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Split Personalities (Commodore 64)

Split Personalities Commodore 64 Title screen

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Description

Sliding block puzzle games were one of the many non-electronic forms of entertainment re-made with new twists for the digital age. The basic premise involves being presented with 1 of 10 pictures (representing famous figures such as Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, Lady Diana and even Sir Clive Sinclair), with the complete picture presented at the side of the screen. You must move your cursor onto the, pick up a piece, and place it onto the main playing area, ensuring that you can move the others into place. Unlike with the plastic versions there are 16 pieces to fit into 20 spaces, allowing more leeway in terms of continual sliding. The complications in this version include gaps in the playing area which swallow pieces and return them to the bank, a time limit, bombs which have to be moved off the screen to avoid losing a life, and bonus objects to be moved in specific ways for bonus points.

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Split Personalities Commodore 64 Alan Sugar
Split Personalities Commodore 64 Title screen
Split Personalities Commodore 64 The bomb just exploded after five seconds limit
Split Personalities Commodore 64 Main task is to build up a split picture of the character

Alternate Titles

  • "Splitting Image" -- Working title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1986 10 out of 10 100
Happy Computer Oct, 1986 84 out of 100 84
Computer Gamer Sep, 1986 16 out of 20 80

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Trivia

Working title

The producers of TV show Spitting Image (which featured puppets impersonating political figures to mock their policies and personality traits) intervened to prevent the game being released under its original title.

Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Puzzle Games (editorial staff choice)

Martin Smith (63132) added Split Personalities (Commodore 64) on Oct 07, 2004
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