Put your aim to the test and defend your backyard from those horrid chickens. Who Let The Chickens Out? urges you to hunt down the chickens that disrupt the peace and quiet. This casual chicken shooting adventure is by the indie developer Vikas Pawar.
The gameplay has two components to it, aiming and shooting. For the aim, you’ll have a horizontal bar moving up and down that you need to lock in place in line with the chicken. Shooting will be the same, except it’ll move along the horizontal axis you locked in. Messing up the aim means you lose because the shooting part relies on you aiming right. You must be precise when you shoot. Miss by a millimeter and you’re out.
At first, I was a little indifferent because I am very goal oriented. But after a while, it became entertaining in a very mind-numbing way. You don’t have to think much. Just stop the aim at the right time, shoot and watch the chickens drop dead in a puddle of their own blood. No planning, no strategy, just aim and shoot, over and over. Plus, you get to return home after a long day of hard work, to a bucket full off fresh chicken legs. Quite organic. The game increases the difficulty after some levels, with the chickens moving, but it doesn’t change much.
However, your numb shooting gets constantly interrupted by ads. You are in the zone, obliterating those chickens when an ad appears out of nowhere shattering your concentration. It wouldn’t be as maddening if it weren’t so often. It’ll make you wish you were one of the dead chickens if it means you won’t have to watch ads every three levels. Moreover, they always appear when I’m about to shoot. Maybe if they waited after I lost, I wouldn’t want to throw my phone away.
There’s also a second chance feature that will let you retry after watching an ad. In all honesty, it doesn’t matter how frustrated I am for losing, I am more frustrated by spending more time watching ads. So no, forget about the second chances. But hey, everything has a solution. For around a dollar, you can free yourself from the ads and get a pack of 30 slo-mo capsules to aid you.
I will say, Who Let The Chickens Out? grows on you. Especially if you decide to get rid of the ads. It has the same feel as a carnival game. Except you don’t win any prizes. You just get the joy of shooting chickens. It can, however, get dull after a while. Although the way the chickens drop dead is always funny.
I liked the concept, but it gets repetitive.