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Alfred Chicken

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Developed by
Released
Platforms
Genre
Perspective
Theme
MobyRank MobyScore
NES
...
3.8
Amiga
67
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 SNES In front of a door
Alfred Chicken Amiga Alfred in scuba gear
Alfred Chicken NES The Boss with a spiked ball surrounding him
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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

The Press Says

The One Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Game Players SNES Apr, 1994 84 out of 100 84
Super Play Magazine UK SNES Jan, 1994 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) NES May, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Amiga Power Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 75 out of 100 75
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
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 User International Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 63 out of 100 63
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Apr, 1994 6 out of 10 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.

Information also contributed by lugnut
Contributed to by Joshua J. Slone (4621), Martin Smith (63197), festershinetop (9482) and *Katakis* (37494)