Editors' reviewThe incorporation of gameplay elements from Space Invaders, Galaga, and Asteroids keeps this space shooter fresh and fun. Chicken Invaders 2: The Next Wave replaces the standard alien spaceships with flying space chickens. You must shoot the chickens and avoid the eggs. Drumsticks and coins add to your score, while presents give you bonus items, such as better guns. You use the arrow keys to glide back and forth. Up and down arrow keys move you forward and back, particularly vital during the asteroid shower stage. Though the jazzy soundtrack wears out its welcome after a while, the simple graphics work brilliantly. The spacebar gets you past the cut scenes, except for the end credit sequence, which lasts for a long minute. When you launch the game, it takes over the whole desktop; we would prefer a windowed mode. Chicken Invaders 2: The Next Wave appeals to any fans of arcade games or cartoon chickens.
Save the solar system from invading chickens. Just when you thought it was safe to eat chicken again, the chickens have returned with an organized invasion to take over the entire solar system. Journey to each planet and fight your way through to save the world. Advance through waves of invading chickens, avoiding falling eggs, and collecting power-ups to boost your spaceship's firepower. The game is fast-paced arcade action for one or two players.
Version 2.60 features improved mouse control.