Apart from being quite a mouthful, “Hollywhoot: Idle Hollywood Parody” is also a “tap and wait” type of game. It is also quite fun. Here is what it has to offer.
You take on a role of an aspiring movie director in Hollywhoot. But, you know how it goes; you have to start at the very bottom, meaning you’ll have to find the cheapest available studio lot to rent, as well as the least expensive actor/actress available, choose a movie genre and start rolling, hoping for the best.
This is almost all that gameplay has to offer. “Hollywhoot: Idle Hollywood Parody” could be defined as a management sim with the focus on tapping and lots and lots of idle time. But, hey, at least that’s right there in the title. Once you start making movies, you can even tap your phone’s screen to speed up the process.
When your first movie is done, check the Potatometer (heh) to see how it’s doing, and take what little money you have made and decide what to do with it. You can invest in upgrading your studio, hire new actors, or upgrade the ones that are already working for you. Each actor has a skill tree (there are three main aspects that can be upgraded: Physical, Charisma, and Acting) and depending on the skillset you chose to boost, your protégé can develop into a parody version of a different movie or TV star.
Speaking of TV, once you make enough progress in the game, you’ll be able to make TV shows as well. These do not require your constant attention, unlike movies, and they can also bring you income while the game is not running (the first two shows you can make are “The Sleeping Dead” and “The Sampsons”, just so you know what’s the type of humor we’re dealing with here.
The game is free to play. You can watch ads to speed up the movie making progress or buy special Booster packs if you feel that the developers from Joyseed Gametribe have done a good job and want to support them.
One more feature worth mentioning is the fact that “Hollywhoot: Idle Hollywood Parody” does not require an internet connection to run. It will work on any Android device running OS 4.1 or newer.