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PSX Extreme: Hail to the Chimp Review

PSX Extreme writes: "The presidential election is right around the corner, so perhaps it makes perfect sense to have a zany spoof video game designed to entice multiple players in the never-ending quest to secure "clams" for ultimate victory. It's called Hail to the Chimp, and it may remind you of titles like Super Smash Brothers Melee; the major difference revolving around the goal: while you certainly battle your opponents, you must collect and/or hold as many clams as you can, which means the other characters are closer to deterrents than actual foes. It's an interesting concept, and Wideload Games goes all out in its effort to produce a cartoon-y simulated news environment that features broadcasts, speeches, and even interviews with the candidates. The idea is a solid one, but the end result suffers from a lack of depth (there isn't a whole lot of motivation for one player to keep playing), occasional confusion regarding the object of the stage, iffy control, and a camera view that doesn't fully embrace the action. Well, at least it's funny."

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