This is one of those situations where marketing can backfire a bit explosively when citing the wrong popular title for comparison. Originally reading that it has been compared in any way to Rocket League, as a massive fan of that game (1000+ hours on PC and still playing often) my interest was piqued. Sadly, having valiantly attempted to play Super Chicken Catchers with my daughter, the comparison simply doesn’t make much sense, and I’d call the general gameplay concepts at play in the title most similar to a more complicated game of “keep away” than anything else. Most ideally played with two human teams of 2 people a piece, the goal is to find, grab, and then keep a hold of the chicken in question, using a mix of strategy, quick moves, and perhaps a bit of luck as the other team tries to hunt you down and knock the prized chicken from your hands. The problem is just that while I don’t doubt there’s strategic potential for how to play smart offense or defense, there’s only so much variety you’ll eke out of the arena and its pretty simple layout. Throw in what appears to be a pretty consistently dead online community (even when games like this gave some mild success they still don’t tend to last very long), and unless you’ve got some friends to play with who enjoy this odd multiplayer “sports” title you won’t be able to extract much fun with this one.
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