Unpleasant Horse



Dark, gory, and edgy jumping game that kills cartoon horses.

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Ease of play

The game requires a lot of skill to do well (it's pretty tough), but is quite easy to learn and the controls are simple.


In this game, you traverse the skies by jumping onto the backs of other creatures and sending them plummeting to their deaths in a sea of saw blades below. It's all cartoony, as the creatures are drawn in an overly cute manner, but it's over the top in terms of gore. Blood, bones, and guts spurt upward.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the main source of humor in Unpleasant Horse lies in watching cute, cartoon ponies get chopped up into bloody spurting pulps. Essentially, this is a skill-based jumping game: Can you make your horse leap from one platform to another without ever falling? Except the "platforms" are "Pritty Ponies," and each time you land on one, you force it down to its unseemly death.

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UNPLEASANT HORSE is a funny name, for sure. And the concept of My Little Pony-type critters getting violently demolished is the sort of edgy satire that will appeal to certain adolescents. But the game could be a lot more fun. The only other creatures you get to knock out of the sky are cute little birds and saccharine-sweet Pritty Ponies. Jumping from one to the other over and over loses its dark, twisted charm after a while. There aren't even multiple death animations -- the animals all get destroyed the same way. Unpleasant Horse simple doesn't have that addictive, let-me-see-if-I-can-get-a-little-farther-this-time feel that these types of games need in order to be successful. 

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:April 27, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Size:15.50 MB
Publisher:4th & Battery
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.2.2 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written byDrayoc December 13, 2011

Ok game

This game does have very mild blood, but it's extremely cartoony. It also sounds far worse then it is.


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