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  • Summary: Hot Dog King is a fast-paced strategy simulation with a fresh approach to fast food. You will set out to dominate the fast food industry city by city, using talented staff members in each franchise as your secret weapon to lure customers away from the competition. Play in your own style – start and develop your business using superior marketing techniques and great food, or build your empire quickly by employing the mob and using shady tactics against your competition. Can you become the Hot Dog King, or will you be just another wiener? [Meridian4] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. A slightly new take on the tycoon genre; there's lots of pretty gals to keep oversexed gamers happy; playstyle choices make a big difference between success and failure.
  2. A pretty clear example of why budget titles can be just as worthwhile if not more so than standard retail games. At its core the game is an entertaining fast food simulation, while at the same time the peppy, joyful theme and strange mini-games are a welcome change of pace from the norm.
  3. Its lukewarm gameplay unfortunately suffers from consistently atrocious spelling problems, some questionably sexist overtones, and a badly designed interface. Other than that, Hot Dog King had some entertaining moments, and I’ve certainly played worse.
  4. The real problem with Hot Dog King is that it doesn’t know what it wants to be.
  5. There’s no customization in the game and the business model is extremely light. What the game really comes down to is keeping pretty girls happy so that you can keep watching them in their bikinis, and Hot Dog King manages to make this a pretty boring exercise.
  6. It's riddled with bizarre mini-games. [Dec 2007, p.62]
  7. Contains reprocessed parts. Little nutritional value. [July 2007, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. JamesB.
    Apr 21, 2007
    Great Game. love the outfits!
  2. Remere
    Apr 20, 2007
    Love tycoon games but this one was a big disappointment. Though there are good graphics the gameplay lacks. The tutorial doesn't really explain how to control important aspects of the game. The objective of the game is to dominate the Hot dog market but the game doesn't show you your process. Don't waste your money. Expand