June 7th, 2010 | By Mike Gnade
Rocketbirds Revolution is a humorous look at a serious subject: oppression. Of course, it’s really George Orwellian in the fact that the chickens must overcome their evil penguin suppressors, and there’s one chicken that has just the right skills to get the job done. Rocketbirds is like a flash version of Splinter Cell meets Rambo, since you must stealth and gun your way through various levels of penguin guards and their robotic minions. The soundtrack is truly excellent and the visuals aren’t bad for a flash game, so if you’re looking for something to occupy a few minutes of your time, give Rocketbirds Revolution a look.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play Flashback as a chicken? Neither have I, but Rocketbirds Revolution decides to find out anyway. As Hardboiled, the, ehem, Cock of War, it’s your job — nay, your patriot duty! — to put a stop to those communist chickens and their typically nefarious ways. With beautifully drawn characters, lush environments and the same stubbornly stiff controls you know and love, Rocketbirds promises six hours of action, platforming and puzzles that are sure to put the chickens to roost… yeesh, that was terrible. Oh well, at least this game isn’t.
Rocketbirds Revolution reminded me a lot of Shadow Complex. Like Shadow Complex, it’s a Metroidvania adventure platformer that takes place in a military complex. Luckily, Rocketbirds keeps the gameplay but nixes the bland military drama for a humorous satire of a Penguin dictator and a Cock of War. The game features excellent visuals, incredible animations, and hilarious cutscenes. The great voice acting and polish throughout is quite impressive for a Flash Game.