Written by  :  makky (11)
Written on  :  Nov 28, 2011
Platform  :  Amstrad CPC
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A fun but hard game

The Good

Jet Set Willy is a multi screen platform game in which you are tasked with grabbing all the shiny objects. You start with 9 life`s and you will need them believe me! There`s a pleasant tune that can be turned on of off and a few basic sound effects. The graphics look simple and are only 4 colours but strangely seem to work.

The mansion your stuck inside is vast with over 100 rooms to explore. These are full of platforms, conveyor belts, spikes, ropes and odd looking nasties. Beware though as a few rooms are misleading and leave you trapped. This all adds to the enjoyment as you learn from your mistakes and also stumble upon secret areas like the Desert Island or even the trip into space!

The Bad

Pixel perfect timing is often required which can lead to death if you make a mistake. Sometimes when you die your put right back where you died - another Willy lost leading quickly to game over. Some rooms are very unforgiving and can take ages to master.

The Bottom Line

A famous game that charmed you into having one more go.