A kung-Fu fighting pig, I am not sure where this idea came from, but it seriously gets you in the mood for bacon!
Iron Snout is a simple beat’em up game without horizontal movement where you play as a kung-Fu fighting pig. You encounter a continuous stream of enemies which come in the form of wolves. This is referencing the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, one would assume. The game play is simple to learn, but very challenging to become slightly good at. The game is all about leader boards, competing against your friends and other players worldwide. The more points you score from carrying out combos of strikes, and the longer you last before your Pig becomes bacon sandwiches all contribute to your final score. You will find it tricky enough to break the one minute barrier most of the time, but when you do you soon come up against an increasingly challenging onslaught of wolves wielding axes, chainsaws, and riding rockets trying to be your end.
It is easy to see why this game has been released on so many platforms, but it is certainly a game more suited for either using a controller on for PC, or the touchscreen of phones. I tried playing using the keyboard controls and it is just a huge fumble-fest to say the least. Once trying to use the Xbox controller, you will see a noticeable difference in the way you are able to play the game.
Iron Snout’s art style is pleasantly presented in a simplistic cartoon form, nothing too fancy, and this is another element which makes it undoubtedly clear that this is a mobile port that has reached the PC platform. I personally would have liked to have seen a little variety in the background or maybe some different styles of enemies’ design being thrown at you rather than the same sprites over and over again. That being said, you can’t ask for much more from a free-to-play game.
If you like the sort of game where you can pick up and play for a few minutes and then put it back down again, then Iron Snout is going to tick that box for you, you’ll find it difficult to play this game for long periods of time, I think I maybe played it at most for 10 minutes at a time, any more than that and you’ll simply grow bored of the repetitive gameplay; but because of how quick it is to get into a game, and how quick games usually are to finish, this is the sort of game that has you keep coming back for more. The large amount of replay ability from this factor is definitely one of the strongest points from this title.
Although Iron Snout is a free to play game, it doesn’t come with all of the regular free to play baggage we have come to expect such as microtransactions or pay-wall barriers, this is simply put, and a game that you can play to its full potential, for free - No hidden catches. It’s worth a small amount of your time to try it out and experience it for yourself. I for one have also downloaded this game onto my phone for that extra hit of Beat’em up bacon action on the go too. I urge you too, to try this little game out.