Chicky Pop Is a Cheerful Merging Game with a Hint of Bust-A-Move

By admin Jan 5, 2024

Studio 67—AKA Salman Arif—describes Chicky Pop as a “minimal drop merge puzzle game”, which might just be the most poetically concise description we’ve ever read.

Available on iOS and just released on Android, Chicky Pop is a casual mashup of two casual genres. It combines the ultra-addictive ball-matching gameplay of hits like Bust-A-Move with the ultra-addictive gameplay of Merge Dragons.

It’s also cute. Outrageously cute. 

As its name suggests, Chicky Pop is a game about chicks. These chicks are pastel-colored, smiling, and almost perfectly spherical. They fill the screen in a blissful, chaotic heap, and it’s your job to keep this heap in some sort of order. 

Chicks come in a variety of different colors and sizes, and when two matching chicks come into contact they merge into the next size up. Match enough chicks and you’ll create the ultimate life form: a chick with Easter Bunny ears. 

Gameplay-wise, Chicky Pop sees you dropping chicks from the top of the screen. You slide your finger left and right to choose a spot, and lift it away from your device to let go. 

However, there’s more to the game than simply making a pile of juvenile birds. You get bonus points for creating chain reactions, so it’s always a good idea to plan ahead rather than making the first match you see. 

A little preview box lets you know what kind of chick you’ll be dropping next, allowing you to make tactical decisions about chick placement. 

You also need to keep an eye on the depth of the chick pile you’re creating. If you overfill the screen with too many chicks by failing to merge enough of them, you’re toast. 

Plus, every chick that you drop disturbs the chicks around it, potentially undermining your chain-building attempts by shuffling the heap. 

There’s more to this casual merging puzzler than meets the eye. 

To get started, head to the Google Play Store or the App Store and download Chicky Pop for free right now. 

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