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From the developer DogBox Studios and publisher BulkyPix comes a new game all about evil space chickens. The poultry is trying to steal corn from two primitive yeti characters known as Biggy and Biguette. It’s up to you to help them control the turret and shoot the chickens before they destroy the base. This hilarious 3D base defender game is a lot of fun to play, and the concept isn’t bad at all. However, the game play itself can feel a little dull at times.
Chicken Doom starts with a globe similar to planet Earth. Players must spin it around to select a level. Gamers start with one unlocked level, and they must acquire points by playing one of the three difficulty levels in an effort to unlock the other five environments. All levels may be played either in single player mode or cooperation. In cooperation, the screen is split in two so each gamer has their own side of the level to control. This works great for the hard difficulty mode, which seems almost impossible to beat playing solo—especially when there are over 10 different types of chickens to battle.
Players have the option to play as either Biggy or Biguette. Biggy’s Lair lets gamers upgrade weapons like Corn Barrel, Holy Sneeze, Chicken Burn, The Lightning Strike and Holy Shield via coins that players earn during the game. Up to four weapons can be utilized at a time. The achievements section lets players unlock clothing and accessories to customize their character with everything from a chef’s hat to a Viking sword.
This is a simple tap-to-shoot game so the controls aren’t overly complicated. Players with a skilled finger can earn combos to help increase their score. Left-hand controls are available for those who need it. My only quibble is that each world slowly spins so there isn’t a way to control the field of vision, which I thought felt odd at times.
The downside to Chicken Doom is that it may feel too repetitive. Since the game doesn’t require a lot of strategy, it lacks an element of excitement to keep it interesting. I didn’t feel like this was a game that I’d want to play for too long at one time.
Overall, Chicken Doom isn’t a bad egg and is worthy of downloading if you’re in need of something new to add to your summer gaming library. It may not have that element of excitement for some gamers, but it’s a nice casual game that will have you squawking with laughter as you battle the funny chickens.
Are you looking to score a free copy of this game? Head on over to the Bulkypix website to learn how you can earn a promocode by designing an outfit for Biggy or Biguette. The contest ends on July 11th.
Tagged with: $2.99, base defense, biggy, biguette, Bulkypix, chicken doom, corn wars, dogbox studios, universal