“Baby monkey! Baby monkey! Ridin’ on a pig…baby monkey.” The hilariously literal hit viral song by Parry Gripp, which features a baby monkey riding backwards on a pig, has racked up over 9 million YouTube views and now it’s got its very own $0.99 iOS game, aptly named Baby Monkey (going backwards on a pig).
Before we get into the game, we’ve embedded the original Parry Gripp video below, for those of you who have never seen it. I have to admit that this is one of my favorite YouTube videos of all time. I watch it several times a week and it always puts a smile on my face. I dare you to try watching without smiling.
And now…On to Baby Money (going backwards on a pig) the game! How, exactly, did they gamify this amazing video? I think the description in the iTunes store says it best:
“You are a monkey, clinging to a pig as it takes you for the ride of your life!
“Avoid ‘Space Unicorns’ and ‘Nom Nom Hamsters’ while hanging onto a bucking squealing pig in this addictive side scroller. Leap pits and cliffs while the pig tries to knock you off by destroying everything in its path. Skillfully time your jumps to reach power-ups and achieve record scores.”
But, most of all, enjoy listening to Parry Gripp sing ‘Baby Monkey’ over and over and over again. See the game in action in the video below and let us know what you think. Would you play $0.99 to play Baby Monkey (going backwards on a pig) on your iPhone, iPod or iPad?
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.