A charming yet fairly average platformer
Aug 03, 2004
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The developers of "Alfred Chicken" should be commended for not following the cliche root of making their platform-game protagonist into a trendy character, (as with Cool Spot, Zool et al) but instead a comedic hero in the form of a chicken. The levels are bright and engaging and there are some sections that are particularly entertaining in this fun little platformer.
Unfortunately, despite its charms, "Alfred Chicken" is a fairly average platformer. Also, the enemies are uninspiring and while it is certainly a fun playing experience, it is no more so than a lot of the other platformers of its age. It also lacks the polish of the best games in its genre.
The Bottom Line
"Alfred Chicken" is a product of its age. One of the endless stream of platform games made in the early 90's, it is still a fun playing experience today. However, there is certainly nothing that can be said about this game that can't be said of a host of similar titles from the period. Not the best or worst of the bunch, "Alfred Chicken" is a solid, yet average gaming experience.