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Alfred Chicken

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga CD32
77
3.6
NES
...
3.8
Amiga
67
3.5
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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 Hanging onto the last balloon, and leaving the current stage
Alfred Chicken NES And so, Alfred must release all balloons in the level, while avoiding nasties
Alfred Chicken NES Alfred is sprung into the air
Alfred Chicken SNES Some copyright information

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

CU Amiga Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1992 85 out of 100 85
Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Super Play Magazine UK SNES Jan, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Megablast Game Boy Dec, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga Nov, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Game Players NES Aug, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 64 out of 100 64
High Score Amiga 1993 3 out of 5 60

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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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