Drop The Chicken Review
- Physics engine allows for free-form solutions.
- Crisp Retina graphics; options to tone things down/save battery life.
- 64 currently available stages; includes 4 bonus stages, Easter eggs and a certificate for completion.
- Solutions not saved for later editing/tweaking.
- Physics not entirely intuitive; forces feel 'weak' (i.e., wind only affects movement briefly, trampolines have limited bounce capacity, etc.)
Although there are an increasing number of physics puzzlers on the App Store, Drop The Chicken focuses on being a puzzler first and a physics toy second; this makes for interesting solutions that reward players for thinking 'outside the box'.
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Although a balanced diet for a chicken can be quite varied, it's hard for me to imagine the dirt-scratching birds chomping down on a meal of flies. In reality it's not that strange at all, but the problem most chickens face is catching them in the first place. Drop The Chicken by Sharp Creative Agency proposes a somewhat novel, Rube Goldberg inspired solution to help some chickens in supplementing their diet.
The basic setup will be familiar to anyone who has been paying attention to physics based puzzlers in the last few months, with players attempting to coerce a cute character around the screen, avoiding traps while collecting various objects on their way to a final goal. The tools at your disposal include trampolines, basic walls, conveyor-belts and even fans and balloons. Although some solutions can be mundane, the physics engine allows for a lot of creativity in coming to a final design. While there are 'optimal' item placements, the ability to quickly reset the chicken and adjust items with a touch and swipe makes it easy to test out your ideas.
The sharp visuals are designed primarily for Retina displays, however graphics options allow players to tone things down to gain a bit more performance and battery life. Although each new area features a slight change in design, the game relies more on its music to change things up. Despite the repetitive visuals, the complexity of each new puzzle and the joy of conquering it manages to keep you glued to the screen, though reaching 'three-stars' in each level feels a little too easy, reducing the perceived value of reaching a perfect completion. With that said, should you complete the currently available stages (64 in total) you'll earn a certificate that you can print out via the game's website.
Drop The Chicken may wear the guise of the current generation of cute puzzle titles, but its focus on creative solutions to its various challenges adds a brain tickling aspect not present in other titles that rely more on timing or chance. If you prefer your puzzles to be a bit more free-form you'll appreciate this title.
DescriptionOVER 5.5 MILLION PLAYERS GLOBALLY, THANKS TO ALL OUR FANS.
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Drop The Chicken is a fun filled, addictive and challenging puzzle game. Our hero 'Chuck The Chicken', after an exceptional career as a circus acrobat, shot himself out of a canon and escaped into a nearby farm.
Your mission is to help Chuck get to each nest while eating all the bugs along the way. Drag the acrobatic tools into place and then click the switch and watch Chuck bounce, slide and float around the levels.
Use balloons, fans, conveyors, mouse holes, elastic bands, chick magnets and springs in your effort to get all the bugs! Think before you drop and be sure to avoid the bombs, saws and other obstacles.
It's not going to be easy. There is no time limit, just awesome puzzles and hours of entertainment!
Finish all the levels in a world to open the bonus levels where Chuck has the chance to have a feeding frenzy and gain some valuable points.
• Game Center & stacks of achievements
• 80 tricky puzzle levels over 5 worlds
• 5 bonus levels & hidden easter eggs
• Universal: iPhone & iPad cross compatible
• iPhone 5 & IOS7 full screen compatible
• Great for all ages, easy to learn
• Very addictive, brain training game play
• Battery performance controls
• Play your own music in the background while you play
• Really challenging & great fun
• Drop The Chicken 2 to be released in 2014 to continue the adventure
UNIQUE CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Finish the first 5 stages, The Chicken Coop, The Farm House, The Old Barn, The Windmill and The Factory(NEW!) and receive a free 'Certificate of Achievement' with your name and score. Take the unique code at the end of the game to www.DropTheChicken.com to print.
WHAT'S THE WORLD SAYING
The No.1 Puzzle game in 102 countries world wide and the No.1 App overall in 11 countries.
A '5 star rating average' worldwide.
"...we can definitely agree that this game is a true success." IPWNGAMES
"...Bound to be a classic... Oozing with charm, awesome graphics and fun game play... Amazing value for money with many levels. Well crafted game with highly polished presentation..." HEATH & HEATHER
"... probably my favorite puzzle game, it's earned it's spot on my home screen..." NZiPhone.com
"After playing Drop the Chicken for a few minutes, I can definitely see another game of the avian variety within the top 5..." APPTA.CO
"...Now don’t go thinking this game is just another knockoff or clone, it most certainly is not... Drop The Chicken is more about a predetermined strategy..." APP DISCOVER
CHECK OUT THE PROMO VIDEO, FREE STUFF AND GAME TIPS
Visit www.DropTheChicken.com for more info.
Visit http://www.youtube.com/dropthechickentv for the promo videos.
We hope you enjoy the game!!!
What's New in Version 1.31- Now iPhone 5 and iOS7 compatible at full screen.
- Retina Graphics Support and improved performance.
- Critical bug fix
Update coming soon :)
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