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12 Peculiar British Video Games You Won't Believe Ever Existed

Yes, there really was a Coronation Street game.

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2. Coronation Street: The Mystery of the Missing Hotpot Recipe (2011)

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Who said video games had to be interesting or exciting? For just £2.99 you could own this truly one-of-a-kind point-and-click PC game that revolves around helping Betty from Coronation Street find her missing hotpot recipe.

3. Ampu-Tea (2014)


In this slightly tasteless game you play a soldier with a hard-to-control robotic limb who has to to make a cup of tea for the Queen. Expect a lot of smashed Union Jack mugs and a disappointed monarch. You can download it from Steam for £3.99.

4. Pippa Funnell: The Stud Farm Inheritance (2007)


Yes, there really is a video game starring British showjumper Pippa Funnell, and it starts with a lengthy meeting with a solicitor to discuss your aunt's will. If that wasn't exciting enough, later in the game you get to clean poo out of a stable. Woo!


6. The Ministry of Silly Walks (2014)

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The Ministry of Silly Walks is a mobile game based on the famous sketch from classic comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus. You have to guide John Cleese past a variety of London landmarks while walking like a wally. You can get it for just 99p here.

7. EastEnders: The Arcade Game (1986)

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No, this isn't a spoof; it's a real game for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The advertising blurb reads: "Enter Albert Square and experience life among its inhabitants. Taste their joys and woes." Er, no thanks. Also, the title music will melt your brain.


9. Viz: The Computer Game (1991)

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One of the characters you can play in this racing game based on gloriously foulmouthed comic Viz is Buster Gonad, who bounces over obstacles on his gigantic testicles. Viz is now enjoying a bit of a comeback; maybe it's time for an Xbox port?

10. A Question of Sport (1989)

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Thanks to game developer Elite Systems you can experience some of the excitement of 46-year-old BBC panel show A Question Of Sport in your own home...if you still own a Commodore 64 or ZX Spectrum, that is.

11. Little Britain: The Video Game (2007)

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This bizarre Little Britain tie-in for Playstation 2 was universally panned, which is odd. After all, who wouldn't want to play a game that features a middle-aged woman vomiting on a vicar at a village fête?