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1984
Arcade: Platform
£5.95
£2.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Roger: Well even Willy has had to leave the Jet Set, apparently, changing nomenclature and seeking humble employment, just like the rest of us.

The Job Centre has fixed him up with a technician's slot in this chip factory, but the broad and erratic selection of munchkin equipment doesn't give much of a clue about whether we're talking silicon or spuds - whichever it is we're still talking the same old game...

Being hamstrung with such a blatantly derivative and unoriginal nature isn't going to do a great deal for Technician Ted's popularity but, having said that, it is still a well-crafted slice of software.

The programmer's claims that: "graphics are ultra-smooth and collision detection is exact" are actually truer than the average sales blurb's pork pies and the result is an extremely difficult platform job that demands practice and concentration. It is, nevertheless, best described as a triumph of technique over new ideas. 3/5 HIT

Dave: Some day all games will have graphics that animate this smoothly. This makes it one of the best platform games I've ever seen. 4.5/5 HIT

Ross: Willy by any other name... yes, it's another Jet Set copy! I'd like to know who still buys them all. If it's you, then you could do worse than this. 3/5 HIT

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