Power Piggs of the Dark Age

a game by Titus
Genre: Action
Platform: SNESSNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 1 review, 3 reviews are shown
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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Power Piggs of the Dark Age
Power Piggs of the Dark Age
Power Piggs of the Dark Age
Power Piggs of the Dark Age

A doughnut-loving pig is the star of Power Piggs of the Dark Age. Younger 4 gamers will have a pretty good time with this hammy hero.

Your pig does some mean platform jumping, sword slashing, and doughnut tossing through a variety of medieval settings. The controls are fine—simple and effective—and there's a nifty float move when you leap over a blowhole.

The graphics are cute and cartoony, at least as good as what you see on Saturday mornings. It's the sounds, however, that steal the show. All kinds of grunts and oinks add humor, and fast-paced music propels the action.

ProTips:

  • At the end of the West Blowhole Forest, use the blowholes to float above the dragon so that you can strike from a safe distance.
  • In Beautiful Downtown Pigg, jump around inside the buildings to find hidden staircases which lead to goodies.

OK, so it's not as sophisticated as Earthworm Jim. This game isn't trying to be. The Power Piggs are saviors for kids looking for a decent new SNES game. Play it, and remember how good this would've seemed back in 1993.

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SNES

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed

Game Reviews

Can you believe it, my little dumplings? Titus is one of those rare publishing companies that hasn't jumped ship on the 16-bit market, and to prove its loyalty to you, the consumer, the company is preparing to unleash the epic adventures of the Power Piggs of the Dark Age. Unsuspecting public, watch out!

Although you won't find it in any history book sanctioned by The Man, anthropomorphic pigs once flourished in medieval Europe.They were poets, merchants, sailors, and yes, even warriors. In Power Piggs of the Dark Age you can be a Pigg, and if you so desire, a friend can be a Pigg right alongside you.

Bruno and his Pigg mates must defend their land (and their local donut shack) from the forces of Wizzard. Not only does Wizzard want to take over the Piggs' land, he wants to eat them.Yup, if you fail you will be cannibalized and made into bacon, sausage, short ribs and Lunchables™, so don't fail.

Power Piggs is a fairly traditional platform/adventure game, but don't expect it to be cliched; the Piggs have a variety of weapons at their disposal, as well as unique moves like the "Butt Slam."

Power Piggs of the Dark Ages. It's wacky, it's mirthtasic and I would say it's completely ridiculous...that is, were it not for the fact that this game is aimed at kindergardeners.

Power Piggs tells the story of a group of medieval hogs that must defend all that is good (to eat) from the evil Wizzard, bent on seeing you them like bacon.

This is your basic platform game and it works well for the audience that it's targeting. The puzzles and difficulty of the game are challenging, but not overly tough for the kiddies. And for those of you out there who are (or have) small children who haven't yet been warped by the MK mentality of video gaming, this will be an enjoyable little adventure.

There are plenty of wacky shenanigans and cutesy goings-on to keep 'em laughing and, hopefully, attentive. Also, the pigs have a variety of weapons at their disposal, so that should keep gamers excited. A good time for those still young enough to enjoy it.

Graphics - 7

Sound/FX - 6

Gameplay - 6

Rating - 6

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