It’s like one of those old adventure games were after an hour you realise all you had to do was give the spanner to the troll so he could drop a box on a rabbit in another screen and then it would eat a bush and a turkey would run out with the key, and you think, “Oh of course”, because you like to lie to yourself.
The puzzles in The Spectrum Retreat are the best kind of puzzles. The kind of puzzles that initially make you think, ‘Hey, Dan Smith, these puzzles are kind of easy. Any chance you could make these puzzles a bit harder for us pro gamers over here? I don’t know if you know this, but I’m kind of great at puzzles’. The same kind of puzzles that, ten minutes later, have you thinking, ‘Oh hey Dan Smith. I was only kidding earlier about all that pro gamer stuff. Any chance of a hint or ten?’