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Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

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The game is set in the cartoonish universe of birds that was first introduced in Rocketbirds: Revolution. The city of Albatropolis was subdued by a ruthless army of penguins led by dictator Putzki. You assume the role of Hardboiled Chicken, a rebel commando rooster who is tasked with killing the tyrant. He will, however, eventually discover there’s much more behind the penguins’ plot.
The game is divided into “chapters” which are split into very small levels, usually the size of one screen each. There are also several air levels in which Hardboiled Chicken flies on his jetpack. Most of the time, though, he walks through penguin military bases, climbing, hiding, solving puzzles, and shooting the guards on his way with various firearms. This is where the game’s “childish” visual style and tongue-in-cheek humor contrast its bloody action. There’s a co-op mode for two players that mostly uses the same maps but is based on a different plot about a kidnapped general's daughter.
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is most famous for music. Many intros, animated cutscenes and even some of the levels are set to synth rock music by the Austrian band New World Revolution.

Release date
Ratloop Asia
Ratloop Asia Pte Ltd
Reverb Publishing
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for Linux

  • 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

System requirements for macOS

  • 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

System requirements for PC

  • 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.
  • Memory:2 GB RAM
  • Graphics:512 MB graphics card (ATi HD 3870 / Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT)
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Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
This game is just too much too much and is playable in two (locally so from your PC, if you have a gamepad for the other player) or online it's fire!!! Really really too good
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Anyone who has always wanted To know how Chickens stand for Penguins and whether the latter misuse their good Looks for evil purposes should take a closer look at this Game. Definitely nothing for vegetarian/vegans, everyone else will have their Fun.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Rocketbirds is practically a 2D Shooter. The Game is not really a big Challenge, but quite entertaining. It's not too long and has quite a good Soundtrack. Irony of the penguin shooter: It runs great on the Linux desktop.
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Microsoft from French
A platform action in the vein of a flashback/Bermuda syndrome. A beautiful 2D realization (we see the legacy of the Flash) a very nice artistic direction a little (too) short solo. And especially the pitch, a badarse chicken against Nazi pongouinos.
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Microsoft from French
Very good independent game, very worked and it shows! Top graphics, huge soundtrack, touching and funny cinematics at the same time. A solo mode a bit of course maybe (about 4 hours) but added to that a cooperation mode and you have an excellent title for cheap! > > 15/20
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Microsoft from French
A run ' n ' gun old school with gorgeous graphics, omnipresent black humor and excellent soundtrack, in which you will take out an entire army of Communist penguins with a real Rambo chicken! If you have always dreamed of destroying a totlitarist Penguin diet, then this game is made for you.
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Microsoft from French
Rocketbirds: hardboiled chicken is a platform action game, with a pinch of puzzles. Our hero runs, jumps and rolls to kill his enemies, sometimes in platforms, sometimes using a Jetpack, the variety is there. I must confess that I struggled with the relative rigidity of the hero, I always feel a little difficulty to move it. But it is clearly secondary to the quality of the game, with a special mention for very successful music. I recommend RHC.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
What is Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken? A 2D Shooter with Chickens, sounds quite funny now but is really fun. Your Role in the Game is quite simple, You are a Chicken that has to Liberate the World from Nazipiguines and Nazi Chickens, You can do this by defeating all your Opponents, collecting Keycards, handling Small Tasks and flying through the area every now and then with a Jet pack. There is of course also a nice choice of Weapons, certain other Player (Body Exchange, for example) and a lot of great little Dialogues which comes across quite humorously through the Chicken Optics. So If You have intresse on a small 2D Shooter, which is sometimes a little different and also has a really good Control system then access every case.
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