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Technician Ted
By Hewson Consultants
Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #42

Technician Ted

The race is on to create a true successor to the infamous Jet Set Willy! Technician Ted is a front runner - along with Brian Bloodaxe!

Ted is a young computer hacker who works at a Chip Factory. He has an awkward boss who has this annoying habit of setting him almost impossible jobs.

Still, Ted likes to get stuck into his work and is soon leaping around the Chip Factory in an effort to find just what he needs to complete the job - although he's not quite sure just what he does need!

Technician Ted is a workmanlike platform game with over forty hi-res screens and lots of puzzles.

The graphics are well drawn - although some of the features some just a bit too close to Jet Set Willy for comfort, I feel.

Animation is smooth and flicker free and colour clashing - on the Spectrum version - is kept to a minimum.

There are lots of strange nasties to deal with - like savage filing cabinets and furious fire extinguishers - all the oddness you've come to expect from these platform games!

If you've been holding your breath waiting for JSW II and can't hold out any longer, take a look at Technician Ted. It will keep platform freaks - and map makers - busy for weeks.