Hungry Hungry Hippos
Do you remember the game Hungry Hungry Hippos? As a little girl, I just adored that game. In case you’re not as familiar as I am, Hungry Hungry Hippos is a tabletop, board game for younger children. The original board game came with four hippos, and can be played with 2, 3 or 4 players. The goal of the game is to use your hippo to consume as many of the white marbles as you can! Hungry Hungry Hippos was introduced in 1978, so it’s about as classic as they come! This game was recently developed in a virtual version for your iOS device.
What I think is really cool about the Hungry Hungry Hippos app is that it was developed by the original board game’s developer, Hasbro! Whenever I see that, I immediately know the app will be a hit! If the developers are willing to come back after so many years (34 in Hungry Hungry Hippos’ case) to remake a new and virtual version of an old, classic game, they are going to do it right! And, right they did! This app is a brighter and better version of that old game I use to love. The object of the game is still the same, only instead of consuming white marbles, you’re trying to eat up as many mangos and bananas from the tiki pond as you can! You can play Hungry Hungry Hippos by yourself, as a single player, with your friends or against a computer generated opponent, which is usually quite the challenge!
Hungry Hungry Hippos lets you choose your character: Sweetie Potamus, Veggie Potamus, Hungry Hippo or Bottomless Potamus. I’m in the mood to win, so the sound of Bottomless Potamus seems like a no-brainer! Oh, yah! I have to mention the graphics! They are b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. The water from the tiki pond glistens the entire time you’re playing! Hungry Hungry Hippos is impressive, and addictive! A definite must-have remake of an all-time classic!
iTunes lists three ways to play Hungry Hungry Hippos like so:
- Single Player: Choose your Hippo and see how fast you can chomp all the fruit! How’d you do? Think you can beat your time? Play again! Available via all iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
- Hippo-vs-iDevice: Choose which Hippo you want to be, and be ready to race the machine! Whoever eats the most fruit first wins! Available via all iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
- 4 player Hippo: Gather your friends together and start chomping at the Tiki Pond. This four player mode offers laughter and mango munching fun for all at the same time! Only available via iPad.