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[[caption-width-right:350:Waaaaa-ho-ho-hee!!]]

The long-rumoured POVSequel & spin-off to ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'' finally came out in September 2012 for iOS and Android pads and phones (but not some phones since it's too complicated for them).

No, it's not shooting pigs at birds, mind you[[labelnote:*]]although there's plenty of that in ''Angry Birds Franchise/StarWars II'' -- the King Pig mode in the original ''Angry Birds'' doesn't count since you're shooting at eggs[[/labelnote]].

In the ExcusePlot[[labelnote:Note]]for the first episode of the game called "Ground Hog Day"[[/labelnote]], an innocent freckled pig inadvertently shreds the pigs' map of the location to the birds' eggs and is sent by King Pig to retrieve all the pieces. This leads to a PuzzleGame in which you have to guide your pig across a screen full of obstacles after building a vehicle appropriate to the screen's specific challenges. Like ''Angry Birds'', there are three stars available for each screen, but while one is always achieved simply by winning, the other two are achievements based on beating the screen with specific challenges:

* [[FollowTheMoney Collecting star-decorated boxes]].
* Winning within a [[TimedMission time limit]].
* Winning the screen with [[NoDamageRun no damage to your vehicle]].
* [[SelfImposedChallenge Winning the screen without using a specific component]].
* [[EscortMission Carrying King Pig with you]].

The first update added a third episode called "Flight In The Night", where [[VillainProtagonist your pig actually is]] [[MacGuffinEscortMission carrying a stolen egg]] across the screen. The second update features [[HeroAntagonist the Angry Birds themselves]][[labelnote:Note]]Red, The Blues & Chuck are the only birds appearing in the game[[/labelnote]], who would fling themselves at you [[StealthBasedMission when you wake them up by making too much noises]]. They eventually become a recurring obstacles in the future episodes such as "Tusk Till' Dawn" & "The Road to El Porkado", even when your pig didn't steal their eggs at all.

On April 2014, the game received an animated adaptation called [[WesternAnimation/PiggyTales Piggy Tales]], where the series focused on Minion Pigs as they doing their trademark antics on their daily life.

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!!This game provides examples of:

* AdventurerArchaeologist: Your pig takes on this role in "The Road to El Porkado" episode, complete with [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indiana Jones]] hat.
* AllJustADream: The "Tusk Till' Dawn" Halloween level ends with the pig waking up from the nightmare he's been through.
* TheAllegedCar: What you have to build on most screens. In later levels, you get to build the alleged ''plane''.
* AllegedlyFreeGame: The first update introduced a new sandbox screen that you have to pay to access.
* AndYourRewardIsClothes: One update introduced a custom-skin system with dress-up costumes for both Freckled Pig and King Pig along with decorative versions of device parts.
* BackstoryHorror: When you notice that some of the skulls have [[CoolHelmet Wehrmacht helmets]] or red moustaches, like some pigs in ''Angry Birds''.
* {{Balloonacy}}: Balloons show up in the second episode[[note]]which become third episode after "Rise & Swine" episode take over the place [[/note]] as way to lift pigs and contraptions.
* BlackoutBasement: Some levels in "The Road to El Porkado" have dark areas that can only be illuminated by a light attached to your vehicle (if one is available) or by buying a NightVisionGoggles power-up.
* BonusDungeon: The cave screens that are unlocked by gaining a specific number of stars in a block of normal screens, which are a bit more difficult. (In the plot, Mechanic Pig accidentally drops his cap down a hole and your pig has to retrieve it.)
* BribingYourWayToVictory: If you're completely stuck, you can buy a mechanic pig who will come and build the ideal vehicle to win a screen.[[note]]or just Google a walkthrough[[/note]]
** As of the fourth update, power-ups are now available (specifically, glue that holds the vehicle together, a magnet that attracts Star Boxes and desserts, and a turbo-engine that makes your engine even faster), as well as a "Super Mechanic" that builds a vehicle that allows you to earn a level's three stars more easily. However, you don't buy them with money, but you get them by collecting cakes while playing the game and feeding them to the King Pig.
* ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes: Pairs of glowing eyes in the dark levels indicate a spot that will drop you something (usually a star box or a random obstacle such a TNT box) if you illuminate them.
* CatapultToGlory: Some screens can be won simply by sitting your pig on a box of explosives and hitting the detonate button.
* CompanionCube:
** The birds' egg in the third episode of the game
** The Trick-or-Treat basket in the first half of the [[AllHallowsEve Halloween Episode]].
** Later levels in "The Road to El Porkado" have a huge stone pig-god sculpture, which you can use to smash things, hold down switches, and collect star boxes & desserts but not required to bring it to the finish line.
* CoolCar / CoolPlane: You have to build these in many screens.
* {{Crossover}}: With the episode "Red's Mighty Feathers" in the original game, where Red defends a lone egg from pigs in various contraptions. Not to mention the actual "Bad Piggies" episode.
* DemotedToExtra: The Angry Birds, at first. They're ''nowhere'' to be seen in the first two levels, but occasionally appear sleeping in the third.
** AscendedExtra: At first the sleeping birds are just scenery, but later on you could wake them up by making too much noises, at which point they will jump into the nearby Slingshot and fling themselves at you.
* EasyLevelTrick: [[spoiler:There's at least two screens[[labelnote:*]]1-7 & 1-20[[/labelnote]] where you can get three stars simply by putting your pig on a slope with no vehicle and letting him roll all the way down the screen under gravity.]]
* EscortMission: In some screens you have to carry the King Pig to get one star, as well as your normal pig.
* ExactTimeToFailure
* ExactWords: It's possible to win a NoDamageRun star if your vehicle reaches the finish point undamaged, even if it's flying through the air at the time and smashes to pieces when it hits.
* FollowTheMoney: Most screens have star-boxes you need to collect to get one or more of the stars.
* FreelookButton: And you'll need it.
* GottaCatchThemAll: Some screens have skulls hidden in hard to reach places. Collecting them isn't necessary to get stars, but unlocks access to additional Sandbox levels.
** "The Road to El Porkado" replaced these with idols that you could collect in the dark levels either by shining a spotlight on them with your flashlight or simply drop your pig to them.
* GrapplingHookPistol: The second portion of "Rise and Swine" introduces this as a gadget.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: The names of sets of levels are usually some kind of pun on pigs.
* JailBake: One of the useless things that King Pig may belch out when you feed him cake is a file.
* LargeAndInCharge: King Pig being so much bigger than the regular pigs becomes a game dynamic, as it can make building and piloting a device even more challenging.
* LevelAte: "Tusk Till' Dawn" has settings made out of food, in the middle of creepy atmosphere.
* LostCity: The setting of "The Road to El Porkado".
* LuckBasedMission: The physics engine is not 100% deterministic, so sometimes whether you win a screen or not depends on which way the pig bounces.
* MacGuffinEscortMission: In "Flight In The Night" episode, you have to escort a stolen egg.
** An update for Halloween 2013 includes levels that require you to escort a jack-o-lantern.
* MadeOfIron: Your pig, the King Pig, and the egg can take a hell of a lot of punishment and still win the screen, as long as they get to the finish marker.
** As opposed to VideoGame/AngryBirds, where rolling slightly off-place can kill them.
* NoDamageRun: Some screens require you to complete them with no damage to your vehicle to get a star.
* NoobBridge: A number, for instance [[spoiler: that you can stack balloons vertically and still have them all attached to your vehicle.]]
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Required to solve certain levels. No one ever said your vehicle had to have wheels. Or be positioned right-side up. A few levels even apply this trope literally by requiring you to place the pig outside of the vehicle.
* ParasolParachute: Used as parachutes, and also some vehicles use motorised parasols to pull themselves across the screen.
* PlayerVersusPlayer: The "Cake Race" mode introduced in the winter 2016 update, where the player must get a high score by collecting all the cakes in a course before time runs out.
* PowerUpMagnet: You can buy a literal one to attact Star Boxes and desserts.
* RocketJump: With actual rockets, and boxes of explosives.
* SelfImposedChallenge: Some screens require you to complete them without using a specific useful component to get a star.
* SequelDifficultySpike: Many people consider this as being more difficult than ''VideoGame/AngryBirds'', as some screens are impossible to complete unless you come to a specific realisation. On the other hand, once you get the right intellectual idea, it's usually easier to win your stars than it is to win three stars on some of ''Angry Birds''' harder and more luck-dependent screens.
* ShoutOut:
** The Halloween 2013 update gives the pig an assortment of Halloween masks, including references to ''Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs'' and ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''. Also, the Halloween level is called "[[Film/FromDuskTillDawn Tusk Till' Dawn]]".
** One of One-Star custom-skin for TNT is a [[Franchise/CrashBandicoot NITRO Crate.]]
* StarShapedCoupon: The star boxes.
* StealthBasedMission: Later screens in the third level feature birds that can be disturbed from their sleep and consequently fling themselves at you from a nearby slingshot.
* SubSystemDamage: Should any critical parts break off, you cannot use them again, for example, losing one of the fans on your contraption makes said fan useless.
* TheCameo: [[WesternAnimation/MajorLazer Major Lazer]] in a pig form is making appearance in the second cutscenes of "Tusk Till' Dawn" where he stole freckled pig's trick-or-treat pumpkin along with some zombie pigs. Nonetheless, he also the one who made the remix song of "Shuffles & Spawn" which used in this halloween episode.
* TimeTrial: The "Road Hogs" mode is a series of levels dedicated to this trope.
* TimedMission: Some screens require you to complete the run within a time limit to get a star.
* VideoGameCaringPotential: You can make special efforts to give your pig a smooth ride, and some screens will reward you for doing so. On the other hand...
* VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
** Some screens require you to blow him the hell up.
** There's a huge amount of {{slapstick}} fun to be had when some crazy contraption fails spectacularly.
* ViolationOfCommonSense: Some of the easiest victories involve machines that would make little to no sense if it weren't the pigs driving them. For example: packing TNT, complete with manual detonator, on board for extra propulsion.
* WackyRacing: The basic concept.
* WallCrawl: The "Rise & Swine" level introduces vehicles with sucker-wheels that can do this.
* VillainEpisode: You play as the pigs who try to steal the birds eggs.
* UniformityException: Freckled Pig, the player character of the game, can be told from the other pigs solely by the fact that he's the only pig with freckles on him.
* WideOpenSandbox: The appropriately named "Sandbox" level does have some stars to collect in its individual screens, but is mostly designed to let you build crazy vehicles and practice driving/flying them around.
* WreakingHavok: The game is basically one big physics puzzle.
* WrittenSoundEffect: Every time one of your contraption parts break off, words such "KRAK!" & "SNAP!" would pop up. Also "BANG!" whenever your spring-loaded boxing gloves hits something.
* YankTheDogsChain: After the pigs finally get away from the birds in "Flight in the Night", [[spoiler:the egg that they stole turns out to be a rock that The Blues painted white to mess with them]].
** [[spoiler:Not to mention that in earlier episode, "When Pigs Fly", The Blues also faking the eggs location by painting them on the pigs' telescopes they using the whole time, making their effort to retrieve all the map pieces (Twice!) were completely pointless]].
* YouthfulFreckles: Used to make your pig seem more sympathetic.

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