Action games have been very successful in the past few years. Think games like Bayonetta or Nier: Automata, but in this new game, you’re not controlling an all-powerful son of a demon, or a witch with sadistic tendencies, or not even a blindfolded mini-skirted robot. You play as a cute little pig out to save the world from other evil pigs. Welcome to Bacon May Die.
Bacon May Die is a side scrolling action game that lets you play as piggy that has the sword and weapons skills to save the world from all the other pigs wanting to take over it. You’ll be using your arrow keys both to move around and to attack everyone in sight. Pressing or tapping your left or right arrow keys will attack with a single swipe using your equipped weapon (you’ll be able to equip different weapons aside from your default sword later on) or hold the buttons down to shoot in that direction. The down key will let you roll towards wherever you’re facing, giving you a good way to not only move forward but also avoid enemy attacks. The up button will let you jump which is also another means to avoid enemy attacks, but also changes your attack’s properties – some of your attacks while jumping will help you do combos and kill enemies easier. Each pig killed will drop money which you’ll be able to use during intermissions (there’ll be a lot in each level) to buy equipment and clothing for your cute little pig. Every few levels and intervals, you’ll get to see new enemies and they’ll become tougher and tougher, so it’s a good idea to practice fighting while the fights are still easy early on.
Bacon May Die is one of the cutest action games we’ve ever set our eyes upon, and we don’t really easily say that. It’s a good game with a good aesthetic feel, and almost everything feels like it was created with fun in mind. Don’t miss out on this one, it’s one hell of a fun game!