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Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg

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Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg
System(s): GameCube, Windows PC, Mac OSX
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Nintendo GameCube
GBA Cable
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Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo GameCube
JP
¥6,980 (7,329) DOL-P-GEGJ
Nintendo GameCube
JP
(Okaidoku-ban)
¥2,800 (2,940) DOL-P-GEGJ
Nintendo GameCube
US
$39.95[1] DOL-P-GEZE
Nintendo GameCube
UK
£? DOL-P-GEZP
Nintendo GameCube
FR
€? DOL-P-GEZP
Nintendo GameCube
DE
€? DOL-P-GEZP
Nintendo GameCube
ES
€? DOL-P-GEZP
Nintendo GameCube
EU
(Player's Choice)
€? ? ?
Nintendo GameCube
AU
$? ?



Windows PC
EU
(PC/Mac)
€? ? ?



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 September 23, 2003 in North America.

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

  • Forest Village
  • Pirates Island
  • Dino Mountain
  • Blizzard Castle
  • Circus Park
  • Sand Ruin
  • Giant Palace

Trivia

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The 4 characters playable in the multi player games are based off 4 of the main Sonic the Hedgehog characters - Billy is Sonic, Chick Poacher is Tails, Bantam Scrambled is Knuckles and Rolly Roll is Amy. The Hatcher characters use similar colors and copy poses - Billy on the boxart is in the same pose Sonic has in some of the Sonic Adventure 2 artwork (see below vs the boxart).

Circus Park and Pirates Island are both names for levels seen in later Sonic the Hedgehog titles. Coincidentally, the composer of both level themes is this game's sound director.

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 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~) Giant Egg: ~Billy Hatcher's Great Adventure~

Production credits

Staff
Game Design Staff
Programming Staff
Design Staff
CG Movie Staff
  • CG Movie Artists: Takeshi Ito, Tsuneyuki Matsumoto, Yukiwo Takahashi
  • Storyboard Director: Hidetoshi Yoshida
Sound Staff
Musicians
  • Recording Director: Shige Kawagoe
  • Guitar: Shige Kawagoe
  • Bass: Ichiro Fujiya
  • Drums: Naoto "Viva" Sugai
  • Trumpet: Futoshi Kobayashi, Mikio Saitou
  • Trombone: Hiroyuki Nomura
  • Sax: Koji Orita
  • Strings: Yu Suhino (VL), Tomomi Tokunaga (2nd VL), Saori Oka (VA), Yoshihiko Maeda (VC)
  • Voices: Yujiro Komura, Nobue Iketani, Toshihiro Nishibe, Kyoko Tatemoto, Jun Otoi, Kantaro Kubo
  • : Gekiden Tohai Corporation, Engekibentou Meko-Nya, Escalator Records
  • Recording and Mixed at: Wave Master Studio
  • Recording at: Power House Studio
"Chant this Charm" - Theme of Giant Egg
  • Vocal: Yukari Fresh (Escalator Records)
  • Words & Music: Mariko Nanba, Tomoya Ohtani
  • Translator: Kan Hashimoto
  • Arrangement: Shige Kawagoe
Character Voices
  • : Hikaru Kobayashi, Yuuka Yamada, Kento Takahashi, Hideaki Nagasawa
Sega Staff
Sega of America Staff
Sega Europe Staff


©SonicTeam/Sega, 2003


Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

GameCube JP TV advert

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GameCube US print advert


Physical scans

GameCube version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 №9, p73[2]
Nintendo GameCube
80
Based on
1 review

GameCube, US
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GameCube, JP
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Manual
GameCube, JP (Rerelease)
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Manual
GameCube, UK
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GameCube, UK (Player's Choice)
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GameCube, FR
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GameCube, FR (Player's Choice)
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GameCube, DE
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GameCube, ES
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PC version

PC, EU
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PC, UK (GSP)

PC, RU
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PC, FR (Hits Collection)
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PC, DE
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PC, ES

PC, IT
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External links

References


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Books: Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg Official Strategy Guide (2003)