|Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken|
Publisher: Ratloop Asia
Release Date: Out Now
Players/Online features: 1 – 2 local co op
Ever wanted to play a game where you are a chicken that shoots evil invading penguins? Well thanks to Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken now you can. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a traditional 2D platform/shooter game where you play as a chicken called Hardboiled who used to work for the penguin army and now is on a vendetta against anything that’s black and white and red all over.
The game plays pretty much the same as most 2D shooters; there’s the buttons for changing weapons and gadgets and the buttons for moving. The rest are pretty much for making things die. The controls feel quite clunky when you are faced with a lot of enemies and you find that you’ve changed weapons instead of moving. But the game distances itself from most 2D shooters and has a perfect blend of shooting action and puzzle solving, most of which involve mind control or grenades...
Graphically Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken looks superb; with a blend of cel-shaded characters on a 3D background that makes the game look really nice at times, especially for a game that was downloaded from the PlayStation marketplace.
- Visually tasty.
- Penguin annihilation is always fun.
- The game is as funny as it is bizarre.
- Poor signposting.
- Voice acting is questionable.
- Controls are a bit stiff.