Hail to the Chimp
Developer: Wideload Games
Release Date: June 24, 2008
Platforms: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Animals and politics go hand in hand. Gamecock knew this and that’s why they
created Hail to the Chimp, the first party game that features animals and
politics. What more do you need in a game like that? Does gameplay really matter
when you have animals and politics?
The animal kingdom is without a leader when the lion is missing. Not knowing
what to do, the animal kingdom decides to elect a new ruler. Who will become the
new king of the animal kingdom?
Hail to the Chimp might have a silly story, but if you think about it then the
story isn’t all that great. Why is there only one lion for starters? Not only
that, wouldn’t it make more sense to find their friend instead of having an
election? Hail to the Chimp is a perfect political party game, both the game and
politics are full of jerks (oh I went there).
Four animals must battle in sixteen mini games. Yes you heard that right, there
are about no mini games in this party game. How can you bring out a party game
with this many mini games? This game is on next generation consoles too! I had
to take a deep breath after I played this game for a few hours, I just couldn’t
believe what I was playing.
Every damn mini games seems the same to me. Pick up Item A and deposit it in Box
A. Don’t, I repeat, don’t pick up Item B and deposit it in Box A. Hail to the
Chimp will make you feel like you’re in first grade again.
The levels in Hail to the Chimp are better than the mini game objectives. You
might get lost in the background animations. You can try and use the stages to
your advantage, but who freaking cares when the computer opponents always seem
to rape you during gameplay. One second you are large and in charge, then you
are in last place. Goddamn animals…
There is one strange thing about the AI. On the volcano stage I noticed the
computer getting stuck and dying. Did the programmers do this on purpose or am I
missing some strange animal suicidal cult thing?
Can this game get any more bizarre? Oh it can and it deals with the characters.
You can choose from ten different animals. If you play the games story mode you
never get to pick your character. That’s right; you are playing a game that
brags about getting a new king in the animal kingdom. How can you do this when
the game always picks your character?
Is there a reason to play a game like this? No, there is no reason to play Hail
to the Chimp. Gamecock has dropped the ball with their latest game. It makes no
sense to me and not only that there are hardly any mini games in this party
game. Pass on this game, either wait for somebody to toss it in the trash or
rent it for a weekend.
3.25 out of 10
Hail to the Chimp Trailer