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Face Ache
By Commodore
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #46

This game is most likely to appeal to very young children. The inlay card giving the playing instructions is over the top in jokiness. After the big build-up, the game itself is a bit of a let down.

It consists of assembling an Identikit picture on the screen for 30 seconds. You have one minute to select the correct hairstyle, eyes, nose, mouth and chin. When the minute is up the original face is displayed again and each feature is marked correct or wrong in a listing on the screen. You score 10 points for each correct feature.

The scoring when you repeat the game is cumulative so unfortunately you can't play against another person with the highest score to date displayed. To compete with another you would have to have, say, five goes each and note your final scores.

Face Ache

The graphics seem a mixture of old fashioned PET black graphic symbols and maybe high resolution. The effect is bizarre but perhaps this was intentional to create funny facs.

One odd point in the instructions is to "turn up your volume". As far as I was concerned, there were no sound effects. All I heard with the volume right up was background noise.

Not a very inspiring game but it might amuse those who watch Play School.


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