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A playful little title from Sonic Team and published by Sega with the most cheerful mood ever. It's about four kids that go to "Morning Land," a magical land that's inhabited by the Chicken People. They need help. In order to help these little chicks, the four don the magical Legendary Chicken Suits and command eggs in order to take down the Big Bad with the help of cute little mon-like creatures by your side to whoop some booty.

Sounds cute, at least before you take into account the massive amount of possibly traumatic material. The Big Bad and his cronies? Crows who want to take over the world by causing endless night. As Nightmare Fuel goes, none of this sounds threatening, but boss fights bring a whole new level of creepy. Most of these bosses, and some notable levels, are also much harder than most people would have a right to expect.

The mission-style layout is sort of a Shout-Out to the Adventure games from the Sonic franchise with the gameplay focusing more on fighting than speed. It got mixed reviews (well, more like mixed-to-positive) from the gaming community, but the Sonic community liked the game (which is rare).


This game provides examples of:

  "My name's Menie Funie, Im the god who watches over Morning Land."

  • Ravens and Crows
  • Quicksand Sucks: There is a lot of quicksand in the Sandy Ruin.
  • Sand Is Water: In the Sandy Ruin.
  • Shifting Sand Land: Sand Ruin, with Inca-like pyramids instead
  • Shout-Out: Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, a Chao, a Rappy, NiGHTS, a Kapu Kapu & Amigo make appearances as tamable monsters
  • Slasher Smile: The crows seem to have this, as most enemies have a massive teeth showing smile almost all the time, it's most noticeable on the bosses, if only for the harder ones as they would kill you while smiling constantly.
  • Slippy-Slidey Ice World: Blizzard Castle.
  • The Smurfette Principle: Out of the four kids, Rolly is the only girl, and out of the seven Elders, Ponee is the only hen (Then why does she crow?).
  • Snap Back: By the end of the game, the kids are supposed to go back ot the human world, however during the post-story missions, Billy and his friends are back in morning land wearing their respective suits and its like nothing happened.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": The manual misspells Bantam's name as "Bamtam".
  • Spelling Song: The song G.I.A.N.T.E.G.G. in which on the song, that's all they do. Humorously enough, due to the lack of enunciation between the "I" and "A" they sound like they're spelling it wrong -- "G-I-N-T-E-G-G" -- which is kind of a liability for a Spelling Song.
    • "1,2,3,4! Ooooooooooh AAAHH!! La la la-la la la la, la-la-la, la la la-la la..."
  • Sphere Factor: the gameplay consists mainly of rolling eggs around. However, Billy is on the ground and is pushing the egg around. He derives strength to battle from them, running noticeably faster when he's pushing an egg along and uses eggs as weapons.
  • Summon Magic: Dark Corvos magic seems to be all summon magic.
  • Super Drowning Skills
  • Tactical Suicide Boss: Almost all of the bosses do this, with most of the bosses all you have to do is dodge everything until they mess up and become vulnerable, sometimes the bosses do the dumbest things to allow them to be harmed and still repeat their actions over and over again, which makes them seem stupid even though they may be owning you.
  • Tertiary Sexual Characteristics: Ponee, the female Elder, appears to be wearing lipstick.
  • This Is Something He's Got to Do Himself: Billy at the final battle. Despiste having unlocked the other 3 characters, no one even lifts a finger to help him.
  • The Very Definitely Final Dungeon: Giant Palace
  • Underground Monkey: All of the small enemies have the same basic attacks, either inflicting collision damage, or bouncing around.
  • Victory Pose: Whenever one of the characters grab an emblem they strike a victory pose.
  • Waddling Head: Most of the minion crows.
  • Warmup Boss: Era Gecka is pathetically easy to defeat, although everything is pathetically easy at the start, but it will get harder.
  • Weapons That Suck: Saltims mirrors are these, they can be used to suck in Billy, and trap him, which then Saltim will then give a big punch to the mirror, damaging Billy, sending him out of the mirror.
  • Whale Egg: All over the place, and even lampshaded by one of the chicks wondering who or what laid them in the first place.
  • What Beautiful Eyes!: Mostly in the opening cutscene, you'll notice Billy's huge eyes are abnormally well detailed.
  • Widget Series
  • Word Salad Title: Not the game itself, but the boss theme, named in the OST as "Bang! Bang! Big Hornes Explosion!"
  • X Meets Y: Sonic the Hedgehog meets Katamari Damacy.
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