Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jet Set Willy

Miner Willy is back!

Who hasn't played with Mr Willy on their old computer - surely the most respected series of 8-bit platformers ever to grace CRT screens? Well, here is the Atari ST's attempt at Jet Set Willy which is actually a perfect replica of the original game fully mimicking the gameplay without any unnecessary bloatware "improvements".

Although finished, JSW was never released. I guess Software Projects felt that people's expectations had changed since 1984? I see their point but it's still a massive shame because I feel they had produced something timeless so always welcome. What, you don't believe me? Take a look at the animation above - what a gem!!

I think older ZX Spectrum guys will enjoy this incredibly authentic platformer on their Atari STs!! What a brilliant game it is. However, I should go and help a tired Master Willy clean up his messy mansion, wish me luck...

Links and Screenshots

Download Jet Set Willy from my own Dropbox file server.
AtariMania has an interesting piece of text to read on their website.
Here is a pretty darn cool map of the entire Willy Mansion. Ahh, the memories!!
What? Do you want Manic Miner as well? Then click that link ASAP!!!


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    1. Yeah and I'm so glad this wasn't another Chuckie Egg 2... ie, they ruin it with different mechanics or fancy graphics. It's probably another Battlezone using the Speccy code. And that works for me :D