Super Turbo Action Pig [rating: 3/5]
Super turbo action pig created by Joystick Generals is a limitless endurance game. You control the little pink pig, who is nicely strapped with an everlasting jetpack, avoiding the hazards that the nasty butcher Bill is sending your way. Butcher Bill by the way is the sausage obsessed phsyco out to kill your piggy friend.
The game play is simple, you have three levels of ability, easy, medium or hard and if you don’t change them at the start of the game it will start you at medium. Once you are in the game all you will be controling is one button. A big red turbo button, if you press it your pigs jetpack ignites and floats you up in the air, if you let go of the button it slowly falls back down. Easy as that! Well almost, your little turbo action pig moves along the screen from right to left and coming towards them from left to right is butcher Bill’s sausage tools hoping to catch you out and slice you to pieces.
You basically dodge the tools by going up or down. For every item you miss you get one point. If you do get caught you lose your life and a bottle of tomato sauce splatters all over your screen. Of course its not going to be real blood the developers nicely pointed out no actual pigs were killed in the making of this game!
The aim of the game is to score the highest in points that you can. It is a one player game where you try and beat your own highest score. The game also is Open Feint enabled so you can join in the achievements and high score leaderboards online with other players.
The 2D cartoon graphics are fantastic, the artwork was done by the same people who did Trenches and the chubby piggy character fits in really well. The sound effects are quite cool, the turbo pack really does sound like one when it ignites and the splattering of sauce is quite effective. Their choice in the music isn’t all that good either but luckily there is a volume control in the settings to turn it down.
The game is fun and addictive and really a unique idea, I don’t think I’ve seen any other flying turbo pigs in the app store recently. The game itself is pretty limited though, because there is only one game mode and I would imagine any serious gamer would stop playing it after a while. The game could definitely do with more levels. Having said that any endurance game like this is great for filling a bit of free time now and then.
- Easy controls
- Great 2D graphics
- Open Feint enabled addictive gameplay
The Not So Good
- Only one game mode
- Very repetitive, likely to lose interest very quickly.
Super Turbo Action Pig Launch Trailer
Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Released: Mar 10, 2010
1.0 (iPhone OS 3.0 Tested)
Size: 6.1 MB
Seller: Christopher Wilson
© 2010 Joystick Generals
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch. Requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later.