Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg GameCube

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 1 out of 32
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  1. Jun 27, 2015
    10
    This is my favourite game of all time. The characters are adorable, but at the same time awesomely cool. What other game could make a chicken suit look cute and cool? The game is incredibly fun, the controls are smooth, although you might need to get used to them at first. But when you do... oh man the amount of fun you'll have! The egg-rolling mechanics feel natural and it is veryThis is my favourite game of all time. The characters are adorable, but at the same time awesomely cool. What other game could make a chicken suit look cute and cool? The game is incredibly fun, the controls are smooth, although you might need to get used to them at first. But when you do... oh man the amount of fun you'll have! The egg-rolling mechanics feel natural and it is very satisfying to kill enemies. The graphics are beautiful, perhaps it doesn't hold up much today for the technical side but in terms of style, it's wonderful! There's also some anti-aliasing put in, runs at 480p and at 60FPS with rare instances of framerate drops. The only thing I could say is a problem is that the story could have been fleshed out more, and the ending was a bit of a slap in the face (because it was too short), and the physics could glitch out a bit at a few times. This game REALLY deserves a HD remake, or even better, a sequel. Come on, Sonic Team, make a new Billy Hatcher game! Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2016
    9
    Billy Hatcher does get hated for what ever reason? The game is addictive and fun. Sure there are some flaws here and there but they are minor and there is more pros than the cons.
  3. MetalC.
    Oct 2, 2003
    10
    This is such a good game, it isnt even funny. What is funny are the reviews thata re surfing around the internet!
  4. MaxA.
    Nov 26, 2003
    10
    It's really fun and challenging. Gooooood graphics!
  5. Chaoman55
    Sep 4, 2003
    9
    Nice game. Addictive, fun, and probably the best overall platformer for the Nintendo GameCube.
  6. DanielM.
    Nov 9, 2004
    7
    Good eggy fun.
  7. YujiN.
    Oct 1, 2003
    10
    I read the reviews, and I have to say I am flattered that some reviewers hate this game! This game is the best platformer for GameCube! Also, Carrie from EGM is right -- it's a lot more fun than Mario Sunshine!
  8. MarkL.
    Dec 1, 2003
    9
    Truly amazing.
  9. Chrisleblanc
    Oct 5, 2003
    9
    This game rocks!!!! a hundred percent better than sonic dx which totally sucked!!!!
  10. billy_hatcha
    Sep 29, 2003
    10
    This is da best game ever!!! the only reason why it scored low is because wusses think its too hard. get it now!
  11. DarkC.
    Sep 30, 2003
    10
    Great game, a good mix of music, boss stages have good fast pased music to, probably the best platformer game ever.
  12. AlexK.
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    This kid kicks some serious monster butt!!!
  13. JacobS.
    Sep 29, 2003
    10
    Any game by sonicteam is awesome.
  14. RollyRoll
    Dec 11, 2003
    10
    It's one of my top 3 games! Now please excuse me I have eggs to hatch:)
  15. Jan 8, 2016
    9
    The game is very unique in what it does. Its a different game were they took something as silly as a boy in a chicken suit and turn it into something great and fun.

    The whole mechanic you have to deal with with the eggs and the different creatures you get to hatch is what makes this game something worth trying out, not to mention its obvious charm and unforgettable music that to this
    The game is very unique in what it does. Its a different game were they took something as silly as a boy in a chicken suit and turn it into something great and fun.

    The whole mechanic you have to deal with with the eggs and the different creatures you get to hatch is what makes this game something worth trying out, not to mention its obvious charm and unforgettable music that to this day I still remember, and its been years since I last played the game.
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Awards & Rankings

#27 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#10 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. GMR Magazine
    80
    Makes no mistakes, and while it lacks Sonic's flash, it's a better game. [Oct 2003, p.73]
  2. Edge Magazine
    70
    It's impossible not to feel disappointed with a title that, to judge by it's opening, ought to have competed on an even footing with "Super Mario Sunshine." Instead it's an uneasy compromise between the splendour of the early levels and the inadequacies of later missions. [Dec 2003, p.88]
  3. A fairly meaningless but devilishly addictive platform game that isn't afraid of, ulp, hatching a few new ideas amongst the rank and file and giving you options.