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Andy Capp

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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4.2
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Description

In this game you play the role of Andy Capp, the hard drinking northern layabout from the comic strip in the British newspaper The Mirror. If he doesn't give his new unemployment benefit to his wife, she will leave him - unfortunately he already spent it. So the goal of the game is to gather enough money.

There are various ways to achieve this, e.g. pumping other people for money or betting. He also needs to keep his alcometer as full as possible while avoid being arrested for fighting various characters including your own wife. Andy can stop people in the street by blowing a kiss at them. When he stands next to a person he can interact by either giving them an item, talking to them or beating them up.

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Andy Capp Amstrad CPC 'Ello officer.
Andy Capp ZX Spectrum The pub is the place to go to top up your alcometer but this man wont let you past
Andy Capp ZX Spectrum You start the game in your living room next to your famous settee
Andy Capp Commodore 64 Title screen

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1988 9.4 out of 12 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Mar, 1988 641 out of 1000 64
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 635 out of 1000 64

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Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20700), Kabushi (130146) and festershinetop (9477)