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Mindless "In the Zone" Entertainment
on January 6, 2008
If you are looking for a way to unwind, after a busy and stressful day at work and can use a little bit of mindless entertainment, this game is for you or young children.
There are 3 different levels to this game: Easy, Medium & Hard
There are 2 different levels of play: Arcade (not timed) and Classic (timed)
Within the game there are 11 different levels, each with its own theme and accompanying music to match the theme:
1st Level - The Village
2nd Level - The Forrest
3rd Level - Nevada Desert
4th Level - Scandinavia
5th Level - Himalaya
6th Level - Antarctica
7th Level - Rocky Island
8th Level - Sahara
9th Level - Asian Village
10th Level - The Everglades
11th Level - The Final Task
As you complete each level, shooting statistics are displayed with regards to number of shots, hits, % of accuracy, etc.
If your statistics are not high enough, you will not advance to the next level and must start completely over from Level 1.
As chickens fly by or at you, some toss eggs, some do not. Some chickens are carrying suitcases with a picture of either a shotgun, sub-machine gun or gatling gun. In Classic mode (timed) some chickens fly by with a suitcase with a picture of a clock. If you hit the chicken, it will freeze the time for a few seconds allowing you to shoot more chickens.
In the upper left hand corner there is the chicken counter. It basically shows the number of chickens that must be shot prior to clearing the level and moving to the next. Even when the chicken counter goes to zero, you still must clear the residual chickens on the screen. They then come at you in numbers with a full assault of egg throwing.
In Easy mode, it is pretty much near impossible to not complete the entire game. You must be blindfolded to do poorly and in Easy mode all 11 levels can be completed in half an hour. In Medium and Hard mode, the "chickens" are more frequent, faster and the weapons scarce.
This is not a mind stimulating, role playing, first person shooter game. It is simply shoot at the chickens on the screen. Sometimes, the less challenging games are more fun because you can beat the game easily enough and simply have fun just shooting.
If you can pick up this game for $20 or less, it might be worth having a mindlessly fun just aim and shoot Wii game in the stockpile. I am still waiting for the "Shoot the Squirrels off the Bird Feeders" game. Now, that would be fun. :-)