Egg Vs. Chicken
Ever wanted to fight a revolutionary struggle against tyrannical chickens by lining up eggs and firing away? If you answered no, you haven't played the downloadable Egg Vs. Chicken for Windows and Mac. A charmingly original action/puzzle game from the luminaries at gameLab (whose other excellent titles, such as Plantasia and Arcadia, have been reviewed here), Egg Vs. Chicken puts you in the role of time-traveling Eggs trying to free the un-hatched from a history of oppression.
Each level of the game holes you up in a differently shaped fortress with Chicken guerillas enclosing from every side. To hold off their attack, you have to line up colored eggs along the walls, and then fire away. The core of the game involves sliding the eggs around and organizing them for the fight. The catch is that an egg will move in a straight line until it collides with something. You simply click on an egg and gently flick the mouse to move it in one of four directions, but the process can become hectic, especially with the beaks of belligerence tapping on your walls. Theres nothing more satisfying, however, than lining up a deep stack on a corner and yoking out your foes from two sides at once.
Innovative stuff like this can't really be done justice in words, the only way to really appreciate Egg Vs. Chicken is to grab the game and start playing.