CHUCKIE EGG: Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
Format: Android 1.5 (Cupcake)
: Elite Systems
Default Keys: Up Q Down A Left O Right P Jump Space or W
Joystick Supported: N/A
Cheats or POKEs: Enter your name as "amiga" on the high score table for invulnerability to hens and the mother duck.
: Android SDK
- with 1.5 platform downloadable component, includes a mobile device emulator.
Android Market rating : 2.13/5 stars (8 ratings)
Price : £2.99
Version : 1.0.0
Downloads : <50
Size : 442.0 KB
Category : Arcade & Action
Package name : elite.systems.chuckieegg
System permissions : android.permission.VIBRATE
Review: In 2009, Elite Systems contracted freelancer Gaz Murfin to port their J2ME mobile
version of Chuckie Egg to Google's open Android platform, which is also based around Java. As this is a source port of the
earlier J2ME version, this release is consequently also based on Nigel's original SPECTRUM 48K release. Public reaction to
this release was unfortunately negative with complaints of bugs, the music / sound effects not respecting a device's silent
mode and there being no options to customise the game controls as compared to similar titles in the Android Market. Niggles
aside, it's worth checking out if you're a fan of the original Spectrum release - a refund can always be requested if you
don't like it, within 24 hours. It's possible that some of the buyers who rated negatively, and requested refunds may have
been expecting a version of CE with physics taken from the BBC 32K release. One such disgruntled comment was left early on:
"I almost want to buy this game on my other gmail account just so I can refund it again, that's how horrible it truly is."
Rating: 1 star by Tom the 23/9/2009
For whatever reason, Chuckie Egg was withdrawn from the Android Market by 27/01/2010.
Original 18/09/2009 Press Release
Elite® Announce Launch of Classic 'Retro' Game - CHUCKIE EGG - for ANDROID Mobiles
Elite Systems, the long established UK based developer and electronic publisher of games for portable, mobile and other
devices is proud to announce that it's bringing "Chuckie Egg™" - Nigel Alderton's legendary 80's platformer - to Android
Speaking about the game Elite®' MD Steve Wilcox said, "We are very excited to be able to offer Android users a chance at
being able to play a real bare bones classic. Generations have enjoyed Chuckie Egg and never get tired of its endless
levels and game play."
Features of Chuckie Egg™" for Android mobiles include.
- 100% faithful conversion of the ZX Spectrum classic
- Touch-screen and keypad play-control options
- Portrait and landscape display options
- In-game music and vibration effects
- High score entry and records
- 5 in-game language options
Chuckie Egg™ will go live on the Android Market in the UK on Thursday 17th September 2009, or soon thereafter.
A preview video can also be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS4YuN5ChHk
Mobile specialists or press wishing to receive a review copy of Chuckie Egg™ for Android mobiles (or to receive further
background information and assets) should contact Elite® directly.
Matthew Hyden, Elite®
Tel. + 44 (0) 154 326 8826
About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984 and as such is one of Europe's most long established
developers and publishers of interactive entertainment software. In the last 25 years Elite® has published more than 80 titles
and in excess of 300 SKUs for more than 20 different computer and video game devices. Elite currently supplies its mobile
games to 9 out of Europe's Top10 mobile network operators including but not limited to - Vodafone, Orange, T-mobile, O2 and