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Fill yourself up
By Damien McFerran 08 February 2013
Hungry Oni | Developer:
Futuretro Studios | Publisher:
Futuretro Studios | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Casual | Players:
1 | Version:
While most parents inform their very young offspring that they should be careful about what they put into their mouths, Hungry Oni's mother and father clearly shirked this vital responsibility.
As a result, their unruly charge is perfectly free to ingest bizarrely shaped fruit that drops from the tree outside his house.
By moving your finger across the screen, you can guide our eternally famished hero from left to right, ensuring that the fruit lands squarely in his gaping maw.
Oni needs to be picky to a certain degree, though - he has to consume only the fruit that matches the colour of the tree's leaves. Gobbling the wrong colour results in Oni shedding one of his three lives - once all of these are exhausted, it's Game Over.
In terms of presentation, Hungry Oni doesn't put a foot wrong, but the rather basic gameplay limits its staying power