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  • Summary: Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken builds upon the browser-based game Rocketbirds: Revolution! and expands the Rocketbirds universe with new characters, missions, puzzles, exclusive music videos, retro cut scenes and more. Set in Albatropolis, a land full of birds taken over by a totalitarianRocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken builds upon the browser-based game Rocketbirds: Revolution! and expands the Rocketbirds universe with new characters, missions, puzzles, exclusive music videos, retro cut scenes and more. Set in Albatropolis, a land full of birds taken over by a totalitarian penguin regime, Hardboiled Chicken, the original Coq of War, must assassinate the evil penguin leader Putzki. His mission will unlock the secrets to his mysterious, hard boiled past and uncover the real enemies of Albatropolis. In single-player mode, take on the role of Hardboiled Chicken and destroy your enemies with a slew of weapons you collect and unlock in each chapter. Master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general’s daughter. Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die, and an astonishing past will be unveiled through a series of unlockable cut scenes and videos. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. Oct 21, 2011
    90
    Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a blast to play. A title with a silly premise, satisfying action, plenty of content (15 solo chapters and 10 co-op) and a first rate game presentation is hard not to cluck about.
  2. Oct 19, 2011
    84
    Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a pretty cool PSN game. After Rochard, this is the next PlayStation exclusive game that offers satisfying and cool arcade action. It's damn fun and cheap so if you like action-arcade, you schould try Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken.
  3. Nov 4, 2011
    80
    This is just the kind of game to remind you what smaller, imaginative developers can do while others are focused on big explosions and less personality.
  4. Oct 21, 2011
    75
    Artistically interesting and eclectic, this update of Rocketbirds knows how to tell a story, too bad its gameplay lacks a bit in depth.
  5. Oct 19, 2011
    74
    Actually pretty fun, and considering that the game is only twelve dollars on the PlayStation Network, it's a pretty good deal if you are looking for a 2D run and gun shooter. It's no Contra, that's for sure, but it's tongue-in-cheek, goofy, and generally enjoyable.
  6. Nov 7, 2011
    70
    Not a new step in the genre, but Rocketbirds shows a refined formula that works beautifully.
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    30
    For being a flash animation that took three years to develop and then lose all other meaning behind it's saddening gameplay and all around lack of sheen Rocketbirds doesn't get a recommendation from me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 7, 2012
    10
    Great game. Having played just about everything on PSN - Rocketbirds comes as quite refreshing. Gameplay is pretty standard, although refinedGreat game. Having played just about everything on PSN - Rocketbirds comes as quite refreshing. Gameplay is pretty standard, although refined version of what Flashback offered. It's not particularly challenging but the puzzles should at least make you think and the weapons / gadgets are satisfying to use and unlock / collect. Production values, for what it is, are also pretty amazing. The game has it's own original OST sung by New World Revolution, along with a full series of animated music videos which tell the games relatively simple story. Visually the game has some very pretty HD backgrounds and the overall grim artstyle manages to convey a solemn tone despite the very arcady gameplay and sometimes silly dialogue. Overall it manages to be a unique experience. It doesn't innovate, but it refines and manages to pull all the pieces together into something with it's own style. For £5 you can't really go wrong with this on PSN. Collapse
  2. Jan 20, 2012
    8
    Wow, what a surprise! At first, I thought this was just an average air fighting game (per the PSN preview). But I decided to look into it andWow, what a surprise! At first, I thought this was just an average air fighting game (per the PSN preview). But I decided to look into it and discovered that Rocketbirds HBC is a 2D adventure game. It reminds me of Flashback, which blew my mind back in the day, but with a simpler approach. Yes, there's actually the air fighting part, but this is just to fill in some gaps. The main heart of the game let us control a chicken-soldier in a very traditional 2D platforming way (like the old Prince of Persia, as well). This is currently under discount at the PSN and it turned out to be a great surprise. Nice graphics, easy to pick gameplay and even a couple of surprises in the way. Great indie game. Expand
  3. Dec 18, 2013
    6
    Really fun, but the controls are very limited. Games like shank took this up a notch. But this game is funnier. The worst part to me was thatReally fun, but the controls are very limited. Games like shank took this up a notch. But this game is funnier. The worst part to me was that the game was really easy, but the end boss was so difficult I couldn't defeat him. Expand
  4. Oct 19, 2011
    6
    Run forward, push a box, jump, shoot a guy. Been there, done that. Good graphics and sound. A block of man-chicken isn't the most gracefulRun forward, push a box, jump, shoot a guy. Been there, done that. Good graphics and sound. A block of man-chicken isn't the most graceful character for this type of game. Its perfectly playable and graphically sound, but something in the back of your mind wants you to stop playing. Heed the call, its a little boring. Expand