Fast-paced memory, matching, and drag and drop game-play comes to you “correck” in the curiously addictive Ninja Chicken! It’s time to save the day and administer justice as you rescue the ninja chickens from immanent death and remove the evil pigs that put them there. With 4 levels of game-play (easy, medium, hard, and master), 8 different stages, and forty finger flying levels, it’ll take a real touch screen ninja to succeed!
Created by Kongzong Corporation, Ninja Chicken is all about memory, coordination, and precision. Each level serves up a non-stop conveyor belt filled with ninja chickens, evil pigs, and robot chickens. As you graduate through the levels the conveyor belt changes position (ex. horizontal to vertical), the number of chickens and pigs increase, the number and location of the ninja zones change, and your memorization of the location of each ninja zone will be tested.
As the conveyor belt churns you need to quickly decide what to do with it’s inhabitants. To save the ninja chickens from the jaws of death you need to quickly drag them into their matching ninja zone (ex. purple ninja chickens go to purple ninja zone). Although you’d love to leave the evil pigs to meet their demise you can’t, so you’ve got to also quickly remove them from the conveyor belt, although you don’t move them into the ninja zones, you need to drag them into the open space in between the ninja zones. The robot chickens, although tempting to touch, you must avoid at all costs. If you touch them you get valuable points deducted. Along the way your success is rewarded with fortune pockets full of surprises. Make sure to touch these before they disappear. They’re filled with crystal (bonus points), and gold which unlocks new ninjafied artwork!
In addition to the intense single player mode game-play Ninja Chicken also offers a VS mode. VS mode is a 1-on-1 setup as opposed to online or WiFi multiplayer (sigh). Players share the same device (iPhone/iPod touch/iPad), and compete head to head to see who’s touch screen ninja skills reign supreme. The VS mode is pretty fun, but it can be a little akward because with such a small screen and two people trying to swipe furiously on the same device at the same time, the iPhone slides around and you spend as much time trying to keep it straight as you do trying to beat your opponent. I’d definitely prefer if it was online and/or WiFi capable.
Overall, Ninja Chicken is a really well put together game. The artwork and graphics are great, the game-play is rich and engaging, the menus and game-boards are laid out very well, and the depth of features (4 difficulty levels, global leaderboard, levels change during game-play, etc.) all make it a game worth owning. If you’re a fan of wack-a-mole, memory, and tap coordination and timing games you’ll really enjoy Ninja Chicken. Every aspect of the game is top notch, the only thing I would change about it is VS mode. I’d love to have the option to go head-to-head over the internet.
Version Reviewed: 1.03
Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad; iPhone OS 3.0 or later
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