King of The Hill
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|Flying Tiger Development
|6/10, based on 1 review
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|Puzzle Games, Arcade Games, Movie-Based Games, Hand-Drawn Games
Prepare to sell propane and propane accessories in King of the Hill, the video game adaptation of one of the most memorable animated shows ever made. Making a video game out of one of the most relaxing shows seems like a rather daunting task, which is why this title acts more as a virtual tour of the enchanting world of the Hills rather than a traditional arcade game.
Even though the range of activities you can partake in this game is somewhat limited, the experience overflows with the same charm of the animated series.
A Day with the Hills
As influential as the show is, it's rather remarkable that this is the only video game based on King of the Hill ever developed. It makes sense once we look at the type of stories seen in the show, however. Unlike Homer Simpson, Hank Hill is an average joe – there are no wacky adventures in King of the Hill, not the kind you turn into a video game, anyways.
All that said, it's a bit disappointing that the only virtual experience we get set in this fictional version of Arlen, Texas, is a rather barebones activity center. There's not much to do here other than contemplating some scenes and iconic moments from the show's earliest seasons.
Minigames and Minifun
The core gameplay of King of the Hill is comprised of minigames revolving around some of the favorite activities of the citizens of Arlen. From mini-golf to hunting, every activity in the games has been made to emulate some memorable scenes from the show.
To put it in Simpsons terms, this is as if fans of King of the Hill wanted The Simpsons Hit & Run, but they got Virtual Springfield instead. Now, that doesn't mean that the experience is an unpleasant one, but this is a game that might only appeal to die-hard fans of the show.
It's All in the Presentation
Seeing as the game uses original artwork based on the show, King of the Hill just looks as it does in the cartoon. Fans will also be pleased to hear that the game retains the same deadpan brand of humor that makes the show so special.
As it stands, the humor in King of the Hill might be one of the most notable aspects of the entire experience. Characters like Hank, Dale, Bill, and Bumhauer are just as funny as their cartoon counterparts, and that goes a long way in making this virtual King of the Hill feel just like the real deal.
However, as I mentioned before, this is a game that might only be properly enjoyed by avid fans of the show, or by those looking for fascinating 2D interactive experiences.
King of the Hill might not look like much, but the humor and some of the animations make this a game worth getting for any fan of the show.
- Great sense of humor, just as in the show
- Some minigames are rather entertaining
- Same voice acting from the animated series
- Too short
- Not much to do or see
- Minigames vary in quality
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