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Playing a thoroughly drab, mundane and predictable character, your aim is to become interesting enough to reach the Pleasuredome. After discovering a gruesome murder, your interest in something greater than the routine of 80s Liverpool is awoken.

You explore the streets and houses in the search of a way out. The main basis of the game involves picking up objects and using them in the correct way - most objects have more than one potential use, and misusing them is the only way the game can be lost. There are several sub-games along the way, including shoot 'em ups, a maze and a jigsaw puzzle.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Frankie: The Computer Game" -- Loading screen title

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Critic Reviews

Home Computing Weekly Commodore 64 Jul 30, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 20 out of 20 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 97 out of 100 97
Commodore Force Commodore 64 Jul, 1993 95 out of 100 95
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1985 13 out of 15 87
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Jun, 1986 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Commodore 64 Oct 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Commodore User Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retroguiden Commodore 64 Mar 16, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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Banned single

The band the game was named after, hit the headlines and made them a huge success in 1984 with a banned single. The single that came with the game Relax was banned by the BBC in 1984 after complaints by Radio One DJ Mike Read who took offence to the singles cover and the lewd lyrics. This prompted the record to sell in huge amounts and took the record to Number One in the UK Singles Chart and stayed there for five weeks.


The game comes with a second audio tape, containing an exclusive live mix of the band's hit single Relax.


  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 02/1986 - #6 Best Game in 1985 (Readers' Vote)

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