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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 Complex machinery...
Alfred Chicken NES Boss
Alfred Chicken NES Nothing but stars again
Alfred Chicken NES The boss transforms into this when you destroy him for the third time

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)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Magazine System UK SNES Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
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
GamePro (US) NES May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Total! (Germany) Game Boy Jun, 1993 2 out of 6 80
Amiga Games Amiga Nov, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Svenska Hemdatornytt Amiga Nov, 1993 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
Amiga Format Amiga CD32 Feb, 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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