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Charlie Chaplin

DOS - 1988

Also available on: Amstrad CPC - ZX Spectrum

Alt name Starring Charlie Chaplin
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Action
Theme Licensed Title, Platform
Publisher U.S. Gold Ltd.
Developer Canvas Software
Dosbox support Supported on 0.58
4.13 / 5 - 23 votes

Description of Charlie Chaplin

Although billed as an action game, Charlie Chaplin is not just a plain jump-and-run, but a very original game than 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 black-and-white color palette (no doubt to simulate actual Chaplin films) may turn some people off. Anyone who likes unique platform games, or want to start in their own films will probably enjoy it, though. Thumbs up from me!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

larry 2018-12-08 1 point

such a great creativity! this game defines the magic of dos era.

LOBO 2018-07-26 6 points DOS version

Run overlay.exe in dosbox, like denis says.
there are five key controls:
- up (8) & down (2) navigate scripts
- left (4) and right (6) navigate the scenes
- 5 (fire) is the select key
after you sign a contract, nav to the first scene and press 5.
when done, you can nav between editing a scene or reshooting it.
press 5 when the movie is "in the can" to screen it.

abu fahed 2018-06-27 2 points Amstrad CPC version


field-os 2017-05-18 1 point DOS version

I can't figure out what the "Fire button" is on my computer. I am running DosBox on a windows.

Denis 2016-10-25 1 point DOS version

Start with OVERLAY.EXE instead.

Teaius 2015-05-06 0 point DOS version

I have a Bad Disk error.

I think is some kind of copy protection, probably seeking for hidden floppy disk tracks or something like that.

sakki 2012-06-20 -2 points DOS version


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