- Flunky (computer game)
Infobox VG| title = Flunky
developer = Don Priestley
publisher = Piranha Games
ratings = N/A
ZX Spectrum, C64, Amstrad CPC
media = Cassette
input = Keyboard,
"Flunky" (sometimes known as "Mad Flunky") is a
computer gameprogrammed by Don Priestleyand released in 1987for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64and Amstrad CPC home computers. It was published by Piranha Games. It is notable for Priestley's large, colourful graphics which, on the Spectrum, avoid attribute clashproblems.
The player takes control of a
flunkyin the service of the British Royal Family. The flunky is given orders by various members of the family which he must carry out. When he is successful in completing a task, he can obtain an autographfrom the satisfied royal. Once he has successfully completed tasks for several royals he can go on to perform the final task for Queen Elizabeth II herself.
The player controls the flunky as he moves around
Buckingham Palace, carrying out orders that members of the Royal Family will give him. The flunky can only be given one task to do at a time. The solutions needed to complete the tasks range from the correct use of items in the correct places to tasks requiring skillful playing more remiscent of action games.
The members of the Royal Family who are featured in this game include:
*The Duchess of York
*Queen Elizabeth II
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* [http://www.ysrnry.co.uk/articles/flunky.htm Review from "Your Sinclair"]
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