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This game is based on the long-running British satirical television show with puppet likenesses of political figures and celebrities. A prophet determines that a world war will occur in seven years instigated by a mysterious leader. To avoid this, one ruler of the world must be determined in this beat 'em up involving six rulers: U.S.A.'s Ronald Regan, the U.K.'s Margaret Thatcher, the USSR's Mikhail Gorbachev, South Africa's PW Botha, Iran's Ayathollah Khomeini, and Pope John Paul II.

Having chosen which to play as, you travel to an opponent's country to engage in a best-of-three fight that is judged by Queen Elizabeth II on a postage stamp. You attack each opponent on the ground as well as jumping in the air and each character has a special move like Thatcher's head-butt or Khomeini's beard whip. You can also call for help twice from an aide who will usually throw a projectile at your opponent. If you manage to defeat all 5 opponents, you will meet the mysterious leader in a final showdown in a mud-wrestling pit in the dark where you will only be able to see the eyes of the characters. You can also play 2-player fights, one against another on the same computer.


Spitting Image: The Computer Game Amiga Main menu, "Select the leader you would like to lead even less than other leaders you wouldn't like to lead either"
Spitting Image: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Title screen
Spitting Image: The Computer Game Atari ST Knock down.
Spitting Image: The Computer Game Commodore 64 Reagan won

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Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Jul, 1986 16 out of 20 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1989 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1989 8 out of 12 67
Atari ST User Atari ST Mar, 1989 6 out of 10 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jan, 1989 7 out of 12 58
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Feb, 1989 56 out of 100 56
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 39 out of 100 39
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1989 378 out of 1000 38
The One Atari ST Jan, 1989 34 out of 100 34
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Mar, 1989 28 out of 100 28


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