Conclusion: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a game that has a lot going for it. Engaging game play, tight controls, and a kicking sound track make for a great experience. Lack of narrative pulls it down, but not enough to diminish the time spent with it.
Excerpt: As our species has become more technologically advanced, we've become more distanced from the world our distant ancestors inhabited, back when they were focusing on how to walk about on two legs.
Excerpt: Do you ever play an indie game and think to yourself, “This is pretty cool, but it could be something amazing if the developer just spruced it up a bit here and there?” That’s exactly how I felt about Rocketbirds Revolution way back in 2009 – a lovely Flashback -styled platformer that just felt a...
Pros: Hugely stylish. Fantastic soundtrack. Gameplay is great fun. Tons of content, including local/online co-op.
Excerpt: Turning heads on the show floor at both the Independent Games Festival and Comic-Con 2011, Rocketbird has certainly come a long way from its humble beginnings. The 2D run-and-gun sidescroller impressed enough of the right people to get an exclusive launch on PSN.
Pros: 3D support, Beautiful visuals, Excellent soundtrack
Cons: Lack of any real challenge, Box stacking puzzles, Not enough Jetpaction
Summary: Help Hardboiled Chicken as he fights his way to free Albatropolis from the totalitarian regime and evil penguin leader in this action packed game. With a brand new story in co-op mode and beefed up graphics for its PSN release (priced £7.99), it can be yours from Steam for £6.99.
Excerpt: Is RHC finger lickin’ good? Video games have the potential to turn the world you know upside your head…but evil penguins? Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken has tried to throw in more oddities to distract me from the absurd diabolical force you’ll be up against in this title by strapping a chicken...
Pros: Awesome animation, Fantastic soundtrack from New World Revolution, Nice jetpack shooter segments
Cons: 2D side-scrolling gameplay never really gets exciting, Puzzle segments are slow and easy to complete