Hey, PHB readers! Tall Cactus here (I’m the one on the left above, and Marshmallow is on the right). If you have gone on Pop recently, you may have noticed the Adventure Pig ads. You know, the app being made by StoryArc Media, Poptropica’s new-ish parent company. Adventure Pig released to the Netherlands and Ireland less than two months ago, but now – good news, it has released worldwide!
And, don’t forget about me! Marshy’s here too, with more information on the new app! After downloading, and seeing the StoryArc Media logo, you might recognize the background music from somewhere familiar: it’s the starting music to the Poptropica app, with some trumpet mixed in there too.
Yeah, and the clicking noise is the exact same as the Poptropica app’s. Oh well, the music that actually plays during the game levels sounds original, at least.
You also get to choose your age at the beginning of the game, possibly to set the difficulty throughout the game. You can choose ages 1 through 99, so I’m pretty sure this is available for the whole family, as the description of the game says. There are 150 levels in all, and they seem pretty basic. Your goal is to get the Adventure Pig to land safely on the landing without touching the mud. You click on items underneath the pig to have him fall all the way to the landing at the bottom. There’s also a chicken next to Adventure Pig… you might get an extra star for having the chicken land safely, but we’re pretty sure if the chicken lands in the mud, it won’t affect your score.
It’s actually a bit harder than it looks, at least for me! (Marshmallow seems to be much better at it.)
You can download Adventure Pig from the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store for Androids. There is a free version of the app, and an ad-free that costs US$1.99. For the purpose of this guest post, I went ahead and downloaded the free version, but free to buy the full version if you really love the game. There are currently 4 chapters, with 40 levels total.
Even though I’m still stuck on Level 4 (don’t judge), you can see that up ahead there are some different settings for your pig to land in, such as Swine Dining in a restaurant and Pig Apple (Big Apple) in a city like New York. Sounds cool!
You can even find a list of StoryArc Media people – some of them Poptropica Creators as well (Nate Greenwall, Mitch Krpata, Jen MacLean, Jennifer Wood…) – in the credits! Others on the list may or may not be as well, but we’re not so sure.
Another thing is, the graphics of the game are actually really nice looking, except for the pig and chicken’s creepy eyes, of course! That, Marshy had to keep pointing out. While it looks similar to Poptropica, it seems a little different. Is this what the New Poptropica’s graphics will be like?
Tall Cactus: While this game has great graphics and can be a challenging puzzle game, I’m kinda bored by it. There isn’t really a story for it or anything. Then again, this is a game that’s meant to be played for short periods of time, and it’s probably meant for younger kids (it says ages 9-11 in the App Store description). So if you’re bored somewhere, you want a challenge and you like pig puns, this game is for you. But if you’re home for a long period of time on your desktop computer, you should just play more Poptropica.
Marshmallow: It actually seems like a pretty fun spin of a simple game mechanic, because there are games pretty similar this on the App Store. So, I would say, nice job, StoryArc Media! But, please, make level 7 a little easier. I’m already stuck this early in the game! 😛
Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Tall Cactus and Marshmallow!
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