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  • Summary: Since the dawn of time, Man has wondered who would win if a polar bear and jellyfish teamed up to fight an armadillo and yak. Do you have what it takes (approximately $40) to learn the shocking truth? When the King of the Animals is forced to resign in disgrace, a motley group of candidatesSince the dawn of time, Man has wondered who would win if a polar bear and jellyfish teamed up to fight an armadillo and yak. Do you have what it takes (approximately $40) to learn the shocking truth? When the King of the Animals is forced to resign in disgrace, a motley group of candidates turns out for a bare-knuckle campaign to win the Crown. From Ptolemy, the mighty hippo, to Crackers, the devious monkey, each of the ten candidates has distinct strengths and strategies, but the same hunger for political power. Hail to the Chimp is a party game that delivers exciting gameplay, lush interactive environments, and a comic look at politics. Players use the game’s unique team-up mechanic, mixing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory. Whether played by four friends on one TV, online against distant challengers or single-player against advanced AI, Hail to the Chimp offers endlessly replayable party fun for gamers of all stripes. [Gamecock Media] Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 6 out of 19
  1. If you're looking for a 360 party game with something for the adults, this is definitely the candidate you should endorse. But we have to think that's a pretty big "if."
  2. A pleasant, if somewhat hairy, surprise. [Sept 2008, p.104]
  3. 60
    This vivid presentation also brings immense charm to Hail to the Chimp. Clever political ad parodies and LOL-worthy faux TV spots are more entertaining than actually playing the game itself. Dropping $40 for a bunch of cartoons doesn't sound like a good deal though.
  4. All in all, I can't recommend Hail to the Chimp as a game, but it gets my vote as a satire of politics. The clunky controls, slow character movement, obstructive camera, repetitive gameplay, and chaotic multiplayer work against the title, and although the graphics and audio make up for it to a degree, it's nowhere near enough.
  5. Level design and AI are similarly hit-or-miss, and the combat never advances past button-mashing. [Oct 2008, p.82]
  6. Like the stereotypical politician, Hail to the Chimp promised more than it can deliver.
  7. 20
    Practically unplayable and should be avoided at all costs.

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  1. Sep 28, 2010
    6
    bought this title for my daughter, so we could play something together, and we did. however, there are too many things wrong with this game tobought this title for my daughter, so we could play something together, and we did. however, there are too many things wrong with this game to really enjoy it. sluggish control, confusing and lackluster mini-games, and general lack of fun makes this game easily avoidable. its only redeeming value is in some of the humorous videos. I'll always remember "princess glamor-bot" from this title. Expand
  2. AnthonyS
    Jul 20, 2008
    4
    The game is not great. If you're the kind of person buying the remake of Q-bert and liking it, maybe this is worth your attention cuz itThe game is not great. If you're the kind of person buying the remake of Q-bert and liking it, maybe this is worth your attention cuz it beats Q-bert at least. It's on par with those basic circle-around-while-shooting Robotron-esque games that seem to be coming out in droves. The only thing worthwhile about this game is the commercials which are pretty funny. They're pretty solid parodies of those awful "don't elect Senator blah blah" ads. The infomercial parodies are also good. Ignore the reviews saying the game isn't funny because the humor is pretty much ALL it is (worthwhile). Alas, in the end this is supposed to be a game, and the game part is repetitive and boring. Expand