I have decided that this is officially the Hardest Game Ever (except for Game Over on the Spectrum). I’m still getting trounced by the axe armour and medusa head combo en-route to Death. Which is ironic, don’t you think?
I did actually make it to Death. Once. But I only had one notch of energy left and one of his sickles materialised exactly on my head, so I lasted less than a second.