From the first time you get one of the super fun power-ups, to the final boss battle, Chicken Wiggle is a fun time for old school side scroller fans. It’s easier to jump in to than Mutant Mudds, but hard enough to give you a challenge. The hidden FUN tokens and 100 coins per stage will keep completionists coming back for hours upon hours, and the level creator, like I said, should create endless possibilities from the community long after you’re done with the main story. My only gripe is, after defeating the final boss, wishing each world featured a boss. The final boss, again, was a throw back to SNES boss battles. Not too challenging, but I died a few times before I mastered it. I would have loved more of that.
Chicken Wiggle is a great mix of Super Mario World style platforming with the cutest animal duo since Banjo and Kazooi (sorry Yooka Laylee). If you like SNES-style pixel art platformers, there are few developers out there doing it as good as Jools and Atooi. For me, this is the first reason to put down my Switch and charge up my faithful old 3DS since March. I highly recommend doing the same. Even with Mutant Mudds making the move to Switch in the (hopefully) near future, I would suggest grabbing Chicken Wiggle now on 3DS, rather than waiting for a possible Switch release. The game is built for, and shines, on the 3DS hardware, and my couple of weeks with Chicken Wiggle have reminded me that the Switch may be portable, but the 3DS is still much easier to throw in a bag or pocket and take with you anywhere, at any time.
Chicken Wiggle hits the 3DS eShop Thursday, August 17th. Go get it.
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