- Oct 25, 2017
Platform(s): Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One
PC - September 27th, 2018
PS4, Switch, XB1 - October 18th, 2019Genre: Action/Adventure.
Local multiplayer: 2-4Format: Digital
Developer/Publisher: Mommy's Best Games
What is Pig Eat Ball?
Pig Eat Ball is a game where you control an ever consuming character who must complete objectives, typically to eat/collect all the balls, in a level to progress and unlock new stages on the game’s multiple overworlds. The player increases in size with each ball eaten though so you may have to... expel them to enter different parts of the level. All while making sure not to take damage or eat anything that might make you vomit up everything you have collected so far.
What’s so great about it?
Variety! Pre-release there was a couple folk comparing the game to Mario Galaxy for that reason and I think it’s an apt comparison.
Mario Galaxy is a weighty comparison...
Yeah, I was a bit skeptical by the connection when I first saw it written out, but playing the Beta and then the final release really drove it home. Much like Mario Galaxy, Pig Eat Ball has a great variety of levels that will introduce a new mechanic, build on it incrementally and then eventually bring in something else, completely different, to start building levels on as the cycle repeats. You might start off just collecting balls but things go off the ways pretty quickly from there.
How long is the game?
Not all content is mandatory so I’d say about 8-10 hours depending on how much of the title you engage with.
Single Player or Multiplayer?
The game has both (local) multiplayer and singleplayer content. Up to 4 players can play competitive modes like a race to eat the most balls or smash the most blocks.
Game also features a level editor to make and share levels (PC version only).
Xbox One | PC | PS4 | Switch
Nintendo World Report: 8.5/10Pig Eat Ball is easily one of the best games I’ve played this year. Hell, it’s just a great game in general. Anyone who enjoys zany, creative games will probably find a whole lot to like here. In the end, this is an extremely fun, lengthy, and unique experience, and I’ve never seen anything quite like it before. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to go work on getting some more gold medals.
The adventure mode is the true winner here, as the unbridled mayhem keeps up a solid pace, only really faltering in the back half as it gets just a tiny bit long in the tooth. Pig Eat Ball is a ridiculous and preposterous game that is thoroughly unique, even if it often wears its arcade inspirations on its sleeves. That all being said, it’s a delightfully quirky experience that calls to mind throwback game concepts in a post-modern way.