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Game Giveaway of the day — Brave Piglet

Brave Piglets - when pork strikes back! The super pig moves on an elevator up and down and catapults the wolves. The main aim of the game is prohibit wolves to climb up.
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User rating: 232 (60%) 157 (40%) 23 comments

Brave Piglet was available as a giveaway on March 10, 2012!

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The guileful wolves headed by their malicious leader decided to occupy the pigs’ houses and to gorge the pigs. The scared pigs called for their superhero, who had to rush to the attack and protect little ones. Controlling the pig repulse the wolves and protect pigs’ houses.

The super pig moves on an elevator up and down and catapults the wolves. The main aim of the game is prohibit wolves to climb up. You can hit the wolves, but to knock down a wolf you need to hit it several times. If a wolf climbs up, the pig will lose one life.

There are also the bonuses that descent by parachutes; knock them down and get extra lives, different weapon or simply some extra points. Help our brave pig to protect his friends!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista ; Pentium 300MMX or higher

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.alawar.com/game/bravepiglet/

File Size:

12.6 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#23

Normally I like arcade-oriented games and some shooters, but this one is so repetitive and limited that I quickly lost interest. Graphics are decent, but miss one balloon and you're dead? Nahh, not worth the effort.

I think it's the game world exploration I enjoy more in the ones like Turtix, where the play is otherwise rather simplistic too. I imagine it'll be fun for the younger set, though. Thanks anyway, Alawar and Giveaway folks.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

As others have said, this is a remake of the arcade game Pooyan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ByIl9QQmeM

I remember playing this back in the good ol' days of the arcade. However, this only contains half the game- Pooyan had wolves going down every other screen. However, since it has boss fights that should make up for it (didn't play that far) as the arcade game didn't as far as I remember. It also doesn't seem to have the alternate weapon that allows you to take out several wolves at once. Plus in Pooyan you had to let a few wolves through before they kill you (though on the levels they balloon down you have to watch out for them taking a bite out of you as they climbed the ladder).

MAME will allow you to play the original arcade game though you're on your own for finding the Pooyan romset.

Trivia: The Pooyan game start music is a traditional camp tune called "The Other Day I Met a Bear." I remember singing this at boy scout camp.





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Reply   |   Comment by QM  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I am not going to even try. Turtix, the other Alawar game was a real time-waster because of the resolution issue. Gave me a headache. Would have loved to try this game, but no thanks. One time is enough.


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Just because one game gave you problems doesn't mean another will. You could at least try it and see. If it does repeat the problems, get rid immediately; then again you may be pleasantly surprised. :D. I've not had any problems running this game on three computers and a laptop varying in age from six years to three months.

Reply   |   Comment by Corno  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Re: #12 - Thanks for the response. I've had no luck at all fiddling with screen resolution and since it's not critical that I pretend to be a pig and shoot wolves I'm not going to fuss with it. Many of the games you've had on here would only show about 1/2 the game at any resolution I tried. This was the first time one crashed tho. Even Ctrl-Alt-Del didn't get me out of it! Something weird with the monitor I guess..


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What size is your monitor/screen. Have you tried updating your graphics drivers. It sees like your computer is only using the original resolution from when the operating system was installed, this would give games an appearance so large because the resolution is set (or should I say may be set) to a low setting such as 800x600 (I'm just trying to come up with reasons why most of the games are acting like this on your computer). What operating system are you running and is your computer a net book or a laptop ; what size is the screen? If it's a desktop computer what monitor do you have and what screen resolution do you usually run your computer at?

Reply   |   Comment by Ann K  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

wonderful game for the kids. All of Alaware games are great. Good graphics and the characters are fun too.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheltiemom  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Doesn't work for me too (on Win7x64).
Not surprisingly, a 5yo game, needs an update in order to work properly at today's OS.
Specifically, many full-screen games from that era (who originally written for CRT screens) have problem to work with TFTs or similar displays.


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The game has worked on all of the computers I've installed it to. They include a Win XP Pro SP3 32 bit, Vista Home Premium 32 bit lap top, Win 7 Pro 64 bit and Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit. all the computers have flat screen monitors ranging from 18", 21", 22", and a dual set up with 25" and 32" monitors. as yet i've not come across any of my old games and I have at least a thousand arcade game that are 5 or more years old, not counting freeware games and I've not had problems runnig them. I have had problems running some newer games on my dual monitor set up but those tend to be the largr games as opposed to arcade games.

Reply   |   Comment by Giorgos  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

#5 DHARMANG, try 1440 x 900 @ 60Hz. It runs fine on my NVIDA laptop at that resolution, as have all Alawar games. The laptop also only has a 1GB card, so perhaps it the refresh rate being too high that is causing your problems?

Good luck.


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Thanks TeeK

Reply   |   Comment by TeeK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

A bit too repetitious for me. Perhaps a choice of higher powered weapons or the ability to move back and forth instead of up and down might have improved it. But I felt limited and bored with my movement and attack choice.

I'd give it a 2/5. Graphics were not bad and the sounds were entertaining for the first level before becoming annoying.


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Thank you for your feedback

Reply   |   Comment by Steel  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

WARNING! LOL that sysinternals Desktop toy DOES NOT ALLOW DIFFERENT RESOLUTIONS ON EACH VIRTUAL DESKTOP! If you Apply a new resolution to one virtual desktop that alters the icons on the current virtual desktop it will have messed up all the others too including the parent real desktop. now I have to learn a new icon placement for my too many desktop icons ho hum.... maybe I'll try a system restore maybe I'll get lucky and restore how things used to be...


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Sorry TK, I should have tried it properly first before suggesting it. I'm sure there is a freeware version of a desktop changer that allows you to change your resolution for each desktop. Maybe it was a shareware version or I'm just hoping. It definitely would be a good thing. I'd like to see a program that enables me to swap between different resolutions and even to change my dual monitor set up because several of my recent purchases won't play on my dual set up, so I could return the desktop to a single monitor or duplicate display.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

I think that is a great game although have some potential to be more explored. For example make the game more dynamic as the piglet could move up on the road on the top and give to the wolves ascending a hot water bath. Or give on the end of each level a mini games related to piglets-tales, show on the beginning an itinerary where the piglet is. Add a beginning story as the piglet's friends or family were kidnapped and the little pig goes to rescue them as the wolves prepare to eat the piglets family ( maybe on the top of a mountain so so the piglet with his ascending basket dont need to be changed ) the wolves could shot with spices, potatoes or ketchup and when the piglet is enough shot could be eaten by wolves. If the piglet attain the top of the mountain he could have an option to shot back the vegetables to the wolves so to change them back to vegetarian. Vegetarian wolf do not attack any more or shot the fire on top of whom the pot is with his friends or family with icecubes collected in the mountain to eliminate the danger caused by the fire and rescue his friends.
So the possibilities are quite infinite to spice up this very special shooter game.
Thanks for giving away!


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Thank you for your feedback Robin, some useful ideas that I'd love the developer to implement. Though as this game is several years old they probably wont bother.

Reply   |   Comment by Robin des Bois  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Won't work for me. Get the "encountered a problem and has to close" message. Re downloaded it 3 times with same results.
Funny Turtix worked but this doesn't.

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It could be your security software or another program thats running in the background that's conflicting with the game. When you say won't work for me, are you sayng you can't download the game, or it won't start? We need more information to give any useful advice. assuming youhave downloaded it, it could be that you have I.E. offline assuming you are using one of the other browsers (Chrome, Waterfox, Firefox, Opera etc..... I.E. needs to be online while installing and activating the game. Have you checked my problems section from yesterdays game? You may find some fixes amongst the advice I have given. It could even be that your hard drive is badly defragmented. Badly defragmented drives can encounter read errors when the read head is travelling to and fro across the HDD trying to read a program that's been badly fragmented. Please let us know if you manage to get the game working. :)

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Well, that was short and not so sweet! Installed as usual, put a shortcut on the desktop, clicked on it - Major Crash! Screen went blue and the words "Not Support!" started drifting around the screen. Had to push the reset button as the only way to get out of it. Using Windows 7 and a wide screen monitor. Guess it's a message from somewhere telling me I waste too much time playing games.......




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Hi Ann, I think the 'Not Supported' was probably referring to the wide screen resolution. I've covered this earlier today, please read my earlier suggestions, thank you. Basically you'll need to change your resolution for the game to work. Did you try Alt - Tab as opposed to Ctrl - Alt - Delete? That should drop any program down to the task bar, rather than have to reset.

There are desktop managers that allow you to run several desktops with different settings. I did link to Microsofts Sys Internals version of Desktops above and even installed it myself so that I could arrange my shortcuts differently for different things; but I don't think you can change settings for each desktop. Though I'm sure there are some other freeware version. Maybe try posting a request in the forums as later in the day most visitors have already been here. You are more likely to get a response from the forums. ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by Ann K  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Not my kind of game but here's a link to that Virtual Desktop for XP: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=211482



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Reply   |   Comment by Baddy  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I remember playing "Pooyan" on the Radio Shack Color Computer ("CoCo") back in the '80s. Very fun game.

http://gamesdbase.com/game/tandy-trs-80-coco/pooyan.aspx




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Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

I recall seeing a game like this in an arcade decades ago. It's a fun enough arcade game although I've never been much into arcade games. The problem with most arcade games is that you can't really win or complete the game (at least not until you play a ridiculously long time to get to the kill screen); once you beat a level you get a tougher level. It gets repetitive and tired fast. At least Angry Birds requires some strategy.

And arcade games are designed to kick players off the machine as soon as possible but PCs players tend to like games that keep them playing. Maybe a difficulty setting would make the game more interesting. It's not a bad game but given it's age and simplicity I don't think there would be too many people raving about it.


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Probably true. I think the kids will like it. (for a while)

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McNamara  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

The game does not support more than one monitor scheme. If you try to run it on one, it doesn't run at all. Also, when you click outside the game, because it won't run on multiple monitors it doesn't close when you right click on the taskbar. You have to alt-ctrl-del to close it.

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It runs fine on my dual monitor set up. It remains on my main screen (labelled number 1)

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

"If you don’t want to be bothered changing your resolution, (as this can cause problems with shortcut placement, especially on older {and sometimes newer} operating systems like XP and before), you could use Microsofts free application that enables you to set up four different desktop themes with different resolutions (I can’t remember the name of the program {anyone please}). That can very useful for this type of problem.

update:

I think it may be called Virtual Desktop or Deskman Power Toy, Though I think it will only be available for Vista and Win 7 (but i may be wrong).Powerman


Desktops? -- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881 --

"Runs on:
Client: Windows XP and higher.
Server: Windows Server 2003 and higher."

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Yes I know, sys internals, that's exactly what i tohugh when I followed the link for the Deskman download, but that's where it took me and then I found myself with access to four desktops.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

This is funny! When GOTD gave away Turtix this game was listed so I downloaded the trial and thought it was funny but a bit tedious. It does have a little challenge to it, but with only the demo to go by I couldn't tell if it gets more interesting or if you just keep repeating the same things over and over. I guess I will get my chance to find out!

Hi Whabbit...

Thanks Alawar & GOTD for all you do!

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It's really only for one thing in my opinion. That is enabling you to work off frustrations caused by work, family and life in general by shooting the blazes out of the oncoming waves of wolves; useful, not, but satisfying, yes. :evil: ;-)

Reply   |   Comment by sukibabe  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

I can't able to play this game in full screen mode.
I'm running on win XP 32bit, 1440x900 32 bit at 75Hz.Nvidia 9800 1gb
I get out of range error.
This is common problem found in alawar games.
i have also face same error in actionball game from alawar studio.
i have to play both game in window mode.

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These games (Actionball and Brave Piglet) were made before wide screen monitors were available so probably haven't been coded for the resolution that you run your computer at. I reckon if you change your resolution to a non widescreen format the game will run in full screen.

If you don't want to be bothered changing your resolution, (as this can cause problems with shortcut placement, especially on older {and sometimes newer} operating systems like XP and before), you could use Microsofts free application that enables you to set up four different desktop themes with different resolutions (I can't remember the name of the program {anyone please}). That can very useful for this type of problem.

update:

I think it may be called Virtual Desktop or Deskman Power Toy, Though I think it will only be available for Vista and Win 7 (but i may be wrong).Powerman

Reply   |   Comment by DHARMANG  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

This is a remake of a game from the times of the Commodore 64.
It was named "Pooyan".

Reply   |   Comment by Merlin  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

This game is cute and fun for the kids. Alawar games are always well done and very much appreciated. Thank you GGAOTD team and the moderator for all you do for us. Thank you to the publisher, Alawar Entertainment, for your gift.

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Though my parents told me a different fairytale about a wolf and seven goats, it is Walt Disney that made it about a wolf and piglets.
And Alawar made it about a pack of wolves and super-piglet.

Just a nice shootergame against time. I like the vivid bright nice colours. As always no choise to startup the way I choose (Windowed) but from the options you can set it later (which is too late).

The way to et out of the game is ridiculous, you have to press escape, choose quit an do that twice then exit and also do that twice.

I like the game as a good paas time, thanks Alawar and GGotD.


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Thanks for your feedback alf

Reply   |   Comment by ALF  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

The last time this was given away was way back in November 2007 where it received a positive 62% from 162 votes. You can read all of those previous comments via the following link:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/piglet-brave/#comment-33964

previous to the it was given away very early in the project back in April 2007 where it received a positive 73% out of 162 votes with comments available via the following link:

http://game.giveawayoftheday.com/brave-piglet/#comments


The game unpacks to the usual dual activation and set up. It's an Alawar game but doesn't install a shortcut to the desktop which is unusual for Alawar games. I've already installed this to my usual place when the giveaway became available to me a few weeks ago and can't remember exactly where the original installation path was, but I suspect that it's the following:

C:\Program Files\Alawar Entertainment\Brave Piglet (32bit)

or

C:\Program Files (x86)\Alawar Entertainment\Brave Piglet (64bit)



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I'm going to post my review from 2007 which is much shorter than the reviews I post now. I may add to it later today, but probably not as I'm really very busy today; that said I will try to moderate as often as I can. If you remember another game called Zak & Jack in Monster Town, this is basically the same game only with a Piglet and different attacking objects such as wolves with ballons. :lol:




My kids loved this one when it was originally given away, but I doubt they will now as the theme is to 'babyish for them, (11 and 13 years old) however don't let that put you off as I as an adult enjoyed the mindless fun. This will probably only last a morning because there are only 40 levels. I originally played 10 levels in just under 10 minutes when this was first given away. I thought it was okay, although my firing finger was rather sore after playing becasue there is no continuous fire having to click for each individual sling shot; however this is not a problem as such, just a warning for those of you with creaking bones like mine (due to broken fingers mainly, not old age just yet, although I’m not far off). If you hit the balloons, you only need one shot to knock the wolves down, but you’ll need three if you miss the balloon and hit the wolves themselves. The bosses balloon is protected and takes a lot more hits too destroy it. I didn’t manage to suss out how many unfortunately, and wasn’t willing to restart the game at level 6 the second time I played this (I'd lost my progress from the original game). That’s not because I think the game is lame as I don’t. It’s quite addictive once you’ve played several levels. As you progress through the levels you encounter a greater number of wolves at any one time. They arrive in ever increasing waves, some of which will either fire a pistol back at you or send up several balloons to create a block for the wolves to pass. These look different to the ones trying to get up to the bridge.




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You get power ups throughout the game that are transferable to the next level. These include weights that cause any wolves that successfully navigate to the bridge to be thrown off. However the weight is lost once the wolf has fallen. There are also extra lives, snowballs and score packages to collect. I only played to level 10 where you have to fight off an end of theme/level boss. The game appears to be divided up into themes, the first one being Egyptian and the second Arctic. There may be more types of power ups to collect as you progress through the levels. I can’t remember how far my kids originally played this to when it was first given away.




To save your progress you will have to complete at least 5 levels at a time. For example I stopped on level 10, was killed by the boss, so had to start from level 5 again. The game isn’t that hard though. I was concentrating on getting some screen captures for the review so ended up losing too many lives to survive the end of theme boss. When I returned to the game I had to restart at level 6.

The options menu gives you the ability to turn sound effects and music off if you wish, and you can also select windowed or full screen mode as well as change the quality of graphic from low medium, high to very high, although I couldn’t detect much difference between the 2 higher ones (my graphics cards are set up in a SLI configuration, which I purchased for the then new generation of DX10 games such as Crysis (though that is now fairly old). If you wish you can also change your mouse pointer, but I see no real use for this particular option. The game is fully mouse controlled.



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See below for in game screen captures and a Google search of images that also shows an image of that much earlier game Poonyanor, that this game emulates.

All on one pagel>:

http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/Whiterabbit_01/gaotd/Brave%20Piglet...


As a slideshowl>:

http://s109.photobucket.com/albums/n61/Whiterabbit_01/gaotd/Brave%20Piglet/...


Google searchl>:

http://search.msn.co.uk/images/results.aspx?q=Brave+Piglet&FORM=MSNH

The game requires very basic computer specifications, which would have been state of the art about 10 years ago, so there should be no problems with actually running the game (I hope) for most people who visit here.



Conclusionl>


Overall I'd give this 7 out of 10 because It's an ideal family gme with the children in mid, tohugh as an adult I didn't think it was that bad, tohugh I prefered the previous version (Zak & Jack). The graphical quality is ‘not at all bad’, with some excellent art work and cartoon like characters.

Thank you very much for this repeat Alawar. I’m not sure whether my son actually played this out because we have so many games these days. He’s been seriously into Minecraft for the past year and before that Atmosphir, playing with a people online and on our Local Network with close friends. I played it further into the game this time and it seems to have grabbed my interest, which it didn’t the fist time it was given away.

Thank you to Alawar for returning to the project, I hope we see some of your newer games. Also a big thank you to the game giveaway team for ontinuing with the game project even though it's no loner a game every day. :)


Problemsl>:

If you have any installation or runnng problems please refer to my post from yesterday's game. Also if you are downloading this late in the giveaway period it may be prudent to post your problem over in the forums as well becasue most visitors tend to visit earlier than later. you are more likely to get help; though if it's related to activation it would need to be here as once the 24 hour giveaway period is over there's no chance of getting it registered.

If you are looking for something else there are loads of deals that you can find via the didimatic site which you can find via the following link, qwhich lists all deals in alphabetic order from GOG, Steam, Gamestop and Gamersgate, for example you can get Bioshock 1 & 2 for only $4.99/£3.49 which is a brilliant price (less than most arcade games), there's also 75% off the excellent breakout game called Reaxion ($2.49/£1.49) or Deus Ex: Human Revolution for only $7.49 (get a US friend to purchase it for you if you are in the UK though as it's almost half the price of the UK deal, which is still excellent at £8.74 {that equates to approx $13})



http://didimatic.com/dd/en/onsale/

Have a very peacful day folks. :)

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