[PlayStation 4] Pig Eat Ball Review

by EdEN, Owner

Pig Eat Ball from Mommy’s Best Games is a quirky top-down arcade-style release on PS4 with a bit of a Katamari Damacy vibe. Learn more in our Pig Eat Ball review!

King Cake, a King with a cake for a head, has decided it is finally time for his daughter to be married, which is why he has established The King Games, a series of tests in which the winner takes all and will end up being the one that marries Princess Bow. The princess, not wanting to leave how her life goes up to someone else, decides to pull from a classic plan of “I’ll disguise as a contestant, enter the games, and win!” While taking part of The King Games, she uncovers a plan that threatens the peace of the entire Space Station Kingdom, and she must now do all she can to put a stop to it before it is too late.

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Once she has put on her disguise, Princess Bow starts her journey into the games. In the first – and at that point only -open area she will meet Samson, the Royal Advisor and overseer of The King’s Games. He’ll advise you to visit the Royal Calms so that you can try to win a Pearl, which will then allow you to unlock new areas to visit. If you’re the contestant with the most Pearls, then you’ll end up winning the games! Each area will have a set of stages to complete, and once you’re done, you’ll be rewarded with a pearl.

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For this top-down arcade-style release, you’ll move Princess Bow around with the left analog stick, boosting with the X button, talking with other characters with the Square button, and barfing with the Circle button. You’ll always be sucking stuf in, and if you want to stop doing this, you’ll need to press and hold the Square button. You’ll have to move around each area as quickly as possible, eating up all the Yummies. Once you’ve eaten all the Yummies in the area, you can approach the next section so that the princess can squeeze in, barg up all the Yummies, fit through that spot, and carry on.

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You’ll need to be careful after you’ve done this, since the Yummies you had eaten will be covered in vomit, turning them into Barfies. If Princess Bow eats up three Barfies, then she’ll automatically barf once again, making you waste some valuable time. After a few seconds the Barfies will turn back into Yummies, making it safe for you to once again suck them into tour belly. While you can certainly take your time to complete each stage, the faster you are, the better the medal you will get.

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While the first set of stages are very minimalist and easy to complete – which is great since they actually serve as an extended tutorial of sorts so that you can -, later levels will start to expand in size and length, giving you a larger area to cover. Some will have different sections that will open up as you go, while others will have other characters that will get in the way of you completing the goal for that stage. They will end up keeping the Yummies away from you, either with their hands or by swallowing them, so you’ll need to boost into them to get what you need.

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As you explore each level, you should keep your eyes open for any disguises you could get your hands on. These will change what Princess Bow is wearing, as well as change how she controls. For example, you might find a great-looking Curly Mustache that will make it possible to have more control over Princess Bow while she’s boosting, while making it so that her suction has a shorter range. As you can see, there’s going to be a pro as well as a con for each of the disguises, so it will be up to you to decide which one is best suited for the level you’re taking on.

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Along with the regular stages there are also going to be several bosses that you will have to defeat. Each one will have a different movement and attack pattern for you to learn, as well as some very interesting designs. Just as is the case for each character that you’ll meet in Pig Eat Ball, every boss in the game is certainly is going to stand out. There’s a ton of content in this one, with over 200 stages to complete. On top of this, there are also some multiplayer mini-games for up to four players to participate.

Pig Eat Ball is an easy to pick up arcade-style game that is a blast to play on PlayStation 4. For $14.99 you’re getting a game with hundreds of stages to play, multiplayer mini-games to play, bosses to beat, and online leaderboards on which you can compare your performance with that of players from around the world. If you want to 100% the game, you’ll spend a lot of extra time playing this one as you try to obtain gold medals or every single stage. Are you up for it?

This Pig Eat Ball review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Mommy’s Best Games.

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