The latest game coming from Hothead Games, who most recently released Kard Kombat [Free] to the App Store, is called Kickin Momma. As far as absurd game premises go, Kickin Momma is right up there with the best of them. You play as a mother who spies a beautiful necklace one day, but realizes she can’t afford to buy it. So she does what any good mother would do, which is kick her children into a pit full of objects so that they can bounce around collecting jewels for her, eventually culminating in enough to have her fancied necklace.
I don’t even know where to begin talking about how wrong this all is on several different levels, but Kickin Momma pulls it off with a lighthearted approach, and as long as they aren’t actually advocating kicking real life babies then I think it’s something I can get behind. Plus, it looks quite similar to one of my all time favorites, Peggle [$2.99], except with some new ideas and twists that could make things interesting. Kickin Momma will come loaded with 36 levels across 3 worlds, each with bronze, silver, and gold medals to earn, and players will be able to unlock an assortment of items to adorn Momma with, including clothing, accessories, and even facial hair.
Kickin Momma is set to launch on August 4th for $1.99 with an HD version available for $3.99. We’ll be sure to kick this one around and let you know what we think when it comes out, and don’t forget to stop by our forums to talk about how weird this game looks.