Atari 2600 – Eggomania

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Looks like one of those russian cartoons from the 80’s.
This is another Kaboom-clone from U.S. Games that shows the everlasting fight between chickens and bears.
Finally, someone had the balls to show this.

You are a blue bear with a big red hat.
On top of the screen is very colorful chicken that throws eggs at you.
Catch all of them with your hat and move on to the next, faster bombardment.
If you miss only one egg you lose the whole round and the bottom fills slowly with yolk.
Miss to often and you’ll drown in the disgusting, yellow slime.
Eggomania adds a nice little twist to the Avalanche/Kaboom formula by adding a bonus round.
After each successful round, you’ll get the chance to shoot the chicken for a short time.
If you hit the bastard it loses its feathers, flys away and you get some nice extra points.

There are no game variations, only difficulty switches (smaller or larger hats) and multiplayer modes for up to four players.
Of course, it’s only the old ‘taking turns” charade.

Eggomania has colorful and fairly detailed graphics but green eggs look a bit weird, even for my taste.
More importantly, the controls feel tight and allow for quick reactions which are key for this type of games.
My biggest problem is the use of music.
Every time you miss an egg the game comes to a complete halt and the chicken makes a little dance to an annoying tune.
It drags on for too long and takes the flow out of the game.

Overall, it’s a fun little title that I can see myself coming back to very often.
Give it a shot if you’re into any of the aforementioned games.
It’s cute.
Play it!

7/10

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