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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 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: 2 out of 23
  2. Negative: 9 out of 23
  1. 83
    The developers executed that concept quite well. If the setup makes you chuckle, chances are the game will, too.
  2. Cautiously buy the game for pure laugh value. Don’t get it expecting a fun gameplay experience.
  3. It's passable. 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."
  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. Honestly if this game were taken back and reworked into a cartoon then I’m sure it would be plenty of fun for kids and adults alike due to all the double entendres but as it stands it’s an amusing cartoon interrupted by bland game segments.
  6. Like the stereotypical politician, Hail to the Chimp promised more than it can deliver.
  7. 10
    The resulting mashup is a chaotic jumble that's doesn't play well and only loosely is tied to politics at all. The minigames are too long and incorporate too many elements at once to make for good group play, the humor is disjointed and juvenile, and a few of the characters even lean into questionable stereotypes.

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  1. May 17, 2012
    10
    A great idea... with some mistakes. We meet much party games, really much, Mario Party, Fuzion Frenzy for example, but all with themes for kids. Hail to the chimp is different, the principal themes are for adults, and is a good point. The mini games are funny, but are most funny when you play with other people, the graphics are very regular, some characters looks horrible. The story is good, and have a great development. Hail To the Chimp is not perfect, but have much great points. Expand