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Pssst (ZX Spectrum)

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Growing the best Thyrgodian Megga Chrisanthodil possible is the sole purpose of Robbie the Robot. When insects invade his garden, he has to stop them ruining his work. He has a canister of insect repellent, a smoke-bomb and a startling streamer, each placed on walls at the side of his garden. Each will stun any particular vermin, but you will need to find out exactly what kills what.

As the plant grows, aided by the timely addition of compost bags, leaves will start to shoot outwards. The more leaves there are, the quicker it will grow (a simple incorporation of the concept of photosynthesis being boosted by having more sunlight absorbed), so don't let the bugs near it - those whose programmed movement path takes them towards an existing leaf should be your priority. Once the plant is high enough, it flowers and you move onto another level, where increasingly tough foes are on the prowl.

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Pssst ZX Spectrum Stop that blue one before it gets to the leaf
Pssst ZX Spectrum ...It was a tremendous satisfaction to have a reflection of a certain film translated to another media. People could revive it while playing a game. It was/is a very effective marketing strategy.
Pssst ZX Spectrum ...and finally the cyan can which sprays bolts of foam, will only affect the two types of caterpillars. It can also freeze the bees group.
Pssst ZX Spectrum For those of you that weren't born at this time, this game was inspired (99,9.9% for certain) by the classic sci-fi movie <i>Silent Running</i> which also had a ecological tone.

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Home Computing Weekly Jul 12, 1983 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Popular Computing Weekly Nov 17, 1983 38 out of 40 95
Your Computer Aug, 1983 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Martin Smith (63001) added Pssst (ZX Spectrum) on Jul 22, 2006