This little piggy went to the market, this little piggy stayed home, and this little piggy in particular went squealing across the landscape while chomping chili peppers and belching fire. That’s
Spicy Piggy, all right—a platformer that only gives you options for jumping, sliding, and spitting fire. I’m glad it doesn’t have more than that, as you need to remember to use all this while Piggy moves relentlessly to the right.
You’ll also need focus. The intensity quickly escalates, and soon our porcine pal is dodging spikes, evading heavy boulders, burning walls, and frying enemies within the span of the same 10 seconds. Checkpoints can make levels easier, but only if you’ve gathered enough peppers or watched enough videos ads. Like Volgarr the Viking or Super Meat Boy, it’s one of those platformers that’s as much about memorization as dexterity. Get the hang of the occasionally fiddly controls, though, and you’ll pig out on it for hours.