Escaping the Underworld with the Windows Phone game Pigs Can't Fly

Pigs Can't Fly is a light-hearted Windows Phone 8 game that has you helping a lost little pig who has crash landed in Hell. You will need to guide the pig through eighty levels filled with dangers and eventually escape the perilous underworld.

Pigs Can't Fly has nice graphics, straightforward gaming controls and plenty of challenging game play. It is a nice choice to have in your Windows Phone gaming library when you are in the mood for a game with a slightly more relaxed pace.

Game Layout

Pigs Can't Fly is another gaming title with a no-nonsense main menu that has options to jump into game play, mute the sound/music, visit the developer's Facebook and Twitter pages and visit the game's Extras page. The Extras Page gives you access to your gaming achievements and extra skins you can unlock for your pig.

The eighty levels of play are spread out across four chapters. Levels are progressively unlocked and become more challenging the further you advance through the game.

The game screen has your movement controls (wings) in the lower corners and a pause button sitting in the upper right corner. The goal is to safely fly your pig to the lighted exit of each level. Tapping the left wing will fly your pig to the left and tapping the right wing will send the little pig to the right. The more you tap, the higher the pig will fly.

Game Play

The first few levels of Pigs Can't Fly are on the easy side to allow you to get used to the flight controls without much pressure. As you move your pig around each level, a Bonus Star will be positioned somewhere along the way. Collecting these Stars are the key to unlocking the additional pig skins.

As you progress through the game, dangers will come into play that will turn your pig into bacon. Dangers include lava pools, lava spouts, spiked walls, and demon monsters.

You will need to take more of a casual approach to playing Pigs Can't Fly. There may be an inclination to rush through each level but speed makes it too easy to hit a spiked ceiling or get toasted by a lava spout. Pigs Can't Fly is a game of patience, timing and a delicate touch.

Overall Impression

Pigs Can't Fly is a nicely drawn-up game for Windows Phone 8. Game play is challenging enough to keep you interested and with eighty levels of game play, Pigs Can't Fly should last you a while.

I wouldn't mind seeing a few power-ups tossed into game play though. I like the challenge flying through the depths of the underworld presents but a power-up for invincibility would be nice here and there. Otherwise, I found Pigs Can't Fly to be a well-rounded, somewhat addictive game for Windows Phone 8.

There is a trial version available for Pigs Can't Fly with the full version running $.99. Pigs Can't Fly is available for Windows Phone 8 (shows available for low-memory devices) and you can find Pigs Can't Fly here in the Windows Phone Store.

George Ponder

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.