Conclusion: Hail to the Chimp is designed to be played with others, and whether you play online or offline, four player matches are a lot of fun. Playing against flesh and blood opponents in heated competition adds a whole new level of excitement to the experience. Between ganging up on your buddies or stabbing allies in the back, you never know what to expect and you'll love every minute of it.
Summary: Parents need to know this game pokes fun at the presidential election process by creating minigames that have silly connections to politics. While there is minor violence involving cartoon animals, it's all pretty tame. There are some drinking and smoking references but nothing too graphic and the "crude humor" is light, including references to monkeys flinging their feces and a female animal's estrus cycle (the equivalent of a human's menstrual cycle).
Excerpt: When you first see the box art featuring a big-eared primate with a goofy smile jumping over a cartoon White House, it's clear that Hail to the Chimp, "The Presidential Party Game," is all about satire. What's not clear is exactly what sort of game you can expect, and this disparity is a good metaphor for the game itself. Hail to the Chimp is so keenly focused on delivering humor that it seems quite unconcerned with offering entertaining gameplay.
Pros: Witty social satire, Humorous animal jokes, Vibrant artistic style
Cons: Dull, one-dimensional gameplay, No real variety in game modes, Lame puns
Excerpt: Name: Hail to the Chimp Genre: Party Game Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (Reviewed on Xbox 360) With America nearing another presidential election the country is gearing up for the typical mudslinging that precedes the actual vote. Comedians are preparing for a few months of easy jokes, and Wideload Games has decided that it was the perfect time to release a satirical comedy based on the electoral process.
Summary: When faced with a primate-based game as lamentable as Hail To The Chimp, it’s hard to resist spanking the monkey to within an inch of its life. Sadly, even a thorough flogging is less than this abomination deserves. Billing itself as a political parody where a gang of animals seeks to elect a new leader, HTTC boils down to little more than a Mario Party-style hotchpotch of mini games where you gather votes to become the new king of the jungle.