Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

From Sega Retro

n/a

  • Nintendo GameCube
    NTSC-U/PAL
  • Nintendo GameCube
    NTSC-J
  • Windows PC

Billyhatcher title.png

Notavailable.svg

Notavailable.svg

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
System(s): GameCube, Windows PC
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Nintendo GameCube
GBA Cable
Genre: Platform

















Number of players: 1-4
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Italiano
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Nintendo GameCube
    JP
    ¥6,980 (7,329)6,980 (7,329)[7] DOL-P-GEGJ
    DOL-GEGJ-JPN
    CERO: Free
    Nintendo GameCube
    JP
    (Okaidoku-ban)
    ¥2,800 (2,940)2,800 (2,940)[7] DOL-P-GEGJ
    DOL-GEGJ-JPN-1
    CERO: Free
    Nintendo GameCube
    US
    $39.9539.95[6] DOL-P-GEZE
    DOL-GEZE-USA
    ESRB: Everyone
    Nintendo GameCube
    DE
    DOL-P-GEZP
    DOL-GEZP-NOE
    USK: 0
    Nintendo GameCube
    ES
    DOL-P-GEZP
    DOL-GEZP-ESP
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    FR
    DOL-P-GEZP
    DOL-GEZP-FRA
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    FR
    (Player's Choice)
    DOL-P-GEZP
    DOL-GEZP-FRA
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    UK
    DOL-P-GEZP
    DOL-GEZP-UKV
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    UK
    (Player's Choice)
    DOL-P-GEZP
    DOL-GEZP-UKV
    PEGI: 3+
    Nintendo GameCube
    AU
    OFLC: G
    Windows PC
    DE
    SEGA-PC034-GE
    INL-S034-GE
    USK: 0
    Windows PC
    ES
    SEGA-PC034-SP
    INL-S034-SP
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    FR
    SEGA-PC034-FR
    INL-S034-FR
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    FR
    (Hits Collection)
    BYH3854AF
    BYH8AF-W8P
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    UK
    SEGA-PC034-UK
    INL-S034-UK
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    IT
    SEGA-PC034-IT
    INL-S034-IT
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    RU
    SEGA-PC034-UK
    INL-S034-UK
    PEGI: 3+
    Windows PC
    ZA
    R 199.99199.99[10]

    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg , known as Giant Egg: Billy Hatcher no Daibouken (ジャイアント エッグ ~ビリー・ハッチャーの大冒険~) in Japan, is a video game for the Nintendo GameCube that was developed by Sonic Team and published by SEGA on 23 September 2003 in North America.[6]

    Story

    Morning Land is a peaceful realm inhabited by chickens. One day, a terrible fate befell the land. Black Crows empowered by a mysterious magic appeared as ferocious monsters bent on keeping the world in eternal night. The Chicken Elders whose voices bring dawn each day were captured and sealed within golden eggs. Without their morning cries, the world will remain engulfed in darkness and human hearts will be consumed by evil. Now, only young Billy Hatcher and his friends can defeat the Crows, release the elders and return morning to the world.

    Gameplay

    Stages

    Notavailable.svg

    Forest Village

    Notavailable.svg

    Pirates Island

    Notavailable.svg

    Dino Mountain

    Notavailable.svg

    Blizzard Castle

    Notavailable.svg

    Circus Park

    Notavailable.svg

    Sand Ruin

    Notavailable.svg

    Giant Palace

    Minigames

    ChuChuRocketChallenge GBA Title.png

    Chu Chu Rocket Challenge

    NiGHTSScoreAttack GBA Title.png

    NiGHTS Score Attack

    BillyHatcherHyperShoot GBA Title.png

    Billy Hatcher Hyper Shoot

    PuyoPopEndlessVersion GBA Title.png

    Puyo Pop Endless Version

    Versions

    Localised names

    Also known as
    Language Localised Name English Translation
    English Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
    English (US) Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
    Japanese ジャイアント エッグ ~ビリー・ハッチャーの大冒険~ Giant Egg: Billy Hatcher no Daibouken

    Production credits

    Main article: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg/Production credits.

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    BillyHatcher GC UK InfoSheet.pdf

    PDF
    UK info sheet
    BillyHatcher GC UK InfoSheet.pdf
    GameCube JP TV advert
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in GamePro (US) #181: "October 2003" (2003-09-02)
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Nintendo Power (US) #172: "October 2003" (2003-xx-xx)
    also published in:
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Logo-pdf.svg
    Print advert in Nintendo Power (US) #175: "January 2004" (200x-xx-xx)
    Logo-pdf.svg

    Physical scans

    GameCube version

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    {{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Cube (UK) PAL
    70
    [12]
    Edge (UK) PAL
    70
    [13]
    Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
    78
    [14]
    GameNOW (US) NTSC-U
    83
    [15]
    Game Play 128 (FR) PAL
    88
    [16]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [17]
    GMR (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [18]
    NGC Magazine (UK) NTSC-U
    86
    [19]
    Nintendo Official Magazine (UK) PAL
    82
    [20]
    Nintendo Power (US) NTSC-U
    90
    [21]
    N-Zone (DE) PAL
    76
    [22]
    The Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) PAL
    85
    [23]
    Nintendo GameCube
    80
    Based on
    12 reviews

    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

    GameCube, US
    Gc billyhatcherandthegiantegg.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher US disc.jpg
    Disc
    GameCube, JP
    BillyHatcher GC JP Box Back.jpgBillyHatcher GC JP Box.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher GC JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Error creating thumbnail: /bin/bash: line 1: /usr/bin/gs: Permission denied convert: no decode delegate for this image format `' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/587. convert: no images defined `/home/sonicret/domains/segaretro.org/public_html/images/temp/transform_a26fadbfb6ff.jpg' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3229.
    Manual
    GameCube, JP (Okaidoku-ban)
    BillyHatcher GC JP Box back Alt.jpgBillyHatcher GC JP Box Alt.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher GC JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Error creating thumbnail: /bin/bash: line 1: /usr/bin/gs: Permission denied convert: no decode delegate for this image format `' @ error/constitute.c/ReadImage/587. convert: no images defined `/home/sonicret/domains/segaretro.org/public_html/images/temp/transform_51c18df3e178.jpg' @ error/convert.c/ConvertImageCommand/3229.
    Manual
    GameCube, UK
    BillyHatcher GC EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher GC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    GameCube, UK (Player's Choice)
    BillyHatcher GC UK Box PlayersChoice.jpg
    Cover
    GameCube, FR
    BillyHatcher GC FR Box.jpg
    Cover
    GameCube, FR (Player's Choice)
    BillyHatcher GC FR Box PC.jpg
    Cover
    GameCube, DE
    BillyHatcher GC DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher GC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    GameCube, ES
    BillyHatcher GC ES Box.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher GC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    GameCube, AU
    BillyHatcher GC AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher GC EU Disc.jpg
    Disc

    PC version

    PC, UK
    BillyHatcher PC EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    PC, UK (GSP)

    PC, FR

    PC, FR (Hits Collection)
    BillyHatcher PC FR Box HitsCollection.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher PC FR Box HitsCollection Disc1.jpg
    Disc 1
    PC, DE
    BillyHatcher PC DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    PC, ES
    BillyHatcher PC ES cover.jpg
    Cover
    PC, IT
    BillyHatcher PC IT Box.jpg
    Cover
    PC, RU
    BillyHatcher-PC-RU-Back1.jpgBillyHatcher-PC-RU-Front.jpg
    Cover
    BillyHatcher-PC-RU-CD.jpg
    Disc

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Nintendo GameCube
    CRC32 894ddff0
    MD5 bc8af5c06a3bff09351f7cb16724ffce
    SHA-1 de0a702c6e542b84be3be4f73164e6c0e0d7a844
    1,459,978,240 Disc (US)
    Nintendo GameCube
    CRC32 ca8761d7
    MD5 cba94226817049a859c0246c69f8703f
    SHA-1 d81ec14313a99164674d792b4d1abc1de2860ede
    1,459,978,240 Disc (EU)
    Nintendo GameCube
     ?
    CRC32 55ad7de7
    MD5 6b9169da201664446d6634bc24b908b2
    SHA-1 0f0c9f900d0c45141d1450725366ffd2faf2a899
    1,459,978,240 Disc (JP)

    External links

    References

    1. https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-GameCube/Billy-Hatcher-and-the-Giant-Egg-267796.html (archive.today)
    2. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Billy-Hatcher-Players-Choice-GameCube/dp/B000ANUHD2/ (Wayback Machine: 2019-05-17 23:15)
    3. https://www.nintendo.fr/Jeux/Nintendo-GameCube/Billy-Hatcher-and-the-Giant-Egg-267796.html (archive.today)
    4. https://www.nintendo.de/Spiele/Nintendo-GameCube/Billy-Hatcher-and-the-Giant-Egg-267796.html (archive.today)
    5. https://www.nintendo.es/Juegos/Nintendo-GameCube/Billy-Hatcher-and-the-Giant-Egg-267796.html (archive.today)
    6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Press release: 2003-09-23: SEGA ROLLS OUT "BILLY HATCHER AND THE GIANT EGG™" FROM THE CREATOR OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG™
    7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 http://sega.jp/gc/giantegg/ (Wayback Machine: 2004-12-10 14:51)
    8. http://www.nintendo.com.au/nintendo/games/index.php?action=search&platform=GCN&releasedate=comingsoon (Wayback Machine: 2003-10-10 17:51)
    9. https://dist.1c.ru/news/novinki_billy_hatcher_and_the_giant_egg_priklyucheniya_502/?sphrase_id=13128
    10. 10.0 10.1 http://www.wwe.co.za/releaseschedule.aspx?catid=1 (Wayback Machine: 2006-10-02 12:10)
    11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 2003" (US; 2003-09-02), page 46
    12. Cube, "Issue Twenty Six" (UK; 2003-11-20), page 66
    13. Edge, "December 2003" (UK; 2003-10-27), page 88
    14. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "October 2003" (US; 2003-09-02), page 160
    15. GameNOW, "October 2003" (US; 2003-0x-xx), page 50
    16. Game Play 128, "Novembre/Décembre 2003" (FR; 2003-xx-xx), page 40
    17. GamePro, "October 2003" (US; 2003-09-02), page 107
    18. GMR, "October 2003" (US; 2003-xx-xx), page 73
    19. NGC Magazine, "December 2003" (UK; 2003-10-24), page 78
    20. Nintendo Official Magazine, "December 2003" (UK; 2003-11-14), page 94
    21. Nintendo Power, "November 2003" (US; 2003-1x-xx), page 150
    22. N-Zone, "12/03" (DE; 2003-11-05), page 54
    23. The Official Nintendo Magazine, "March 2006" (UK; 2006-02-16), page 124


    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

    Billyhatcher title.png

    Main page | Comparisons | Credits | Bugs | Magazine articles | Reception


    Books: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Official Strategy Guide (2003)
    Music: Music Popped Out of the Egg (2003)

    No results



    Games in the Billy Hatcher Series
    Nintendo GameCube
    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (2003)
    i-mode 504i
    Billy Hatcher Hyper Shoot (2003)
    i-mode 505i
    Billy Hatcher Hyper Shoot (2003)
    Windows PC
    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (2006)
    Billy Hatcher related media
    Music
    Music Popped Out of the Egg (2003)
    Book
    Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Official Strategy Guide (2003)