When Pigs Fly

Common Sense Media says

Similar to -- but not as fulfilling as -- Tiny Wings.

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What parents need to know

Ease of play

A simple story with words and illustrations explains how to play. The controls take some time to get used to, but they work fine. Games are scored, and high scores can be tracked using Game Center. However, there is not a wide variation in the difficulty of the game.

Violence & scariness

When Penelope runs into an alligator, the alligator opens his jaws and she disappears.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
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Consumerism

There is a link on the main page to purchase more apps by the developer.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

Minor privacy concerns. Players can opt in to Apple’s Game Center to track scores and achievements, and for some games, challenge friends. With Game Center, players can send and receive friend requests using an email address or Game Center nickname, revealing the first and last name associated with each party’s Apple ID and, in the case of email requests, the sender’s email address.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that When Pigs Fly is a basic game in the style of Tiny Wings. A pig who builds herself wings so she can fly slides along hillsides eating gumdrops or, with accurately-timed taps from the player, flying into the air to avoid alligators. Unlike similar games like Mighty Fin, there is not much variety between levels. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional.

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WHEN PIGS FLY, a very basic tap-to-jump game, is a nice introduction to the Tiny Wings genre, but don't expect any bells or whistles. Penelope gobbles up gumdrops (and gets gobbled by alligators) while the seasons change, but the difficulty doesn't.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$.99
Release date:October 5, 2011
Category:Arcade Games
Size:8.50 MB
Publisher:EnsenaSoft
Version:1.0.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later

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Teen, 13 years old Written byTheBombFunn June 8, 2013
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more like when justin bieber hits puberty

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