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Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish #1166164
10/16/18 09:19 AM
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Today's game for Club Members, tomorrow's game for all.

You can download Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back here.

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Follow the exploits of Captain Frank Lee English and his trusted regional colleague Aled, as they travel through the cosmos in search of planets to claim for a new Galactic British Empire!

In the wake a political crisis Britain found itself isolated from global society. Frustrated by the demise of this once great nation Her Majesty the Queen decides that the elected representatives at Westminster are no longer fit to govern her United Kingdom. With parliament gone, the Queen concluded that, given the complications Britain was facing returning to a position of power on earth, perhaps it was time to focus her attention elsewhere... Establishing S.P.I.F.F.I.N.G. (Special Planetary Investigative Force For Inhabiting New Galaxies) Her Majesty has turned to the stars in a bid to establish a new, Galactic British Empire in this quaint, graphic adventure game!

Hilarious point & click adventure
Stunning graphics
Intuitive controls
Satisfying puzzles


As always, please remember to come back and tell us what you think.

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Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: Marian] #1166166
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Thanks, Marian!

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Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1166238
10/16/18 07:14 PM
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I thought I'd replied to this but evidently mustn't have clicked on the correct buttons shocked

Anyway, just wanted to say it's always nice to have news of an Adventure being available at Big Fish - and thank you, Marian grin


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Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: Mad] #1166251
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You're welcome, Mad. And yes, it's always nice to see adventure games on Big Fish. smile

Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: Marian] #1166470
10/18/18 10:38 PM
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Anybody played this? Some of the reviews on Big Fish are not great.

Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: Uncle Reg] #1166477
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The game is on Steam as well. You can read some more reviews here:

Steam reviews

Adventure Gamers also did a review:

Adventure Gamers Review

So, there's a few more opinions for you. There are others if you do an online search.

Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: Marian] #1166507
10/19/18 09:52 AM
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To my American eyes, "Her Majesty's Spiffing" has the bar none best opening sequence of any game ever and thereafter is a reasonably good adventure game, worthy of a sequel but not a tremendous standout.

I have noticed that reviews of straight adventure games on BFG tend to be off kilter, I'm guessing because players were expecting something else.

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Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: 8dognight] #1166510
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Originally Posted By: 8dognight
I have noticed that reviews of straight adventure games on BFG tend to be off kilter, I'm guessing because players were expecting something else.


I have seen player reviews railing away at good adventure games on Big Fish, I believe in large part due to the fact that unlike casual games there is little or no guidance in terms of how to play them, which unfortunately translates to a negative review. I agree that it probably isn't the best place to go for objective reviewing of adventure games, although there are some reviews by adventure-game players that can be helpful.

Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: Marian] #1166516
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I definitely will back a sequel on Kickstarter and hope there is one.

The final music, which apparently is called an outro, that rolls seconds before the credits and over them is fantastic. I found it on You Tube by googling "music before credits 'Her Majesty's Spiffing'" if you want to listen.

Click to reveal..


I put in the spoiler tag because the clip includes the last shot in the actual game but really it isn't much of a spoiler and the song is well worth the listen.


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Re: Her Majesty's Spiffing: The Empire Staggers Back - New Adventure Game on Big Fish [Re: Marian] #1166770
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Thanks for the other reviews, Marian. I've got a Big Fish free game coupon that has to be used by Nov. 1. If nothing else better comes along before then I'll use it on this one.

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