Trust us, if you’ve not watched the Chicken Assassin Reloaded trailer go watch it, it’s friggin’ hilarious.
Ok, now we can start. You play as a chicken called Mcallister, who is a juiced up hunk of muscle with one foul temper. Despite having a zero tolarance for just about anything he falls head over feathers for a girl called Candy and hopes to steal her heart. Unfortunately, Candy gets kidnapped and you’ll now need to spend the rest of the game trying to save her.
So that’s the story, now what about the gameplay? I’m not a huge point and click gamer, but because of the unlockable extras, customisation and unlockable items and abilities, Chicken Assassin does become hard to put down. It’s an over the top punch, a ‘shoot and smack your way though a mission’ type of game. You’re placed centre stage while enemies of all different shapes and sizes come rushing from all directions. They kick, swipe and stab their way towards you, and with the movement of the cross-hair your fightback landing hits as quick as possible. It’s chaotic to say the least. Levels are brimming with action, backgrounds are highly detailed and it really is a faceful of action you’re presented with.
Now as I said earlier, if you like customisation then Chicken Assassin is for you. We’re taking deep customisation here. You have 450 plus items to pick up along the way. There’s different weaponry, skills and stats and you can even change Mr. Mean Mcalliister’s look.
Because it’s a point and click game there is a certain element of repetition to each level. But developer One Shark do keep things moving fast and franticly in each dramatic level, plus the gorgeous look of the game makes it more of a sweet experience to see out. There are 11 levels to bash through and an Endless Mode to further your tantrums.
If you’re looking to take out your angst on something then Chicken Assassin: Reloaded is not only a good bet but also offers something different to pick up from the Nintendo eShop. Totally over the top and best enjoyed in small bursts, this tough chicken ain’t no chicken when it comes to fisticuffs.
Lizard Rating: 7/10