Duck Life is the first instalment in the Duck Life series, released in November 5, 2007. In this game, the player has train a duck to win races in order to raise money to save the farm.
The maximum training levels are 150 for running, flying, and swimming and 50 for energy. The duck goes faster in the training as its level progresses, and its starting speed is quicker.
Running Training Edit
This is used to increase the running level. In Running Training, the player uses the up arrow key to jump over the obstacles. If an obstacle hits the duck, the training is over.
Flying Training Edit
This is used to increase the flying level. In Flying Training the player uses the left and right arrow keys to fly up and down. If the duck loses all its speed, the player loses the ability to control the duck and the duck will fall into the ocean when it has no more energy, which ends the training. The duck will even go backwards if the player persists in trying to make the duck fly up. In the 3rd game the developers have put an achievement for going backward during training as an acknowledgement of this "glitch".
Swimming Training Edit
This is used to increase the swimming level. In Swimming Training, the player use up to jump and down to dive. Try to avoid obstacles and get as many coins as possible. If the duck gets caught on an obstacle and get pushed off-screen, the training is over.
Hats won't affect the duck's performance but it can give the duck a stylish appearance. All hats except for Crown cost 100 coins . The player's duck starts without having any hat and can return to this state by resetting the duck's hat. Here is the list of hats and their unlocking requirements.
|Flat Cap||Unlocked from the Start|
|Bowler Hat||Unlocked from winning the race: Natural World|
|Propeller Hat||Unlocked from winning the race: Rooftop Jumping|
|Liberty Spikes||Unlocked from winning the race: Volcano Challenge|
|Crown||Unlocked from winning the race: World Championship|
Paint won't affect the duck's performance just like hats but it can make the player's duck look good. Each paint costs 50 coins. The player's duck starts with Classic Yellow paint and can return to this state by resetting the duck's colour. Here is the list of paint and their unlocking requirements.
|Hazel Brown||Unlocked from the Start|
|Juicy Orange||Unlocked from winning the race: Green Valley|
|Crazy Red||Unlocked from winning the race: Rocky Cliff|
|Deep Purple||Unlocked from winning the race: Shallow Lake|
|Boring Grey||Unlocked from winning the race: Banister Climb|
|Midnight Black||Unlocked from winning the race: Leap of Faith|
|Pretty Pink||Unlocked from winning the race: Swimming Pool|
|Snow White||Unlocked from winning the race: Up the Volcano|
|Lime Green||Unlocked from winning the race: Over the Volcano|
|Sky Blue||Unlocked from winning the race: Across the River|
Regular Seeds increases only the energy skill level while Skill Seeds train all skill levels at once. Regular Seeds cost 1 coin and Skill Seeds cost 10 coins. Both of the seeds (when purchased) can be eaten by the duck in the main menu by clicking on them and dragging them to the duck.
All races except for World Championship (which requires you to win every other race) are unlocked from the start. Each race has 4 competing ducks except for World Championship which has 2 (which includes the player's duck). Here is a list of races and their information.
|Beginner (levels 10-40)||Green Valley||Running||50 coins and Juicy Orange Unlocked|
|Beginner (levels 10-40)||Rocky Cliff||Flying||50 coins and Crazy Red Unlocked|
|Beginner (levels 10-40)||Shallow Lake||Swimming||50 coins and Deep Purple Unlocked|
|Beginner (levels 10-40)||Natural World||All||50 coins and Bowler Hat Unlocked|
|Amateur (levels 40-100)||Banister Climb||Running||100 coins and Boring Grey Unlocked|
|Amateur (levels 40-100)||Leap of Faith||Flying||100 coins and Midnight Black Unlocked|
|Amateur (levels 40-100)||Swimming Pool||Swimming||100 coins and Pretty Pink Unlocked|
|Amateur (levels 40-100)||Rooftop Jumping||All||100 coins and Propeller Hat Unlocked|
|Expert (levels 100+)||Up the Volcano||Running||200 coins and Snow White Unlocked|
|Expert (levels 100+)||Over the Volcano||Flying||200 coins and Lime Green Unlocked|
|Expert (levels 100+)||Across the River||Swimming||200 coins and Sky Blue Unlocked|
|Expert (levels 100+)||Volcano Challenge||All||200 coins and Liberty Spikes Unlocked|
|World Championship||World Championship||All||200,000 coins*, a new farm, and Crown|
- The 200,000 coins won from the World Championship race will not be placed in the player's balance.
- If the player enters the races "Over the Volcano" and "Volcano Challenge" while the duck has a low flying level, the duck may fall into the lava which causes the game to lead you back to the main screen with the duck now having Midnight Black paint.
- This is one of the 3 games in Duck Life: Retro Pack.