Hover Bovver

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Atari A to Z (Pete Davison) - 16/07/2022
@sparkle: no, it's a colloquial British pronunciation of "bother". As in "I ain't bovvered", heard from many the lips of a lazy schoolgirl in the early 2000s.

Probably Jeff Minter's most unusual but least "weird" game, Hover Bovver is arguably the most middle-class British game ever created. Let's Play! https://youtu.be/2Uc9RfVFl04
sparkle - 07/03/2016
i'm confused, doesn't the double v in the 2nd word of the title form a 'W' so that "Hover Bower" is like saying "Mower Borrower" in some thick Welsh accent or something like that?
Hillsy_ - 11/10/2013
I'll just go borrow Jake's lawnmower... Great game, Dog's loyality :)
eppy2000 - 09/10/2007
High kudos for taking something everyday (mowing the lawn) and making an original game out of it. I like how you have to deal with two angry neighbors and a not-so-man's-best-friend hot on your heels as you try to complete the task. The use of the music is terrific, it's a very relaxing theme -- almost a music box quality to it.
Jonny EOL - 08/04/2007
A game about nicking your neighbours lawnmower and cutting the grass before he manages to grab it back. You can always set the dog on him, but the rebellious canine often seems to prefer mauling the mower. And steer clear of those flowers, unless you want the gardeners on your tail too! This game was pure Minter - a silly premise turned into a playable game. Colourful graphics and pleasant pastoral music were both in evidence, and game was playable for a while, too.


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GenreArcade - MiscellaneousYear1984
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherLlamasoft
Players1, 2 (alt.)CountryUnited Kingdom

Liddiment, Aaron

Graphic Artist(s)

Minter, Jeff


Lisney, James

Cover Artist(s)[unknown]Serial-
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Other version with the same title:

Mastertronic (UK).

Many thanks to Mr. Bacardi for dumping this tape!
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