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Ghost Chicken Review

By Dave Flodine, on October 25, 2011


Ghost Chicken
Download on the AppStore
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PROS

  • Novel concept.
  • If you're quick, you can grab the neck while it's retracting.

CONS

  • Concept gets old rather quickly.

VERDICT

Just in time for Halloween, Ghost Chicken will give you an original gaming experience that while fun, can wear thin quick.


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You know, it's a good thing that the rooster you control in Ghost Chicken is deceased, otherwise the sound effects associated with the neck stretching might be a little more grotesque. This is a game made to cash in on Halloween around the corner however, so it might not have been too out of place. Regardless, even though you're a ghost chicken, you still have hunger, so it's time to stretch out underground, feasting on all the corn and bugs you can find.

The goal of each level is to collect all the corn. Your chicken stands on the surface, and with the drag of a finger, you stretch his neck into all the nooks and crannies available. They were possibly left there by gophers. Insects and spiders will travel across the screen, and while they can be eaten for bonus points, if they hit any part of your stretched neck, you take damage. Lose all your lives and its game over. One of the more satisfying aspects of this game is the snapping back of the neck either when you let go or get hit, as the neck careens through all the caverns back to the top of the screen.

The music adds a haunting tone which is undercut a little by the eagerness of the chicken every time he eats a piece of corn. Visually everything is represented simply, but effectively. The game contains the same levels in each difficulty setting but the timer and frequency of enemies changes to make things more difficult.

Ghost Chicken is an original concept that is pulled off with more success than the head of the chicken starring in it. If you have an appetite for corn, or enjoy the ghoulish stretching of chicken collars, this game will provide amusement for a few levels until the gameplay starts to wear a bit thin. 

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