- 1 An Introduction to Bacon Escape
- 2 Bacon Escape: Gameplay
- 3 Features of Bacon Escape
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Bacon Escape
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Bacon Escape
- 6 App Specifics for Bacon Escape
- 7 Download Bacon Escape
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Bacon Escape
Whether wrongfully imprisoned or simply trying to escape to the Happyplace, the back story of Bacon Escapes is unclear, yet what is clear is that the latest release form Illusion Labs is filled with cute characters, detailed 3D animations and backgrounds and fun yet frustrating traps and tricks to slow your escape so that the zeppelin riding captors chasing can haul you back to prison. It sounds a little dark, but the zany bright colours and quirky action means this endless runner is fun for all! So be sure to read on to find out how to get the most out of this challenging yet entertaining arcade game.
Bacon Escape: Gameplay
Due to its endless runner format, the action contains a blend of automated side scrolling with players focused on the timing of controlling individual switches and levels etc. rather than the actual character itself. Yet rather than the typical “played one then you’ve played them all” style of endless runner, Bacon Escape is more than the generic lane switcher. Due to its fast paced action and skewed angle of view players need to quickly look ahead as they focus on the immediate to determine when to simply play it safe by pre-flipping levels or to time them perfect to flick the cart in a jumping arc to overcome upcoming obstacles or to change tracks and score more loot, be it either common currency coins or premium currency apples, which revive characters when needed and fund different avatars and carts.
Features of Bacon Escape
This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy ESCAPED PRISON AND RAN FOR HIS LIFE! ｰ It’s time to bring home the bacon.
– Easy to learn one-touch controls, simply tap the screen to alter the train tracks!
– Unlock over 30 different characters to play as, each with their own unique personality and custom vehicle
– Ride through farmland, mountains, oceans and more in over 24 thrilling levels
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Bacon Escape
Through the fast paced automated progression, it is absolutely necessary for players to diligently focus on the cart at all times and the immediate future, yet it is also necessary to look even further ahead to take advantage of secret tracks which while difficult to get to will often provide safer runs once there and also reward in much higher loot.
Whilst many other games can be breezed through with players’ mind on autopilot, doing so in Bacon Escape will simple result in a short run and back behind bars. Rather it is far better to stay alert at all times to take best advantage of each tap rather than just coasting along safely. So remember ‘press with precision’!
Watch for the Signs!
Universally understandable, the Skull signs signals death whilst the Apple represents life. Simple right? Well yes and no. Being able to scour the upcoming landscape is of course an obstacle in itself yet being able to properly time switches, jumps and boosts to be able to physically acquire these bonuses and avoid these deathtraps is in itself another thing. Thus, as with tip number one, the most important aspect to the game is to stay alert and quickly anticipate track changes and then time switches to both clear obstacles and gain loot.
Know your Traps!
Starting out players can fairly effortlessly tap their way through lower levels yet as player’s progress, simple taps soon become outdated as players will need to press and hold to extinguish fires, redirect routes and jump over drops and obstacles. Thus, by knowing what type of trap is coming up players can properly adjust gameplay to successfully progress. In essence, Blue traps need to be tapped once or twice to cycle though whilst red objects need to be pressed and held. Similarly purple traps are gas and need to be pressed and held just as with flames and are often found in quick succession. Finally there are also pipes which teleport carts in the direction of the arrow stated, yet furthermore, in harder levels pipes will not only be able to change direction but will have exits which need to be opened or closed, which makes more very quick adjustments.
One saving grace of Bacon Escape is that players don’t necessary need to complete a particular run to obtain any loot acquire mid-way through. This means that it is always best to try alternate routes when replaying for generally the harder the route, the more rewards. This is especially true when striving to complete missions as some missions will even require you to crash!
If in Doubt…
It is important to note that if wanting to play it safe or if in later levels when speeds increase and the amount of traps rapidly rise, traps can be activated and switched at any time. More importantly however, one single tap or hold will actually affect all traps that are currently on screen.
Thus if feeling a little overwhelmed and unable to perfectly time those taps and holds, a very simple trick is to try a failed section again yet this time, simply tap and then hold continuously as this will more often than not deactivate most traps and allow somewhat of a safe passage. Doing so will definitely not allow players to end levels yet may just provide a little breathing room so that players can concentrate on scouting the track and planning for future runs or if lucky enough provide haven at the next oncoming checkpoint.
Personal Impressions // Review of Bacon Escape
Whilst Bacon Escape certainly doesn’t break the mold and invent anything earth shatteringly new, there are some fun quirky characteristics that will definitely appeal to many. The basic and simplistic concept combined with the light-hearted creatures and zany paths, traps and one touch gameplay effortlessly disguises how challenging the levels actually are.
Regardless of how long players will keep the game before deleting the app, the low download size and easy to pick up format means that here is a game which is great for those looking for something new and which can be enjoyed on the go without much strenuous and serious thought. So if wanting something to idly pass the time away with, the Bacon Escape may well be just the right app to do so with. If however, wanting something with a little more depth, then perhaps leave this one on the backburner. Two and a half stars out of five.
App Specifics for Bacon Escape
1.3.2 (iOS) (Last Update Nov 09 2017) (as at the time of writing)
1.02 (Android) (Last Update July 05 2017) (as at the time of writing)
Not yet available for Android. (as at the time of writing)
136 MB (iOS)
92.9 MB (Android)
500,000 – 1,000,000
9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.4 and above.
Rated for 6+
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish.
$0.99 ～ $14.99
Illusion Labs AB
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