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Tommy's Chicken (DOS)

Tommy's Chicken DOS This is the first screen the player sees, apart from the name it is identical to most other Tommy shareware games

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Tommy's is a single player, shareware game based on the fun pastime of playing in the road with the traffic.

The player controls a chicken and the object is to cross a four lane motorway or, more accurately, to cross and re-cross and generally fool around because in this game points are scored not for crossing the road but for how long the player can survive in the stream of traffic. When the action becomes too intense the player/chicken can take a break by resting on the lane markers but points are deducted for doing this.

As with most of Tommy's games it uses character graphics and is entirely keyboard controlled. It has basic sound effects and command line switches to start the game with sound turned off and to force either a colour or monochrome display

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Tommy's Chicken DOS The F5 key displays the game's instructions, shown here in monochrome
Tommy's Chicken DOS The start of a game.
The chicken is the brown 'C' on the left.
The grey boxes at the bottom of the screen show the actions that are triggered by the function keys
Tommy's Chicken DOS This is the first screen the player sees, apart from the name it is identical to most other Tommy shareware games
Tommy's Chicken DOS There's a command line option to play the game in monochrome

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piltdown_man (118510) added Tommy's Chicken (DOS) on Jan 20, 2015