Gears of War has some of the most resilient arcade cabinets in existence.
It’s not just chicken-themed weapons that appear as Easter eggs in Gears of War 3, it’s chicken-themed arcade games too. A new video has revealed the location of a playable arcade game called Sawed-Off Chicken in one of the game’s later stages.
As the name suggests, Sawed-Off Chicken is about shotgun wielding poultry facing off against hordes of foes. You can find it by playing Act 4, Chapter 1 on Insane difficulty and following the instructions on the video. The game looks more like a curiosity than something that’s actually all that fun to play, but I suppose the real joy is in finding it, rather than playing it.
This is by no means the only Easter egg in the game either; aside from the cluckshot, there’s also a slide that Cole can play on as well as references to Jazz Jackrabbit, one of Epic’s earliest games. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if Epic has taken a leaf out of Blizzard’s book and included an entire chicken level.