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Yes Prime Minister

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
63
3.6
Amstrad CPC
...
...
DOS
...
4.4
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Description

A week in the life of the British Prime Minister. But not just any Prime Minister, this game puts you in the shoes of Prime Minister James (Jim) Hacker from the classic BBC television comedy "Yes, Prime Minister".

Much like most political simulations, you must balance your popularity with the needs of your party, the meddling of foreign governments, and the small minded incompetence of the civil servants that surround you. All of this is played out with multiple choice dialogues between Hacker and the other cast members of the series (complete with lo-res digital pictures). The dry humor of the show abounds as you must deal with crises such as the French refusing to continue work on the channel tunnel until Waterloo station is renamed. Fans of the show will recognize much of the material and non-fans should still find enough laughs to keep them interested.

Screenshots

Yes Prime Minister Commodore 64 Main menu
Yes Prime Minister ZX Spectrum The note on your desk
Yes Prime Minister DOS A part of your office. You can scroll around to see more.
Yes Prime Minister Amstrad CPC Going out the door. Where to go?

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 8.75 out of 12 73
Commodore User Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 595 out of 1000 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Dec, 1987 595 out of 1000 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amstrad CPC Dec, 1987 595 out of 1000 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 58 out of 100 58
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

Packaging

The game was released in a large red cassette case and was made to look like the red ministerial cases used by the Prime Minister and members of the cabinet when they take government papers home to work on.

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Contributed to by ClydeFrog (10067), Hello X) (10984), Kabushi (125145) and Martin Smith (63134)