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A salute to swine

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been thinking a lot about pigs this week. It’s probably because we’ve read the word “swine” in almost every news headline. Apparently there’s this flu traipsing about that made this week’s terror alert in America. And while we hear it’s dangerous, yet incredibly treatable, this “immediate threat to our lives” shouldn’t keep you from enjoying the pigs we’re about to present to you. And no, it’s not because we’re hoping to stave off the viral outbreak by appeasing the pigs responsible. In fact, we at GamesRadar welcome our new swine overlords.

Farmyard Party: Featuring the Olympigs – Wii


Above: There’s something slightly disingenuous about a pig doing exercise 

 

Super Smash Bros Brawl – Wii


Above: Powerful rulers shouldn’t be able to transform into gigantic wild boar beasts, but Ganondorf gets to do whatever he wants. It’s a perk 

 

Harvest Moon: Magical Melody – GameCube


Above: We found the little guy poking his head above the ESRB rating. YOU CAN’T HIDE FROM US 

 

Muppets: Party Cruise – PS2


Above: Miss Piggy unicycles her way through one of those weaksauce family-only party cruises

 

The World Ends With You – DS


Above: Defeating Pig Noise will nab you extra Pins and delicious bacon 

 

Porky Pig’s Haunted Holiday – SNES


Above: We thought Porky was the cutest pig with a speaking disability we’ve ever known, until we found the following clip:

 

Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire – Game Boy Advance
Spoink and Grumpig

 Above: Spoink evolves into Grumpig at level 32, always retaining that cute little tail 

 

Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal – Game Boy Color
Swinub and Piloswine

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl - Nintendo DS
Mamoswine
 
Above: That little guy evolves into an insane combination of pig and wooly mammoth by Diamond/Pearl

 

Viva Pinata – Xbox 360
Rashberry and Pigxie

 


Above: Production Editor Carolyn Gudmundson sez: 

This one is pretty interesting because you get a Pigxie by romancing a Rashberry (pig) with a Swanana (swan). The pigxie looks really cute in still images, and he IS really cute in the game, but when you see him in motion, it’s kind of creepy/sad looking, because he’s obviously somewhat deformed… His legs are different lengths and he kind of hobbles around awkwardly, and he has wings but he can’t really fly very well… And there’s some joke in the game about some things not being intended by nature, etc… He’s still really cute though, you just feel kinda bad for him.


 
Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise – Xbox 360
Hoghurt


Above: “I’m ready to breed!” 

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58 comments

  • JackSkellingtonsSkin - November 13, 2009 1:07 a.m.

    Tombi remains my favourite game of all time and for a site that writes pages on games that died at retail, tombi is sadly under represented
  • noobeater - May 6, 2009 3:17 p.m.

    Diddy kong racing had a pig as the villain...forget his name...after all i havent played it in what 9 years! awesome article
  • Stabby_Joe - May 5, 2009 10:36 p.m.

    Yay! Hogs of War! Been awhile but it was some good old non PC humor at times!
  • DETHDETH178 - May 5, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    PIGY STANDS FOR P IS FOR PANTS I IS FOR INCONVINIANT G IS FOR GOOD are u a pig by DETHDETH178
  • ELpork - May 5, 2009 11:19 a.m.

    I've been infected by this feature
  • Shane1403 - May 4, 2009 3:49 p.m.

    That psycho pigs game looked seriosly disturbing!
  • lilyeister - May 4, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    hah great article the media craze about swine flu is just hysterical you forgot those boars in LoZ Twilight princess though!
  • mrsnowywaffle - May 4, 2009 2:07 a.m.

    my bad, but it WAS pigs in legend of zelda windwaker. and they did attack you.
  • waffledragon33 - May 4, 2009 1 a.m.

    ha ha ha
  • Csheroe - May 3, 2009 11:52 p.m.

    Ah Mysims Kingdom :3 The little things in Earthbound are Mr. Saturns. They are an alien species. I like their noses.
  • mrsnowywaffle - May 3, 2009 11:03 p.m.

    I'm totally surprised nobody mentioned the pigs in EVERY zelda game that attacked you when you hit them one too many times. BEWARE, MORTALS!
  • Phreakout93 - May 3, 2009 9:15 p.m.

    you guys totally forgot ape escape with Galaxy Monkey.....seriously a great shooter
  • tacolord - May 3, 2009 6:36 p.m.

    ah! how could you get mr.saturns confused with pigs? shame, shame.
  • chrisbg99 - May 3, 2009 7:20 a.m.

    Those aren't pigs in EarthBound. They are Mr. Saturns.
  • atomicred - May 3, 2009 5:10 a.m.

    Pigeh!
  • Ninja-KiLLR - May 3, 2009 1:02 a.m.

    “GYEAHHHHHHH. I’m gonna eff you up, bitches!”=hilarous
  • PIEiSAWSEOME - May 3, 2009 12:43 a.m.

    LOL nice... and after reading this i became...hungry,,,and smelled bacon,,,
  • Cybermaster - May 2, 2009 3:07 p.m.

    Wahay! A TWEWY refrence! You failed to mention the fact that there's an entire sub-quest dedicated to slaughtering Pig Noise...
  • FlashGoron - May 2, 2009 9:16 a.m.

    What about Wizpig? From Diddy Kong Racing?
  • Kattleox - May 2, 2009 4:20 a.m.

    What about Mega Man Legends 2? You can kick pigs to become more evil and also have a pig at one point. You can give it away for food to a lady who was "looking for a pet" even.

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