Pig Eat Ball

Developer: Mommy’s Best Games, Inc
Publisher: Mommy’s Best Games, Inc
Platforms: PS4, Switch, Xbox one, PC
Reviewed On: PS4 Pro
Release Date: 18/10/2019
Price: £10.99/$14.99
Reviewed By: Keith Lavelle
Review Rush was kindly supplied with a review code.

[ Introduction ]

I had no idea what I was getting myself into with Pig Eat Ball. I mean the name alone does not give much away apart from well the obvious. So with childish glee, I jumped into this out of world adventure. Let us say this one does not take its self seriously.

You are a Princess Bow, your father, King Cake a dessert headed monarch has decided that it is time to get married. Bow has other ideas, she enters a competition to win her freedom. She uncovers a plot that will destroy the Space Station Kingdom… also she is a pig.

Pig Eat Ball pac-man

[ Gameplay ]

The gameplay is simple as Bow you have to eat all the balls on a level. Simple yes? Okay yeah but a ton of fun! The controls are tight and responsive. For each level there will be a different number of balls to eat, each time Bow eats a ball, she gets bigger. As she expands, there will be gaps that she can not fir though, so what does any self-respecting ball eating pig do? Spew them back out in a trail of greensick as the balls bounce about the level. This made my glee skyrocket, it brought out the inner child in me; it was hilarious.

Each level is basically one contained mini-game with different rules, timed, collect and eat more than the others, for example. The games are simple to get to grips with, the difficulty comes with the player. They do get harder and demand more concentration, but they are not unfair. To get to a game Bow needs to slide or fly around the space station to find clams who give her the mini-game task. Once completed, you will get a pearl these are used to unlock the next game.

Want a bit more? Okay how about disguises, these change the appearance of Bow but also grant her special abilities that change how fast she can move or how far she can suck. The disguises are hidden thought the level and are tricky to find. Pig Eat Ball has more to give 4-player couch co-op. Some mental bosses. So much sick, you can fill the screen up with it is just glorious.

I really enjoyed my time here and was a fantastic game to play.

Pig Eat Ball boss

[ Visual and Perfomance ]

Visually Pig Eat Ball has a pixel-art set from a top-down view that gives the sense of gliding through the air. The world is bright, colourful and eye-catching, with some great designs. Each new area had something unique to offer in the way of looks.

There where no bugs I found while playing……unless its the ones you can make sick in the game.

Pig Eat Ball sushi

[ Sound ]

Sound is also done well, gets the job done. Nothing major to report from this section. The music fits well.

Pig Eat Ball mutiplayer

[ Conclusion ]

Overall, Pig Eat Ball is a blast to play, it is refreshing to play a game that is not serious and is fun to play. Which includes a level of difficulty that can be challenging but also not alienating.
I would say this is a definite buy, don’t judge a book by its cover.
 
Check out our review of 198X for more mini-game fun HERE!
8-10
GREAT

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