[Beyond PlayStation] Chicken Assassin: Reloaded Review
Chicken Assassin: Reloaded from OneShark and Akupara Games is an addictive clicker-style release. Learn more about it in our Chicken Assassin: Reloaded review!
In Chicken Assassin: Reloaded you will take control of Mean Mcallister who must go out on a mission to save his girlfriend, Candy, from Spritzel and the Henchmen, who have abducted her. The game is part of what is now known as a clicker game since you move your cursor around and click, click, click your worries away. You’ll probably feel a bit overwhelmed at first due to the hectic nature of the game but worry not since even when defeated you will get to perfect some of your skills.
Before I even went into the game, I moved the on-screen cursor around with the left analog stick and then mashed on the A button over the boiling cauldron in the middle of the room which made a ton of small blue orbs pour out of it. As I collected them, I managed to easily secure over 200 blue souls that I then used to purchase some items from the chest to my left. After doing this, I grabbed an item I could equip at my current level (you start as a level 1 character), which unlocked something called a Rooster Tale.
Clicking on the Rooster Tales option on the left side of the screen took me to a new screen with two sets of objectives to complete under the Resources tab there were objectives for equipping my first weapon, for unlocking the Wardrobe (change how you look), Black Market (buy some cool stuff for your character) and Boss Raids features, for collecting 500, 1k, 5k, 10k, 50k, 100k, 500k and 1 million souls, for leveling up, for completing other Rooster Tales, and more. The Battle tab had objectives for defeating 10, 100, 250, 500 and 1k enemies, for defeating 5,10, 25, 50 and 75 mini-bosses, and for defeating 3, 6, 15, 30 and 50 bosses, to name a few examples. They’re long lists that will keep those of you who 100% games busy for a while!
There is also an upgrades menu in which you can spend your souls to upgrade your character and its resources, but you won’t be able to break the game by staying in the starting hub as you collect magical souls that never run out. Why is that, you ask? Because you need to level up your character by going out and fighting the good fight, or else all the souls in the world are going to be useless. You’ll also reach your soul limit after clicking around for a couple of minutes. But once you start to gain a handful of levels, the game opens up a bit, and you’ll get to boost your character ’s hit points and attack power, as well as boost other stuff such as making it so that souls double up in value, or boost your overall souls limit.
As for the action sequences, you’ll be standing in the middle of each area you visit as enemies pour in from left and right, as you aim with your cursor to attack enemies on both sides before they can cause some irreversible trouble. At first, you won’t be dealing much damage, and you’ll probably die before reaching the 10th wave of the first stage, but you’ll at least gain some experience points and will probably gain a level or two before you fail the first time. Leveling up will boost your stats, but it will, more importantly, allow you to equip a bigger variety of weapons, protective gear, and items which will, in turn, allow you to progress further in each stage.
The 10th wave of a stage will have a mini-boss for you to defeat as you also continue to battle the regular enemies that accompany it. Once you manage to level up and improve your equipment loadout, you’ll be able to defeat the mini-boss of the stage, opening the path to the second half of the stage with nine waves of stronger enemies that pack a punch, testing you as you make your way to the stage’s proper boss. You will also unlock the next stage in the game once you’ve beaten the mini-boss of the previous stage, in case you want to foolishly dive into the next stage before even being able to manage to defeat the boss for the first one.
The chest I mentioned at the start of my review in which I spent some of my souls to get an assortment of weapons and items can also be upgraded, and doing so will allow you to get more powerful weapons and items, but the cost per use will increase as well, so you’ll be getting better items at a much higher price for each time you activate the chest. It’s definitely worth it since you could spend a few minutes clicking on the cauldron to max out your souls before you get some new items to help your cause, not to mention that you can also sell the items you don’t need or that you need to sell to open slots in your inventory for better stuff. You can also spend souls to get more inventory slots, which I suggest you do ASAP.
If you’re a fan of clicker games, then the cycle in Chicken Assassin: Reloaded is certainly going to grab your attention. There are several objectives to complete, a ton of weapons and items to unlock, and a simple to learn gameplay mechanic (point and click!) that will keep you coming back for more as you play this one at home or on the go on Nintendo Switch. It’s not a game that everyone will enjoy, but if you’re a fan of the genre, then this is a great looking game that has seen a solid port for Nintendo’s hybrid console.
This Chicken Assassin: Reloaded review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Akupara Games.