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The Unique GameCube Game That Is A Smash For All Ages

It was quite the shock when the iconic Japanese video game developer/publisher left the console market altogether. After that bombshell of an announcement was made in 2001, gamers began seeing Sega and Nintendo leave their 90s console war behind them to finally work together.


Eventually, Sega went on to produce brand new games for Nintendo's then-new GameCube. Sonic Heroes and the Super Monkey Ball series take the cake when  some of Sega's best GameCube releases come to mind. Another one of those fresh releases came in the form of a brand new platformer IP. Legendary video game programmer, designer, and producer Yuji Naka lent his talents to the game and gave it the Sonic Team shine that made it a hit among Sonic's dedicated fanbase.

If you're not in the know about Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg, then allow us to make you aware of one of the GameCube's most underrated games.

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is a slept-on Sega gem

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is a bright and bubbly game that takes place within a whimsical universe.

The game's protagonist finds himself transported to Morning Land, a peaceful fantasy realm that's inhabited by chickens. However, Billy must jump into action to save them from an army of crows led by the main antagonist, Dark Raven. In order to save the day, Billy dons a quirky uniform and uses eggs to maneuver around a variety of stages. He also hatches them to unleash animal allies.


There's a ton of fun to be had from this underrated GameCube game for gamers of all ages. Getting your hands on various eggs lets Billy perform additional actions besides moving and jumping, such as dashing, throwing them at enemies, slamming them down from the air, and flying through rings. Billy can set out to rescue his buddies, who can then be used during specific missions that focus on their abilities.

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is a solid and well-reviewed representation of Sega's past devotion to producing colorful platformers.