Chubby Gristle

• Publisher: Grandslam
• Developer:
Teque Software
Release Date: 1988
Code: B. Caunt, P. Hickinson
GFX: Unknown
Music: Ben Daglish

ZZAP64 Game Rating: ??%
Our Game Rating: 90%


FILE: chubbygristlend.zip


> CHUBBY GRISTLE by Grandslam

Completed by Brendan Phoenix
Reviewed by Vinny Mainolfi

If ever there was a game that looked and played like Monty on the Run, then Chubby Gristle is that game. Saying that, it's still a fantastic game to play and definitely a game that appears in my all time C64 Top 20 games. With cracking in-game music by the great Ben Daglish, this game is prince amongst platformers.

Fancy seeing the game ending, which was kindly sent in my Brendan? ...

Chubby takes the Missus to the pub.

Huh! What's going on here then? The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED? Well, Brendan didn't mention how he complete the game, but when I investigated the actual game code, I noticed an option to have infinite lives :)

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final task is complete, Chubby and his wife make a dash for the pub ... or is it their house? Anyway, they go inside and the game ending message scolls at the foot of the screen; it reads, "...and so... Chubby Gristle lived happily ever after with his wife Fatima in the land of Gristledom. They lived in great abundance off the fat of the land, with all their half tonners." At this point, a load of Chubby people come dashing out of the building.

There's a game ending tune that was created by Ben (he's a nice guy) Daglish.


  • Vinny: Not meaning to cause any fights, but Brendan wanted to give this game ending a 5 out of 10. Personally, I think this deserves at least a 7 because it's cute; it has a great little ending tune; it tells the final story, and it has a bit of animation. Quality.

  • Brendan: Would have to say an ok little end screen - new tune, little animation and message.  Nothing spectacular but does the job.

FINAL SAY: I love it (",)

G.E. RATING: 7 / 10

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