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Title : The Tebbit

Publisher : Applications Software Specialities

Release Year:

No. Players: 1

Entry Type: Adventure: Text

Machine Type: ZX-Spectrum 48K

Availability: Never released

Comments: This was to be a political satire on Norman Tebbit, in the style of {The Hobbit|Melbourne House}. The game was advertised by Applications along with their game {Denis Through the Drinking Glass|Applications Software Specialities}. The description of the game was thus:#"Join the magical quest for the elusive monetarist dream, in which you, a humble Tebbit must seek the assistance of Magdalf and Tomkin-Gee, to find and defeat the ferocious (and balding) Scarg".#The Games That Weren't website states that there are two rumours why this game was never released: the first being that the game was finished but withdrawn because of poor sales of Denis. The second is that the game was considered too sensitive after the bombing in 1984 of the Conservative party conference when Norman Tebbit was injured. They say, though, that this second reason is unlikely as Applications' adverts disappeared from magazines around May 1984 when the bombing didn't take place until October 1984.

Updated On : May 25, 2020


Themes:
  • Parody

DenisThroughTheDrinkingGlass: