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Spitting Image: The Computer Game

Spitting Image: The Computer Game Amstrad CPC Title screen

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 3.0
Amstrad CPC Awaiting 1 votes...
Atari ST Awaiting 1 votes...
Commodore 64 Awaiting 1 votes...
ZX Spectrum 1 3.2
Combined MobyScore 2 3.1


The Press Says

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80
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer
On screen presentation is very well done. Apart from the main screen, there Is a smaller screen showing what the finished product should look like and where the individual pieces go. Another window gives details of your score and a sliding scale at the bottom shows how much land you have left. The picutres themselves ar well drawn and with the exeptlon of Neil Kinnock on the third screen appear to be instantly recognisable. My only grumble is that I would have preferred it if the pictures appeared in a random rather than fixed sequence. Nevertheless, a highly original and thoroughly enjoyable game.
65
Atari STPower Play
Spitting Image ist ein Heidenspaß - wenn man frechen Humor und bissige Seitenhiebe mag. Anhänger der Prominenten dürften hingegen schnell zum Ausschalter greifen. Das Spiel legt schonungslos alle Fehler der Personen offen, ohne den guten Geschmack völlig zu verletzen. Spielerisch ist Spitting Image in Ordnung. ohne die Klasse von “Punch Out“ auf dem Nintendo zu besitzen. Die Seitenansicht Iäßt keine trickreichen Kampftechniken zu. In höheren Level braucht man ein gutes Auge, um seinen Kontrahenten auf die Bretter zu schicken. Fazit: Wer schon immer den Papst gegen Khomeini boxen sehen wollte, kommt an Spitting Image nicht vorbei.
60
Atari STAtari ST User
I'm a great fan of the series and this computerised version of Spitting Image is hilarious. The graphics are spot on. However, I too found the play slightly lacking in depth, and once you've had a good laugh at the characters there's not much to keep you coming back for more.
60
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair
The game is generally well thought out and designed and has proved to be quite a lot of fun on other systems, but unfortunately on the Spectrum it has two rather glaring faults. The first is that once you've had fun discovering all the rude and bizarre bits you're left with a rather ordinary and not particularly hard beat 'em up. The other - far more serious problem - is with the loading. First you must load side one of the tape, then flip it over to take the characters themselves from the other side which takes ages. Then each time you lose and want another go you have to reload all six characters from side two again! Yaaghh! At this rate you'll spend 40 minutes loading out of every hour! Since both copies we got acted in exactly the same way, it doesn't seem to be a fault with the tape but a design problem. How silly.
39
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
Resting wholly on its tie-in with, and so-called humour of, the TV programme, Spitting Image fails to rise above the ranks of a very poor man's Exploding Fist. If you're buying it for the humour (why else?) you may have a fun time for the first hour - but that's all.
38
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
The graphics on the ST are quite wonderful, from the detailed backdrops to the partially-animated caricatures and the fully-animated sprites. Everything is dead smooth and humorously implemented. Unfortunately, the gameplay is more in the rolling demo league; as a straightforward combat game it fails miserably and any novelty value soon wears right off.
34
Atari STThe One
As the essence of the television programme is vicious humour, satire and parody, surely here was a chance to have a game which was deliberately funny. The only thing the game and programme have in common is a name and the title music, Domark has produced accurate conversions in the past (Trivial Pursuit), but all we have here is another lost opportunity.
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Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
The game of the rubberised satire show turns out to be an incredibly awful beat 'em up with you adopting the persona of a world leader and then mercilessly thrashing all the others into oblivion. Graphics, sound and gameplay are duff on all counts. What can I say except, 'Don't buy this!'.
28
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
Resting wholly on its tie-in with, and so-called humour of, the TV programme, Spitting Image fails to rise above the ranks of a very poor man's Exploding Fist. If you're buying it for the humour (why else?) you may have a fun time for the first hour - but that's all.