Aporkalypse Review

Aporkalypse Review

Apr 20, 2011

The four pigs of doom are said to herald the Aporkalypse, but something’s gone horribly wrong, and the Aporkalypse has begun early. The four pigs of doom may be pig-kind’s only hope for survival.

That’s the kind of bacon-flavored storytelling you can expect from Aporkalypse. This game oozes with goofy pig-centric puns and a light hearted story about the Aporkalypse, complete with an angel pig, and a devil pig.

The gameplay in Aporkalypse offers just as much charm as the story does. You take on the role of the four pigs of doom in their effort to save all the pigs from the Aporkalypse. Each pig has its own set of powers, and you need use the pigs’ powers together to solve each level. The game does a great job of rolling out new methods for problem solving, and teaching you how to be a better pig of doom. The levels become fairly complex later on in the game, forcing players to really stretch their brains in order to solve each puzzle.

While the story and gameplay are extremely engaging, the controls leave something to be desired. That “something” is precision. Each time you tap one of the directional buttons, the pig you’re currently controlling moves one square in the desired direction. From time to time, the game won’t register your button presses, leading you to hold down the button, which can result in your pig moving too far, and colliding with an enemy, or running off a ledge and falling down to a lower level of the map. For the most part, these issues are manageable, but it can be very frustrating when moving your pig one square too far by accident sets you back.

Aporkalypse takes a little bit of action, a heaping does of puzzle solving, and a sprinkling of story to create a delicious ham flavored pile of gaming goodness. The controls can get in the way of the experience from time to time, but for the most part, this game provides consistent and enjoyable gameplay. If you’re looking for a new puzzle game to add to your Android library, Aporkalypse is the game for you.

Aporkalypse Review Rundown

Graphics and Sound - Aporkalypse has a charming graphic style, and music and sound effects that are suited to the game.
Controls - The controls don't always work as intended, but for the most part, the game handles well.
Gameplay - The action and puzzle solving in Aporkalypse are top notch
Replay Value - Once you've beaten a level, there's little reason to go back to it, other than the sheer fun of it.
Overall - A solid game that belongs in any puzzle game fan's library.

App available on the Google Play Store »

Demo version is also available on the Google Play Store »

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