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Annihilate an evil penguin regime in this cinematic platform adventure game offering full solo and co-op campaigns.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2012
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$9.99

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“Rocketbirds does everything well...”
8.5/10 – Destructoid

“Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a blast to play. A title with a silly premise, satisfying action, plenty of content (15 solo chapters and 10 co-op) and a first rate game presentation is hard not to cluck about.”
9/10 – GamePro

“This brilliant follow on from the browser based game Rocketbirds: Revolution! Is truly one of the best side scrolling platform games I’ve played in a long time.”
– 5/5 N3rdabl3

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About the Game

Annihilate an evil penguin regime in this cinematic platform adventure game offering full solo and co-op campaigns.

Set out on a mission to assassinate the totalitarian penguin leader as Hardboiled Chicken. Destroy enemies with a slew of weapons and illuminate the secrets to his past while uncovering the real enemies of Albatropolis. Master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general's daughter. Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die!

Key Features

  • Complete Solo Campaign - 15 chapters, variety of weapons and puzzles

  • Complete Co-Op Campaign - 10 chapters, 6 Budgie commando characters

  • Mini-stories – Uncover the truth about the totalitarian regime and Hardboiled's mysterious past through unlockable cut-scenes and music videos.

  • Exclusive Music – Gameplay, cut-scenes and videos set to exclusive tracks from indie rock band New World Revolution

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP (with Service Pack 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:Dual Core with 2.0 GHz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB RAM graphics card (GF 7600 GT / Radeon X1950)
    • DirectX®:9.0oc
    • Hard Drive:At least 501 MB of free space
    • Additional:Official Microsoft XBox 360 Controllers are supported.
    Recommended:
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB graphics card (ATi HD 3870 / Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT)

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS 10.6 Snow Leopard or later
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB with Open GL 2.1
    • Disk: 550 MB

Linux System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Libraries: glibc 2.7+ with 32 bit compatibility on 64 bit machines
    • Graphics: 256 MB with Open GL 2.1
    • Disk: 550 MB
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 22 people (95%) found this review helpful
208 products in account
4 reviews
1.8 hrs on record
This game might look ridiculous, but I assure you, it is not. This is a gritty story about guerilla warfare and an oppressive regime. While the story is good, the gameplay is even better. Sure, it takes around ten bullets to take down the standard enemies, but this is more than made up for by the ability to "bullet juggle" enemies by shooting them continuously. This game also has some interesting and original mechanics that spice up gameplay, but to tell you about them would spoil the story. Suffice to say, this game, while being a shooter/action game at heart, also has puzzles every once in a while as a break from the action.

I guess that is what I like so much about this game, that it tells a rather messed up story using irony and moments of hilarity to minimize the effect. Some of these moments may be unintentional (I personally like to roll like a tumbleweed throughout the levels), but some, like the title of the game and the snippets of dialogue scattered throughout, are well thought out.

Verdict: 10/10 Because I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this game. I had a lot of fun playing it and everything works well together.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
955 products in account
18 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
This game. This game here. This is one of those games where you see it, and you ignore it, because it just has that look to it, that its gonna be a ♥♥♥♥ty game that belongs nowhere other than a bundle, and you only activate it just to add a +1 to your library. BUT... no.... no no no no no...

This game is ridiculously fun. The art style is cool, the controls are nice and tight and work well, the sounds are high quality, the music is great, and the humor is so corny you have to laugh. REALLY enjoyed what ive played so far, definitely going to be coming back for more, im loving it. It's not some super hard platformer or side scroller shoot em up. It's a mindless game with mindless shooting just like it appears to be, but its done in a way that makes it highly enjoyable.
First i was just running through the levels shooting up the penguin enemies. Then i got to a part where i found my jetpack. It shoots me up in the ait, and theres a huge Zeppelin that's spitting out penguins with jetpacks and we're twirling around in the air having dogfights. Was a lot of fun. I'm only two or three levels into the game and can already tell its a keeper. Even if nothing changes and this same gameplay repeats itself, its still a great game.
I would definitely reccomend this to anyone who likes side scrollerr shooters even in the slightest. I can't wait to hook up with someone to play some co-op with. I imagine it would be lots of laughs.
As far as pricing, i definitely would not want to pay the full $9.99 for it, it's a great game. But it's not $9.99 great. If you can manage to get your hands on an old bundle code, or you catch it on a sale here through Steam, or elswhere like Amazon or GMG, grab it. $5.00 would be a fair price for it with ease.

on a scale of 1 to 10 i give this a solid 9.
Posted: January 4th, 2014
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
688 products in account
44 reviews
3.9 hrs on record
Well this game is an enigma on the one hand its really good and on the other its really short.
This game has so much going for it and yet somehow it just falls short of its own vision.
The graphics are great (saturday morning cartoon anyone) and the voice overs and music (especially the soundtrack-its amazing) are great and the gameplay is fun and entertaining,but its just to short.On the multiplayer side of things i never seem to find someone to co op with (anybody want to let me know).
I really do like the gunplay and moments when you fly a jetpack but its all over far to soon and your like "COME ON I WANT MORE"
So i do reccomend this game but i am close to the border line on this one as like i have said whats there is amazing but there is just not either A-enough of it or B-no one online to co op with.
So enjoy but play in small bursts as its all over just as you want it to continue.
(can you get the soundtrack as i would love it,as its one of the best i have heard)
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
567 products in account
42 reviews
7.5 hrs on record
It's not the most tight and complex sidescrolling shooter out there but it's one hell of a charming one. The music by New World Revolution is great and the visuals are amazing. The humor is ok, but it's present at least. There's some interest puzzle elements and they'll be the challenge for most of the game as combat is pretty easy and you'll get all healt and anmo back if you die and revert to a checkpoint. There's also a separate co-op campaign for two players though it uses almost the same environments it's decent to play once at least. It could be more polished but I look forward to that on a sequel.
Posted: March 29th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
763 products in account
103 reviews
3.0 hrs on record
At first glance Rocketbirds looked like a mix of platformer and sidescrolling shooter. Turns out I was wrong, after playing it for a couple of hours and beating I can say that I enjoyed myself more and more until the end, the soundtrack is amazing, even though the plot is nothing too big it's still funny and the graphic style certainly fits very well to the theme. The gameplay is alright though, it has some "puzzle" sections where you need to drag some crates in order to jump on top of them, other than that is mostly jumping, running and shooting, which is fine by me. Overall I think Rocketbirds is not an amazing game but certainly a good one and a very funny one too, I strongly encourage you to give it a shot.
Posted: October 28th, 2013
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