General info for: The Tebbit
Title:
The Tebbit
Original Release Year:
Authors:
Message Language:
English
Machine Type:
ZX-Spectrum 48K
Maximum Players:
1
Original Price:
£5.50
Comments:
This was to be a political satire on Norman Tebbit, in the style of The Hobbit. The game was advertised by Applications along with their game Denis Through the Drinking Glass. 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states that there are two rumours why this game was never released: the first being that the game was finished but withdrawn because of poor sales of Denis.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.
Themes:
Other platforms:
Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64

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License Information
Name: J.R.R. Tolkien
Country: UK
Type: Book
Original Name: Hobbit, The

Releases
£5.50
Titles in "DenisThroughTheDrinkingGlass" Series
Number: 2
Title: The Tebbit
Release:
Page: 24
Article Type: News/Note
Page: 8
Article Type: News/Note
Page: 55
Article Type: News/Note
Page: 19
Article Type: Advert
Issue: 1984/6
Page: 86
Article Type: Advert
Page: 30 (PDF)
Article Type: Advert
Page: 36
Article Type: Advert
Page: 16
Article Type: Advert
Page: 48
Article Type: Full-page ad
Page: 109
Article Type: Advert
Page: 46
Article Type: Advert
Page: 40
Article Type: Advert
Issue: 1984/5
Page: 7
Article Type: Advert
Page: 61
Article Type: Advert
Page: 15
Article Type: Advert
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