Heads Up! Hot Dogs Review
- What other game do you get to balance hot dogs on people's heads
- Something a little different to watch out for in each level.
- Not much beyond the initial premise.
Heads up! Hot Dogs is a game where you have to balance hotdogs on the heads of strangers that pass by, and stop as many of them hitting the ground as possible. That's pretty much it.
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So what if I told you that on the App Store there was a game, that you can play on your Apple phone or tablet device that consisted of balancing hot dogs onto the heads of complete strangers out in the street? No, your ears did not deceive you, nor did your heart, for what I speak of is true! Heads Up! Hot Dogs is the one and only hot dog balancing arcade experience possibly in the whole of video game existence, and with such a concept, is it any surprise to hear that the publishers at Adult Swim were partially responsible?
You have the view of a street in a major metropolitan area (starting off in Philly, and even traveling to the likes of the London subway). For no apparent reason, hot dogs rain down from the heavens, and as the player, it is your sworn duty to uphold the five second rule (changed to the three second rule in this game for purposes of expedience). The best way to keep them off the ground is to drag them onto the heads of all the people passing by. You gain points for every second a hot dog is balanced on someone's head, a bonus when they leave the screen carrying said hot dog, and only a small one time point boost if the hot dog grazes them before falling back to the floor. Certain pedestrians enjoy hot dogs on their noggins more than others do, and each new city introduces new characters that react differently to the meaty menace (such as the police officer who will fire at any hot dog resting on someone).
For the first couple minutes, most players might find the game easy, and might even find it boring. In our first two plays, a whole score of achievements were unlocked, and it was never a problem to gain access to each new stage. Soon enough though the people move faster, and more ball park snack food litters the streets. For each hot dog that misses the three second mark, one of five lives at the top of the screen is taken off, and there comes a tipping point when you just have to start flinging hot dogs in the air with wild abandon, praying that they land on a head. It's navigating the game during these trying times where the challenge will lay for most players, and even the slow start allows you to experiment with the hot dogs a little, and even acts as a breather for the mayhem to soon come.
The majority of the purchase power of Heads up! Hot Dogs lies in the game's unique and ridiculous concept. The devs should be commended for sticking a solid high score game under this pixelated madness, and really anyone looking for something a little different or just something new guaranteed to entertain might want to give this a go. You wouldn't want to be called a wiener after all.
Description"Heads Up! Hot Dogs is exactly why the App Store exists." -TouchArcade
"Adds a vital streak of silly, oddball fun to the App Store." - Computerandvideogames.com
"Entertaining and challenging at the same time." - Modojo
"An absurd little gem that brings a whole new meaning to street meat." -148Apps
The world's first and best frankfurter-wearing simulator finally arrives on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch! Assembled with the utmost care and attention under the supervision of highly-trained pixel craftsmen, Heads Up! Hot Dogs will tickle your fingertips as well as your taste buds with its rich tapestry of 2D flavors. Ultra-realistic, arcade-perfect visuals, stunning encased-meat sound effects and sizzling Space Age chiptunes combine to provide a culinary experience sure to satisfy even the most demanding gamer appetite.
Travel the world as you drag and drop innocent wieners to safety, placing them ever-so-gently onto the noggins of befuddled passerby.
Masterfully crafted by Adult Swim Games, creators of “Robot Unicorn Attack”, and Emmett Butler & Diego Garcia, the masterminds behind such internet hits as Ultimate Flirt-Off and Dokideux Panikku.
Apple ‘n’ Apps says Heads Up! Hot Dogs is "packed with personality” and has "great design & controls."
- The most realistic hot-dog-head-balancing game EVER
- Visit all-beef cities like New York, London, Beijing and more!
- Place hot dogs on the heads of businessmen, hipsters, and even cops!
- Crank juicy jams from Knife City and Space Boyfriend
- GameCenter achievements and leaderboards
- World-Famous endless mustard buffet
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