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Jet Set Willy

Average Rating: 7.14/10
Video Game Rank: 1992
Commodore 64 Rank: 62
DOS Rank: 249
Macintosh Rank: 390
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 9
ZX Spectrum Rank: 23
Atari ST Rank: 43
Windows Rank: 1091
BBC Micro Rank: 4
MSX Rank: 16
Dragon 32/64 Rank: 1
Amstrad CPC Rank: 21
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Primary Name
Jet Set Willy
Alternate Names
Jet Set Willy PC
Platform
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Series
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1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1984-00-00
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Jet Set Willy PC
Nick: 
DOS remake for Mac
Rel Date: 2004-00-00
Publisher: Retrospec
Macintosh
Developer: Retrospec, Software Projects
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Jet Set Willy PC
Nick: 
DOS remake for Windows
Rel Date: 2004-00-00
Publisher: Retrospec
Windows
Developer: Retrospec, Software Projects
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Jet Set Willy PC
Nick: 
DOS remake
Rel Date: 1999-01-29
Publisher: Retrospec
DOS
Developer: Retrospec, Software Projects
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Jet Set Willy
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Atari ST release
Rel Date: 1997-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Atari ST
Developer: Software Projects
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Jet Set Willy
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Atari 8-bit release
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Tynesoft
Atari 8-bit family
Developer: Software Projects, Tynesoft
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Jet Set Willy
Nick: 
Amstrad CPC release
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Software Projects
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Jet Set Willy
Nick: 
MSX release
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
MSX
Developer: Software Projects
Media: 
Region: 
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Jet Set Willy
Nick: 
BBC Micro/Acorn Electron release
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Tynesoft
BBC Micro
Developer: Software Projects, Tynesoft
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
(neutral)
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Jet Set Willy
Nick: 
Commodore 64 release
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Commodore 64
Developer: Software Projects
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
(neutral)
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Jet Set Willy
Nick: 
Dragon release
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Dragon 32/64
Developer: Software Projects
Media: 
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

User summary:

Jet Set Willy was first developped for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum in 1984 as a sequel to the successful Manic Miner, and is now regarded as one of the most classic platform games ever. It was ported to a large number of 8-bit consoles at the time.

A 2D platform action game like Manic Miner, in Jet Set Willy the player controls the rather flat-faced character Miner Willy, jumping around on screens filled with enemies that move on the screen following a certain scheme, and that will kill on touch. As Willy can't be controlled in mid-air, the game is all about high-precision jumps to avoid the enemies and collect the blinking items on screen.

Unlike Manic Miner, which is about clearing one screen after the other, in Jet Set Willy the player explores all rooms in a vast mansion consisting of no less than 60 rooms, and the goal of the game is to collect all items in all rooms, or the housekeeper Maria won't let Willy go to bed. This has to be done before midnight, which accounts for 5 hours of playing time as the game starts at 7 PM.

If Willy is killed, he loses one life and is returned to exactly where he entered the room, keeping any momentum, which can be disastrous if he enters a room in a way that will get him killed; this will cause a chain-reaction of losing all remaining lives. This, combined with the fact that all rooms require a meticulous jumping, has earned Jet Set Willy the rumour of being one of the most difficult platform games ever released.

The game was planned to be released on the Amiga and Atari ST in 1989, but near completion, Software Projects cancelled the release as they regarded JSW as being out of its time. The Atari release was nonetheless inofficially spread, and is now available as a free download for the platform.

Jet Set Willy was revived by the developper Retrospec in 1999, porting it to DOS and later Windows and Macintosh as an official free download. This "Jet Set Willy PC" is a direct Spectrum port, keeping the exact same sprites only decorated in multicolour.

Individual credits:
Mathtew Smith: design

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 1992
Commodore 64 Rank: 62
DOS Rank: 249
Macintosh Rank: 390
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 9
ZX Spectrum Rank: 23
Atari ST Rank: 43
Windows Rank: 1091
BBC Micro Rank: 4
MSX Rank: 16
Dragon 32/64 Rank: 1
Amstrad CPC Rank: 21
Num Ratings: 18
Average Rating: 7.14
Standard Deviation: 1.35
Num Views: 685
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.0
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 6
Users Owning: 15
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 0 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 2
Plays This Month: 0
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