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Frankie Goes to Hollywood (video game)

Frankie Goes to Hollywood
Developer(s) Denton Designs
Publisher(s) Ocean Software
Platform(s) Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Arcade adventure, puzzle, minigame
Mode(s) Single-player

Frankie Goes to Hollywood is a computer game that was developed by Denton Designs and published by Ocean Software Ltd in 1985 for the Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC and ZX Spectrum home computers. The game is based on music, imagery and slogans of the UK band Frankie Goes to Hollywood.[1]

Contents

  • Objective 1
  • List of minigames 2
  • Music 3
  • Reception 4
  • Sex/Pleasure/Lust 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Objective

Screenshot from the Commodore 64 version.

The game puts the player in Liverpool in search for the Pleasuredome. The player has to find and use various objects and play minigames to reach the goal. The player starts the game as a simple character, to reach the Pleasuredome one has to become a full person. To become a full person, the four attributes (sex, war, love and faith) must be filled to 99%. The attributes are boosted by completing tasks in the game. Additional pleasure points can be scored by playing the minigames. The four attributes are part of the symbols used on the covers of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's albums.

During the game a murder takes place. All the rooms the player can visit contain clues in order to find the murderer. The clues are in pairs, helping eliminate suspects. For example, you may be told "The killer is an atheist" and "Mr Somebody is a regular church-goer" - so Mr Somebody would be innocent. In theory the game cannot be completed without making the correct accusation (by returning to the room with the body) - there is a large bonus of Pleasure Points for naming the killer.

List of minigames

  • Sea of Holes
  • The Terminal Room
  • Cybernetic Breakout
  • Cupid's Arrows
  • Raid Over Merseyside
  • Talking Heads
  • Shooting Gallery
  • War Room
  • Flower Power
  • ZTT Room

Music

Since the game is based on a band, certain versions of the game feature 8 bit chiptune versions of the band's songs such as "Relax" and "Welcome to the Pleasuredome". The ZX Spectrum version features an adaptation of "Two Tribes" as the title music. The game package also included a live version of "Relax" on tape cassette.

Reception

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
Zzap!64 97%[2]
Awards
Publication Award
Zzap!64 Gold Medal

Your Sinclair included the game in their list of the Top 100 Best Spectrum Games of All Time.[3]

Sex/Pleasure/Lust

The first icon, represented by two sperm in a yin yang image are variously described as either Sex, Lust or Pleasure. The game inlay refers to the icon as Pleasure, the music press usually referred to it as Sex, and some computer magazines occasionally used the term Lust instead.[4]

References

  1. ^ MacFarlane, Kit (11 January 2011). "Frankie Goes to Hollywood & Gets There Behind the 'Wheel' of a Classic Commodore 64".  
  2. ^ "Zzap!64 100th Issue Pull-Out Special Page 5". Zzap64.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  3. ^ "The YS Official Top 100 Part 2". Ysrnry.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  4. ^ Your Sinclair issue 19

External links

  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood at MobyGames
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood at World of Spectrum
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood at Lemon 64
  • box and manualFrankie Goes To HollywoodImages of Commodore 64 version of at C64Sets.com
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood at GameFAQs
  • retrospectiveFrankie Goes to Hollywood at Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • review and analysisFrankie Goes to Hollywood at Popmatters
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