Hollywood Monsters
Not-so-special effects
By Harry Slater 10 December 2012
Game Name: Hollywood Monsters | Developer: Pendulo Studios | Publisher: Bulkypix | Format: iPhone, iPad | Genre: Adventure, Retro | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
Let's get the confusing series chronology out of the way first. This isn't an iOS port of Hollywood Monsters - it's actually an iOS port of the tenuous sequel Hollywood Monsters 2, which is better known as The Next Big Thing over here in the UK. Got that? Good.

The game tells the story of two mismatched reporters in a world where movie monsters are real, and leads you through a point-and-click adventure that's sometimes funny, sometimes intelligent, but more often than not too esoteric for its own good.

I vant to suck your blaad

The narrative switches between two characters - Liz Allaire and Dan Murray. Liz is young, enthusiastic, and insane, whereas Dan is a cynical sports hack with gambling and drinking problems demoted to the society beat by an angry editor.
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There's fun to be had here, but Hollywood Monsters has you reaching for the hint button too often to be considered a classic
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