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El Pinguino Run - a fast paced, avocado saving Windows Phone 8 game

El Pinguino Run is a running game for your Windows Phone 8 devices that places the legendary bounty hunter, El Pinguino, in a position to save Mexico.

Apparently all the avocados are disappearing leaving the world without guacamole, taco, or burritos. El Pinguino must collect avocados and defeat the bad guys in this 2D platformer.

While the story line is a little out there, El Pinguino Run is a fast paced game for your Windows Phone 8 device that will keep you on your toes.

The main menu for El Pinguino Run is simple and straight forward. You have options to jump into the game, access the store where you can purchase bonus items with your taco points, skins and skills upgrades, as well as viewing your gaming stats.  The game screen has your score and taco total displayed in the upper left corner and a tally of items collected in the upper right.  The stats do blend in a lot with the colorful scenery of the game, making it a little hard to pick up on at a glance.

You control El Pinguino by swiping at the screen. He is constantly running and the swipes allow him to jump over holes, duck to avoid projectiles, and throw maracas to take out the bad guys.  You do get a few on-screen warnings to help you avoid danger but if you look away from the screen for just a second, you run the risk of missing a jump, duck or throw that keeps El Pinguino safe from harm.

As you run the course, you'll collect avocados, tacos (that can be used in the store) and other bonus type items. The goal, make it as far as you can by running the streets or rooftops or the city, collecting as much as you can.

Once you get the swipes down to control El Pinguino, game play can be somewhat challenging. Graphics are nice and overall El Pinguino Run isn't too shabby of a running/platform game for your Windows Phone 8 device.

El Pinguino Run is a free, ad-supported game that you can find here in the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store.

QR: El Pinguino Run

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

13 Comments
  • This looks like a cute and fun little game
  • I HATE AVOCADOS
    But I love the game
  • As i already said  I can suggest that Windows Phone need to provide the xbox branding to developers like iOS do with the GameCenter and recently Androind announced the Google Play Game Service that includes leaderboards and achievements
    I would suggest to give the chance to any developer to apply his title for the xbox branding and make the xbox certification progress more lax and more fast!
    To do so differentiate the point system of wp titles with the Xbx360/one titles.For example make the xbox wp titles give you WPGS(gamer score) and be a different section (WP section) on the xbox account and not entangle with the point system and games of XBOX 360 and ONE!!!
    I don't think that this is hard or complicated to been for a corporation like MS. Please vote for my suggestion so that it maybe reaches MS http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4163745-windows-phone-xbox-live-more-something-like-gamece
    Every mobile phone gamer needs this!!!  
  • Will the 2gb ram L1020 be able to handle this game❔
  • Its 1 gb
  • It's 2gb.
  • Last I heard it was 2GB
  • To make things fair, I order to split the 2 gigs in half.  You each get a gig.  The king has spoken.
  • Hahhaaha!! :D
  • Nobody ever answered my original question..
  • Because the was basically answered by itself. If the game runs on the 920 which only has 1 GB ram then why not the 1020? I just figured you were being rhetorical.
  • Actually, I was being facetious.. Or sarcastic...
  • Shockingly bad game