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Review: Headhunter

October 2, 2009



Fling shrunken heads around the screen and attempt to get them into the different shrines that are located throughout the game. Sounds a little strange, yes? Possibly weird and a little grotesque? Well, it is. It's also a lot of fun too. It's an entertaining cross between basketball and pinball with some magical elements thrown into the mix as well.


headhunters-headsThe game is fairly simple and doesn't have a ton of features included in it. Other than the actual game itself, you can unlock more heads through high scores, completing levels, or stacking three or more heads of the same type in one shrine. There is a high scoring board, the ability to see all of your unlocked heads, and simple touch controls that let you either press and drag to throw the heads or flick the screen in the direction you want them to go. You can also tilt the screen to adjust the head's trajectory mid-air and you can tap the screen to unleash magic bursts that keep the heads in the air longer.


The Good:

headhunters-gameplayThe game is very simple and addictive. It's one of those games that you keep playing over and over because the levels get harder and harder and you will find yourself losing a few times on this one. That's not a bad thing though as it keeps you playing the game because you just have to get past the next level or get that higher score, etc. I really loved the look and feel of this game. The graphics are great and it's such a weird and original concept that you can't help but smile at the cheekiness of it. The controls are very easy to grasp and they work really well for what is here. Which is very refreshing as many games just can't get their controls to work properly.

The Bad:

headhunters-unlockI'm chalking this app up as another one of those games that some will really like while others will not. There really isn't much "Bad" here other than the lack of any features really. That's not a huge deal breaker, but if you're looking for something packed with more features and other stuff to do, this isn't it.

The Verdict

For only a buck this is a pretty decent casual game. It's definitely fun and it gets pretty addictive after a few tries. If you want a game to just kill a few minutes of your day, Headhunters isn't a bad choice at all. [gallery link="file" columns="4"]

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