Split Personalities (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

Sliding block puzzle games were one of the many non-electronic forms of entertainment re-made with new twists for the digital age. The basic premise involves being presented with 1 of 10 pictures (representing famous figures such as Ronald Reagan, Maggie Thatcher, Lady Diana and even Sir Clive Sinclair), with the complete picture presented at the side of the screen. You must move your cursor onto the, pick up a piece, and place it onto the main playing area, ensuring that you can move the others into place. Unlike with the plastic versions there are 16 pieces to fit into 20 spaces, allowing more leeway in terms of continual sliding. The complications in this version include gaps in the playing area which swallow pieces and return them to the bank, a time limit, bombs which have to be moved off the screen to avoid losing a life, and bonus objects to be moved in specific ways for bonus points.

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Split Personalities ZX Spectrum Push the bomb away through one of the doors
Split Personalities ZX Spectrum Title screen
Split Personalities ZX Spectrum Options
Split Personalities ZX Spectrum Marilyn Monroe

Alternate Titles

  • "Splitting Image" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

ZX Computing Aug, 1986 A 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Aug, 1986 10 out of 10 100
Your Sinclair Aug, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Crash! Jul, 1986 90 out of 100 90

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Trivia

Working title

The producers of TV show Spitting Image (which featured puppets impersonating political figures to mock their policies and personality traits) intervened to prevent the game being released under its original title.

Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Puzzle Games (editorial staff choice)

Martin Smith (63067) added Split Personalities (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 07, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (136597) and Martin Smith (63067)