Alfred Chicken

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
Game Boy
77
3.7
NES
71
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 Watch out for the blue cannonball
Alfred Chicken Game Boy It also has some new graphics
Alfred Chicken Game Boy Dive bomb
Alfred Chicken Amiga Snails shoot upwards

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

The One Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Super Play Magazine UK SNES Jan, 1994 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) NES May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jun, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Total! (Germany) NES Sep, 1993 2 out of 6 80
GamePro (US) SNES Mar, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga Nov, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Power Play Amiga Nov, 1993 46 out of 100 46

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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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