Super Alfred Chicken

a game by Mindscape

Platform: SNESSNES

Genre: Platformer

Who says you can't save the world if you're chicken? Alfred Chicken is the fine-feathered, superhero-wannabe star of Mind- scape's fun platform/action game. Yeah, this is another attempt to create a signature character, but Alfred's a bold bird who's hot after Mario's tail.

Meka Madness

The evil Meka Chickens have kidnapped Alfred's friends, the Billy Eggs, and they plan to hatch the eggs into a vile Meka Army. The game play's no mystery, but it's entertaining and challenging.

This flop-hop-n-bop adventure covers 21 stages set in five worlds. The stages are laid out as increasingly complex platform mazes that are off-limits to birdbrains. The early going is a breeze, but later on tricky traps, time limits, and flocks of adversaries will definitely ruffle your feathers.

ProTips:

  • Invisible springs can spring up anywhere. Look for 'em.
  • Grab every Balloon on every level.
  • You won't activate Sleeping Mines if you fly over them.
  • There's a secret room in every level. Grab the Watering Can In each room to see a special ending.

Your curiosity can assist your travels by uncovering camouflaged passages and secret warp rooms on every level. Bonus rounds include brain-teasing mini-contests like the old shell game, which you play for extra lives.

Chicken-Lickin' Foes

Mindscape claims that 100 feisty foes overrun A.C.'s worlds, and there's certainly a bunch on hand. Encounters with Jack-in-a-Bomb, Mag- Mine, and the Sleepy Mines have explosive consequences. Animal adversaries, such as Alice Ladybird Ladybug, Meka Mice, and Mino the Whale, try to make Alfred a fried chicken.

If you must jump into unseeable depths, hold down C to make Alfred flutter and slow his descent until he can observe the terrain below.

Alfred's fiercest foes are the three Meka Chickens. Three boss confrontations don't sound like much challenge, but fighting these tough mechanical birds will bruise your beak. Further complicating the challenge is the fact that you can only score two passwords for the entire 21-stage game!

Each Meka Chicken has one vulnerable spot. Keep pecking away at it if you can.

The straightforward controls put you in excellent command of Alfred's moves. Chicken that he is, Al has limited flying abilities, so he must flutter and hop across obstacles and moving platforms.

His primary enemy-bustin' maneuver is a dive-bombing attack with his bionic beak.

  • Stay alert. Some Moving Platforms boot you off at the beginning and end of their runs.
  • When you find On/Off Blocks, peck 'em or remember where they are. You almost always have to use them.

Hen-Pecked Sights & Sounds

A.C.'s graphics are cute, cartoony, and brightly colored, which gives the game a festive, kiddie appeal. The pix create a wacky, way-out world. Alfred himself looks alright, but he doesn't have much personality, even for a bird.

The sounds won't set your ears on fire, but at least the effects put on an enthusiastic show. The repetitive, bouncy, upbeat music will drive some players batty.

A Most Eggs-cellent Adventure

Alfred Chicken puts on a fast- paced, brain-draining platform performance. Action game fans can definitely put their eggs in Alfred's basket.

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Here you have a cute game that the younger ones will enjoy more. Alfred is a slow-moving game requiring more strategy than being able to run jump and grab items! It takes a while to get in the swing of it, though.

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