Retro Scan of the Week: Daddy’s Little Surgeon

April 9th, 2007 by Benj Edwards
Facemaker Software Ad

The popularity of plastic surgery, finally explained.

[ From Personal Computing magazine, December, 1983. ]

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10 Responses to “Retro Scan of the Week: Daddy’s Little Surgeon”

  1. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    So now we know why Michael Jackson is so messed up…

  2. Benj Edwards Says:

    He obviously played Facemaker.

  3. Zoyous Says:

    At last! Something to get kids interested in games!

  4. Dennis P Says:

    So, the roots of lame “educational” computer games were planted long ago.

  5. Benj Edwards Says:

    Oh yes, my friend. They were there pretty much since the beginning.

  6. Stefan Gagne Says:

    Actually, as a kid, I LOVED the Spinnaker games. They were high quality stuff; Delta Drawing was a near complete implementation of LOGO, fer cryin’ out loud. I didn’t care that I was learning anything or not, it was simply fun.

    I miss those bath-book plastic boxes of theirs. I checked Wikipedia for some info but there’s very little, other than a rundown of Search For The Most Amazing Thing.

  7. KitsuneDarkStalker Says:

    I heard the Spinnaker adventure games based on classic books were actually pretty good…

  8. Jason Scott Says:

    Oh, without a doubt, there were excellent educational games back then (and now). People like just talking trash. Spinnaker knew what they were doing.

  9. Benj Edwards Says:

    Spinnaker games were great. I just couldn’t resist poking fun at this particular title.

  10. Tandy Says:

    I have this game with the box and instructions…it’s pretty boring after about 5 minutes! Basically, you get to choose from a few (like 6) face shapes, eyes, noses, lips, and hair. You build a face, and then you can do things like make the ears wiggle, or make the eyes wink. You can program the face to do a series of things and then click play. That’s about it. The graphics are pretty crude, I believe the manual lists the copyright as 1983.

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