Imagine just having a peaceful picnic with your friends or schoolmates or family members, when suddenly, a bear shows up out of nowhere. This bear isn’t interested in what you’re eating at all, and looks like it wants human meat. Well, if ever that happens, you’ll do the only logical thing left to do: RUN!
Picnic Panic is an endless runner with visuals matching those of the indie console games due to it being made using the Unity ending. Your main goal is to run away as far as you can and keep running so that the bear doesn’t catch up to you. There’ll be obstacles along the way that’ll slow you down (including people that the bear will actually eat while chasing you and their bones and flesh will fly out – if these hit you, you will be slowed down) so steer clear of them to avoid getting eaten. It’s a pretty straight forward game – you run and stay alive – so there’s really not much to learn about it. The only button you’ll ever need is the space bar. This lets you jump, and holding it after a jump will let you glide using a little wedgie animation (gross and painful, but pretty hilarious). The glide is limited and has a bar, but it’ll restore itself as you run along, so make sure to use it sparingly, but don’t save it too much – let it save you. Once the bear reaches you, it’s game over and you’ll have to start again. The game is devoid of any type of upgrades or powerups that makes your character run faster or jump higher or whatever, giving the game very low replay value.
Although it’s a very short game, Picnic Panic is anything but boring. Although there are no upgrades or anything, I still played the game for around an hour to unlock everything. If you’re looking for a fun game where you don’t need to commit a huge amount of time to learn, play, and have fun, then Picnic Panic is definitely the best game for you to play