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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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  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 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.
  6. Jul 13, 2018
    70
    It’s a one-time play, there are no unlocks to grab, no need to hunt down collectibles and the game is better for it. Things are kept simple, stylish and for a lot of the time, funny. It’s worth playing for the puzzles, it’s worth playing for the style and mostly, the animations.
  7. Jul 12, 2018
    65
    Bomb Chicken is a fun little platformer that doesn't quite manage to balance its difficulty consistently throughout its entirety. Simple mechanics and an adorable fat hen do mean though that you'll have a good time for the most part.

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  1. 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

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