GSQ3: Alfred Chicken and Alis Landale

Hello, and welcome to “Further Adventures in Posting GameSpite Quarterly 3 on the Internet.” It is a lengthy and protracted process, much like a terminal illness. Hook up a catheter for yourself, ask the candy striper to bring you some stewed pears on a metal stray, and stay a while. Today’s patients:

  • A look at ultimate 8-bit videogame superstar Alfred Chicken (who appeared in his own eponymous titles, because he was much too important to moonlight in the games of lesser characters) by Tomm Hulett; and
  • A profile investigating the extreme crimes of Alis Landale (whose record of seditious acts is recorded in Phantasy Star) by new site contributor Jake Alley.

13 thoughts on “GSQ3: Alfred Chicken and Alis Landale

  1. The Alfred Chicken piece killed me. The surreal descriptions were only made more hilarious by my never having played the games.

    The only thing missing from Alis’s profile is mention of her horrific double-jointed pelvis (pictured above).

  2. I can see it now. Alis rolling down a formerly well-kept Palman street in her deluxe ice digger to the corner of one of those sky-blue-and-orange dome developments where picks up a wad of meseta from Odin “The Axe” Labowski while Noah Antwerp shouts, “Shortcake! Get your hot cake!” and Myau “Fuzzy” Dunlop tends the ground stash.

  3. The Alis write up was great. Total Mother Brain meets Fox News in the Algo system.

    We all know Alis was a hero. She did what had to be done, and her noble descendant Rolf made the ultimate sacrifice to save Algo from Mother Brain, Dark Force, and the Earthmen.

    I’d go pour a latte on the curb for Rolf and his 7 fallen homies, but its the first big snowstorm of the year out there.

  4. … because it was the 80s? Seriously, everything Sega did back in the day looked like some sort of off-brand Bubblegum Crisis. Then when releasing these games in America, either Skippy from the mail room or Boris Vallejo would be called in to reinterpret them, and slap the result over a piece of graph paper.

  5. Like a lot of Japanese promo/box art of that era, it appears to have been created as an animation cell. I like the look!

  6. hi. I’m from Mexico, and im very interested in this publication! is here ANY way to get the magazine from foreign countries? thanks! i hope somebody can answer!

  7. Actually, interesting fun fact (which I’m only 75% certain on, so, confirm independently before you quote me) about the original anime series looking promo art there: It was actually drawn by the lead designer of the game itself. Rieko Kodama’s career arc weirdly parallels Miyamoto’s without the success. She was originally practically Sega’s whole art team, and generally went overboard when allowed to make her own game, personally doing all the character designs, first person/battle backgrounds, and crazy full screen snazzy monsters.

  8. Zeph, Blurb ships internationally. Just go to their site and place and order and you should be able to get a copy with no trouble.

  9. thanks for the quick response mr parish! tough 40 bucks for the deluxe edition is a little expensive for me (damn mexico) i’ll probably get the compact edition. After all, it has the characters im most familiar with. I’ll buy every edition of your publication! thanks!

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