Parents' Guide to

Spicy Piggy

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tough but engaging old-school arcade game.

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This app is designed to be tough, but fans of old-school arcade games will find it to be as engaging as it is challenging. In Spicy Piggy, you're a pig who really wants a milkshake, so you run an obstacle course that's full of obstacles and bad guys as well as spicy peppers. Which means you have to not only jump and slide at just the right time, but also use your fiery breath to dispatch the bad guys and some of the barriers in your way.

While the controls may be simple, getting through these courses isn't easy. Not only are they crowded and complicated, requiring split-second precision and timing, but you also have only one life to give for your, uh, milkshake. Which is why this is like a really hard version of Super Mario Bros ... or a slightly easier version of Super Meat Boy. Either way, if you're someone who enjoys a challenge -- as well as old-school, two-dimensional games -- you'll find that Spicy Piggy is as good as, well, a milkshake after a spicy meal.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: March 8, 2019
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Publisher: Nitrome
  • Version: 18
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: April 15, 2019

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