A game for PETAs
Bacon Escape is about animals escaping a prison and making it to farms where they sit around a table and enjoy feasts, presumably on foods that aren’t derived from animals. However, the journeys these animals have to undertake are fraught with booby traps, spikes, live wires and dangerous drops. Whether they make it to the farm alive depends on your ability to look out for approaching dangers and avoid them.
While the game has one-touch controls, it brings in nuance by the use of a range of obstacles in your path. There are severe drops, moving platforms and traps coded in different colours. You are supposed to either touch the screen or not depending on the particular colours. These rules are inconsistent enough to make it challenging to keep your animal alive. While running away from the pig prison the protagonist finds himself conveniently seated in a cart upon a track that winds off into the distance. Following at his heels is a blimp with a threatening piece of sausage drawn on it.
The gameplay is not especially challenging and provides just the right amount of difficulty to keep you hooked. New characters and carts are unlocked pretty frequently and this keeps the game exciting throughout. The best part about the game is the delicious animation (probably the wrong choice of words for a game about bacon). The animals are wide-eyed, shiny, creatures and you want to save them with all your heart. However, you might derive guilty pleasure from the death animations too. The presence of a central theme and the simple but effective mechanics might remind you of Granny Smith, which was an exceptional runner. BaconEscape comes the closest to giving the other runner a run for its money. Play Bacon Escape to free the animals! And to perhaps watch them crash and burn.
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Anusha "Trillian" Sinha
Anusha Sinha was a harmless little Clefairy before she read Crime and Punishment. Now she thinks she is some sort of extraterrestrial ninja. She is an expert in the arts of mosquito-racquet wielding, being a silent grammar Nazi and karate. She spends her time contemplating the greatness of Miniatur Wunderland and the transient nature of human life, in equal measure.