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Video Game / Hogs of War

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The Turn of the Millennium saw the release of this game, where Commanding General I. P. Grimly guides the player and their army of pigs through a devilishly difficult campaign single-player mode, while there's also a "free play" single-or-multi player mode.

The plot, mirroring how meaningless wars are, is as basic as it gets: there's an island filled with swill, and your pigs' country wants it. Of course, you don't get to the island before having to conquer an entire country. Guess what the premise leads to.

A sequel was announced, but it happened when Infogrames happened to go through bankruptcy and therefore became yet another case of Vaporware.


This game provides examples of:

  • Colonel Kilgore: The Drill Sergeant Nasty briefing the pigs in the intro video.
    As soldiers, our job is to fight! Destroy! With guns... and bombs... and knives... and... and with YOUR BARE HANDS...! [unintelligible rabid gibbering]
  • Toilet Humour: Pigs have a habit of farting when they disguise themselves.
  • Trauma Inn: MASH tents and bunkers. Being in one for a set amount of turns heals a pig.
  • War Is Glorious: The opinion of I.P. Grimley, and often promoted as such through the gag propaganda films. In reality, of course, it's more like...


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