What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Gesundheit! HD is an adventure game where players guide a snot-spewing sneezing character around a town, collecting starfruit while leading a monster to a trap. The monster is attracted to the sneezes because he likes to eat the green snot. As players progress to higher and higher levels, more instruction is given, and more challenges and tools appear. Controlling the game's character is as simple as tapping a spot to indicate where it should move. Aim the character's green sneezes to activate buttons or to attract the monster to certain spots. Levels are scored based on the time they took to complete, how many starfruit were gathered, and how many sneezes were used. The first couple of levels are set up so that the monster can't get to the sneezing character that kids control, so kids can learn how to play without worrying about getting eaten. OpenFeint and Game Center are both options for sharing scores with others.
Is it any good?
GESUNDHEIT! HD takes a very cute interface and a slightly gross premise and creates a fun adventure and logic game. There is no one single solution to each level, so there is plenty of room for experimentation and variation. If players get eaten by the monster or run into the trap themselves, the level just starts over. The monster runs quickly, so players need to act fast if he is chasing them. Higher levels have more sophisticated challenges and more options for moving around and fighting the monster.