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Description

This platform game is the sequel of Jet Set Willy and basically just an extension of the previous game, adding 40 rooms to the existing 64 rooms of its predecessor. The gameplay otherwise remains almost identical, apart from a few minor changes. Upon death, Willy respawns in a specific safe spot rather than at a room's entrance, helping prevent some "unavoidable infinite death" scenarios. Jump physics were also modified a bit from the original game.

Much like Jet Set Willy the game features copy protection: when the game is loaded, the user is given a reference to the included sheet and has to enter the four colours shown there.


Screenshots

Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier Amiga Manic Miner demo - Game over
Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier MSX Macaroni Ted
Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier Amstrad CPC Banyan tree? This doesn't look like a tree to me.
Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier Commodore 16, Plus/4 Title Screen.

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jet Set Willy: The Final Frontier" -- Amstrad CPC title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

A fun but hard game Amstrad CPC makky (11)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 34 out of 40 85
Home Computing Weekly Amstrad CPC Apr 16, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Commodore User Commodore 16, Plus/4 Feb, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Amtix! Amstrad CPC Nov, 1985 79 out of 100 79
Games-X Amiga Feb 13, 1992 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
CU Amiga Amiga Feb, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1989 63 out of 100 63
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Aug, 1985 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The One Amiga Amiga Feb, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Aug, 1985 24 out of 100 24

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Amstrad CPC version 1 S Olafsson (53934)
Jul 31, 2017

Trivia

Development

Jet Set Willy for Spectrum had a much smaller mansion of 60 rooms, but when ported to Amstrad CPC the designers (Derrick P. Rowson and Steve Wetherill) decided to expand the game, more than doubling the number of rooms to 132. Later, the expanded version was ported back to Spectrum, and from then on was considered Jet Set Willy II.

References

In this game there are numerous rooms that are parodies of other games and people:
  • "Macarroni Ted" was named after Technician Ted who worked for Marconi
  • "Alienate" was named after all the alien films and is meant to sound like Alien 8
  • "Captain Slog"/"Beam me down Spotty" are just corruptions on the appropriate sayings
  • "Dumb Waiter" is a tribute to Eugene Evans and his program wacky waiters
  • "Flower Power Source" is a tribute to the flower Power movement of the 60's
  • "Galaxic Invasion" is a tribute to the Galaxians and space invaders of the early 80's
  • "Holt Road" was a residence owned by the software house and was used to house some programmers
  • "Loony Jet Set" is a tribute to lunar jet pac a game that was release in the early 80's
  • "Megaron" is an ancient Greek word for hall
  • "Money Bags" is a tribute to Mathew Smith and all the monies he was going to make
  • "NCC 1501" is a tribute to Star Trek and the ship NCC 1701" Enterprise"
  • "Someone else" is named after Cameron Else who phoned up the programmer and announced that one note was wrong in the title tune.
  • "Star drive early brick version" derives its name from a skit at old technology being not up the job
  • "The trouble with Tibbles is.." is a tribute to one episode of Star Trek that featured tribbles.
  • The well appears 3 times in order to say "Well, well, well" as a remark to indicate your pending demise.
  • In the central map area an homage to the game Hunchback is effected with the parapet-running, rope-swinging, pit-jumping rooms (from left to right) On the Roof, Up On the Battlements, We must peform a Quirkafleeg (its peculiar name a reference to a Fat Freddy's Cat comic strip), I'm sure I've seen this before, and Rescue Esmerelda, with Belfry atop it.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #79 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
Information also contributed by Derrick P Rowson and Technocrat
Contributed to by Sciere (813775), Kabushi (257783), Martin Smith (80318), koffiepad (10502) and Macs Black (80133)
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