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All in all, Chicken Shoot pretty much accomplishes everything it sets out to do – but that’s not much. It’s an accessible and easy-to-master Wii game, providing simplistic gameplay and a neat art style. It’s certainly not Call of Duty, but on the Wii that may be a good thing. If you’re dying for Duck Hunt revisited, you’re probably better off picking up Wii Play and getting a few other additional mini-games, but if you absolutely despise chickens this might be right up your alley. Also, you might need psychological counseling. Just saying...
Cheat Code Central
Give it a rental, aim for a few hours of entertainment, and then move on. Hint: There are many good flash-based games out there that you can play for free; just go to their website through the Wii's Internet browser!
Chicken Shoot would have been a nice $5 WiiWare title. The art style is clever and can elicit a laugh from time to time. The sound matches that pace with a lighthearted soundtrack and some nice sound effects. The gameplay, while short, is accessible, and casual gamers (and even more open-minded hardcore gamers) of all ages could probably get some value out of the game.
As a Virtual Console release or a tech demo for a bigger project, Chicken Shoot might’ve been iffy – possibly Ok, if it were a buck or two. But as a full title on a Wii disc, it can barely compete with games released 10 years ago, let alone what we have today.
Gamers' Temple, The
Chicken Shoot doesn’t have anything going for it that would make it remotely recommendable to anyone. Avoid it like you would a chicken carrying SARS.
The list of problems just keeps going. You can beat any of the single-player modes in about 30 minutes; there's almost no variety to the enemy chickens; the graphics most definitely look like something out of a five-year-old downloadable casual game; and, worst of all, DSI is charging $30 for this heap of crap. That would almost be insulting if it weren't so hilariously absurd. But then, perhaps that's been the game's big joke all along?
The Review Busters
Would you believe me if I said that this game was almost $40 when it came out? True story, trust me. I would always see this game in stores and now I know why so many stores have a million copies. Chicken Shoot is terrible. Save your money and buy some chicken to cook. You will have a better time eating chicken than playing this shooter.
Die Wii wäre doch perfekt als Lightgun Konsole geeignet und was geschieht? Es kommt ein Spiel namens Chicken Shoot daher und zieht natürlich alles in den Dreck. Das Spiel ist monoton, bietet für nur 30 Sekunden Spaß und sieht aus wie ein billiges Flashgame. Die Steuerung selbst ist zwar präzise, doch das rettet das Game nun auch nicht. Was soll man noch sagen? Chicken Shoot für die Nintendo Wii Konsole kann man höchstens als Briefbeschweren verwenden. Hoffentlich kommt bald der hoffnungsvollere Lightgunshooter Resident Evil: Umbrealla Chronicles raus!
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
My nightmare is that they pick this game up and think this is in some way representative of video gaming. This game is the best advertisement in the world for bringing back the Nintendo Seal of Approval. The only thing that designates Chicken Shoot as a next-gen game is the Nintendo Wii trademark on the box. There's nothing else here that shows Chicken Shoot has made any progress beyond its "Punch Osama and win a PS3" roots. This game will still be a waste of space when it's in the bargain bin. At a $29.99 price tag, it's an insult to gamers' intelligence.
For all the clucking about how Wii is perfect for light-gun-style games, Chicken Shoot just doesn't fly. It's got less meat than any McNugget and it doesn't even taste good – plus, it'll cost you about $30, which equates to about a dollar for every minute you'll spend with it. The core gameplay mechanics work, even if they are stupidly simple, but everything surrounding them will leave a bad taste in your mouth. Chickens will protest this game because it promotes their destruction. Humans will protest it because it sucks.