Game Focus: Hail to the Chimp Review

Game Focus writes: "It's Election Year in the U.S of A and it's always interesting to see what each candidate has to show and say (even if it's all about Obama this time around). The developers at Wideload Games, who bought us Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel without a Pulse, decided to jump into the democratic frenzy and create an original party game with (of course) a political twist called Hail to the Chimp. Here's our review.

Hail to the Chimp's concept is simple: The lion has been dethroned as king of the jungle, and the rest of the animals have decided to play the democracy card by facing each other…until only one remains and becomes the new King of the Jungle. And by facing, I mean beating on each other! Basically, it's a button-mashing fest, with no strategy whatsoever. Four candidates are thrown into an arena, where they run around and beat the crap out of each other until one grabs a certain number of clams. As you collect these clams, you will use them to fulfill particular tasks in the game's 16 game types like stuffing ballot boxes or throwing clams at cardboard cut-outs of other candidates. Each round carries with it a set of votes for the top three competitors, and whoever racks up the most votes by the end wins that stage's election."

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