Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Sir Fred'

Rating:4 User: The Dean of Games

1986 Made in Spain (Spain)
by Carlos Martinez, Paco Menendez, Fernando Briega and Camilo Elizagarate

Sir Fred is one of the best games nuestros hermanos from Spain have offered us.
Graphically it is a delight with its coloured cartoonish feel reminiscent of Francisco Ibanez work.
The problem with it is its so frustratingly hard it disencourages even the most persevere player. I never got far in it, in fact I rarely played it. Tho I must admit it always made me curious in knowing what happens next, more than the majority of games. This addictive quality relies not only on the games looks but also in its plot ala Jet Set Willy plus the difficulty of each screen ala Manic Miner. In fact you could congratulate yourself each time you moved a screen, that's how hard it is. But also the variety of movements Sir Fred can execute namely jump, walk, run, swim, climb ropes and pick up objects makes the game very appealing.
Once you mastered this movements you can progress a lot faster in the game.
Sir Fred can almost be called a game only for 'professional' players.