Check out these walkthrough videos of various classic ZX Spectrum games. The only bad thing is that they’re 20 years too late – I could have done with this kind of thing when I was stuck, back in the day.
Being a gamer from way back then, I was mesmerised by the Jet Set Willy video. Some of those levels are so fiendish, yet the guy doing the walkthrough loses only one life on his way to collecting all the items and completes the game in around 36 minutes.
For me, there was something magical about games back in the 80’s that doesn’t seem to apply to modern games. Perhaps it’s rose tinted glasses, or maybe it’s the fact that I can count on the fingers of one hand how many games haven’t disappointed me in the last couple of years, but I still regard those 48k games with a fondness that many modern games just don’t warrant.
Maybe they just don’t make them like they used to.