What can you say, we've all had Ninja ants from another dimension, frogs with superhero-caped powers, fish that are secret agents and now a bloody chicken. Life in the ever-
It's got to the stage now where this reviewer is no longer surprised when the nutter sits next to him on the bus asking if you've seen his camel, because you probably have. You just nod and exclaim "donkey", without so much as a shrug of the shoulders.
What some would describe as hallucinations are passed off as normal day-
Why is it called Alfred? TO me that seems an odd name for a chicken. Never mind the fact that this chicken had political aspirations - why Alfred? Chickens are called Clucky or Chucky not Alf. At the end of the day however, if we spent all day pondering over such dilemmas then nothing would get done and we'd all end up with friend brains, so without further ado let's get into the plot.
The plot's very simple. The Meka-
Only one man - well, chicken - can save the eggs, and that's Alf. As the only feathered friend with a bionic beak, Alf has to battle through 11 levels of platform mayhem.
As Alf pecks his way through the various levels he is rewarded for his bravery. For instance, releasing all the balloons on each level takes the feathered one to Mr Pekle's space lab where he is given extra points.
Also, if Alfred keeps a beady eye out and collects a hundred of the may bonuses which lie around, Mr Pekle rewards him with an extra life.
Not only does the tandoori'd one have bonuses to aid him, there are a series of devises to give him a hand. Springs, for example, propel Alf to a higher part of the stage - when he uses these you could call him a spring chicken (ooh, rotten egg joke - Ed).
There are also buttons to peck which access other parts of the level, and ice blocks which can be pecked for similar outcomes. Unfortunately for Alfred, there are also quite a selection of enemies within the employ of the Meka-
Looking on the plus side, Alfred has a fair few power-ups of his own to collect. Keep your eyes open for a can o' worms which gives Alf a spinning, monster-killing worm, and wrapped-up presents which make the breasted one invincible for a while.
Of course we can't forget Alfie's own bionic beak which, when put into peck mode or use in a nose-dive, is very effective against the foes.
As platformers go, Alfred Chicken ranks quite highly. He's definitely in the size-one-
There's also a fair splattering of humour clucking around. For example, when Alfred meets an untimely roasting at the hand of the Meka-
Alfred Chicken has a great deal to offer gamers whether platform fans or not. It's for better than most of the average chicken-