Stretch Panic

aka: Freak Out, Hippa Linda
Moby ID: 7903
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A game consisting exclusively of boss monsters. You control Linda, a girl with a demonically possessed scarf on a mission to exorcise your twelve demonically possessed sisters. In order to be allowed to unlock magic doors behind which you find the demons to fight, you need to collect points by grabbing the behinds of extremely big, extremely large chested ladies!!! Practically everything in this game can be grabbed and twisted. Progress is saved on memory cards.

Spellings

  • ひっぱリンダ - Japanese spelling

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Credits (PlayStation 2 version)

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Critics

Average score: 62% (based on 14 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.0 out of 5 (based on 13 ratings with 1 reviews)

Great Idea, Bad Implementation

The Good
As someone who likes the more toony elements in games, stories, and characters, I must admit the odd premise of having a demonically possessed scarf that can pinch and deform the environment caught my attention fast. Also in a unique departure from games I've played in the past, the game pretty much consists of just 12 bosses. For an early PS2 game, I also liked the graphics, vivid colors and a very interesting filter effect for the central museum hub.

The Bad
The big no-no here: Controls. Gameplay is difficult and awkward at first as you have to use both analog sticks to control Linda and her scarf respectively. Also you have hold several buttons to do some moves, including the essential 'Bomb' attack. Another thing is the point system. I felt it was not needed at all and would have been better without it. Last but not least, I felt the game was too short. For the gameplay involved, I felt there should have been more, like actual levels, or more of a storyline which doesn't really advance at all during the game besides saving your sisters one by one.

The Bottom Line
This is another one of those "weird" games to come out of Japan. Think 'Katamari'-weird and you're on your way.

PlayStation 2 · by powerstone05 (344) · 2013

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1001 Video Games

Stretch Panic appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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Game added by evilknievel.

Additional contributors: MAT, Kabushi, FatherJack.

Game added December 6, 2002. Last modified February 22, 2023.