DOS - 1988
Also available on: Amstrad CPC
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
Comments and reviews
LOBO 2018-07-26 1 point 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.
field-os 2017-05-18 0 point DOS version
I can't figure out what the "Fire button" is on my computer. I am running DosBox on a windows.
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.
Write a comment
Share your gamer memories, help others to run the game or comment anything you'd like. If you have trouble to run Charlie Chaplin, read the abandonware guide first!
Download Charlie Chaplin
We may have multiple downloads for few games when different versions are available. Also, we try to upload manuals and extra documentations when possible. If the manual is missing and you own the original manual, please contact us!
Just one click to download at full speed!
Amstrad CPC Version
Fellow retro gamers also downloaded these games: