PSSST (1983)

Published by
Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd.
Developed by
Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd.
ZX Spectrum


Robbie the robot sits in his garden, fetching the old bag of compost to help
his prize Thyrgodian Megga Chrisanthodil grow. Then suddenly the whole garden
is invaded by the most devilish, destructive insects you could imagine.
But Robbie is prepared!

Equipped with three spray cans of the latest insect repellent, smoke and
streamers, Robbie fights to keep the deadly garden pests at bay.

All he has to do is figure out which spray kills each insect outright, as the
wrong spray will only stun them momentarily. If Robbie leaves his plant
unattended the insects will swarm all over it, eat the leaves and the plant
will wilt and die.

Growing Instructions

Plant the seeds in good soil. Growth can be speeded up by collecting all
compost bags, keeping young shoots free from all garden pests and by looking
after the leaves, which collect sunlight. Remember, the more leaves the plant
has, the faster it will grow. As the young shoots give off an exotic aroma, the
plant is especially attractive to hoards of Interstellar Space Slugs, Scuttling
Leeches and Menacing Midges. Use of correct repellants will prevent all of
these attacks.

Please note: only approximately 20% of all plants will blossom and reveal
Robbie’s ultimate dream. Growing time approximately 2 to 5 minutes.


I enjoyed a few Ultimate games in my time and only Jet Pack wind for me with Pssst coming close 2nd.

The aim of the game is to plant your seed and let your flower grow which sound simple until you throw in the menacing insects who alow down your flowers growth.

But no fear you have different coloured rpelent to kill off the pests.

Each pest is a different colour and you need to pick up correct colour repelent to kill that insect.

The gamplay simple and fun and get pregressively harder as the game moves on.

I reccomend playing this classic gem.