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Alfred Chicken

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
...
3.8
Amiga
67
3.5
Amiga CD32
77
3.6
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Description

Alfred the chicken must rescue his friends and his bird (pardon the pun) Floella from the Meka Chickens. The result is a platform game across differently-themed levels, which are finished by either climbing to the top of the level or killing a boss. Bonus games and secret rooms have been included, and progression sometimes requires solving positional puzzles.

Alfred cannot fly, but he can use ramps to jump up and hit enemies with his bionic beak - this kills them, but any other contact will hurt Alfred. Watch out for spiked snails though. Other enemies include whales armed with guns, and stray bombs.

Screenshots

Alfred Chicken NES I didn't know that snails could emit fireballs
Alfred Chicken Amiga Title
Alfred Chicken NES Hanging onto the last balloon, and leaving the current stage
Alfred Chicken NES Watch out for the blue cannonball

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Alfred Chicken" -- US SNES Title
  • "アルフレッドチキン" -- Japanese Game Boy title spelling

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User Reviews

A charming yet fairly average platformer Amiga Moby-Mad (4)

The Press Says

Amiga Computing Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
GamePro (US) SNES Mar, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Total! (Germany) NES Sep, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Jan, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Megablast Game Boy Dec, 1993 72 out of 100 72
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
Game Players NES Aug, 1994 64 out of 100 64

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Trivia

Alfred Chicken Party

Mindscape came up with a unique promotional ploy for this game - they got a guy to go round dressed in a chicken suit, and entered him into the European Parliament Elections under the 'Alfred Chicken' party banner. This earned lots of attention outside the specialist press (at a time when videogames were being blamed for every societal problem), but surprisingly he didn't win the seat.

Promotional Number

Another (much less elaborate) promotional gimmick used by Mindscape for this game was a toll-free number you could call (1-800-ALFREDC) that would play a recorded message from Alfred himself.

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Contributed to by Joshua J. Slone (4618), Martin Smith (63134), festershinetop (9479) and *Katakis* (37823)