Born in 1983
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I think I was 5 when this was released and I remember setting the sound right on the tape recorder attached to my ZX Spectrum (rubber keys - best) and then waiting for it to load.
I can say its still one of the Spectrum games I now play on an emulator and I still get hours of fun from it some 30 years later.
Looking back now it seems such a simple coded game and premise but it gave me years of fun. The ability to be able to go off one side of the screen and come on the other which also allowed the blaster to catch those pesky floating enemies all over and from both sides. I remember when I completed the first build being happy with myself only to realise I now had to fuel it. The first blast off Euphoria soon had me going nooooo with each further shuttle to build and fuel.
I can say its still one of the Spectrum games I now play on an emulator and I still get hours of fun from it some 30 years later. Even with the technology of the PC and Games console's I still believe my happiest gaming times was with the ZX Spectrum and games like this. The gameplay was simple, basically build the shuttle and fuel it.
Jetman has to first assemble his rocket (which comes in kit form), and then fill it with fuel before taking off to the next planet. Along the way Jetman has to defend himself from the planet's aliens using his very cool looking coloured laser beam!
After the first level though the rocket stays assembled and just requires refuelling, however every five levels, the rocket is changed and the replacement has to be built before it can be fuelled for take off.
After being limited to just Hungry Horace and Horace goes Skiing 1983 brought a new line of games to the home. Other things I remember is basically He-Man and Tonka toys which didn't matter how much you bashed them they never broke unlike toys these days.
Review by - Lee Wignall
Jet Pac- ZX Spectrum
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