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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 Game Boy use springs for bigger jumps
Alfred Chicken NES Released a balloon
Alfred Chicken NES Boss
Alfred Chicken NES Swimming underwater

Promo Images

Alfred Chicken Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "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 Force Amiga Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
The One Amiga Amiga Oct, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Jun, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Amiga User International Amiga Jan, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Play Time Game Boy Aug, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1994 72 out of 100 72
High Score Amiga 1993 3 out of 5 60
Video Games NES Oct, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Mar, 1994 20 out of 40 50

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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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