All eyes were on Rovio as they prepped to release a legitimate follow-up to the Angry Birds series that has defined them, and they successfully pulled it off with Bad Piggies [$0.99 / Free], proving that they're not just a one trick pony. Well, I mean technically Bad Piggies is still in the Angry Birds family, but it offered such a different type of game and with such a unique perspective from the Piggies' point-of-view that it really felt like its own thing, and would have been a great game even without any affiliation with the Angry Birds.

Anyway, if you haven't taken the plunge with Bad Piggies just yet then now is the time. Free lite versions have been released for both the iPhone and the iPad, and right now the iPad version Bad Piggies HD [$0.99 (HD) / Free (HD)] is actually on sale for 99¢, down from $2.99. In case you didn't know, we really liked Bad Piggies in our review and were quite happy when an update landed a short time later which added in new levels and content.

Oh, and along with the sale on Bad Piggies HD Rovio has also marked down ALL of the other iPad-native versions of their games, some for the first time ever. That's Angry Birds HD [$2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)], Angry Birds Seasons HD [$2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)], Angry Birds Rio HD [Free (HD) / Free (HD)], Angry Birds Space HD [$2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)], Angry Birds Star Wars HD [$2.99 (HD) / Free (HD)], and Amazing Alex HD [$2.99 (HD)]. Whew! Seriously, if you've got an iPad definitely take advantage of some of these sales, or at the very least check out some of the lite versions.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

    Rovio's iPad games are pointless, just use FullForce if you are jailbrooken and u get the the same content from the 1 buck version.
    So still ripoff, and dont even have iCloud...

    • cuw

      Very very few people have jailbroken any things at this point since almost all new hardware is uncrackable and iOS 6 will very likely never be jailbroken. Also the iPad apps are $0.99 and in high res as opposed to what I assume is just upscaled iPhone apps. I am more than willing to pay a little more for quality and rovio is offering that with their series.

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        I dont remember when i payed for resolutions on steam...
        And iOS 6 is already jailbrooken, they will release an untethred version for iOS6.1.
        Also A4&A5 devices are powned for life...
        Your argument is invalid in so many ways

      • Chefbot

        So edgy.

      • toxiccheese

        Wait... What? If a game releases on iPhone then I buy the iPhone version. If its on iPad only then I buy it on iPad. If its on 360 then I buy it on 360. PS3, then I buy it on PS3. So if I buy Mass Effect on Steam, should I demand to get it for free on XBOX360? Or WiiU? It's the same game anyway right??

        Universal games on iOS are a nice perk and we should be thankful that some developers even bother to release them as such because they don't have to. The amount of work that goes into a game is already a big undertaking and having to make it universal is not as easy as you think. Why some gamers feel 'entitled' to something for FREE is beyond me. Don't like it? Then don't buy it. Simple as that.

      • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

        iPhone and iPad is the SAME arhitecture with the SAME OS. And anyway, i have a lot of steam games that run on my Mac and my PC without to pay twice.
        It looks like some people just like to get rip offed.

      • Chefbot

        You sound like a smug dickbag,

        Just sayin'.

  • ImJPaul

    There's people who own iOS devices and don't buy all angry birds games on the day they release? I figured this was the standard.

    • http://profiles.google.com/fleshman1992 Laszlo Tuss

      Not all of the iUsers dump.

  • MarkyMarc

    I agree, Bad Piggies is definitely one you need to pick up if you haven't already. It's an absolute steal at $0.99. Wouldn't mind a Bad Piggies Seasons next year.

  • Carmen Les Toreadors

    Yes, join the Pork Side of Rovio :D