I’m trying something new today; this is a top five list of memorable in-game chickens in games I’ve played and in games I haven’t (well, one game, to be exact). Believe it or not, chickens are quite notorious in many games, and I’m sure many of you are thinking of at least one chicken-themed gaming moment you’ve experienced personally. Here, in no particular order, is my list of the top five chickens in video games:
Anyone who has played Minecraft has undoubtedly discovered what a pain chickens can be. Sure, they drop feathers for making arrows, and they provide you with food. However, if you don’t cook that chicken, you’re in for some trouble, and most of us probably found that out the hard way. Then, assuming you’re wandering in the middle of nowhere, you’re worse off than you were before you ate the chicken because you’re even hungrier because of the salmonella! On the other hand, chickens give us the amazing egg, which is throwable. How awesome is that? It’s like a chicken grenade!
So, you’re playing Skyrim, and you happen to be passing through a calm, peaceful little village. To your left and right, you see various houses of different shapes and sizes, you might see some kids playing a game, and the adults are hard at work. Then, you look down at your feet, and behold: the humble chicken. At this point, you feel the overwhelming urge to see what happens when you hit the chicken. So, you give it a mighty whack with your warhammer, and next thing you know, the entire village is demanding your head on a silver platter. Even the wives, who seemed docile and timid before, attack you viciously with maces. Let’s not ever touch one of their sacred chickens again. Never.
Call of Duty Chickens:
It must simply be a natural urge: whenever a chicken is seen in a video game, the first thought to cross a gamer’s mind is “oh, I wonder what happens if I kill this chicken!” Luckily for us, in Call of Duty, there are no serious repercussions, except for the fact that an enemy may attack you from behind while you’re focused on said poultry, but don’t worry, you’ll respawn. It’s quite satisfying to hear the final cry of a rooster as it flutters around and falls into its own pool of pixelated blood… or maybe that’s just me.
Please don’t kill me, but you know how I said there’s one game on this list I’ve never played? Yep; this would be the one. I have never played even a moment of a Zelda game in my entire life, although that may soon change with my recent acquisition of a 3DS. Long story short, I’ve heard tales that the Zelda chickens are the ones that started it all; they gained their notorious image by attacking Link ferociously in self defense. Yes, I do realize they’re not called chickens in the Zelda titles, but for the sake of the article, they’re chickens; deal with it.
Angry Birds Chicken:
It had to be done; this chicken is the most annoying thing on the face of the planet because it gave Rovio the ability to make some stupidly difficult timing levels. These levels consisted of things like having 3 chutes that you needed to time it just right to drop an egg into, and if you miss by even a little, you get to start all over. So much fun, right? Not really.
There you have it; my list of top five video game chickens! Which chickens did I miss? Add your favorites in the comments below, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this (hopefully) humorous article. Leave a like or a follow if you cracked a smile, and feel free to check out the LP channels in the “Links” tab at the top of the page.
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