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Piggy Woogy – iOS App Review

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Piggy Woogy is a gaming app that combines strategy and action into one neat package.

Developer: Jdea Co., Ltd
Price: $1.99/£1.49/download here
Version: 1.0.0
Released: January 25, 2012
Size: 15.4 MB
App reviewed on: iPhone 4
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad/iOS 3.1 or later
Rated: 4+

Our Ratings

Graphics/Sound: 3 out of 5 stars
User Interface: 3 out of 5 stars
Gameplay: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Re-use/re-play value: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Introduction

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The gist of this app is to get rid of the bad guys, in this case wolves and let the good guys, Piggy and Porky live a quiet life in their fairytale castle. Well, what that conjures up in your mind may actually be quite different to the game in hand. Nonetheless it’s quite exciting. To some extent this is a jewel matching game and we’ve all seen a lot of those but in other respects this one has a few unique factors up it’s sleeve.

Tutorial

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There’s a decent tutorial with this app to make sure you maximize your enjoyment and within the tutorial itself you can learn about the radical strategic aspects of this game.

Basically, you’ve got wolves continuously climbing up the columns intent on reaching and eating your friendly female pig, Pinny. The male of the pair, Piggy, is determined to save her and fights back by dropping blocks to stop the wolves climbing up the castle. In his armory, Piggy can utilize oil, causing the wolves to slide down to the bottom of the castle. Piggy can also unleash ice to freeze the wolves in place for a short amount of time. Or, if all else fails Piggy has the shuffle icon which moves all the blocks around and causes all the wolves on the wall to vanish. Although, the wolves that do vanish do not count towards the score or catch count, in this instance.

You can speed up the recharge of the oil, ice and refresh icons faster by clearing more blocks.

Wolf Styles

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There are five types of wolf or Woogy as they like to be known. There’s the standard Woogy, he’s quite easy to catch by causing the blocks in any column the wolf is on to shift.

Then there’s the Balloon Woogy, he uses a balloon while falling to climb up again.

Thirdly there’s Rocket Woogy, he uses a rocket to jump up to four blocks high from the ground.

Fourthly, there’s Power Woogy, to catch this wolf you have to clear the blocks the Power Woogy is holding.

Finally, theres Balloon Power Woogy, he is the same as Power Woogy but is equipped with a balloon to climb back up.

Special Functions

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Apart from the oil, ice and refresh special functions that we have already mentioned there are also additional functions that will help you get rid of those pesky Wolves. You can make ‘magic’ by matching specific blocks, such as bombs.

Games Center

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This app has Game Center functionality too so you can see how others are doing.

Conclusion

 

Well, this game is not going to necessarily increase your grey matter but saying that it is very addictive and good fun. For kids it’s something they would enjoy and we can see this app becoming very popular. Why not give it a try for yourself, and don’t forget to let us know what you think afterwards.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
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Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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