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HANK HAZARD [IPHONE] – REVIEW (81%)

26 Jan

Hank Hazard is an puzzle game released by Chillingo Ltd.

So you thought Evel Knievel was the last of the daredevils? Guide Hank, encased in his hamster ball, through increasingly challenging stunt courses while collecting stars and secret coins. Varied game mechanics and incredible level design make Hank Hazard: The Stunt Hamster a supreme arcade-puzzle experience.

Gameplay wise, Hank will appear in a the level. Hank needs to get to the target to complete the level. You need to try and collect all of the stars in the level along the way (3 stars per level) and there is also a NUTS! challenge on each level, these are challenges on the number of moves, time taken or a speed / height reached.

The game offers over 90 levels to play through so this will take some time to complete.

There are various objects on the level that will help you complete the levels and various dangers that will make you die and need to replay the level again.

The early levels are easy to solve and normally the stars are simple to get. However, as the game progresses the levels get harder, stars are missed and some of the levels will stump you. Luckily the game allows you to skip levels, so these hard levels do not need to be show stoppers.

A lot of the levels depend on speed and timing, so if you do not like using your reactions rather than your mind to solving puzzles then you need to consider it.

The game is tapping on objects on the level to remove the object or activate it.

The graphics are cute and nicely done.

On the upside:

  • Lots of levels to play through.
  • Some well designed and fun puzzles.

On the downside:

  • Not Universal.
  • Positioning is vital to complete the level.

Overall, this is a fun game. There is nothing new here, we have seen this type of game before. However, it is well done and generally taken the best parts of similar games. Hank is a loveable character and the puzzles are challenging. It is a real shame that it is not currently a universal app, as I think it would have benefited from the larger screen size.

Rating: 81%

Size: 18.9 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

Link: Hank Hazard – Chillingo Ltd

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Posted by on January 26, 2012 in Game - Puzzle, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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