Net Yaroze Month: Pssst!

In Net Yaroze Month, we are playing every Net Yaroze game featured on the UK Official Playstation Magazine, and ranking them all in the order we liked them. You may have other opinions as to the ranking, which is awesome.

To learn more about Net Yaroze, read our introductory article here.

If you had a ZX Spectrum in the eighties you almost certainly would have owned a game by Ultimate Play the Game. Pssst! is one of Ultimate’s lesser known titles. It doesn’t get mentioned in the same tones reserved for the likes of JetPac or AticAtac.

Pssst! is a Playstation port of the ZX Spectrum game of the same name. You play Robbie Robot, and your aim is to protect a big plant from creepy crawlies by spraying them with various cans of insect-repellent. Different sprays will have different effects on the bugs.

Considering the original game could be run on a 16K Speccy, you’re not getting a lot extra considering the additional heft of a PlayStation. Fun for fans of the original game but with possible limited appeal for others.

Gary Gould had already converted Pssst! to AGA Amiga‘s back in 1995, so he’s obviously a big fan of the game. Gould also made a pretty awesome adventure game for the Amiga called Crystal Skull.

Game: Pssst!
By: Gary Gould and Steve Knock
Genre: Action
Available on Euro Demos: 77

Net Yaroze Month rankings:​

Pssst! Enters at No. 14. Tomorrow we’ll be looking at puzzle game, Squeak and Defender-clone, Shroud.

  1. Blitter Boy
  2. Rocks n Gems
  3. Terra Incognita
  4. Super Bub Contest
  5. Robot Ron
  6. Decaying Orbit
  7. Psychon
  8. INVS
  9. Haunted Maze
  10. Roller
  11. Gravitation
  12. Adventure Game
  13. Katapila
  14. Pssst!
  15. Game Involving Triangles
  16. Yarozians
  17. Tanx
  18. PingPing
  19. Opera of Destruction
  20. Video Poker Simulator
  21. Between the Eyes
  22. Bouncer 2
  23. Yaroze Rally
  24. Sphere
  25. Blockz
  26. Surf Game

Still to play:

  • Squeak
  • Shroud
  • Total Soccer Yaroze
  • Time Slip
  • Sam the Boulderman
  • Technical Demo
  • Pushy IIb
  • Pandora’s Box
  • Down
  • Snowball Fight
  • Arena
  • A Dog Tale
  • Mah Jongg
  • Samsaric Asymptotes
  • Hover Car Racing
  • Clone

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