How to be a Complete Bastard

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Description

This game is based around cult ‘alternative comedian’ Ade Edmondson’s book of the same name. Having gate-crashed a party full of sophisticated well-behaved types, you must do everything you can to be seen as hateful, yobbish and immature – a Complete Bastard.

The house has several rooms, each of which are filled with objects which are of use, as well as unlimited supplies of food, alcohol and coffee, which control how drunk you are at a time – some awful actions force you to be sober, others force you to be drunk. The game also displays whether you need the toilet (or, more accurately, any part of the house that would cause offence), whether you need to fart, and how strong-smelling these are.

The rooms can all be viewed from multiple angles, and 2 can be viewed at a time through a split-screen view.

To win, you need to prove to all 16 party guest that you are a complete bastard.

Screenshots

How to be a Complete Bastard Amstrad CPC Walking around the house.
How to be a Complete Bastard Amstrad CPC Title screen.
How to be a Complete Bastard ZX Spectrum Opening an umbrella indoors is very bad luck hence why you've turned into a cooker
How to be a Complete Bastard ZX Spectrum The game begins at a house where there are lots of people

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Nov, 1988 792 out of 1000 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1987 792 out of 1000 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 8.5 out of 12 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1987 8.5 out of 12 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 8.5 out of 12 71
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 4 out of 10 40
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Umbrella

If you open the umbrella inside, you are told its bad luck... then your character turns into an oven and you spend the rest of the game driving the oven around.
Contributed to by Kabushi (138980) and Caltrus (344)