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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.

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Alfred Chicken Game Boy The Japanese version supports the Super Game Boy
Alfred Chicken NES Watch out for the blue cannonball
Alfred Chicken NES Get the timer for extra time
Alfred Chicken NES Title

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Alternate Titles

  • "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)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Magazine System UK Game Boy 1992 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
PC Games (Germany) Game Boy 1993 77 out of 100 77
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Jan, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Play Time Amiga Nov, 1993 54 out of 100 54
Video Games Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 53 out of 100 53
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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