Hippie Hippo by ComboApp
Hippie Hippo is an addicting arcade adventure that blends together vibrantly rendered cartoon imagery with fast paced action, and strategically minded gameplay into one entertaining package. Players are thrown into the role of Hippie the Hippo as he charges through the arctic pushing every Cow Ballerina off of the ice into the frigid ocean around them! The app includes forty unique, vastly challenging levels that bat an eye lash or two to popular culture while engaging players with diverse challenges.
This mobile adventure is a complete experience in terms of narrative as well as being an outright gaming rush. The story goes as follows: Life was always peaches and sunshine for Hippie the Hippo. He had a beautiful patch of green grass he called home, that is, until one day a mob of hungry Ballerina Cows ran into this bright field wonderland and chewed up all of his grass. The sun hid behind clouds from that day onwards for Hippie Hippo. His green home was gone and all he wanted now was revenge. Things grew cold, and the Cows retreated to an icy lake, but Hippie would stop at nothing to get his revenge. These cows ate his home, and it didn’t matter if they learned to skate and took to ice burgs on the lake, because this is one Hippo that loves ice skating, beating up cows, and sleeping on beds of grass…and there’s no grass left.
In a test of accuracy and problem solving skills players are tasked with getting Hippie around each Iceberg level, helping him push all the cows they see off into the water, without accidentally skating or being bumped into the water themselves. The game uses sling-shot controls that allow users to aim and shoot Hippie, without the ability to control his movement afterwards. For ease of play, users are provided with descriptions of each level and quick ‘level repeat’ options as well. Frustrated gamers can even unlock levels they can’t beat by simply buying a level pass via in-app purchase and moving on with the game as if –ahem – nothing happened. Score stats are available for hardcore gamers too. With the App Store rife with throw away gaming gimmicks Hippie Hippo is a refreshing burst of originality mixed with dynamically entertaining gameplay.
Developer Website: http://mobile.intersog.com/08/17/hippie-hippo/