Jet Set Willy

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thax - 19/10/2013
Amazing music, the idea of tidying the house so you could goto bed was cool, but the atari version had an evil glitch if anyone else ever noticed - when you lost a life - it respawned you in exact same place so you just died over and over until your lives ran out. was super annoying, could of been made much better.
Jonny EOL - 11/11/2006
Rob Hubbard's finest theme tune (and an Atari exclusive, too!) - and it soundtracked THIS? I spent ages playing this thinking it was really good - I certainly loved the concept. Then I saw other versions and realized how ripped off we Atarians really were. This could have been so much more....
Michael Strorm - 26/10/2006
This is.... *not* the best version of JSW out there. In fact I've heard it called the worst, and music aside, I'd probably agree with them. The graphics are worse than the speccy. I know that the Atari's lack of a true multicolour hi-res is a major weakness, and that medium res was probably a better choice, but they just did blockier versions of the limited spectrum graphics without (e.g.) exploiting per-pixel colour resolution and DLIs. (Look at the JSW sprite homages in Henry's House to see how they *could* have been; yeah, JSW *does* have DLIs, but only for basic gradient backgrounds). Plus, this came out three years after the original; standards had improved by then... Music is good in this version; although I slightly miss the original, this has more variety (if you listen carefully you'll hear that it goes on quite a long time before completely repeating).


Jet Set Willy atari screenshot
Jet Set Willy atari screenshot
Jet Set Willy atari screenshot
Jet Set Willy atari screenshot


GenreArcade - Platformer (Multi-Screen)Year1986
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherTynesoft
Players1CountryUnited Kingdom

Riddell, Mark

Graphic Artist(s)

Riddell, David

MediumTape Disk

Hubbard, Rob

Cover Artist(s)[unknown]Serial-
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Re-released on the Four Great Games Volume 1 and Four Great Games Volume 2 compilations.

Be sure to check out Jet Set Willy 2007 ported directly from the Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

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