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Released: 1983

Genre: Strategy

Format reviewed: BBC Micro

Publisher: MRM

Developer: Mike Goldberg

Submitted by: Mat Corne

There have been many controversial and un-politically correct releases throughout the history of gaming, but MRM’s Nutter must rank high among the earliest and most un-PC games of all time. In this game you take on the role of Hitler, decked out in lederhosen, as he attempts to defend an onslaught of bombs by ‘nutting’ (head-butting) them before they hit the ground. Any bombs that hit the ground will cause you damage, or a direct hit will cause Adolf to be blown to pieces, with body parts scattering across the screen – not necessarily a bad thing, many would argue!

The gameplay is very simplistic – reminiscent of Activision’s Kaboom! – with monochrome graphics and basic sounds to match, but the game is humorous and fun for a few minutes and is the kind of thing you’d see as an online Flash game these days. Nutter never received an official release but was leaked into the PD/demo scene on a disk called “Sicksoft” that featured other similarly un-PC games with titles like Sex Invaders. Somehow this disk made its way into the hands of The Sun newspaper resulting in an article slamming MRM, but as we all know, no publicity is bad publicity!