Chicken Invaders is a free space shoot-em-up game that presents a weird and whimsical spin on the classic Space Invaders. In this game, you take command of a spaceship charged with defending Earth from wave after wave of intergalactic barnyard fowl. By dodging eggs, blasting chickens and collecting drumsticks you'll battle your way through the game's limitless levels.
Like Space Invaders -- but with chickens
There isn't much to the gameplay of Chicken Invaders: it's a humorous reskin of classic shoot-em-ups, with all the features you'd expect from that. As you advance, you'll discover presents that let you upgrade your ship with new and more powerful weapons. Blast enough chickens and you'll be rewarded with drumsticks. Collecting drumsticks can earn you a powerful missile which will let you get past particularly challenging sections. Each level consists of ten waves; at the end of every ten waves, you'll fight a boss, after which you'll warp to the next level. That's it, more or less: it's a traditional arcade-style game without story, characters, or gameplay wrinkles. The added weirdness of your targets being chickens does lend the whole thing an air of bizarre humour.
Sometimes simpler is better
Chicken Invaders is a very simple game -- an arcade classic given a bizarre late-90s makeover. It's simple, but it's still surprisingly compelling fun and an appealing way to while away a little time here and there.