DS #2992: Pass the Pigs (Europe)

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  1. JPH
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    ^^ndsrelease-4045^^
     
  2. Just Joe

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    I missed out on this game when I was a kid. I remember seeing it in Woolworths and always wanted to play it, because I had a couple of friends that had played it, but I never bought it.

    Hopefully, THQ have at least made a good digital conversion of it so I can finally find out what the fuss was all about.



    A mobile version I think, hopefully the same on the DS.
     
  3. unz

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    Used to play tabletop PtP with a few mates while we drank bourbon. Good times.
    Can't believe THQ actually went and released it on the DS though.
     
  4. Pizzaroo

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    I still have a tabletop version of PTP! It's fun :{D
     
  5. michaelf

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    I'm so downloading this. My mom will get a hoot out of it when I see her this Christmas.

    PIG OUT!!!
     
  6. cosmiccow

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    hahaha awesome!

    *needs to find the original tabletop game again*
     
  7. Edgedancer

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    I have the original game of this. My mum is going to burst out laughing when I tell her that this is on the DS.
     
  8. sternrulez

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    They still sell the tabletop game. I have it from a LOOOONNNGG time ago, but it's still available at places like Wal Mart and Toys R Us.
     
  9. Electric_Wizard

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    I used to like it as a kid, but thinking back I can't imagine why!

    If memory serves, all you do is throw two dice sized pigs about and score points based on how they land. There may be a tiny element of skill in manipulating how they fall by hand but I think it's 99% luck. In which case I'm sure it'll make a truly terrible computer game.
     
  10. Just Joe

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    So I played this also last night, and give that it was my first time ever, it's very easy to get into.

    I checked online because I wasn't sure what was different from the really thing, well except for one really obvious difference.

    You role the dice by moving the stylus back and forth on the touch screen until you hit the green zone on the bar. Not as bad as it sounds I promise. The scoring the same except there is no "oinker" or "piggyback" scoring, just "pig-out". And also every-time your score one of the hands, you're give pig-bucks which you collect to upgrade your pig. This is essentially adding weight to one side to increase your chance of it landing there but you lose the upgrade if you "pig-out".

    There are three options of play. 1 Player is where you are given five rounds to score as much as possible and get on the High Score Table, 2 Player allows you to play a friend by taking turns on the same machine, and World Tour is against computer opponents of increasing difficulty.

    The opponents are represented by cartoon characters that lean heavily on stereotypes, and the backgrounds and music changes to match the environment. The AI early in the game consists of stopping once they scored a set score for their go, for instance one character always stopped at 15, even in the last round where he had 95 and I had 90 and he still passed. It does becomes less noticeable as the game goes on though, although you do get the sense you were protected from getting "pig-outs" earlier in the game.

    I'm not sure about the upgrading during the game, although I suppose it adds another level of risk and strategy, and the purists don't have to upgrade if they don't want to.

    Although it's OK as a 1 player game, I think this is better suited for 2 people travelling, who remember the table top game fondly.
     
  11. Oisterboy

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    I totally got this table top game from a BBQ place for free a few years back. THE BEST GAME EVER.

    If you can get the pigs to look like they are doing eachother you autowin! XD (at least in my version hahah)
     
  12. Szyslak

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    [​IMG] So let me get this straight. They took a simple dice rolling game and put it on the DS, and they want money for it? Are you shitting me?

    They can't possibly wonder why people resort to piracy.
     
  13. cardyology

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    pass the pigs is awesome!

    Not passed a pig for years...
     
  14. u4Wii

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    No lipstick? No dice [​IMG]
     
  15. pilotwangs

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    I used to play this when I was young,loved it.

    Might give it a go,see what it's like.