Bacon: The Game – Needs To Be Seen To Be Believed

Nov 14, 2018
Casual

Bacon: The Game is the strangest game wherein you place bacon on all sorts of objects, including yourself.

In Bacon: The Game, a single piece of bacon will drop down from a precarious hand, into your waiting hand.

Inside your hand is a sizzling hot frying pan. Once landed, you need to flip your bacon onto waiting objects.

These objects vary from a plate of pancakes to a nice candlelit dinner to… yourself, except you’re the Mona Lisa.

Bacon: The Game is perhaps one of the strangest, most freakishly wonderful games to have ever existed.

Bacon: The Game is perhaps one of the strangest, most freakishly wonderful games to have ever existed.

You will begin playing by constantly throwing bacon onto various objects, thinking it exceptionally easy. However, you quickly discover that there is actually an art to it.

You need to catch the bacon in just the right way on your pan, and then allow it to move to the right point along the frying pan to allow you to more easily flip the bacon to your desired location.

Each individual object you’re trying to flip the bacon onto has its own shapes and contours. An apple possesses the points along the stem, but is then curved and sloping downwards along the sides.

This means that each image is surprisingly difficult, requiring its own level of skills and intelligence to be able to get past it.

The game is also incredibly self-aware; in between throwing bacon onto everyday objects – or even stupidly specific objects, like a famous painter’s mother – it will have you throw bacon onto the app asking you to review the game, then the rectangular Apple image becomes the actual notification.

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Additionally, you can throw bacon onto a sample review it writes of you, even actually using your Apple username in the small box; it even asks for the permission to use your camera in the same way!

Bacon: The Game is a game that is barely a game, an experience that tells its story through the very medium that it exists in.

This is, somehow, an absolutely wonderful game.

The controls are tight and precise, with very clear direction and a steady learning curve. You learn exactly the right placements for your bacon to make it go to specific heights and some puzzles, the trickiest ones, require you to somehow double flip the bacon to give it the necessary height.

This game is basically madness, but it’s a controlled, straight-jacketed and self-aware madness.

This game is basically madness, but it’s a controlled, straight-jacketed and self-aware madness.

It understands that its existence is meaningless and arbitrary, so it draws attention to itself in the silliest way possible.

Despite this, Bacon: The Game is a genuinely solid game with a fun gameplay style. It’s quirky, weird and eccentric, allowing players to both fling bacon to their heart’s content, practise their aim and also be made fun of through the game’s visual medium.

It’s a weird experience, but it’s absolutely worth it.

Our Rating

ProsCons
Self aware and funny without telling jokes. The actual gameplay with flinging bacon is surprisingly well designed and balanced.Some of the puzzles are clearly designed to be skipped to watch ads.
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Rating
10/10
Bacon – The Game
Bacon – The Game
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Price: Free
Bacon – The Game
Bacon – The Game

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