A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
The game's piggish athletes get pleasure from sliding through the mud and tossing pitchforks in place of javelins. Multiplayer fosters a friendly competitive atmosphere.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a rudimentary and extremely short party game. There is little in the way of potentially offensive content, save some humorous shenanigans (the pigs are comically ugly, like to slide through the mud, and substitute pitchforks for javelins).
Is It Any Good?
Party Pigs looks nice enough. You can choose from a sextet of porky protagonists, all of whom are remarkably ugly yet oddly appealing, thanks to little details like their pot bellies, tusks, buck teeth, hair curls, and nose rings. The events are very accessible; most can be mastered within minutes, though engaging in multiple speed events one after another will likely leave your forearms burning. Harder difficulty levels increase the challenge.
What we've been given is acceptable. The problem is simply that Party Pigs is ridiculously short. With just nine events -- none of which takes longer than a minute or two to complete -- and nothing in the way of a story or ongoing career, it feels unfinished. Developer Destineer had the courtesy of making it a $20 budget title, but that's still much too expensive for what they've delivered. There are plenty of longer, better party games available for the Wii.
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