Sometimes it’s hard to be a pig. Trotters don’t look like much fun, for one. Curly tail? Seems a bit pointless. And all that rolling around in dirt… well, they do that for fun. Whatever floats their little pink boats.
The problem in Charlotte’s Web, however, is that when you’re a pig, everyone wants your bacon; the seemingly friendly family who adopted you as a pet included. Thankfully, there’s a canny little spider named Charlotte on hand to help. Such is the premise of the classic book, the live action film, and now the game adaptation.
Charlotte has a plan to help: she’s going to send creepy messages to the outside world through the sterling piece of communications technology that is her web. She can’t do it alone, however. Playing as either Wilbur (the threatened pig in question) or Templeton the rat, gamers must leap their way through this platformer to gather words and help Charlotte to save your bacon.
There are four worlds for you to explore: Zuckerman’s Barn, a Junkyard, the Countryside and the County Fair. As you make your way through them (trying to not get turned into pork) you’ll come across numerous characters from the film including Charlotte (if you hadn’t guessed) and the careless Gussy the goose, who’s misplaced her goslings and needs your help finding them.