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Husband Chores (2017) (Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3, Cassette)

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: Spectrum 48K, Spectrum 128K, Spectrum +2, Spectrum +3

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:

Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Compatible Emulators: ZXSpin (PC (Windows))
Nutria (PC (MS-DOS))

How To Play

A single-sheet game in which you must keep your house in order by constantly tidying it.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 3rd April 2017
Original Release Price: £12.00
Market Valuation: £3.69 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Sebastian Mihai  

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What They Said

"A game that attempts to turn monotonous housework into an exciting arcade game. It fails miserably." (Read Full Review)
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Reviewed in the annual 8 Bit Annual 2018.

Critic Score

24%based on 1 review(s)

Audience Score

20%based on 5 vote(s)

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Husband Chores | Instructions | Game Credits

Husband Chores

A game by Sebastian Mihai

You are having a bad day, but it's nothing compared to the living nightmare if the housework is not done by the time your wife gets home.

Accomplish the Sisyphean task of staying on top of the household chores in order to placate your wife and live another day or face the dramatic, earth-shattering consequences in this hilariously stressful simulation of one man driven to his wits' end by the seemingly insurmountable pressures of life as a house husband.


You must successfully stay on top of all the chores in order to placate your wild harridan of a wife, but it's not an easy task. The toilets are overflowing thanks to a fault in the neighbourhood sewer system, the rubbish bins are crammed to the brim with stinking trash and to cap it all off the local snowplough driver as mistaken your house for a dumping ground, regularly depositing huge piles of dirty snow outside your front door. You must clear these every time you need to get to the dumpster!

Do your best to complete all your chores but there's one more thing. To make matters worse the automated door system you installed to make your life easier is malfunctioning and the doors are opening and closing at random. It's very important to decide carefully which areas to tidy first and when to make your way to them.

There are tools that you must use to complete your chores. These are kept on the top floor of the house. You can only carry one tool at once due to your fundamental laziness.

The Plunger can only be used to clean the toilets and the Shovel must be used to clean up the snow that is regularly dumped outside.

Any task that requires your immediate attention will have an exclamation mark above it. You must sort these situations out quickly or your Win/Lose meter will start to descend rapidly. The point of the game is to help the meter reach the top by performing your chores in a timely manner.

To pick up items, simply walk over them and press the action button, then go to the area where you wish to use them and press action again. To empty a bin, walk up to it and press the action button. You will then by carrying the rubbish from it, which you must take outside to the dumpster. Press the action button to deposit the rubbish.

You cannot empty rubbish bins if there is snow dumped outside your house stopping you from reaching the dumpster, Make sure to clear dumped snow as quickly as possible!

Picking up rubbish will remove whatever tool was in your hand and you will have to go back to get it from the top floor before you can use it again.

Good luck. You're going to need it!

Game Credits

Husband Chores is Item ID 57919 in our database. Last modified on Tuesday 30th November 2021 at 04:09:17 PM.

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