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Hungry Hungry Hippos

by Hasbro

Price: $39.95 + $5.47 shipping
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  • 4 years & up
  • 2 to 4 players
  • No reading required
  • Color of parts may vary
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
CHOKING HAZARD -- Toy contains a small ball. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 10.5 x 10.7 inches ; 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • Origin: Made in USA
  • ASIN: B00000IWIA
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 04533079
  • Our recommended age: 4 - 7 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 6 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,104 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)
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Warning: Choking hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Product Description

Amazon.com

Four hippos try to eat as many marbles as they can--as fast as they can. This game is fast-paced and riotous for kids who get to take turns popping a white marble into the ring, then furiously pressing on their hippo's levered tail to catch the prize. As if that's not enough, in the advanced game, all 20 marbles are released at the same time. Utter mayhem ensues, and whoever snares the most marbles wins. If only it would get kids to clean their plates as well as those pudgy hippos do! --Lynne Sampson

Product Description

These four hungry hippos want to munch a bunch of marbles! The faster you press their tails, the more marbles they try to chomp! If your hippo gobbles the most, you win! For 2 to 4 players. Game includes: Hippo game base, 4 Hippo heads, 4 levers, label sheet, 20 marbles, instructions. Color of parts may vary.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Cheap, thin, and flimsy with plastic marbles.
A. Lenz
And when you wack the hippo a few times, it gets stuck and won't open to accept the marbles.
TJ
It's a very cheaply made game that was a waste of money.
J. Squiers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

162 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Claude Bouchard on April 24, 2005
Why is it that companies who decide to reissue classic games from the 50's, 60's and 70's seemingly ALWAYS do so using the cheapest of plastics? Gone are the days of thick precisely engineered plastics, strong metal supporting parts and ready-to-play-out-of-the-box sturdy construction. Instead, we get cheap inferior versions (Spirograph) and flimsy "assembly required" thin plastic versions that don't work properly (Hungry Hippos, Hands Down). C'mon folks, we're talking PLASTIC here...the stuff is plentiful and inexpensive: spend an extra 5 cents on the manufacturing end and give me a better product.

My beef with this toy is that it appears no one at the manufacturer bothered to play-test it. The lightweight plastic pellets go flying everywhere (you can't call 'em marbles anymore), the hippos get stuck or they fall off during play, and you can count on a plastic piece eventually breaking off or cracking, leaving you with crying children and extremely disappointed adults. (However, there IS satisfaction to be had after it breaks...go outside, place it in the driveway and stomp on it until it's reduced to nothing more than itty-bitty colored plastic pieces. Great for getting out the aggression this crappy toy provokes!)

Forget this rubbish, you're better off getting an original. Thank goodness for eBay, second-hand stores, and flea markets. Happy hunting!
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54 of 54 people found the following review helpful By TJ on October 16, 2004
Very cheaply made, hippos don't stay attached.

This was a christmas gift for my kids (4 & 5)

and even though they play with it (rarely), it gets

frustrating when the hippos constantly fall off. And

when you wack the hippo a few times, it gets stuck and

won't open to accept the marbles. Definatly not worth

the money. Too bad they don't make it like they did a

generation ago.
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Heaven on October 14, 2004
I had this game as a child. I remembered how much fun it was, how my sister and I would fight over which one of us got the Pink hippo. (Ha ha) I also remember that when it was only the two of us playing, we would both control two hippos (using both hands). That would be impossible with the game now.

This game was at the top of my daughter's list for christmas last year, and she did receive it. When I saw how small the box was, I almost thought her grandfather purchased the wrong game. It is definitely not made the same way it was back when I was a child. Back then the board was all one piece, and made of a harder plastic. We even added our own marbles to the game and it held up quite well even with the extras. The game now, barely stays together, it comes in parts that have to be assembled and taken apart each time you play. The hippos get stuck and you have to stop the entire game to fix it or else someone will get hurt trying to fix it or they get left out if they let it go.

I am extremely let down by how milton bradley has cheapened this product, and I feel its definitely not worth spending your money on.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Tammy L. Schilling on November 4, 2003
We recently purchased this game for our five year old's birthday. I remembered the game from my childhood and knew he would love it, too. It turns out that Milton Bradley has gone el cheapo on making this game. The game itself is very ugly and cheap looking, the balls are all white (the used to be orange or multi-colored), the pieces barely fit together enough to even play, the marbles get stuck in the hippos throat (which requires that you stop play to clear the hippo out), the hippos mouths don't open very wide, and they push-pedals constantly stick in the middle of game play. The box that the game comes in is also very, very thin and flimsy - which is a real problem with a game that is comparatively heavy. We had to duct-tape the box before putting it away after the very first play!
I would never, ever recommend this game to be purchased by anyone. I just don't understand it. What happened to the Hippos?
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74 of 84 people found the following review helpful By M. H. Bayliss on May 2, 2001
The nice thing about the hungry hippo game is that you don't even have to say that anyone "wins" or not -- I tell my daughter that her hippos must have been REALLY hungry if they eat more marbles than my hippos. This game works best if all 4 hippos are in action gobbling marbles (or else the marbles get stuck), but two people can easily operate two hippos, even young children. The hardest part about this game were the assembly directions of how to insert the cheap plastic marble flippers. It only takes two seconds once you figure it out, but be sure to just look at the picture on the box, not the damned directions which make it sound like a real production.
The game itself is easy to play, makes a good amount of noise (as the hippo heads knock the plastic) and entertains for long periods of time. It's a silly game, but it does promote counting marbles to see who wins.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Reddy-Tremblay on May 10, 2005
I loved this game as a child and wanted to buy it for my 3 year old son. Great game, now made into a piece of PLASTIC GARBAGE!. The light weight marbles are terrible and the heads of my hippos don't even lift up most of the time.

It's truly a shame they have to ruin these type of games with cheap materials.
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42 of 48 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on November 14, 2002
There's something deeply satisfying about this game: Is it the allure of pounding a hippo's tail as fast as you can so that your hippo will eat more balls than its opposing hippos? I leave that to the psychologists...
This games provides a great release for toddlers and adults. Because of the intensity and noisy pounding, you may want to limit your own play to about hour. Educational value? Well, the game helps with hand-eye coordination, learning how to be a good sport, and simple counting. But basically it's just a good way to get in touch with your inner hippo--let the pounding begin!
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