Release Date

Name Country's Flag Release Date Platform
United Kingdom 2003-October-31 GameCube
United States 2003-September-23 GameCube
Japan 2003-October-09 GameCube

General Information

Released only for the Nintendo GameCube, Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg is a video game by Sega. It includes features from various genres, such as action, platform and puzzle.

Players control Billy Hatcher, a boy dressed in a magical chicken suit. He has the power to grow and hatch eggs. The creatures he can hatch have different abilities, which can be used to defeat enemies, solve puzzles and progress the game.


Some of the game's features include:

  • Multiple playable characters.
  • A multi-player mode supporting up to four players.
  • Mini-games which can be downloaded onto a GameBoy Advance.

The 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 from the human world can defeat the Crows, release the elders and return morning to the world.

Related Public Forum Threads

Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg - General discussion about the game, and suggestions to why its sales were relatively low.


1. The official Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg instruction booklet.
2. - Billy Hatcher's Den.
3. - GamingMoz.

Video Game
Genre: Action
Developer: Sonic Team
Publisher: Sega
Platform: GameCube
ESRB Rating: E - Everyone