• Publisher: Nitrome
  • Release Date: Jul 12, 2018
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  • Summary: After a freak accident, a seemingly ordinary chicken becomes a bomb laying free range hero. Explore the versatile mechanic of laying bombs in this explosive exploration platformer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 12, 2018
    85
    Bomb Chicken is a classic indie puzzle-platformer that wears its developer’s history and influence on its sleeve. From its Super Nintendo-inspired, colorful pixel art to its one unique platforming mechanic, Bomb Chicken is truly an education in how to put together a satisfying gaming experience—though players hoping that the length and narrative of a game like Celeste or the ability progression of a Shovel Knight might make their way into a game about a chicken that lays bombs will be a little disappointed.
  2. 85
    Bomb Chicken is an expertly crafted experience inside and out. Every single part of it is just so dang charming, from the audio and visual composition to the design of each level packed to the brim, delightful collectibles and hidden areas to explore. The only potential problem I could see with certain players is the overall difficulty, so consider this a fair warning - this game is very difficult, and can be quite punishing (but also very fair). If that sounds like it’s up your alley, you won’t want to miss out on this wacky and explosive platformer.
  3. Jul 13, 2018
    82
    Bomb Chicken is a visually stunning and smart game, with a lovable (and explosive) main character.
  4. Jul 11, 2018
    80
    There’s nothing particularly revolutionary about Bomb Chicken, it’s enjoyable predominantly because of its classic approach and how refined each aspect of the game is including the core bomb-laying mechanic. Each level is intelligently designed and has a great sense of flow. The puzzles and enemies are fair but challenging and the controls are precise and responsive. Unlike fast food, this isn't a cheap, quick and nasty solution that will leave you regretting your purchase - this is a blast.
  5. Jul 11, 2018
    80
    Bomb Chicken kind of came out of nowhere, and I completely lost track of time after my first session with it.
  6. Jul 18, 2018
    70
    Bomb Chicken is an original action platformer and a very entertaining experience. the idea is unique, but sadly the value isn't there, as the game is a little too short.
  7. Jul 19, 2018
    60
    Bomb Chicken isn't going to be breaking any molds. What it does, countless others have done before, and better. That doesn't mean it isn't a ton of fun, though, if a little brief. It is an ideal new title for speed-runners to stream, and all-in-all a fun, addictive, crazy, little arcade experience. Based on this, Nitrome is one to watch; it certainly has a promising future ahead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Aug 17, 2018
    9
    Bomb chicken is a really fun time. While on the short side it offers some really well thought out levels which may lead to high levels ofBomb chicken is a really fun time. While on the short side it offers some really well thought out levels which may lead to high levels of frustration followed by a sense of euphoria particularly in the last few levels. The animation style and concept really pulled me in as well. Considering it's low price this is definitely worth looking into as a game to play on the go. Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2018
    8
    Bomb Chicken is a fun and simple game. The controls are as simple as can be, that's what you want from a retro indie game. Nothing with aBomb Chicken is a fun and simple game. The controls are as simple as can be, that's what you want from a retro indie game. Nothing with a whole load of features but is challenged by the area around you. The quality is great, giving of the retro nostalgia look that everyone is currently on at the moment. The game gets more challenging and doesn't keep the simple straight-forward platform about it. Doing this gives you that great sense of achievement. There isn't any real value to go back through the game however and is a one-time thing. While the challenges can get tough the game is still rather short. A fun little game that can kill some time. Expand
  3. Aug 6, 2018
    8
    As a longtime Nitrome fan, Bomb Chicken is just what I expected from their console debut: tight gameplay, smart puzzles, crazy concepts andAs a longtime Nitrome fan, Bomb Chicken is just what I expected from their console debut: tight gameplay, smart puzzles, crazy concepts and masterclass pixel art. Their take on Nintendo's golden rule (craft your game around a single mechanic and explore all possibilities) could be used in game design classes. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2018
    8
    It's a really fun game and the pixel art is pretty great.

    In the later stages the puzzles will get harder and demand the player to think
    It's a really fun game and the pixel art is pretty great.

    In the later stages the puzzles will get harder and demand the player to think before they act or you'll die numerous times, as I did.
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  5. Aug 31, 2018
    3
    Other then the smooth pixel animations and art-style in some of the level designs, the game offers nothing special, it is just too simple, tooOther then the smooth pixel animations and art-style in some of the level designs, the game offers nothing special, it is just too simple, too much so that it hurts the game. There's no story, only game play, pure game play, and the game play offers hardly anything. Even eight buttons on the controller do the exact same thing, which is lay bombs. If you're looking for a simple, perhaps boring and dull puzzle platformer, then Bomb Chicken is for you, but otherwise I'd recommend looking elsewhere. Expand

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