Excerpt: I'm not really sure how to start a review of Crazy Pig off on the right foot. It's a raising sim/mini-game compilation, so the easiest route would be to compare it with Nintendogs and discuss that for a while, but I'm fortunate enough to be one of the 15% of reviewers that got away with not playing the DS launch titles. I could pretend I had and be maddeningly vague, but my earlier confession put paid to that.
Excerpt: Ever since Nintendogs was released to huge acclaim and big success other companies have been releasing their own virtual pet simulators on the Nintendo DS. First there was Purr Pals , Ubisoft has their Petz line and now Mindscape has released Crazy Pig , best described as 'Nintenpigs' with some bonus mini-games thrown in but is the game any good or best thrown in the mud?
Excerpt: One pig that isn’t causing a stink! There’s a new hog down on the farm, and whether he’s going head to head with a wily wolf, battling a swarm of bees, or simply kicking it in his new leather jacket, he’s definitely causing a stir. There are no signs of psychosis and he’s certainly dementia free, but there’s no doubt about it; this is one Crazy Pig ! For the first time, you’ll be in charge of the world’s most peculiar porker.
Pros: A good combination of a cyberpet with a mini-game gallery that younger gamers will easily fall in love with!!
Cons: There is not much you can do with your pet piggy, and with only a small number of mini-games, it may not interest older players.