Bacon, The Game is as simple as it is addictive. The aim of the game is to place a piece of bacon on top of anything. Anything could include a painting by Francis Bacon, or it could be as simple as a toilet. There is one thing that I can guarantee, is that it’s not as easy as it looks.
- Know your bacon. There are a few variables to every single attempt, these include the timing of releasing the bacon and the timing of raising the pan. If you study how the bacon drops, you’ll notice it’s possible to time it to land in certain ways. One way that is useful for long distance is to get the bacon to land flat, if you need a lot of height from your bacon, then you should try and make it land folded on itself. This way it will go pretty high, but not very far. Essentially, you should be observing how the hand drops the bacon to use it to your advantage.
- Time the pan. Bacon is a puzzler, meaning your input is purely on timing rather than complex swipes or actions. It doesn’t matter how you raise the pan, it just matters when you raise the pan. If your bacon is going to fall in the middle of the pan, then you are going to want to flip it as soon as the bacon touches down. If your bacon is falling toward the handle side of the pan you might want to wait and see if it will slide towards the centre. Lastly, if your bacon is flying towards the edge of the pan then try and raise your pan early to intercept it.
- Know when to drop the bacon. For this tip, you may think I am referring to how the bacon drops into the pan. Instead, you should know what a good drop is and what isn’t. If your bacon is missing the majority of the pan, then it might be worth your time to let it go. I know the instinct is to never let any bacon go to waste but, in this world, there is infinite bacon. So don’t waste your time muddling around with any bad drops.
- Learn the power of the frying pan. Throughout the many different levels in the game, one thing stays the same, the position of the frying pan. The object you’re aiming for changes position and shape, yet the pan remains the same. This means you should experiment with landing the bacon at different parts of the pan, depending on the position of your target object. Anything close to your pan means you should aim the bacon towards the handle side of the pan.
- Practice juggling. For some levels like number 25, you might want to take a different approach to just one touch to drop the bacon and one to fling it. If you press and hold when you release the bacon you can raise the pan to cushion the bacon’s fall. With sufficient timing and skill, you can then press to flip again sending the bacon gently up in the air to your intended destination.
- Don’t sweat it. Bacon, The Game is a relaxing, one-touch puzzler with a lot to offer. If you are getting frustrated you can skip the level or put it down and come back. This type of game was made to relax and soothe you, not to frustrate or irritate. The sounds can get a little repetitive so if you are getting frustrated maybe turn those off. Otherwise, just enjoy placing bacon on top of anything and everything!