& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Spitting Image: The Computer Game by Domark is a
beat-em-up based on the famous prosthetic puppet TV show
from the eighties. The aim is to defeat the various
world leaders who are battling for world domination.
This means that after just a few fights, you will save
the world from having an idiot as it's leader. Or will
you? The game itself is pretty poor: graphically it is
colourful, with nice varying backdrops and amusing
sprites, but the game play is very poor. If you want a
decent fighting game play IK+ or Fist. Don't bother with
this one. It's humorous and looks okay, but that's about
it. It's not a game I'll play again.
And so the end
...with this detailed
Time to turn the
"You sure that's
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used a ton of cheats that made my fighter invincible
and the enemies very weak. Perfect!
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once all are defeated, an ending message scrolls up the
screen in cinematic fashion - similar to the game intro.
The end message comes from the queen at Buckingham
Palace. It congratulates you on being smart enough to
beat the leaders, but not smart enough to consider who
will become leader. She goes on to say that the leader
is due there shortly to pick up some keys, so she
hatches a plot to get him involved in some mud
wrestling, which has been left there from Phil's
bachelor party the previous night. The lights are
switched off and you get to see the eyes of two people
moving about as lumps of mud are hurled at the screen.
With the final person's credibility destroyed you are
once more congratulated and a new leader takes over the
world instead. A final screen shows the new leader's
picture down each edge of the screen with a map of the
world in the centre. The queen's portrait is displayed
above it alongside a Spitting Image logo. The new world
leader is Rambo!