November 21, 2012 in Games (AF)
[prMac.com] Weert, Netherlands - Blue Giraffe has introduced Rex Rooster: Eggsterminator 1.0 free for iOS, their egg-throwing arcade game, where players must quickly flick their fingers to fire eggs at oncoming predators. Splattered by a broken egg, predators vanish and players score points, earn coins, improve their hits per second, and save the chicken coop. The frantic game features 8 types of special eggs that can be thrown and 9 kinds of predators. Expert players may unlock Frenzy Mode and Arcade Mode for larger rewards.
* 3 stages with multiple levels
* Dedicated iPhone 5 graphics
* Intuitive gameplay
* Realistic animal movement
* Excellent egg fire and hit animation
* Many optional purchases to boost scores
* Will take players to the limits of their speed and coordination
"The fence to the henhouse is broken and all kinds of ferocious predators are on the march. The only one who can prevent a massive slaughter is Rex the Rooster. Help him defending the nest by aiming eggs at the intruders." So begins the intro animation for Rex Rooster: Eggsterminator, a game whose breakneck pace will challenge even the most experienced arcade/action players. Featuring expertly rendered animated chicks, predators, and special effects, the detailed game gives players the opportunity of beating back an assortment of vicious predators by splattering them with eggs.
Gameplay takes place in portrait orientation, with enemies advancing from the top of the screen, trying to reach the five bird nests at the bottom of the screen. The isometric view is from above and behind the chicks, offering a dynamic view on the action. At the start of the game, Rex is alone protecting the nests. As players earn coins they can add additional chicks to the horizontal row at the bottom of the screen. Rex throws standard eggs, which break to create an slimey bull's eye on the predator's face.
Predators range in size from large to small, with the smallest poachers the most difficult to hit successfully. Wearing angry, vicious expressions and moving with cat-like stealth, the predators include the following: rats, weasels, cats, martens, foxes, badgers, wolves, lynxes and bears. Each of the predators moves at the same rate of speed, taking about 12 - 15 seconds to reach the nests. This allows more than enough time to hit a few animals. However, their attacks come in waves, with more than 10 predators advancing at one time.
Several factors influence performance in the game. First, animals that are directly in front of Rex present a smaller profile than the identical animal advancing from the left or right. Second, the smaller the predator, the more difficult it is to hit. Third, players must increase their rate of fire as the number of attackers increases (which can lower accuracy). Fourth, the predators react differently to the eggs. Badgers have to be hit twice, wolves have to be hit 3 times and bears have to be hit 4 times. Foxes have to be hit twice in rapid succession or they will shake themselves clean, and lynxes will run faster after the first hit. Last, after a hit, a gold coin may be left behind where the predator stood. To collect coins and eggs left on the battlefield, players must touch them within the first few seconds after they appear. Expert players have a very high rate of fire, excellent accuracy, and pick up coins and eggs between shots.
Rewarding high rates of fire and accuracy of greater than 90% is the Frenzy Bar, a horizontal health meter underneath Rex. Greater speed and accuracy assure greater multipliers, leading to higher scores and more coins. Their are a variety of items players may shop for, including additional nest and an assortment of bombs. Most entertaining are the eight kinds of special eggs that can be employed through store purchases. Special eggs enable players to hit more targets per throw and light up the screen with animated effects.
Chicks n' Eggs:
* Duo Chick - destined to become twins, this egg has two yolks to splatter one target, then another target at the same angle as the throw
* Easter Chick - this funny chick lays colorful Easter eggs that bounce off of enemies, enabling multiple hits
* Ice Chick - vertical columns of predators are destroyed by the icy impact of this chicken's frozen eggs
* Golden Chick - these eggs are made of precious metal and blast through lines of predators
* Army Chick - these eggs are laid by a tough hen drilled to produce grenade eggs that explode in a circle
* Fire Chick - horizontal formations of enemies become history when this egg hits
* Army Easter - when tapped in midair, this egg releases multiple Easter eggs that bounce all over
* Army Golden - this egg creates an unstoppable eggsplosion in every direction
"Hit advancing hordes of deadly predators in the face with slimy, raw eggs," advised Roel Verbroekken of Blue Giraffe. "You may want to have your favorite energy drink nearby, because Rex Rooster: Eggsterminator is designed to take you to your physical limits, firing eggs and tapping coins and eggs as fast as your fingers can move."
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later (iOS 6 tested)
* 35 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Rex Rooster: Eggsterminator 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Coins may be earned during gameplay or downloaded via an in-app purchase.
Based in Son en Breugel, Netherlands, Blue Giraffe was founded by Roel Verbroekken, Ruud Havenith, and 2 other industry professionals in 2012. Roel and Ruud are two ex-gamehouse developers who moved on their own to independently develop iOS apps. Roel Verbroekken has 9 years experience programming casual games, and Ruud Havenith has 5 years experience in doing graphics for casual games. Copyright (C) 2012 Blue Giraffe. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.