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IMPORTANT: To 'Save' the game go 'Back' to the Main Menu before quitting the App.
Jet Set Willy for the ZX Spectrum (an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.
Jet Set Willy: ZX Spectrum is offered as an in-app purchase from within the Recreated ZX Spectrum app. The Recreated ZX Spectrum app includes more ZX Spectrum games plus Sinclair BASIC.
Jet Set Willy: ZX Spectrum is also available in this stand-alone form. It does not include any other ZX Spectrum games but it does include an infinite-lives version.
Jet Set Willy: ZX Spectrum is the 100% original ZX Spectrum game, written in 1984 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection technology.
- portrait and landscape play / display modes
- iDaptive (user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvas) Controls
- ‘auto save’, on exiting the game
- authentic 'Spectrum' sound
Jet Set Willy was published in 1984 by Software Projects. The game is a sequel to Manic Miner (1983), and is the second game in the immensely popular Miner Willy Series. The Plot: A tired Miner Willy has to tidy up all the items left around his house after a huge party. With this done his housekeeper Maria will allow him access to his bedroom. Willy's mansion was bought with the wealth obtained from his adventures in Manic Miner but much of it remains unexplored and it appears to be full of strange creatures, possibly a result of the previous (missing) owner's experiments. Willy must explore the enormous mansion and its grounds (including a beach and a yacht) to fully tidy up the house so he can get some much-needed sleep. Game-play: Willy moves from room to room in his mansion collecting objects. Unlike the screen-by-screen style of its prequel, the player can explore the mansion at will and tackle the screens in the order of their choosing. Willy is controlled using only left, right and jump. He can climb stairs by walking into them (jumping through them to avoid them) and climb swinging ropes by pushing left or right depending on what direction the rope is swinging in. The play area itself consists of 60 flick-screen making-up the mansion and its grounds and containing hazards (static killer objects), patrolling monsters (killer guardians which move along predetermined paths), various platforms and collectable objects. The collectable items glow to distinguish them from other items in the room. Willy loses a life if he touches an enemy or falls too far, and he is returned to the point at which he entered the room. This may lead to a game-ending situation in which Willy repeatedly falls from a height, losing all lives in succession. Bugs: As originally released, the game could not be completed due to several bugs. Although actually four completely unrelated issues, they became known collectively as "The Attic Bug". After the player entered the room The Attic, various rooms would undergo corruption on all subsequent game plays, including all monsters disappearing from The Chapel, and other screens triggering instant death. Initially Software Projects attempted to pass off this bug off as an intentional feature to make the game more difficult, claiming that the rooms in question were filled with poison gas. However, they later rescinded this claim and issued a set of POKEs to correct the flaws.
About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.
* Links (from the News tab within the app) to the re-launched Kickstarter appeal for the Manic Miner® Limited-Edition Collectors' Print Playing Cards and for the Jet Set Willy® Limited-Edition Collectors' Print Playing Cards.
* More links to the now available Manic Miner® app - a perfectly replica of the much-loved home computer game, with 3-D voxel-style graphics.
* Support for the Recreated ZX Spectrum device.
* Enhanced compatibility with both iPhone and iPad devices - 'Universal' app.
Ratings and Reviews
Won’t run with iOS 11. Was quite good fun when it worked.
I really love this game it brings back so many memories of the early 80's
Great Game. Bad Form Elite!
First things first. This (Legendary) game was developed by Software Projects back in 1984. Upon it's release, it had already reached legendary status and went on to become one of the most beloved and most remembered games of all time.
Of course, if you are new to the world of games, this probably looks like a blocky mess. But take note, this came out at a time when graphics & sprites on home computers were not exactly what they are today.
So why 3 stars? Simple. Although i applaude Elite Systems' attempt at reviving the original Speccy classics, I do not condone selling them for 1.49 each. That is a rip-off. Mostly because half of their offered games are FREELY available on the net at the consent of the programmers, mind you.
Drop the price. I understand that you expect some form of compensation for bringing this to IOS but come on! 1.49? Really?
- Elite Systems Ltd
- 77.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Jet Set Willy (C) 2017. Jet Set Willy Is A Registered Trademark In The UK (#3081930). All Rights Reserved. Manufactured Under Licence by Elite.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.