In Merge Cannon Chicken Defense, you must protect your wall from an army of angry chickens that come in waves. You do this by building turrets to shoot the chickens down but each turret costs gold or time to build. You can then merge turrets to create more powerful weapons to help you take down the chicken hoards as they attack.
Another important aspect of the game is upgrading your wall. This will give it more hit points and allow it to survive longer. This is critical when there are large numbers of chickens attacking or a chicken boss appears that takes much longer to defeat.
Blasting chickens will give you gold. Gold can be spent to purchase turrets faster or to buy upgrades in the store such as increased cannon damage.
The cannon upgrade system relies on unlocking stronger cannons by combining smaller ones. For example, two level one cannon can combine to create a level two cannon. Two level two cannons combine to create a level three cannon. And so on. The key to success is to keep creating stronger cannons to thin out the chicken herd before they do too much damage to your wall.