Benny Hill's Madcap Chase is an adventure game, which had been released by DK'Tronics for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in 1985; as its name implies, it stars a caricature of the comedian of the same name (1924-1992), and is based upon his Thames Television series (which ran from 1974 to 1989).
This is from the back of the cassette's inlay card, the front of which is shown in the image to the right:
Benny has kindly volunteered to help his neighbours.
His first task is to bring in the washing for Mrs. Harras, who has gone out
shopping. You will find Benny in front of the laundry basket. Get Benny to
fill it with all the items to be found on the washing line.
Unfortunately, it's quite a distance between you and the line and there are
numerous pieces of "street furniture" and other items dotted about which must
be avoided if you want to get the job done quickly. The Local Council can't
make up its mind where to site lamp posts and other small items so these may
be MOVED from time to time.
To make matters worse, your good deed will be misunderstood by any members of
the public who spot you taking the washing or running along the street with
it. They will chase after you and if you're caught, you will be DEALT WITH,
and the item you're carrying will be PUT BACK! They will continue to harass
you from then on. A "WATCH OUT" sign lets you know if a chaser is coming your
All the clothes have to be collected in the given time. You can only carry
If you get all the washing in on time, you then go on to the second little
job, which is to pick apples for Mr. Bramley, who is away on holiday. The
third and last task is to pick up items of jumble bought by Mrs. Bargin.
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