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Chicken Chase - Hints and Cheats for C64
Game Review & Description
Don't go confusing this one with the similarly-named Chicken Run movie by Aardman Animation. Rather, Chicken Chase is a title that might sound like your average Sunday at the farm, but in reality, it's a digital test of reflexes, strategy, and poultry management skills that could give even the most seasoned arcade veterans a run for their money.
Chicken Chase plunges players into the role of a farmhand whose sole mission is to protect a flock of chickens from a seemingly endless onslaught of hungry foxes. With graphics that are a nostalgic nod to the era of 8-bit glory, the game paints its barnyard battlefield with bright, chunky pixels that could make a retro gamer's heart swell with joy. The chickens, rendered in what could generously be called various shades of chicken-yellow and white, move across the screen with a jittery animation that's charming in its simplicity.
The gameplay, oh the gameplay! It's as straightforward as it gets but don't let that fool you. Using the joystick, players maneuver their character left and right, wielding nothing but timing and sheer will to scoop up chickens and deposit them safely into the coop before the foxes can snatch them up. Each level increases in difficulty, adding more chickens to save, faster foxes, and occasionally, a bonus item that looks suspiciously like it was borrowed from a different game entirely.
The sound? It's a symphony of beeps, boops, and the occasional triumphant melody that plays when you complete a level. It's like the composers found every possible way to make the Commodore 64's SID chip squawk in thematic harmony with the poultry-centric chaos unfolding on screen.
But wait, there's more! For those gamers looking to add an extra layer of strategy or simply to tilt the odds in their favor, a variety of hints, tips, and cheat codes lurk just beneath the surface. Whether you're seeking the fabled 'Infinite Lives' trick, a way to slow down those pesky foxes, or perhaps a secret level that rumor has it, turns the tables and lets you play as the fox, these hidden gems are scattered throughout the game, waiting for the intrepid player to uncover them.
So, whether you're a die-hard fan of the Commodore 64, a retro gaming aficionado, or just someone looking for a quirky digital trip down memory lane, Chicken Chase offers up a slice of 8-bit farmyard frenzy that's sure to delight. Dig out that joystick, warm up the C64, and get ready to protect those pixelated chickens with everything you've got!
Infinite Lives (Action Replay)
After loading the game, hit the left button on your Action Replay (or similar) reset cartridge and select "E" from the menu. Then, enter POKE 12142,173 to gain access to unlimited lives! Hit Return and F3 to return to the game.