Hail to the Chimp

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Hail to the Chimp
Hail to the Chimp Coverart.png
North American cover
Developer(s) Wideload Games
Publisher(s) Gamecock Media Group
Engine Unreal Engine 3
Platform(s) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release date(s) June 24, 2008
Genre(s) Party
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer, online multiplayer

Hail to the Chimp is a video game developed by Wideload Games and published by Gamecock Media Group. The game was released on June 23, 2008 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. It was later added to the PlayStation 3's online PlayStation Store in European and Australian markets on April 10, 2009. The title is a reference to the 1998 episode "Dumbbell Indemnity" of the animated television series The Simpsons.[citation needed]


In the game, up to four players compete as anthropomorphic animals in a variety of mini-games while vying for the role of "President of the Animal Kingdom".[1]


Released during a United States presidential election year, the game was billed as the "Presidential Party Game" and used campaign-style advertisements meant to blend in with the U.S. presidential campaign ads that were prevalent at the time.[citation needed]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 57.17% (PS3) [2]
56.15%(X360) [3]
Metacritic 51/100 (PS3) [4]
52/100 (X360)[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
1UP.com B+ [6]
Game Informer 4/10
GamePro 3/5
GameSpot 5.5/10 [7]
GamesRadar 7/10 [8]
IGN 3.5/10 [9]
OXM 7/10
TeamXbox 7.9/10 [10]
X-Play 1/5


  1. ^ Brudvig, Erik (2007-12-14). "Hail to the Chimp Hands-on". IGN. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - PS3". GameRankings. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - X360". GameRankings. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - PS3". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  5. ^ "Hail to the Chimp - X360". Metacritic. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  6. ^ Leone, Matt (2008-06-24). "Hail to the Chimp Xbox 360 Review". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  7. ^ Watters, Chris (2008-07-08). "Hail to the Chimp Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  8. ^ Kim, Alan (2008-06-25). "Hail to the Chimp". GamesRadar. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  9. ^ "Hail to the Chimp Review". IGN. 2008-07-01. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 
  10. ^ Chapman, David (2008-07-02). "Hail to the Chimp Review". TeamXbox. Retrieved 2012-02-26. 

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