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Jet Set Willy

Jet Set Willy
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Developer Derrick Rowson & Steve Wetherill
Publisher Software Projects
Musician Unknown
Release 1985
Platform(s) CPC, Acorn Electron, Atari 400/800, BBC Micro, C16, C64, MSX, Plus/4, ZX Spectrum
Genre Arcade (Platformer)
Game Modes 1 Player
Controls Keyboard Joystick
Media disk Cassette
Language Language:english

The return of Miner Willy. One of the biggest and most famous 8-bit games of all time which is impossible to ignore when compiling a list of groundbreaking titles. For the Spectrum... The CPC version is servicable and is pretty good port but did not have the same impact on the Amstrad as it had on the Speccy.

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Miner Willy, intrepid explorer and nouveau-riche socialite, has been reaping the benefits of his fortunate discovery in surbiton. He has a yacht, a cliff-top mansion, an Italian housekeeper and a French cook, and hundreds of new found friends who REALLY know how to enjoy themselves a a party.

His housekeeper Maria, however, takes a very dim view of all his revellry, and finally after a particularly boisterous thrash she puts her foot down. When the last of the louts disappears down the drive in his Aston Martin, all Willy can think about is crashing out in his four-poster. But Maria won't let him into his room until ALL the discarded glasses and bottles have been cleared away.

Can you help Willy out of his dilemma? He hasn't explored his mansion properly yet(it IS a large place and he HAS been VERY busy) and there are some very strange things going on in the further recesses of the house (I wonder what the last owner WAS doing in his laboratory the night he disappeared).

You should manage O.K. though you will probably find some loonies have been up on the roof and I would check down the road and on the beach if I was you. Good luck and don't worry, all you can lose in this game is sleep.

In the Bathroom
Having a Nightmare





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  • Although technically the prequel to Jet Set Willy - The Final Frontier, this shorter version of the game was released on the CPC after Final Frontier on the CPC. This game was coded and released to fall into line with the versions available on other machines for the compilation They Sold a Million

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