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Headlong Hunt Review
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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.


Headling Hunt is a puzzle game about a field biologist trying to catch and survey the population of a fearful but very fast animal across 37 icy islands. You have to maneuveur the animals around by scaring them in straight lines. This sounds simple but soon gets complex to get them into the traps ready for counting.

Each level can be attempted from the start although it's best to play them in order. You move around the just the arrow keys but have to take care of the direction to scare the animal as they will run off the screen if at all possible. You can undo the level whenever you want or reset it.

As you progress, you get biological text snippets that offer hints. You can start to use rocks to hide from the creature, push them into the sea and even have moveable blocks you can place to both stop the creature and obscure their line of sight to you.

The result is a surprisingly polished game (albeit one that looks basic). It takes a simple idea and plays with it in unexpected ways to "explore the possibility space quite well," as Alan Hazelden puts it.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 26/06/2021

Price: Free

Platforms: Web

Genres: Brain Game, Puzzle and Simulation

Developer: Toombler (@Toombler_)

Players: 1




Play Time: This game will take between 1 minute and 5 minutes to complete. Some levels click quickly but others seem impossible for minutes until you figure them out.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.


Headlong Hunt

Web Free
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You can play Headlong Hunt for free.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Headlong Hunt Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Toombler_) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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