Alfred the Chicken - PlayStation

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Alfred the Chicken (PlayStation)
Viewed: 2D Side-on, Scrolling Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Mobius Soft. Co.: Mobius
Publishers: Sony (GB)
Released: 12 Apr 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Memory Card


Does anyone remember 2D? When games looked flat, and a third axis was superfluous to the gameplay? Alfred Chicken is a pleasant reminder of the 8 and 16-bit eras. After all, the original Alfred Chicken was released on the NES, GameBoy, and Amiga. This is a side-scrolling, colourful platform game designed to appeal to kids. It’s simple, and fun, but manages to maintain a wider nostalgic appeal.

One day, Alfred is relaxing with his bird, Floella. Later in the day, she decides to go on a shopping trip for some new lipstick, as chickens do. Mekka Chicken appears at this point. He's envious of Alfred and figures the best way to get at him is to steal his chick. Naturally, there’s only one thing for Alfred to do: he must save the Princess chicken.

The gameplay is typical of a retro platform game, the aim is simply to navigate through the levels, avoiding the various hazards along the route. Timing your jumps to perfection while making use of the various power-ups on offer. Tried and trusted formulas, but still enjoyable.

Alfred doesn’t change the face of gaming, but is still a classically-styled platformer that is worthy of being played through. Bright colourful graphics and comedy moments ensure the kids will love it.


Alfred the Chicken - PlayStation Artwork