Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play a hot dog who has to rescue a donut damsel in distress from the clutches of Hell? Well, then you’re in luck, because that’s exactly what MobiDojo’s “Willy Wiener and the Tunnel of Doom” is about!
Willy Wiener is a heroic hot dog who is risking his buns (har har) to save Dottie the Donut from Evil Mr. Mephisto Maplebar. Your role in this is to guide Willy through eight fiery levels plus a boss level. Each level consists of two rounds. The first one has Willy falling down through the Tunnel of Doom. Using tilt controls, you have to keep him from hitting fireballs or little pitchfork-wielding devils. You also need to collect coins and gems as you fall. In order to get three stars for a level, you’ll have to collect a specific number of coins, last a certain amount of time, and collect one gem.
If you survive the first round of Hell, you’ll make it to round 2, where you must fling Willy over and through some bizarre obstacles to land in Dottie’s donut hole. Yeah, you heard that right. But don’t worry, it’s still a safe game for kids. It’s just some animated food, right?
To fling Willy, you use him like a slingshot. When you tap him, a ring will appear around him. You can control the speed and force at which he flies by making the ring bigger or smaller. Some levels will require he go slow and steady, while others he’ll need to go faster and farther. It may take a few tries to get it right.
The second round of each level could be challenging and take some time to succeed. But that’s good, because it’s a fairly short game. If you make it to the ninth level, you’ll face the boss battle, where you’ll use the gems you collected throughout the game.
Willy Wiener has some great cutscenes and music which make it feel like an old silent film. In each one, Willy and Dottie are professing their love to each other when Mr. Maplebar steps in and literally roasts Willy. These scenes are a great touch that really makes the game stand out.
If you don’t like ridiculous games, then you should probably avoid this one. But everyone else, enjoy the insanity that is Willy Wiener and the Tunnel of Doom! It’s short, but there’s plenty of quirky fun to be had here.