Chicken Chase - Running a Poultry Farm
No one is safe to receive one day a letter saying that his/her grandparents are in danger of loosing their beloved farm. The news came like a bolt from the blue. And to save a household of your aged relatives, you have to come and help to raise their cherished household.
The point of the game is to breed chicken at the poultry yard in order to turn a shabby household into a prosperous farm.
The success of your farm is based on a chicken-breeding concept. You have to feed birds, cure sick ones (they are of green color), make them hatch eggs.
All these operations are performed with a simple click - click anywhere at the playing field to spread birdseeds, click on a sick bird to heal it, click on an egg to set a hen on it.
To save your face and gain a reputation of a good farmer, you should differentiate between layer chicken and broody chicken. The first are of white color, the latter are spotted.
Fed chicken are good diggers. So you can collect valuable things, such as gold and silver coins found by these birds.
Chicken bring you money: young chicken dig silver coins worth 20 points, grown up chicken can find gold coins worth 30 points. As you proceed through levels, you are challenged to raise a definite sum of cash (the sum varies depending on the level). Collecting coins dug out by the birds is of the income sources.
But mind that precious coins are to be picked up as soon as possible: the longer coin is available, the less valuable it becomes.
Another cash source is collecting eggs laid by chickens. Eggs of different colors have different value.
Keeping the balance between the birds you sell and buy is a key to successful farming.
Grown-up birds can be sold or, on the contrary, bought. While purchasing or selling birds, one should find a happy medium. Selling birds you get money (to sell a bird, click on a sell button), but the less layers and broodies you have, the less eggs will be hatched.
And the same is about eggs: they can be sold for cash, but the less of them are left, the less is a brood. Beware also of ravens. They can steal or eat your chickens. To keep them off, click on a raven when it's trying to attack chickens.
When the sum earned is big enough, one can buy upgrades for improving the farm.
Upgrades, such as a new fence, a kennel, a brick wall can be bought one by one to improve the state of a farm. Among upgrades are roosters that protect chickens from ravens and a ‘grain hand' that allows to give birds 3 handful of grain with one click. Pay attention at "?" button that appears at further levels at the right of the playing field. Take risks and you can benefit: clicking on a button you can either earn a hefty sum or lose a part of your earnings.
Chicken Chase features cute animation and funny music. Gameplay is very consecutive: 50 levels are getting increasingly harder, every time challenging you with new tasks. The game genre is difficult to identify: there are elements of arcade, strategy and even puzzle.
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