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Egg, Inc. review

Have you ever dreamt of having a chicken farm? Egg, Inc. gives you an opportunity to feel like a farmer and try to make as much money as you can. Though it’s quite a simple clicker game, it has an interesting storyline: in the Egg, Inc. universe eggs are an ultimate currency which can provide you not only with nutritious protein but also with medical care, meal, and basically everything you need. So, eggs are big business, and you get in on this new form of the gold rush – the egg rush, I suppose.

First off: hatching chickens

First, all you have to do is to tap a big red button in order to make chickens. You can do this using one finger, but soon the game prompts you to use a few of them or press the button and don’t let go for some time. When you show that you’re capable of hatching chickens in different ways, the game allows you to choose the most convenient one. This may sound simple, yet I wasn’t so good at tapping with a few fingers. I’m not sure whether I should be worried about that or not.

Your farm consists of the hatchery and hen houses. When you tap the red button, chicken appear within a fence attached to the hatchery and head for the hen house. When the hen house is full, you should build more in order to produce more eggs.

Improve facilities and make researches

There are some other kinds of buildings and facilities to improve. For instance, grain silos save your resources while you’re not playing the game and let you activate these resources once you log in. You can get only 2 of them, and to build more grain silos you will have to pay real money. 

By the way, the game has its premium currency which is golden eggs (I was expecting something like that since it’s all about eggs). And if you’re willing to spend some real money, you can purchase these golden eggs and other bonuses to increase your income and develop the business.

For me, the most interesting way of improving your business is researches. There you can increase egg laying rate, increase egg value, fasten the hatchery refill, and make some other improvements that eventually will also lead to earning more money.
Don’t forget to improve vehicles and hire drivers who will transport eggs for sale. With a little practice, you will figure out how to spend money effectively and what improvement to make next.

What else you need to know about Egg, Inc.

On the right side of your screen, various notifications pop up: how much money you have earned, what problems you have to solve, and so on. There are even small newspaper articles about eggs and chicken which are a nice little touch to the storyline. Daily bonuses and missions make the game even more elaborate and give you extra bonuses.

You may notice drones flying over your farm, and that is one more way to earn some money or even golden eggs. Shot drones down by tapping on them, and you will find your reward on the ground.

To make progress, you need to farm different types of eggs. When you’re done with the first one, you get to start basically from the beginning but with a clearer sense of how to do things. And at the end-game, there are multiple types of prestige available that allow you to restart the game with some benefits. So, replaying Egg, Inc. may be interesting especially if you’re into idle clicker games.
If we’re talking graphics, they are not that great, just okay. The graphics are colorful and crisp, and you can even distinguish these little chickens, let alone hen houses, the hatchery, grain silos, and so on. I don’t know for sure how realistic they look, but the buildings are just nice.

You can get Egg, Inc. for free on Android-based smartphones as well as iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The latest version of the app requires iOS 7.0 or later and Android 4.0.3 and up.

The verdict

Overall, Egg, Inc. is a decent idle clicker game with its own specific features and creative storyline. At first, it may seem unclear and not so intuitive, but once you get used to the interface and the controls, you may actually have fun! 

Just keep in mind that the game can be addictive, so playing it after a hard day may be a good idea, but I wouldn’t recommend staying up all night for the sake of your well-being.

Graphics 5

Gameplay 5

Controls 5

Replay Value 5

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