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Piggly Christmas Edition: Fun Family Game for the Holidays

At a Glance
  • Generic Company Place Holder Piggly Christmas Edition

    PCWorld Rating

    Meet Mrs. Piggly, a pig on a mission to bake her piglets an apple pie for Christmas.

Poor Mrs. Piggly. All she wants to do is to bake her adorable piglets an apple pie for Christmas. To do that, though, she needs to go into the forest to pick apples and roll them back to her cozy little cottage--and that's not exactly an easy task.

Mrs. Piggly safe at home with her piglets.
Piggly Christmas Edition opens with a clear explanation of Mrs. Piggly's dilemma, and the first level is deceptively easy. But just when you think you're in for a ho-hum experience, out come the worms, and bunnies, and mud pits. It turns out that getting these apples back to the cottage unscathed is quite a challenge. Helpful tips teach you how to play the game as you go, but they don't make it any easier.

This demo seems quite generous--I played through several levels with no end in sight. One hint, though: You need to hit Esc to pause the game; if you wish to quit, you'll need to back out through several screens.

Piggly Christmas Edition is a fun game for children and adults alike. Now that the Christmas theme has been expanded in this recent version (1.22), it's even more fun for the holidays.

Note: The current price is 16 euros, which is about $20 at the exchange rate in December 2011.

--Kim Saccio-Kent

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At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Meet Mrs. Piggly, a pig on a mission to bake her piglets an apple pie for Christmas.

    Pros

    • Cute graphics and smooth gameplay

    Cons

    • Controls can be mysterious
    • Uneven implementation of Christmas theme
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