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"Situation critical. You are our best pilot. Launch immediately on an intercept course to the closest attack wave. Destroy all alien chicken life forms you encouter flapping wildly in space. Incinerate them. I want to see nothing left but DRUMSTICKS! Oh, and soldier, don't eat the eggs...whatever you do, DON'T EAT THE EGGS!"
For more galactic, chicken roasting fun you've got to try Chicken Invaders 2 The Next Wave and Chicken Invaders 3 Revenge of the Yolk. Both game offer a lot more weapons, funny cutscenes, and space shooting action than this version.
Chicken Invaders is a strange new twist on the classic Space Invaders style arcade game. Chickens are invading Earth and it's your job to pilot a spaceship to take them out and save the world. You'll take on increasingly difficult waves of chickens and asteroids that threaten to destroy Earth. You can face the task alone or play with a friend. Goofy graphics and sounds add an interesting touch to the good arcade gameplay.
The gameplay at the heart of Chicken Invaders is very similar to other arcade shooters. You control a spaceship at the bottom of the screen that can be moved left or right. The enemies sit at the top of the screen, and its your job to eliminate them. However, you'll have to be quick and alert to dodge the eggs they drop. If you get hit by an egg, you lose one of your three lives. When destroyed, the chickens drop a drumstick you can collect for bonus points, or a present that will award you powerups and points. You repeat your actions on wave after wave until you finally lose all three lives and the game ends.
There are ten different waves you face in Chicken Invaders. Some waves have you destroying the chicken invaders (who are organized in different formations throughout), while others have you dodging deadly asteroids heading straight for you. The final wave contains a single large chicken invader, and is the boss encounter. Once you complete the ten waves, they start over from the beginning and become more difficult than before. There will be more chickens to eliminate, and more asteroids or eggs to dodge as you progress. You cannot adjust or change the difficulty settings in Chicken Invaders.
Similar to the gameplay, the controls are fairly simple. The spaceship you control is moved left or right with the left and right arrow keys (or the A and D keys). You fire with the Shift key, and shoot missiles with the Control key. The controls are given to you before you begin the game, and simple enough for anyone to learn or use. One downside when it comes to the controls is the inability to change them. It would have been nice to change the controls to something easier or more comfortable to use. Another problem with the controls is needing to hit Shift repeatedly to fire. It becomes tiring and repetitive to have to hit the same key over and over.
The visuals of Chicken Invaders is hardly cutting-edge, but is on par with other games in the same genre. They also add a somewhat humorous or goofy element to the game. The portrayal of the enemy as chickens and the dropped drumsticks when they are destroyed keep the game a lighthearted affair. The various simple sounds effects also play their part in bringing that feeling to the game, although they may get annoying after hearing them enough times.
The biggest issue with Chicken Invaders is the repetitive nature of the game. There are only three types of enemies/obstacles in the game (chicken invaders, asteroids, and bosses) that you deal with time and again. Additionally, the same ten waves repeat over and over as you progress in the game, only change in their difficulty. Having to repeatedly hit the Shift key to continuously fire only adds to the repetitiveness of the game. Playing with a friend (each of you controlling one ship) or working towards new high scores to upload can help offset the monotony, and people really into arcade shooters may not be bothered by the repetitive elements found in many such games.
Overall, Chicken Invaders is a decent game with its positive and negative aspects. There's solid arcade gameplay at the core, but the lack of options and repetitive nature may put off some players. The options to play with a friend and upload high scores are nice additions to the game. If you like arcade shooter games, you may find this very fun and addictive. Even if you don't, there's no reason not to at least give the game a try, especially since it's free.
- Review by Brandon
Average Rating: (72 Ratings) » Rate & Review
Dec 26, 2013
This game is so enjoyable. I love to play this game. I’ll always try to complete all levels but it is difficult,anyway I love this and I suggest others to play this wonderful game.
Apr 29, 2013
by Mitchel Randle
This game is awesome!!! The cheats don’t work, but it is still really good without the cheats.
Apr 12, 2013
Game’s really good, has legs, for a dopey single shooter type game. I’ve been hooked for years (nothing to brag about really). I need to get a life eh?
good game, bad controls,
Dec 26, 2012
Gameplay is entertaining and challenging, but it would be really great if there were a way to use a less awkward control layout. I have to say, on a laptop keyboard, even on my big laptop, shift is far too close to the “A” button for comfort, and the other option works but my left hand tends to be a tad slow on the fire rate…
Nov 27, 2012
i love this game its the best i grantee and recommend to all the person out there who are game freak and love having fun
the coolest game ever,
Nov 12, 2012
by lee campbell
this game is so coll because the your have to destroy the chickens when they throw eggs at you and because there’s allot of levels to play in it and that make the game so coll
Chicken Invaders 1,
Jul 30, 2012
Chicken Invaders was my favourite game when I was younger, and I still play it sometimes. I would recommend it any day to any one because it is one of the best made game in the ‘alien invaders’ group.I believe that even though the game is old, it is one of the best games I have ever played. 10/10.
Jul 22, 2012
great game for kids and people of all age..superb game and even pure vegetarians ‘ll definitely love this fantastic game:-)
once the max usage exceeds, ‘ll download d game again and ‘ll start playing.One of my favorite game is dave (eventhough its too old,‘ll give first place to it in my list)
and I would say, this game chicken invaders has overtaken it and is d best game i’ve ever played.
love to play it again nd again..come lets eat chickens..kurum kurum!!!!
Egg on my Face,
Apr 24, 2012
by Alterna Thunderfox
After playing Chicken Invaders, it was like egg on my face. Of course, the interface was decent; the only reason this is rated a 4 is because the controls are a bit difficult and loose. It’s a really hard challenge with the controls, and the 3-D visuals are decent, the sound is perfectly synched.However, this is a good game for those with an egg-streme craving for Space Invaders, too. I’d still like to recommend this game to anyone willing to egg on some nasty hens.
Feb 4, 2012
this game is very fantastic.
i suggest i it has more options like ( choosing the plane color and type , the driver shape , the more you win the more you have credit to buy a more powerful plane ).
This game is the coolest game I have ever played and I am sure that I will play it over and over again….............
It’s never boring and it’s a more exciting way to play Space Invaders. I mean, who doesn’t want to blast evil chickens with lasers?! :]
I myself have finished the game completely twice. It’s a relief when you win. LOL Try it out, and see if you don’t like it!
Dec 7, 2011
It was an such a amazing game and I have tried to complete this game but I can’t . If so I have tried continuosly and I love this game as much as my mom.
Nov 27, 2011
I used to play this game ever since i was 9 years. I love the laser change the grapìcs and so on. I have completed d game over 3 times. Try it.
Nov 19, 2011
an easy game in which you must kill chickens ...sometimes when you kill a chicken,a present comes out of it.You get that present,your missiles go up in number and you have a better chance to kill those invader chicks…it is enjoyable till you get bored of monotone style of the game… because you will see that you just kill chicks and shoot asteroids…and as for bosses,they are all the same in terms of both outfit and appearance…nothing different as the games goes on… but when u fall off at mars u will want to play it again until you will get no light on your laptop, in short it is funny…
One of the most exciting game I have came across since 2009,
Aug 24, 2011
Chicken invaders as a game is the first among the rest. I initially downloaded it around third quater of 2008 and it has been one of my favourite when it comes to shooting games. I Would love everyone to try and see for them selves.
Jun 22, 2011
by Christy Love
I use to play this game when I was in Jr. High, I didn’t even know it was still around. My Dad had this game on his PC and my sister’s and I would fight over who’s turn it was to play chicken invaders! What a silly name right? Well, the game definitely doesn’t play around. It’s addicting to any game player, because everyone always wants to go to the next round. I myself have finished the game completely twice. It’s a relief when you win. LOL Try it out, and see if you don’t like it!
Mar 29, 2011
I remember playing this game when I was in elementary school. I am not in college, and it still has not gotten old. I LOVE this game :] It’s never boring and it’s a more exciting way to play Space Invaders. I mean, who doesn’t want to blast evil chickens with lasers?! :]
its a hit,
Mar 15, 2011
this is the only game that had kept my 9years old daughter steady. she has gotten to the last level of the game. she has made everyone at home interested in the game. and we agree with her that it is worth the time spent playing it cause it is captivating.
Nov 27, 2010
it is a game which never bores a person i have played it more than 200 times i have this game since last 3 years and i am enjoying it right now.in this game you can play with two players with your bro,sis,frnd and so on.i like this game because it is a qute game.it has very nice graphics and sound quality.one thing i dont like about it is that this game has a ending point i want to play this game till i am die.thanks
i love this game soooooooo much,
Oct 29, 2010
actually this game is very fantastic , i love it so much
it can suit all ages
and i suggest i it has more options like ( choosing the plane color and type , the driver shape , the more you win the more you have credit to buy a more powerful plane )
i hope that will be achieved in the next version
thanks ,, bye.
Fun and Classic,
Oct 20, 2010
I have always had this game when I was much younger. It never gets old, it’s always a fun game to play and to try and get a better high score.
an average,playable game!,
Aug 7, 2010
by mert gunbakar
an easy game in which you must kill chickens ...sometimes when you kill a chicken,a present comes out of it.You get that present,your missiles go up in number and you have a better chance to kill those invader chicks…it is enjoyable till you get bored of monotone style of the game(2 weeks) because you will see that you just kill chicks and shoot asteroids…and as for bosses,they are all the same in terms of both outfit and appearance…nothing different as the games goes on but you just level up.however,chickies’ cluckings make me laugh,it is funny…
Cool Game Don't You Think,
Jul 26, 2010
by Beth Franks
This game is the coolest game I have ever played and I am sure that I will play it over and over again….............
thats no yolk,
Jun 29, 2010
iam 41 years old and im hooked on this game. its fun and funny. im the one running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
Apr 18, 2010
This is a good game for kids of my brother’s age like 4-8 yrs. He loves to play this game and hangs on the computer for hours if we let him play the game.
Apr 9, 2010
I love playing it. It is a super game
very good game,
Apr 4, 2010
Even though it may not have as good of graphics as the third one, it still has the good gameplay which makes it fun. I play this game whenever I am bored, and it is great fun.
Mar 27, 2010
This is a fun game and great to pass the time with!
Mar 25, 2010
by muhammad junaid
Excellent game that is ever too interesting. My two brother are o21 and 22 and they like it too much.
A GREAT GAME,
Mar 22, 2010
It’s the best stress reliever ever, this is the game I play when ever I am stressed out . Believe me you should try this .
Mar 3, 2010
by Josh Rioux
I play it for stress relief…I play it every day !
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