- An ad for Hogs of War, a PlayStation 1 game, was recently discovered in a pub restroom, sparking nostalgia among fans.
- The turn-based strategy game features comical warfare between human-like pigs, with players controlling a squad of pigs representing different military classes.
- Though a Kickstarter campaign for a remaster of Hogs of War was not successful, the developer is still working on the project.
A player recently stumbled upon an advertisement for the 24-year-old PlayStation 1 game Hogs of War in the restroom of a pub. The recent discovery has sparked some nostalgia among fans of this PS1 game.
Hogs of War is a turn-based strategy game for the PlayStation 1, developed by Infogrames. Set in a fictional, comical universe where human-like pigs engage in warfare, players control a squad of pigs representing different military classes, including grenadiers, medics, and snipers. The objective is to lead the team to victory by strategically maneuvering them across various landscapes and utilizing weapons ranging from standard firearms to more humorous and absurd options. Hogs of War features an amusing sense of humor, with satirical elements and witty dialogue.
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As reported by Time Extension, a Twitter user recently spotted a promotional advertisement for Hogs of War displayed in a pub’s bathroom. The old ad appears to be placed in the Park Tavern on Stroud Green Road. The user expressed delight, stating how glad they were that the pub still had the ad for this PlayStation 1 strategy game after such a long time. Another player responded to the tweet, mentioning that this wasn’t an isolated occurrence. More than a decade ago, a similar advertisement for Hogs of War was discovered in a UK pub called North Star, though it’s not entirely clear if it has been removed by now.
During the initial release of Hogs of War, the game ran an advertising campaign in the UK, including posters strategically placed in the men’s toilets of various pubs. Apparently, some tavern owners decided to keep it, and even after many years, this somewhat underrated PS1 game still resonates with some players.
In October, Hogs of War Lardcore launched a Kickstarter campaign aiming to raise £150,000 to complete a remaster of the game. Developers aimed to include a PC port, online networking, new game options, new cheat codes, single-player campaign rebalancing, an achievement system, and an Ultra Hard Mode campaign with the remaster. However, the Kickstarter campaign didn’t go well and only managed to raise just a third of its initial goal.
Despite the setback, the developer has said that the Kickstarter campaign’s failure didn’t mean the end of the project, stating that the team is still working full-time on the remaster. The excitement generated by this found ad is proof of some players’ enduring interest in Hogs of War.
The PlayStation, sometimes known as the PS1 or PS One was Sony’s first formal foray into the console wars with Nintendo. It belonged to the fifth generation of video game consoles and locked horns with the Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn.
- Original Release Date
- September 9, 1995