Alfred Chicken Reviews (NES)

Alfred Chicken NES Title


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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.3
Overall User Score (9 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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The experience is boosted by some nice, bouncy tunes, which are reflective of its lighthearted tone. There is a slight learning curve, and the challenge is above average, but you can do a lot worse for an inventive and oddly charming platforming experience.
Total! (Germany) (Sep, 1993)
Der Levelaufbau und das Gameplay wurden komplett vom Game Boy übernommen. Und wer schon einmal Alfred Chicken auf dem kleinsten Nintendo in dne Händen hatte, weiß, daß das keine schlechte Nachricht ist. Im Gegenteil: Das Game macht auch auf dem alten 8-Bitter Spaß, und das nicht zu knapp. Die niedlich animierten Feinde sind einfach putzig und heben sich erfreulich von dem ab, was sich sonst auf dem NES tummelt. Die Backgrounds machen einen ähnlich guten Eindruck. Erstaunlich, was die die Programmierer alles in das Modul quetschen konnten. Kurz und gut: Mit Alfred Chicken liefert Mindscape den eindrucksvollen Beweis, daß das NES alles andere als tot ist. Wer ein gutes Jump & Run sucht, sollte sich den Turbo-Hahn mal genauer ansehen.
GamePro (US) (May, 1994)
There aren't many NES games being released these days, so eight-bit fans ought to flock to Alfred Chicken. This is no throwaway game. You'll be cooped up with Alfred for a while.
Overall, though, Alfred Chicken is definitely a title that NES fans should check out. It's kind of hard to find in comparison to other titles, even from this time, but it's not too much trouble to locate and well worth it. It's a fun, unique little game with a lot of charm that will keep you coming back, but may sit in your shelf for awhile after you complete it before you give it another go.
Game Players (Aug, 1994)
While Alfred Chicken's graphics and sound give it a cartoon feel, don't be lulled into thinking the action is child's play --- the puzzles can get quite complex. And the fact that Alfred perishes each time he's hit can be a major cause of frustration, though frequent balloon checkpoints keep you from backtracking too much when you restart. With one wrong move leading to chicken dinner, however, and no continues or passwords to help you out, you need a lot of patience to sit down very long with Alfred Chicken.
Video Games (Oct, 1993)
Zugegeben, das Huhn in der bunten Landschaft herumhüpfen zu lassen, ist vorübergehend schon ganz spaßig. Wer sich aber im Zeitalter der 16-Bit-Maschinen noch dazu hinreißen läßt, sich ein Modul mit C 64-Grafik für einen knappen Hunderter zu leisten, wenn er dafür auch Jump‘n‘Run-Highlights vom Kaliber eines Sonic 2 oder Super Mario Allstars bekommt, muß ganz schön dumm sein. Dieses Modul hätte vielleicht vor 10 Jahren für Aufsehen gesorgt, in der heutigen Zeit sorgt‘s aber nur noch für ein müdes Lächeln. Dazu fehlt‘s einfach an Motivation, sich durch die grafisch äußerst tristen Levels zu kämpfen. Soundtechnisch muß sich der geplagte Spieler mit Kaufhaus-Gedudel zufriedengeben. Obwohl das Gehüpfe selbst nicht allzu schwer ist, macht sich das fehlende Continue schmerzlich bemerkbar.
Alfred Chicken isn't a bad game, but on this platform it doesn't stand out from the rest.
42 (Jan, 2011)
Alfred Chicken throws in everything it can to weird out the player, and it does, but in more of an unsettling, creepy way. I highly doubt this was the point, as the game was very much made for kids, but the creepiness remains. Basically, the only reason to play this game is because it’s weird as hell. Otherwise it’s an average platformer starring another me-too sidekick in the era when Mario and Sonic were the only ones that mattered.
Retro Game Reviews (Jan 04, 2016)
Alfred Chicken is a lacklustre title with tedious level design, little variety and sub-standard boss battles. In reality it's full of half-baked ideas and the fact that there's only five short levels screams of lazy game development.