Hippos can't fly
by Harry Slater 3/1/2013
Product: Air Hippo
Developer: Oleg Kapitonov
Publisher: Oleg Kapitonov
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Casual, Platform
Video games don't have to make sense to be entertaining. Hedgehogs aren't fast, plumbers aren't best equipped to rescue princesses, and doodles rarely get the chance to jump anywhere.
Still, there has to be an internal logic to proceedings, or you're left feeling adrift in a sea of nonsense.
Take Air Hippo, for example, which leaves us to consider the question of why a flying hippo dressed as Santa is trying to deliver presents to floating children.
The game is a riff on the Doodle Jump template. Our heroic hippo leaps out of a chimney, then must bounce on the heads of children at the bottom of the screen in order to remain airborne for as long as possible and deliver the gifts in his hippo sack.
Even if your one goal in life is to play a game where you control a hippo dressed as Santa, it's probably still worth giving Air Hippo a miss
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