Mr Hair And The Fly on ZX Spectrum – Let’s Play and First Impressions

Mr Hair And The Fly
Mr Hair And The Fly is a new game for the ZX Spectrum, developed by Lee Chops Stevenson, and published by Bitmap Soft, and is a fantastic new platformer that captures the feel of the classic games of the ’80s when the ZX Spectrum was first released, and also with the kind of fantastic cover art you’d get with Software Projects titles at the time.

Here, I “Let’s Play” through part of the game… not massively well, but part of the aim is to actually turn into the fly, and I manage that towards the end. Onwards and upwards!

Below are some timestamps if you want to skip my fumblings and get to the next game attempt:
Intro: 0:00
Attempt 1: 2:22
Attempt 2: 10:23
Attempt 3: 16:05

If you buy the game, all profits go to the Cystic Fibrosis charity, and you can do so from here.


    For generations, there have been many failed attempts to recover the magical Chalice that was stolen from your once happy and prosperous world.

    Now guarded by an ancient alien race, it’s up to you to take back what is yours, restoring peace and harmony once again!

    As the hero in Mr Hair’s latest adventure, you must bravely journey through this treacherous world, searching for the stolen energy cells that provide power to the Kingdoms key chambers to release the Chalice.

    Not everything is as it appears in this alien landscape, you must be cunning, you must be determined and you must even be willing to transform yourself into THE FLY to be able to reach the unreachable.

    You are the last hope to bring back the magical chalice and save your world before it’s too late.

Loading Screen by Andy Green
128k Spectrum Music by Pedro Pimenta
Cover Art by Simon Phipps

Check out the gameplay video below, and you can pre-order it from

Mr Hair And The Fly on ZX Spectrum – Let’s Play and First Impressions