Hunger Games: Girl on fire

by Jack Weller on November 28, 2013

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The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire is an endless runner based on the events of the Hunger Games Books and Films. The game see the series protagonist Katniss Everdeen try to outrun a herd of tracker jacker wasps (one of the series’s notable obstacles), however, does this game continue the success of the recent Hunger Games: Catching fire movie?

Endless runner games are most likely a standstill in many iPhone gamers library, with major re-playability and fun levels having at optimum output. We have even acknowledged their presence in the market before in our reviews of the Temple Run series of games. However, what sets this game apart from others is its theme.

The Hunger Games franchise has been lightly touched on in terms of games, and I would actually go as far as saying that this one is the best one on the market, which is a lot to say for a game which only utilizes a very limited amount of components to flow.

It starts off with the main menu, which has three sub menu’s being play, extras and ranking, the latter two are pretty self explanatory, with extras giving you links to several official hunger game sites and merchandise distributors. The obvious main feature being the game, after a short introduction sequence, you will be thrown into a side scrolling two tiered endless runner. The controls are simple, swipe up or down to swap tiers, and press on screen to shoot an arrow at the opponents mentions in the introductory paragraph (Tracker Jackers), each time you hit one, you earn point, but you have to be cautious, because they fire back.

These easy to learn game play mechanic’s are good, however, for a series as big as the hunger games, you just feel that they could have done better, why the graphics and soundtrack mixed with the game play has a very good overall presentation, it still feels a little lacklustre, especially in comparison to some other recent endless runners (Zombie Killa Squad Namely).

Overall, a very good app, however, you still feel it could have been just a bit better.

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