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A Flunky is a male servant who must do routine jobs for his masters; in this game you are a Flunky and your masters are the British Royal Family. There are five tasks to be undertaken – light all the fires, fetching a toy boat from the bath for Prince Andrew, some freckles for Fergie, a wig for Diana, and a mystery task for the Queen. To gain access to each room, you need the signatures of particular royals along the way.

Flunky is an arcade adventure using the same game system as other Don Priestley's Trapdoor license – large sprites overlaid onto block objects, seemingly designed around Spectrum attribute-clash issues. Many screens operate on more than 1 horizontal plane, so you can move your character in and out of the screens as well as across them. Guards will shoot at you if you attempt to access restricted areas, so be careful.


Flunky Commodore 64 Watch the guards - notice the number of lives (six) on the wall
Flunky Commodore 64 Go through the door
Flunky Commodore 64 He's happy....
Flunky Commodore 64 Main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Mad Flunky" -- Reissue title

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Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Oct, 1987 81 out of 100 81
Zzap! Oct, 1987 68 out of 100 68
Tilt Feb, 1988 10 out of 20 50
Commodore User Oct, 1987 5 out of 10 50


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Martin Smith (66869) added Flunky (Commodore 64) on Feb 22, 2007
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