When I first bought this game at Blockbuster for only $6, I wasn't expecting much, but when I played it, I was totally blown away. This game is so wacky and original, it's a refreshing change from some of the more serious and dark war games out there. The basic idea is, there are two to four teams of pigs who take turns attacking each other with human weapons. The fact that you take turns attacking, of course, offers endless strategies. The voice overs are great, and they actually change depending on which country you chose. There's Russia, Germany, France,Japan, and of course, U.S.A. And they aren't just pigs in appearance. They actually grunt and snort between attacks, and they squeal when they get injured There are literally hundreds of lines that can be heard coming from the pigs when they attack, when their turns come around, and when they die. For example, the Russian pig Husky will sometimes say "This potato is for you!" just before dropping a mortar shell on another pig's head. The weapons have a nice variety, too. They range from everyday weapons like the sniper rifle or flamethrower, to some more original weaponry like "madness gas", which makes any pig it comes into contact with run around in a craze. There are also several air attack weapons which allow you to attack any pig from any location, instead of just those that are in your plain sight. There are also vehicles you can use, like tanks; attack bunkers; and huge, manually operated cannons. Four people can play the game with one controller so you don't need an expensive multi-tap to turn your friends into bacon. The one player mode offers a nice challenge, too, and it will take some strategy to defeat the computer players. For a nice, family-friendly blast fest, find this rare game and pop it into your Playstation 1 or 2.
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