In memoriam, Donald Sutherland

Yes Prime Minister: The Computer Game

aka: Yes Prime Minister, Yes, Prime Minister
Moby ID: 5627
Commodore 64 Specs

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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.

The game takes place over 5 working days and at the end the PM has a final discussion with his colleagues Sir Humphrey Appleby and Bernard Woolley who assess his performance at trying to manage the country.

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16 People (10 developers, 6 thanks)

Game scenarios devised and written by
Game Design by
Implementation by
BBC Implementation by
  • Five Ways Software
Word processing by
Based on the original format and characters
The publishers would like to thank
for permission to illustrate
  • James Hacker
  • Sir Humphrey Appleby
  • Bernard Woolley
Production services
  • Cosprint Ltd

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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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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by ClydeFrog.

BBC Micro added by Hello X). ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 added by Kabushi. Amstrad CPC added by Martin Smith.

Additional contributors: MAT, LepricahnsGold, Patrick Bregger, piltdown_man, FatherJack.

Game added January 18, 2002. Last modified November 4, 2023.