Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
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Full Game Title:
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
Yes (1-4 Players)
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is very much a platformer with a difference. Players control Billy Hatcher, a young boy in a chicken suit who sets off to save Morning Land from the crows. Early on in the game, Billy finds himself the Legendary Chicken Suit. The suit allows him to roll eggs found lying around each world. To make the eggs get bigger, and thus more dangerous weapons, Billy can roll eggs into fruit and 'feed' them. As the eggs get to their largest size, Billy can hatch the egg - sometimes there will be an item in the egg, but most of the time, an animal will come out which Billy can command. These animals are often needed to solve puzzles.
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg has a large amount of different eggs to collect. As new eggs are hatched, you can look up information about them in the menus. Although most eggs contain a useful animal or item, and should be hatched, all eggs have other common features. They are Billy's weapons - in order to defeat the crows, Billy needs to roll eggs into them. Also, throughout the levels there are floating rings. If you jump into one of these rings while holding an egg, you will either be shot out of the ring in a certain direction, or the ring will act as a platform. The rings can be used to access hard-to-reach areas of the levels.
Just For Children?
Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg isn't just a game for children! Although the game looks cute and harmless, a lot of the game is very challenging. If you give this game a miss, just because it looks childish, you would be missing out on one of Sega's best games in years!
Up to four players can battle in the game's multiplayer mode. Various multiplayer levels are available, based on the themed worlds of the single player game. The aim of the multiplayer game is to find an egg, feed it and grow it, and either roll the egg into other players to defeat them, or hatch the egg and use the powers inside.
GameBoy Advance Version?
Although not officially announced, a comment was made in an interview that a GameBoy Advance version of Billy Hatcher could be developed depending on the sales of Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg. As the sales weren't as good as hoped, the prospect of a GameBoy Advance version seems unlikely.
GameBoy Advance Link-Up:
Although there isn't a Billy Hatcher game for the GameBoy Advance, if you connect your GameBoy Advance to your GameCube and turn on Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg - it is possible to download some mini-games onto the handheld console!