App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Old-school 2-D adventure with great, smooth controls.

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Ease of Play

The controls are very smooth and easy to use, and while the difficulty does ramp up as the game progresses, it doesn't do so too rapidly.

Violence & Scariness

Hoggy can "die" if he touches an enemy or a trap. When this happens he turns from a purple sphere into a purple splotch, sort of like a grape being squashed.

Sexy Stuff

The premise of the game is that "moon men" have kidnapped Hoggy's girlfriend and he must complete the levels to save her.


You can purchase "Hoggy's Lost Levels" for $.99 from within the app. There are plenty of levels to keep you happy in this main version, though.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Hoggy is a 2-D side-scrolling adventure game in the tradition and style of the old Super Mario Brothers games from the 1980s. There is a lot of strategy involved, and kids will see some very mild cartoony violence along the way. While enemies can hurt Hoggy, the purple blob himself has no attack.

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Kid, 10 years old October 17, 2010

Frustrating but very good.

Its hard. Trust me. But its still fun. The only thing innapropriate is when hoggy "dies" he becomes a pink/purple smudge that looks alot like blood. B... Continue reading

Is it any good?

One thing HOGGY has going for it is a wonderful nostalgia factor. It truly feels like something that would have appeared on the old Super Nintendo game system 20 years ago (Hoggy even sort of resembles '80s game hero Kirby) -- except that it also has fantastic tap-and-tilt controls that make playing on your mobile device a real delight. Any fans of retro-style video games should consider Hoggy a real treasure.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 25, 2010
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Size: 5.00 MB
  • Publisher: Raptisoft
  • Version: 3.0
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 3.0 or later
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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