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Appetite for distraction
By James Gilmour 06 March 2012
Hungry Giraffe | Developer:
Laughing Jackal | Format:
PSP | Genre:
Casual, Platform | Players:
1 | Version:
Hungry Giraffe works because it adheres to two basic principles: simple ideas are often the best, and a little personality goes a long way.
You control a giraffe's head as it snakes up from the forest floor to the farthest reaches of space. The screen is dotted with food which the giraffe must consume in order to fuel his ascent.
Fail to eat enough food and he will start to sink back down the screen until he falls off the bottom, ending the game.
That's it. Play the game for five minutes and you've seen pretty much everything it has to throw at you. Thankfully, the core gameplay is solid enough that this lack of variety is a virtue rather than a failing.
Simple, short, but immediately engaging, Hungry Giraffe is a game that will devour your time as readily as its protagonist devours tacos