Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jet Set Willy

Yes, this is the Atari ST game and not the ZX Spectrum version using an emulator!

Who hasn't played with Mr Willy in one form or another over the decades - surely the most respected series of 8-bit platformers ever to grace our CRT screens? Well, here is the Atari ST's attempt at Jet Set Willy which is a perfect replica of the original that mimics the gameplay without unnecessary bloatware "improvements". It's completely authentic and guarantees the same level of entertainment you experienced back in 1984.

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 and always appreciated. What, you don't believe me? Take a look at the animation above - what a gem!!

It's time I helped a tired Master Willy clean up a messy mansion. Something tells me it's going to be an odd night but why he doesn't sack Maria and get in bed is beyond me? At least it makes for an excellent platformer!


 - Download Jet Set Willy from my own Dropbox file server.
 - AtariMania has a download and 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!!

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