What do you get if you cross a pig with a bird?
Some kind of weird flying pig creature. Possibly with a beak. But I digress. What you actually get is Kamikaze Pigs.
Recently released for iPhones and iPads, Kamikaze Pigs is a destruction game from Chillingo and MostroGames.
What we have here is a game in the same mold as the wildly popular Angry Birds. You tap the screen to destroy your enemies over 40 plus levels of piggy carnage.
You can, of course go back to levels and redo them if you aren’t happy with the outcome of a level, you can get upgrades if you wish to destroy your enemies in bigger and better ways, get a free daily spin to increase your points, and, of course, there are in-app purchases to help you along should you choose to do so.
The premise is fun, the graphics and levels are nice and quite vivid looking, from Wild Pig jungle to Squealer’s Wood, the game world is easy on the eye.
The only real problem I have with Kamikaze Pigs is that occasionally things get a little bit too chaotic on screen, and it can be a bit of a chore to make out exactly how to destroy everything that you need to. The music can grate occasionally too, but that’s why I rarely have sound on when playing games on my iPhone.
But, having said that, I feel that this game is supposed to be one of those pick up, play, put down again games without needing a great deal of thought.
It’s not greatly addictive (Unless, like me, you feel the compulsive need to get five stars for every single level …) And there are also achievements to be had along the way.
All in all, it’s a fun little distraction of a game, with some good humour and it certainly has replay value. It’s not without its flaws, but you could certainly do a lot worse than paying 69p to blow up some pigs.
It does take a lot from the aforementioned Angry Birds, but at the same time it does try to be its own thing too. And it is (mostly) successful.
Kamikaze Pigs is available on the App Store now.