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Roosters Reign Supreme
by Meagan Marie on Mar 01, 2010 at 05:30 AM

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Rocketbirds: Revolution! is a serious game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. In this side-scrolling adventure you take control of HardBoiled Chicken, the “original *** of War.” HardBoiled has taken it upon himself to spearhead a rebellion against the game’s antagonists – draconian penguin oppressors. In an attempt to weaken their iron-fisted grip over Albatropolis, HardBoiled will run and gun his way to victory, pausing only to solve puzzles and engage in witty banter with his foes.

Beautiful 2D environments and stylish cutscenes are complimented by comedic voice-acting and upbeat music, making each scripted respite a treat.

The simple keyboard controls provide a surprising level of interaction with the environment, allowing HardBoiled to dash and roll his way to safety, collect and use objects, solve puzzles, and take advantage of an arsenal of unique weapons. The shotgun in particular is helpful against a bottleneck of foes. Health and ammo are refreshed through limited pickups, forcing the player to think tactically.

Full of humor and intrigue, the browser-based game is lengthy, allowing you to sign in and continue HardBoiled’s adventure from any computer at any time. Ratloop had a vision – albeit an odd one – and stayed true to it all the way through Rocketbirds: Revolution!  HardBoiled proves that in the world of avian baddies, roosters reign supreme.

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Platform:  Web Browser Release: Available Now Price: $9.95 Website: Link