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1001 Video Games

Chuckie Egg appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Back cover

The Pick & Choose release of Chuckie Egg has the same wording on the back of the cassette as their release of Chuckie Egg II. This includes the line "this eggscellent game is guaranteed to be salmonella-free" in reference to a contamination scandal involving UK eggs in 1988, for which the country's Junior Health Minister Edwina Currie was ultimately forced to resign.

Cancelled sequel

Before leaving A'n'F to join Ocean, Nigel Alderton was working on a sequel, Chuckie Apple. This was never coded, however the design was completed, and has been made available on the Bagshot Row fansite (see Links & Searches). An informal competition to get someone to code the game has also been launched - perhaps one day Chuckie Apple will take its place in MobyGames as a completed work.


Chuckie Egg was made in the school summer holidays when developer Nigel Alderton was about sixteen or seventeen years old. After two months of development, he took a one-level pre-release version to A&F Software, who released it in 1983.


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Information also contributed by PCGamer77, piltdown man, Sciere and FatherJack

Contributed by Martin Smith (71452) on Oct 20, 2006. [revised by : FatherJack (62733), Patrick Bregger (256022) and Martin Smith (71452)]. -- edit trivia