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[[caption-width-right:300:''Good morning!'']]

A playful little title from SonicTeam and published by {{Sega}} with the most cheerful mood ever. It's about four kids that go to "Morning Land," a magical land that's inhabited by the Chicken People. They need help. In order to help these little chicks, the four don the magical Legendary Chicken Suits and command eggs in order to take down the BigBad with the help of cute little mon-like creatures by your side to whoop some booty.

Sounds cute, at least before you take into account the massive amount of possibly traumatic material. The BigBad and his cronies? [[CreepyCrows Crows]] who want to take over the world by causing endless night. None of this sounds threatening, but boss fights bring a whole new level of creepy. Most of these bosses, and some notable levels, are also [[SurpriseDifficulty much harder]] than most people would have a right to expect from such a child-friendly setting.

The mission-style layout is sort of a ShoutOut to the Adventure games from the [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic franchise]] with the gameplay focusing more on fighting than speed. It got mixed reviews (well, more like mixed-to-positive) from the gaming community, but the Sonic community liked the game ([[UnpleasableFanbase which is rare]]).

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!!This game provides examples of:

* HundredPercentCompletion: Total completion requires all the emblems, but the last emblems are only obtained by completing all the levels, finding every type of egg, getting an S rank on all the missions, and finding ''every'' chick coin. Your reward for doing this is having the title of "EGG MASTER" as the name of your save file.
* AntiFrustrationFeatures: Extra eggs are often laying about, to help you out if you lose the one you were rolling around.
* BigBad: Dark Raven.
* BullfightBoss: Moles the walrus is a good example.
* TheCameo: An egg of Sonic can be seen in some parts of the game. While on the side of cameos, Billy had appeared in other sega games. While people question on why [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbCtdLGO3BU Sega hasnt made a sequel yet]].
** The egg in question hatches, depending on the level you find it in, into any number of Sega characters, such as Sonic, NiGHTS, Amigo, etc.
* CaramelldansenVid: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ18-O31zlE Believe it]]
* CatsAreMean: The small and large cat crow enemies.
* CatAndMouseBoss: Era Gecka's boss battle is this, Era Gecka starts off big and chases after you, but eventually he will walk to the centre, shrink himself and starting running around in the grass while you search for him in the grass, it's not actually explained in any way why he shrinks.
* CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase
* CircusOfFear: The Circus Park during the night.
* CockADoodleDawn: The Elders are responsible to make the sun rise this way.
* ColorCodedElements
** [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] [[FireIsRed is red]].
** [[MakingASplash Water]] [[WaterIsBlue is blue]].
** [[BlowYouAway Wind]] [[WindIsGreen is green]].
** [[AnIcePerson Ice]] is purple.
** [[ExtraOredinary Steel]] is orange.
** [[ShockAndAwe Lightning]] is yellow.
** [[LightEmUp Light]] is white/light grey.
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Morning Land could be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpreted]] as this, seeing as how you can usually find some sort of terrifying {{Mook}} hiding right around the corner. [[FridgeLogic And honestly]], how bright and cheerful would ''you'' be if you were faced with the chance that you may never see the light of day again?
* CreepyCircusMusic: The Circus Park music at night.
* CreepyCrows
* CueTheSun
* DarkIsEvil / LightIsGood
* DemBones: Topo rides on the back of the skeletal, sentient remains of a Tyrannosaurus.
** The Bone Dino [[MiniBoss mini-bosses]] you fight before him.
* DarknessEqualsDeath: during the second phase of the final boss fight.
* DoppelgangerSpin: Saltim does this with mirrors.
* TheDragon: Dark Corvo to Dark Raven.
* DungeonBypass: Possible in one mission in Blizzard Castle. There's a huge, nasty slide, full of spikes, jumps, narrow whip turns, and one "threading the needle" segment where you are pretty much guaranteed to lose your egg (and thus a life) the first time through. Looks vicious... Unless you snoop around the nearby area, and find an egg containing a JetPack that lets you hover indefinitely. Hatch the egg, accquire the item, and you can lazily float past the entire slide, and on to the next area of the level.
* EggMcGuffin
* EleventhHourSuperpower: The "light ball" ability you gain in the final boss fight.
* EscortMission: Once per world (except for the last) you must hatch a golden egg, but it must be protected and be carted through most of the level you do it in.
* EvilIsNotWellLit
* EvilSorcerer: Dark Corvo and Dark Raven.
* ExpositionFairy: Menie-Funie speaks to the current character at the beginning of most levels, to give you hints about the actual mission.
* FatBastard: Captain Glur.
* FinalExamBoss: [[TheDragon Dark Corvo]] conjures "shadows" of the previous bosses and uses their attacks patterns.
* FingerlessGloves: Billy, Rolly and Bantam wear a pair of those.
* FlunkyBoss: All but one of Dark Corvo's abilities is to summon a shadow clone and sit back and wait for the shadow clone to finish attacking, the only attack he has is when he summons clones of himself and attacks with them.
* FunnyAnimal: All the chicken people.
* GangplankGalleon: Pirate Land
* GarnishingTheStory:
** EverythingsBetterWithSpinning
** EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Hence Dino Mountain.
** EverythingsBetterWithLlamas: Its a half Ostrich Llama by the way.
** EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys: Saltim, who is a funny clown monkey boss, who is a [[BreatherBoss relief]] from the [[NintendoHard difficulty]] of the game, and is considered to be a fun boss.
*** Dont forget Recky, an egg animal that resembles a monkey with bat wings!
** LavaAddsAwesome: Dino Mountain.
** [[FrogsAndToads Everythings Slimier With Frogs]]: The Frog crows.
** EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: Clippen.
** EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Rainbow Gate.
** EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks
** GogglesDoNothing: Chick only wears them because they look pretty on him.
** GoldMakesEverythingShiny
** KangaroosRepresentAustralia: Rickol
** PrettyButterflies
** StuffBlowingUp: Specially if you have a Cypher around.
* GentleGiant: Bantam.
* GodDamnBats: There are actual bat-like enemies, but some other crow monsters attacks will actually push you. woe to those who were near a cliff if this happens.
* GratuitousEnglish: "GOOD MORNING!"
** "LET'S GO!!"
* GreenHillZone: Forest Village-- unsurprising, as this ''is'' a Sonic Team game, after all.
* GuideDangIt: Some of the Chick Coins, and rarer eggs.
* HallOfMirrors: The circus tent on the second level has a lot of mirrors, and most of Saltims abilties involves mirrors.
* HeroicMime: Billy and his friends never talk in the whole game, although they make a lot of various sounds besides talking.
* HorseOfADifferentColor: The "mount" creatures. At least one of them -- a shark -- lets you avert your SuperDrowningSkills.
* IconicItem: All of the {{Mons}} wear a red bandanna somewhere. Some of them have it as a bow--and in one case, a saddle.
* ImprobableWeaponUser : Billy and his friends use ''eggs as lethal weapons'' against enemies.
* [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] [[PunnyName Name]]: A bantam is a small chicken. Bantam is the biggest of the four kids.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The chicken elders keep saying this to Billy 'n friends each time they give you an emblem. You actualy never realize what are they used for [[spoiler:until the very end]].
* {{Keet}}: Billy shows some shades of this.
* KidHero
* {{Kiai}}: "TAAAAAAAH!!", "HYAAAAH!!" "OK!!"
* LethalLavaLand: Dino Mountain.
* LizardFolk: Era Gecka, at least he's taken the form of one.
* LockedDoor: Its most likely that you will find these in every single mission. They're either opened by pressing a switch button (most likely to be hidden), or defeating all crows on screen.
* MiniBoss: The Snake Crow, and the Bone Dinosaurs that you fight before Topo.
* MixAndMatchCritters: Most of the hatchable animals.
* MiniGame: Five different unlockable mini-games, several of which are also {{Shout Out}}s--there are games based on ''PuyoPuyo'', ''NightsIntoDreams'', and ''ChuChuRocket''.
* MirrorMonster: Saltim is one, he hides in the mirror and even tries to suck you in.
* MirrorWorld: Saltim runs around in his mirror world and jumps in and out while he fights you.
* {{Mons}}: The hatchable monsters could count as this, since you need to hatch all of the eggs for OneHundredPercentCompletion.
* MonsterClown: Saltim is a much lighter example, but still counts, the chick you meet before entering the circus tent tells you he's scared from hearing Saltim's laughter from inside, and Saltim is trying to kill you as well, and when you accidently walk into one of the wrong mirrors inside the circus tent, you can hear him laughing at you.
* MoodWhiplash: While most of the game is fairly lighthearted throughout, the final boss is when the horror really kicks in.
* MusicalNod / MythologyGag: The Circus Park night music ("[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYKMvoLgsKo Odd March]]") is a song from ''[[SonicTheHedgehog Knuckles Chaotix]]''. Mariko Nanba composed music for both games.
* {{Necromancer}}: Topo is this; he summons undead dinosaurs to aid him.
* NeverFoundTheBody: [[spoiler:Unlike the other bosses, it's not clear whether Dark Corvo dies, the other bosses fade away, but a portal of darkness appears below Dark Corvo and he falls into it without him seen fading away]]
* NiceHat: All the main characters.
* NintendoHard: The later missions can become extremely difficult. The platforming sections, especially the parts where you're rolling down a course are frustrating. Especially the missions unlocked after rescuing Billy's friends.
* OminousFloatingCastle: Giant Palace
* OneWingedAngel: After you beat his first form as a FunnyAnimal crow wizard, Dark Raven [[spoiler:hatches the Giant Egg, merges with it,]] and transforms into an enormous crow-shaped living shadow.
* PatchworkMap: Morning Land ''in general''.
* PerpetualMolt: In a game with a lot of cartoon birds this was inevitible.
* PlatformHell: Especially when you play the first mission of Circus Park. Either your golden egg gets broken after reaching the zone with a ridiculous amount of big cat crows; or you end losing your egg by using the red rails.
* PlayerGuidedMissile: Collect the yellow "Psychic Hat" in certain levels and you can steer the egg in any direction after shooting it.
* PowerUpMount: Three of the Egg Animals are these: Rikol, the kangaroo-lion who can jump quite high and spit fireballs, Datch, the sheep-ostrich who can glide and has a green-charged attack... thing, and Kaboot, the shark who averts your Super Drowning Skills and has a body-slam attack. They can also sustain several hits of damage, instead of just one.
* {{Prehistoria}}: Dino Mountain fits the bill here too.
* ProphetEyes: The crows.
* PunnyName
* RainbowSpeak:
--> "My name's '''[[color:orange:Menie Funie]]''', Im the god who watches over '''[[color:orange:Morning Land]]'''."
* QuicksandSucks: There is a lot of quicksand in the Sandy Ruin.
* SandIsWater: In the Sandy Ruin.
* ShiftingSandLand: Sand Ruin, with Inca-like pyramids instead.
* ShoutOut: [[SonicTheHedgehog Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, a Chao]], a [[PhantasyStar Rappy]], [[NightsIntoDreams NiGHTS]], a [[ChuChuRocket Kapu Kapu]] & [[SambaDeAmigo Amigo]] make appearances as tamable monsters
* SlasherSmile: The crows seem to have this, as most enemies have a massive teeth showing smile almost all the time, it's most noticeable on the bosses, if only for the harder ones as they would kill you while smiling constantly.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Blizzard Castle.
* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Out of the four kids, Rolly is the only girl, and out of the seven Elders, Ponee is the only hen ([[FridgeLogic Then why does she crow]]?).
* SnapBack: By the end of the game, the kids are supposed to go back ot the human world, however during the post-story missions, Billy and his friends are back in morning land wearing their respective suits and its like nothing happened.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The manual misspells Bantam's name as "Bamtam".
* SpellingSong: The song G.I.A.N.T.E.G.G. in which on the song, that's all they do. Humorously enough, due to the lack of enunciation between the "I" and "A" they sound like they're spelling it wrong -- "G-I-N-T-E-G-G" -- which is kind of a liability for a Spelling Song. SomecallmeJohnny also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzWc3-029q4 thinks the lyrics are "G-I-N-T E-G-G"]]

** "1,2,3,4! Ooooooooooh AAAHH!! La la la-la la la la, la-la-la, la la la-la la..."
* SphereFactor: the gameplay consists mainly of rolling eggs around. However, Billy is on the ground and is pushing the egg around. He derives strength to battle from them, running noticeably faster when he's pushing an egg along and uses eggs as weapons.
* SummonMagic: Dark Corvos magic seems to be all summon magic.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Billy and his friends can't swim; if you land in any pool of water, they go ''splat'' with a faceplant and you lose one life. You ''can'', however, cross bodies of water with the purple Joker Hat (which allows you to ride your egg across water), and with the shark animal mount.
* TacticalSuicideBoss: With most of the bosses, all you have to do is dodge everything until they mess up and become vulnerable to a strike. Sometimes the bosses do the dumbest things to allow them to be harmed and still repeat their actions ''over and over again'', which makes them seem stupid even though [[ThatOneBoss they may be owning you anyway.]]
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics: Ponee, the female Elder, appears to be wearing lipstick.
* ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself: Billy at the final battle. Despite having unlocked the other 3 characters by then, no one even lifts a finger to help him.
* UndergroundMonkey: All of the small enemies have the same basic attacks, either inflicting collision damage, or bouncing around.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Giant Palace
* VictoryPose: Whenever one of the characters grab an emblem they strike a victory pose.
** Billy's and Rolly's look more like a HappyDance.
* WaddlingHead: Most of the minion crows.
* WarmUpBoss: Era Gecka is pathetically easy to defeat, although everything is pathetically easy at the start, but it ''will'' get harder.
* WeaponsThatSuck: Saltims mirrors are these, they can be used to suck in Billy, and trap him, which then Saltim will then give a big punch to the mirror, damaging Billy, sending him out of the mirror.
* WhaleEgg: All over the place, and even {{lampshade|Hanging}}d by one of the chicks wondering who or what laid them in the first place.
* WhatBeautifulEyes: Mostly in the opening cutscene, you'll notice Billy's huge eyes are abnormally well detailed.
* WidgetSeries
* WordSaladTitle: Not the game itself, but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIVJhNm2T3g boss theme]], named in the OST as "Bang! Bang! Big Hornes Explosion!"
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