill shots, but actual in-game engineering along with a lot of trial and error needs to happens to perfect each level.
I love the challenge of the game, even if it's not a true Angry Birds game. But it was a nice break from the wash-rinse-repeat formula of the franchise, that's for sure.