So with the release of Chicken Invaders Universe coming very soon and that there’s a central place where all CI fans would gather, I have some questions that I encourage you all to answer. I’ll answer them too.
1. What is/are your first Chicken Invaders game(s) and what made you buy the/those game(s)?
2. Which game is your favorite out of the five main games and why?
3. Why do you continue to play Chicken Invaders?
My first game was The Next Wave. It was apparently pre-installed (along with Revenge of the Yolk and other games) on my old house computer way back in the day. After playing through the first levels, I fell in love with the game instantly. Due to my inexperience at the time, I could never get past the planets Earth, Venus, or Mercury but I was having too much fun to not care about that. I eventually discovered Revenge of the Yolk on the PC and played that extensively as well. I died a ton to the Square Dancing waves, UCO bosses and, of course, the Yolk Star. But I learned and adapted to those boss fights in the months that passed.
It’s hard for me to determine which game is my favorite since there are many aspects I like and dislike about the games. For instance, I feel like there are too many non-chicken chapters in Ultimate Omelette and that the asteroid waves and Meteor Storm in Revenge of the Yolk are way too unbalanced. But I love the music in ROTY, enjoyed the less repetitive waves in UO and Cluck of the Dark Side and exploring the planets in CotDS. I’m excited to see how planet exploration will incorporate in Chicken Invaders Universe.
I continue to play this beloved franchise because… it’s addicting and so, so, so much fun.