A Parent’s Guide to Piggy Boom (App)

Piggy Boom by FENIXS

Type: Action, War

Basic Idea: A group of pigs travels the world and building up their island by means of spinning a wheal.

Quality

Game Play: 4/5 Well Done: The game is a great game on the go. One spins a wheal to get money, attack others, or steal cash. After gaining the needed money, the player then upgrades their island and travels the world. One also unlocks different options, such as pets, monsters, and guilds, which help in attaining goals.

For social aspects, players can spend real money on things and play through Facebook, though this is not required to play it is pushed by the makers, especially the latter.

Graphics: 4/5 Well Done: The game is filled with cute, bouncy graphics of pigs and their travel destinations. The graphics have an eye pleasing appeal that crosses between simplicity and sweetness. It is filled with pigs, other cute animals, and flying ships.

Music: 4/5 Well Done: The music and sound affects fit the graphics of the gamy, cute and bouncy, relaxing and making one feel cheerful.

Overall: 4/5 Well Done: In brief, this is the most adorable war game I have ever seen. I recommend it to girls, and the occasional boy, who like games about conquering and developing cities.

Moral Content

Official Rating: E

Sexual and Inappropriate Content: ½/5 Slightly Suggestive: Pigs and humans wear bikinis and revealing clothes, and a character is shirtless.

Violence: 1/5 Light Cartoon Violence: Pigs are shot at islands and monsters as cannonballs.

Swearing and Using the Lord’s Name in Vain: ½/5 “Gee” is used at least once.

Emotional, Intense, and Disturbing Content: 1/5 Slightly Disturbing: Some children may find the zombies scary. Characters cry, smoke, and turn black when hit with pig cannons,

Religious Issues: ½/5 Brief Mention: There are Halloween themes that include ghosts, cupids, and zombies.

Magic: ½/5 Brief Mention: Decorations include dragons, Pegasus, unicorns, and witches. “Magical” is used for descriptive purposes.

Others: One pig’s clothing is clearly based off of Marilyn Monroe.

Overall: 1/5 All Ages Appropriate: Though some may not like the zombies or stealing aspects of the game, the game is overall appropriate for anyone that can understand it.

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