Back in 1987 OiNK‘s popularity was riding high and merchandise was coming thick and fast. As well as the Pig Pack, t-shirt and mug there would soon be a much sought after sweatshirt, a record and even a computer game! To mark its release the comic ran the advertisement below (marked as ‘real’ due to OiNK’s penchant for fake ads) for both the game itself and the special 16-page comic that came bundled with Crash! magazine.
Now, fellow pig pal David Crookes has written an article about the game for Retro Gamer magazine #221 which goes on sale this coming Thursday (10th June 2021). David was able to speak with Jon Williams who programmed the game for CRL Software and they chat about its creation and reception. It will contain some of the origin designs, screenshots and Jon’s thoughts on how it turned out.
The issue will be on shelves in newsagents and supermarkets across the country but is also available for purchase online from Future Publishing who don’t charge for postage so it’ll be the same £5.20 as buying it from the shops. Just remember to select #221 from the drop-down menu. They also estimate a delivery date of 12th June so clearly they’re sent out on release day, if any pig pals are interested in checking it out.
Of course, you can expect the blog to cover the article once I get my trotters on it so look out for that later in the week.