It's been seven years since the animal party game Ultimate Chicken Horse came out, and now after numerous new content over the years, there’s a fresh "Shellebration" update, so we thought it was time to take it for a quickie.
How’s that new level you mentioned?
The latest addition to the very impressive levels roster, which sits at an impressive 19, is The Metro, which includes the hazard of a train occasionally whistling through to electrocute you horribly.
The rest of levels all have their own memorable elements or challenging quirks too, including The Waterfall, which has you clamber from behind the waterfall itself around a ledge anti-clockwise, creating a particularly nasty choke point where all sorts of mayhem can, and will, occur.
Was there anything you didn’t like about it?
To begin with, if you jump straight into a multiplayer game without having played before, it can be a little challenging to work out exactly how it all works.
Fortunately after even a single round, and certainly by the time the first game is over, everyone will have the hang of it – or may have stormed off in frustration.
When we played this time, fond memories of the time we spent with it way back when came flooding back.
There’s the odd bit of visual lag here and there for other players’ movement, but nothing that ever affects the game.
You’d say the game, and the Shellebration update, are worth checking out?
Given that the update is free, and all the new content can be unlocked in-game, it already seems like a no-brainer, but more than that the game is great fun to play and stands the test of time, giving bags of replayability.
If you still need any convincing though, here’s a reminder of just how absolutely terrible Sam and I are at the game in our now five-year-old Let’s Play: