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Stifflip & Co.

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Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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Description

Count Chameleon recognises the importance of the game of cricket to the power of the British Empire, and knows that a simple Rubbertronic Ray to scupper the ball's bounce is all it takes to bring their power down. You control the team of Viscount Stifflip, Professor Braindeath, Colonel R G Bargie and Miss Primbottom, as they attempt to stop him.

The bulk of the game is icon-driven, and allows you to switch between the four characters at will. The control options are all described in slangy English terms, so instead of talking to characters you 'Chinwag' with them, and fights are called 'Fisticuffs'. These are a key aspect of the game, requiring prompt arcade reactions and correct move selection, especially as using the low blow too often results in a character being wiped out.

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Stifflip & Co. ZX Spectrum Thank you
Stifflip & Co. ZX Spectrum Starting inventory
Stifflip & Co. Commodore 64 Another character.
Stifflip & Co. ZX Spectrum Transferring objects across the team

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The Press Says

Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Jun, 1987 93 out of 100 93
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1987 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1987 10 out of 12 83
Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 74 out of 100 74
64'er Commodore 64 Jul, 1987 11 out of 15 73

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63062)