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Game #1994
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Charlie Chaplin    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Platformer

Rating: 8.2 (34 votes)

Charlie Chaplin box cover

Charlie Chaplin screenshot
Although billed as an action title, Charlie Chaplin is not just a plain jump-and-run, but a very original game that is quite enjoyable. Your task is to create and edit a slapstick movie by acting as the king of deadpan humor, Charlie Chaplin himself in different action scenes. Once you are happy with the result, you can put the whole film on a public screening, and then see what the critics have to say and how much it made at the box office. If you make enough money (the game unfortunately isn't always clear about just *how much* is required), you can go on and do another film, if not... well, it's back to the drawing board. Overall, a very unique and entertaining game, although obscure goals, awkward controls, and the black-and-white color palette (no doubt to simulate actual Chaplin films) may turn some people off. Anyone who likes unique platform games, or wants to star in their own films will probably enjoy it, though. Thumbs up from me!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Canvas
Publisher: US Gold
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: US Gold
Theme: Licensed, Unique
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Cartooners, Hollywood Mogul, Moonwalker

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