Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type††††††††† : Arcade; Classic Platform Romp
Author†††††††††††† : Doug Anderson
Standalone Release(s)†† : 1984: CHUCKIE EGG, A n F, £9.95
††††††††††††††††† † 1988: CHUCKIE EGG, Pick n Choose, £2.99
Compilation Release(s)†† : None
Stated compatibility††† : Electron
Actual compatibility††† : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128
Supplier††††††††††† : A 'N' F, Unit 8 Canal Side Industrial Estate, Woodbine St
††††††††††††††††† † East, Rochdale, LANCASHIRE OL16 5LB. Tel: (01706) 341111
Disc compatibility†††† : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
Who'd have thought a country farmyard could be so stressful? You must collect the eggs before the nasties get out and eat up all your corn. Watch out for the crazy duck - if she gets out of the cage, you're in real trouble!
Up to four players can compete against one another.
Full instructions are included within the program.
Select your own keys or joystick.
Instructions' Source†††††† : †CHUCKIE EGG (A n F) Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
Remember the old arcade game where you had the unnerving task of leaping over seemingly endless gaps in your path, climbing ladders and being chased by ghoulies, ghosties and beasties as you progressed? Were you addicted, as I was? If so, then CHUCKIE EGG, the new game from A & F Software, will be right up your street.
You control a cute little man with fast moving legs who starts at the bottom of the screen and has the task of collecting all the eggs. This has to be done before the nasties get out and eat all the corn. And be warned, if you bump into a nasty you're a gonner.
It is also wise to keep an eye on the crazy duck in the cage at the top left. If she gets out you've had your chips - with or without eggs.
It's not easy, but you do have a stock of lives to get through before your little man is annihilated. Once one level is cleared of eggs you progress higher, progressively harder with lifts and landing stages adding to the action. You've got to be quick thinking and have fast reactions to collect all your eggs.
The sound and graphics are excellent and the key allocation is particularly good. Although the program gives you one set of keys you can choose your own, a feature more software houses should follow.
It's a great game, compelling and entertaining and should appeal to all ages. A winner.
Trevor Roberts, ELECTRON USER 1.11