The epic war between pork and poultry has finally wormed its way into the line drawing genre of games thanks to the fine folks over at Pan Vision AB / Tactile Entertainment. I never knew that pigs lived in trees, but apparently they do and the woodpeckers don’t like it. The premise is quirky, but the visuals are fun and the game itself is quite challenging. The different types of birds also bring some interesting elements into play. If you thought you were done with the whole pig / bird conflict, here’s a good enough reason to join the fight once again.
Talking about catapult type games, there’s no question that the top one on anyone’s mind right now, as well for the whole 2010, is Angry Birds. But whatever some may think, the genre itself is rather old. Born originally from the unique Yeti Sports: Penguin Toss, known at the time of its release back in 2004 as Pingu Throw, it has been a favourite of Flash developers ever since, and almost every kind of variation fathomable has been done at some point. So keeping in mind that the dreaded birds vs. hogs didn’t actually invent anything, let’s take a look at the most recent release hoping to claim Angry Birds’ crown – Pirates vs. Ninjas vs. Zombies vs. Pandas.