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This game asks a simple, yet gory question: how long can a headless chicken survive? The answer is up to you as you guide said headless bird through a crazy world of spinning saw blades and dangling meat hooks. Yeah, PETA will probably be condemning this any moment now.

Tapping on the screen makes the chicken flap its wings and fly upward. The more you tap, the higher it flies. This is how you'll avoid most of the obstacles in the game, but the speed component is essential as well. By tilting the device right or left, you can change how fast the chicken runs. Just use these two controls to fly over, under, and around the assorted dangers and pick up all the goodies along the way.

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To say Headless has a dark sense of humor would be a supreme understatement. The wacky music belies the bloody massacre going on in the game, but the art style makes it somehow okay. It's all black and white with a hand-drawn quality – only the blood is red, and there's a lot of it. It's like the over-the-top gore in a bad zombie flick, except it's a chicken with no head. Headless is only a dollar, and it'll be one of the most confusing dollars you've ever spent.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Was borderline WTF game of the week for me, but in the end, I decided against it. Looks fun.

    • Michael Pahl

      Actually not bad.

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  • ChainsawCharlie

    That art-style is kind Super Meat Boy style cool.

  • remister

    How does this compare to Sheep Happens, besides the gore aspect?

  • Owen Finn

    I'm not a vegetarian or anything... but I have to admit, the basic premise of this game disturbs me.

  • Syje

    Looks fun, but I'll never play a game with tilt controls. By that I mean I am not able to. I learned very early on that when you jerk your NES controller to the right, Mario doesn't have a better chance of jumping the gap. So these tilt control games go against my basic gaming instincts.

    • https://sites.google.com/site/livingroomhush/ Alessandro L

      it's evolution baby!

  • http://www.parafriv.net/ Para Friv

    Looks fun, but I'll never play a game with tilt controls. By that I mean
    I am not able to. I learned very early on that when you jerk your NES
    controller to the right, Mario doesn't have a better chance of jumping
    the gap.

  • Nadeem Ansari

    Run Run Run before the blood fills the bun!! The headless game for Android and iOS is here guys! Check out the review right here http://goo.gl/U1sSR5