Identify the criminals and send them away to prison.
Platform: iOS, Facebook
Players: 1 - 16
Age: And Age
Game Time: 1 minutes
Developer or Designer: Lightwood Games
Publisher: Lightwood Games
Can connect to other devices
Freezes when connecting to Facebook
In Head Hunter Challenge it is your job to catch the criminals in a lineup of suspects by identifying their traits. This includes things like hair colour and what they are wearing.
The first thing that crossed my mind when playing this game is how it reminded me of the classic children's game, Guess Who
. It is a different game with different rules, but they are similar in that you have to identify characters.
You have the choice of playing either solo, with friends, or with other online players. When you play solo, you have one minute to find as many criminals as you can, while avoiding falsely accusing someone. When you tap on a character, there are a number of humorous catchphrases to keep you entertained.
Once your time is up, your total score is tallied up, but unless you share this online, it does not really meaning anything as there is no solo leaderboard.
There are, however, a set of goals to achieve, such as increasing your level, and meeting a criminal quota.
To play with friends, everyone needs to have a mobile iOS device that everyone can connect to. This can be anything up to sixteen people, which makes for great competition.
You are also meant to be able to connect to Facebook, by every time I have tried, the connection fails and the game freezes. I have also tried playing on Facebook itself, on a computer, but keep receiving a pop up saying the certificate authenticity cannot be verified. Erring on the side of caution, I didn't go any further.
As a solo game it is fun for a few rounds, but then gets a bit tiresome, but I can see it being very enjoyable when playing against opponents.