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Chicken Invaders Edit

The Chicken Invaders series is made by InterAction Studios. It is one of the most widely known 2D space shooters, and was very popular. The series currently consists of three titles, plus the Christmas editions. The story revolves around the galactic chickens trying to conquer Earth and an unnamed hero that tries and succeds to stop them.

Ships

Your Ship v.1

Your Ship v.2

Your Ship v.3

Space Burgers

Police Cruiser

Saucer Ship

Mother-Hen Ship

Eggdrone

Eggship

Mysterious Ship

ChickEnterprise

UCO

The Yolk Star™

That's all folks

Gameplay Edit

Chicken Invaders Edit

Chicken Invaders has a simple game play, with one or two player capability. The levels consist of ten waves. The waves never differ, keeping in the same order wave after wave, but they do increase in difficulty. In all the waves, eggs drop from the top, which have to be dodged, and gifts need to be collected to receive points.

The player's weapon has 8 power levels, and missiles can also be collected.

Chicken Invaders: The Next Wave Edit

Chicken Invaders 2 has one or two player capability.

It has 110 waves (including 10 secret ones), ten each in each of the 10 levels across 11 systems.

In all levels, except in the Asteroid belt, the ninth wave has a bonus (usually a new weapon, or extra firepower) if no missiles are used in the level; in the asteroid belt, there is no bonus, only a continued onslaught of asteroids. The last wave has a boss in all systems except in the Asteroid belt.

Weapons have 10 levels, and a secret 11th level, which can only be reached by collecting an additional 10 power ups after the 10th level power up.

In all the waves, eggs are laid by the chickens (Christmas ornaments in the Christmas edition), which have to be dodged, and drumsticks need to be collected to get missiles (holly leaves in the Christmas edition).

Chicken Invaders: Revenge of the Yolk Star Edit

Chicken Invaders 3 is similar to the second edition (with up to 4 player cooperative play). It has 120 waves, in 10 levels across 12 systems in the galaxy. There are 30 unique bonuses. Weapons have 11 power levels, and a secret 12th level, which can only be reached by acquiring an additional 9 power ups after the 11th level power up (the 20th).

Reception Edit

Cnet gave 4 out of 5 stars to Version 1.3, highlighting the humor, graphics and sound but criticizing the lack of any features for customizing the game play. Cnet also awarded version 2.6 with 4 stars, again commending the graphics but criticizing the lack of a windowed mode. The Next Wave was rated "mediocre" by Gamespot, criticizing the repetitive game play and indistinct enemy bullets. However, the colorful, cartoon graphics where highlighted, as were "flashes of understanding of what makes a good shooter".


NotesEdit

We have choosen to disregard chickens and eggs as starships.

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