Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin DOS Choosing the script to film.


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Amstrad CPC
ZX Spectrum
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Charlie Chaplin is a unique game, in which player takes part of the world-wide famous comic. As Charlie Chaplin player has to star in films, which are much in the line of famous black-and-white masterpieces. After scene is filmed player is given opportunity to edit it. Once every scene for the movie is filmed and edited , player is allowed to film, star in and edit a much more expensive movie (i. e. expensive script, more props and extras).

To resemble a Charlie Chaplin movie the game is deliberately executed in two-color palette.


Charlie Chaplin ZX Spectrum Looks like he's serenading her
Charlie Chaplin DOS Action!
Charlie Chaplin DOS Editing the upcoming title.
Charlie Chaplin DOS Choosing the script to film.

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The Games Machine (UK) DOS Aug, 1988 57 out of 100 57
The Games Machine (UK) Amstrad CPC Aug, 1988 52 out of 100 52
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1988 51 out of 100 51
Just Games Retro DOS Dec 28, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jul, 1988 4 out of 10 40
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1988 392 out of 1000 39
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1988 3 out of 12 25
Power Play DOS Jul, 1988 1.5 out of 10 15


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Cancelled versions

Advertisements from before the game's release mentioned Commodore 64 and Atari ST versions, and included a screenshot of the ST version (which may have been a mock-up), but neither was ever released. Amiga was not mentioned.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63024) and St. Martyne (3539)