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8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« on: 08:00, 24 November 14 »
8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
24 November 2014, 5:06 am

 

8-bit Battles compares the game Jet Set Willy with versions from the amstrad,atari 800,bbc,acorn electron,c16,c64,msx and spectrum. ...YOU DECIDE WHAT VERSION IS THE BEST... Amstrad 0:08...[/t][/t]
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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #1 on: 12:34, 24 November 14 »
Where is our nice music ?  :o

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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #2 on: 13:47, 24 November 14 »
Where is our nice music ?  :o


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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #3 on: 13:50, 24 November 14 »
Hahaha, I know :D I mean in the video. All the other versions have their musics on.

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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #4 on: 15:39, 24 November 14 »
Most versions are cool but I still prefer CPC version. MSX is nice. C64, Atari... stairs: don't want

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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #5 on: 16:41, 24 November 14 »
Never liked the game so why on earth did I watch a 15 minute video about it?   

Having said that, the Atari version has pretty cool catchy music.  I would actually tolerate playing the game for that tune.  I don't know what the hell was coming out of the Spectrum's sound output there.  Was that rapid popping noise meant to be music?

Curious as to why some had the character sprites change in the Nightmare Room and some didn't.
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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #6 on: 19:27, 24 November 14 »
sorry but beside music, all non-Z80 version quite suck... the pixel perfect gameplay is gone...


CPC version is actually Jet Set Wily 2, aka the largely extended CPC version...


I prefer CPC because somewhat  less colours on playfield yet betterly used... more sober... and the frequent changes between screens + raster (szcore zone) + border still gives a colourfull game experience, and it uses a lot of palette variations anyway. Real Orange ? unseen on most other machines lol...
Also the CPC version really had cool musics so it is a shamfull bias against CPC to not include thoses.


The "6501" (non Z80) version's stairs are so...yurk...


But yeah, emulator must be faulty in rendering the true experience.

Were all those versions "professional releases " ?
I guess Enterprise and SamCoupé could get some love.
Also no Oric Atmos ?

Acorn electron looks like a ZX81 version, somewhat...
Comodore16 looks good but loose the smoothness and looks somber and silent (emulation fail ?)

MSX : strange colours but I guess it must be somewhat Speccyperfect in reality.. too bad they failed to find the Hardsprite memory mapping as usual. :P

Atari800 : yurk... nice music, some kool ideas with the raster effects but that's all.

BBC : seems almost Amstrad perfect on some points, but less colour choices (only 8 colours base RGB ?), less rasters,

C64 : seriously WTF ? I hope this is emulator fails at best... those big stairs look painfully to play. and the "rainbow" seems so brownish, tarnished...


www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2-hlZTigZg

was redone recently :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7FZKs4bKFc

ok now that is quite better...

other remake :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y25UNnYBxJ4


then good old Marathon :
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlXdCKmp8rA

Ok, i stayed on topic, somewhat.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAl0ld3to24
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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #7 on: 20:50, 24 November 14 »
I reviewed the Atari version a few weeks back. It's fundamentally utterly broken. Hasn't even been playtested. It has a good tune and that is it.


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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #8 on: 21:07, 24 November 14 »
I think The Atari version comes close to being the worst port ever!! The CPC version has to be the best without doubt, Nice and crisp sharp graphics, great functional sound effects.

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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #9 on: 21:37, 24 November 14 »

Also no Oric Atmos ?



Indeed. I just saw Manic Miner under Oricutron emulator, interesting port, music mainly. Far to be the best version but great soul.

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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #10 on: 22:08, 24 November 14 »
Ohhh, the Atari music was by Rob Hubbard.  That explains why it's easily the best thing about any of those versions.   

Rather stupidly I typed 'Ron Hubbard' into wikipedia the first time to look up his full list of video game music credits and ended up on the page of L Ron Hubbard who founded that scientology thing.  Really not what I wanted...
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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #11 on: 22:58, 24 November 14 »
Nice, nothing like a bit of willy waving
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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #12 on: 01:22, 25 November 14 »
Oh no... This has me hooked again! Roms 17, 18 and 19 in my x-mem are now jet set Willy!
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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #13 on: 16:07, 25 November 14 »
Comodore16 looks good but loose the smoothness and looks somber and silent (emulation fail ?)



The C16/Plus 4 had a tiny map too:


Jet Set Willy - Commodore C16 Plus/4



It was after seeing how small the C16 map was I decided to write a version for the 16K Spectrum to see if I could do any better:


Jet Set Willy 16K Walkthrough, ZX Spectrum


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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #14 on: 16:26, 25 November 14 »
Great video!


Next time, check the game on CPC-Power, for a link to the Dragon version, as I did a cross-check and added links on both sides.


Dragon version here: http://archive.worldofdragon.org/index.php?title=Jet_Set_Willy

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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #15 on: 18:08, 25 November 14 »

Dragon's version looks cool, now I want it on PCW  ;D


I always loved the CPC intro tune. Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata, Piano Sonata No. 14
 



Also nice improvement on JSW2...


C64, no ugly stairs.

Jet Set Willy II - The Final Frontier Review for the Commodore 64 by John Gage


MSX, nice  :) 

JetSet Willy 2 MSX
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Re: 8 bit Battles Jet Set Willy
« Reply #16 on: 19:02, 25 November 14 »
I want to see a walkthrough of the Dragon version. Man the C16 version is poxy!