Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg.

By Edward H.

Genre: Platformer
Systems: GC

Graphics: Vibrant and colorful as ever. I don’t think Sega makes games that look
… ugly.

Sounds: Expect chicken noises and your characters yelling random stuff while
performing an action.

Story: So you’re Billy Hatcher. You were supposed to meet your group of friends
in the forest at morning. But, you oversleep. You charge out of bed and scramble
for the forest. You end up at the forest destination, only to have your friends
look at you with anger. Then, you notice crows beating up a defenseless chicken.
Being the hero you are, you throw various agriculture at the crows.
Next thing you know, you’re in a different land being told by a chicken
god that you are the savior of the land. It is your job to defend chicken-land
from the hordes of evil crow-beasts.

Gameplay: Basically, you grab chicken eggs and nurture them so that you can kill
things and hatch power-ups and friends that you can team up with. In layman’s
terms, grab eggs, use to smash enemies make egg grow bigger, hatch egg at full
power for profit. The world map is divided into different settings, each
containing their own set of missions ( Though, sadly, it’s the same missions over
and over, usually.) Complete the missions to unlock more levels to complete the
game. Simple.

Music: As always with Sega/Sonicteam works, music is vibrant, which fits.

Opinions: This is one of the most original game ideas I’ve seen in a while. The
premise may be goofy, but it’s definitely a breath of fresh air considering the
same stuff we usually get from game companies over and over. I applaud them for
it. Also, The controls are Fluent and responsive. This is a big thing for a game
of precision. ( Hey, controlling those huge eggs are hard.) The game can, and
will, get annoying frustrating sometimes, but only because the game is
challenging, not through unresponsive controls or what-not.

Give it a check-out, and remember never to judge a book by its cover.

Rating: 8/10

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About Devin H.

I do not know why I started writing reviews, but I did one night and have enjoyed doing so since on a small time basis, that is why I am here.
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