Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Hands-On ImpressionsOctober 14, 2011
I’ve played about an hour and a half of Ratloop Asia’s Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken so far, and I’m really enjoying it. The gameplay is reminiscent of Contra or maybe Bionic Commando: Rearmed without the swinging. There’s even a bit of a cover system, which is neat to see in a 2D shooter. The game also has a great sense of humor.
Speaking of which, the game is 100% hand drawn 2D animation, and it’s gorgeous. The backgrounds are highly dynamic, and move with you as you maneuver your character through the level. You can see god rays beaming in from the clouds, birds flying through the background, waterfalls, etc. It’s truly one of the best looking 2D games I’ve seen in HD, possibly even beating out BloodRayne: Betrayal. Stay tuned for our review on October 18th- the game’s release date.