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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 Amiga Alfred in scuba gear
Alfred Chicken SNES Be careful of those chains
Alfred Chicken NES Get the presents
Alfred Chicken NES So he must push this button to make the blocks appear

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

Amiga Computing Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 90 out of 100 90
The One Amiga Amiga CD32 Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Super Play (UK) SNES Jan, 1994 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga CD32 Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Jan, 1994 6.6 out of 10 66
Play Time SNES May, 1994 64 out of 100 64
Video Games NES Oct, 1993 57 out of 100 57
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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