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iMPig Review

By , on October 14, 2009


iMPig
Download on the AppStore
2 out of 5

PROS

  • Decent cartoony visuals, with a few varied level designs.
  • Interesting concept and game style.

CONS

  • Awkward gameplay and game mechanics, particularly the upgrade system.
  • Definitely not the greatest control scheme in the world.

VERDICT

While ImPig employs some odd and new concepts, the gameplay is just too awkward to make this game a worthwhile purchase.


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ImPig is a truly bizarre game where players take control of a cowboy pig who, when walking his young piglets home is attacked by a big bad wolf. You take refuge on a stack of mushrooms and must defend your pigs from the wolf and his minions by shooting arrows at them and collecting wolf tails to power up your main pig.

Players will use a bow and arrow to kill the advancing wolves and must aim as accurately as possible as you have a limited amount of ammo. You will tap and drag a line of fire to shoot but if any wolves get past you, they will make a tower to advance on your piglets. As you collect wolf tails, you’ll be able to power-up your pig or enable traps to help you. And at the highest cost of tails, players can turn your pig into Spider-Man or Batman; a conflicting infringement of two separate comic universes.

Both the cartoony visuals and the sound are solid and cannot warrant any real complaints; except that players cannot use their iPod instead of the jazzy lounge music. The game features one single game mode and does have access to decent leaderboards, including global and country rankings.

ImPig is just too nonsensical and contains too many game issues to be an enjoyable experience. You’ll find yourself wondering what exactly you bought and struggle to find something to enjoy in the game. The controls aren’t great and neither is the gameplay itself. Do yourself a favour and skip this game, if not for yourself then do it for the piglets.

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