Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Jet Set Willy'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1984 Software Projects (UK)
by Matthew Smith

I used to like JSW more than Manic Miner, just because it was easier. Well no exactly easier, because the engine is basicaly the same, but exploring the rooms was now a possibility, so this made me keep coming back, even despite the numerous bugs the early versions had. There is not much more I can say that hasnt been said before. JSW is undoubtedly a Speccy classic and even if you didnt like the game in your younger years, I bet it left a dent somewhere. Together with its predecessor it was responsible for a huge increase of new game ideas and, of course, the usual clones. The unleashing of these 2 monsters would revolutionize the game industry and boost sales dramatical. I hope the Software houses thanked Matthew Smith for it.