I was not the greatest fan of the game the first time I played it, and yet I keep coming back for more. Every single time I find myself addicted and playing for hours at a time. After the first couple of plays it becomes something as a quick time waster, and yet I come back to it. I guess that is the very definition of a good casual game.
I am guessing that the PlayStation Vita version is intended to be the definitive one, as the Vita versions of The Game Atelier’s Flying Hamster and Sunflowers is. There’s the gorgeous high definition visuals, there’s the trophies - yep, this is one of those cheap, full-featured mobile games that trophy hunters can get stuck into.
In fairness to the developers, Hungry Jackal, there’s been real effort to add more stuff to a game that was so simple that it was going to be difficult to do so. There’s powerups that people can purchase with the “calories” (points) they accumulate while playing the game. There’s those trophies, and there are two different ways to play - motion controls and traditional buttons.
Hungry Giraffe is good, clean, simple fun. It’s not more than a mobile game, but because this looks so good in Vita-style HD I’m happy to concede that this is the definitive version of the game. Nothing essential, but hardly a waste of money.
- Matt S
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