Alfred Chicken

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Released
Platforms
Genre
Perspective
Theme
Critic Score User Score
SNES
70
3.8
Amiga
67
3.5
NES
71
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 SNES Options menu
Alfred Chicken NES An arrow made of music notes
Alfred Chicken NES Say hello to the Monster Meter
Alfred Chicken NES Hanging onto the last balloon, and leaving the current stage

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

Amiga Computing Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jun, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
Video Games Game Boy Jul, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Game Players NES Aug, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Amiga User International Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Mega Fun SNES Apr, 1994 62 out of 100 62
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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