A program by DON PRIESTLEY
Commodore and Amstrad versions
by Five Ways Software.
Spectrum 48k/+ LOAD""<ENTER>
Spectrum 128k/+2 Select BASIC 48 then LOAD""<ENTER>
Amstrad CPC cassette <CTRL><ENTER>
Amstrad CPC disc RUN "FLUNKY"
Commodore cassette <SHIFT><RUN/STOP>
PLAYING THE GAME
You are a Flunky, a menial servant, at Buckingham Palace.
Although you are very obedient (yes Ma'am, certainly Ma'am,
anything you say Ma'am), your real aim in life is to collect the
autographs of the Royal Personages. As you stride around, carrying
out your ordinary duty of lighting the fires in the Royal Apartments,
you will meet some of The Family. If you do as they ask, they will
reward you with the autographs you seek. You may find yourself
fulfilling all kinds of odd little duties for Andy, Fergie, Charles and Di.
If you are truly skillful as a Flunky you may even manage to wheedle a
signature from the Head of the Household - Her Royal Majesty
herself. You start out with just a box of matches and your autograph
book to help you, but there is room for one more article in your
pocket. provided it is small enough. You may find a bomb, a pistol or
even a tug-boat could come in handy in this strange household.
You will have to watch out, though. The palace guards dish out swift
punishment if you should break any of the rules of the House but you
can avoid them if you are nippy on your feet.
The game starts in the Menu Room, where Flunky uses the bar to
cycle through the options and the buzzer to make his selection.
The JOYSTICK is Kempston, but most others can be programmed
using the NEW KEYS option. If NEW KEYS aren't selected the
game defaults to the following:
Pocket/Put Down C
Each of the five tasks must be carried out within a set time limit.
If successful, your score for each task will be the time left on the
count-down clock when you have completed it plus a 1000 point
bonus for the autograph. You can carry the count-down clock around
with you if you wish. Your total score is in the Menu Room which you
can visit at any time.
If all seems lost you can start a new game by returning to the Menu
Room and selecting the ABORT option or, if you are a truly
despondent Flunky, you can always cast yourself repeatedly onto the
bayonet of a passing guard.