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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.1
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Enter Willy's mansion. And begin the wackiest craziest adventure of your life.
Crash! (May, 1984)
Jet Set Willy is a high point in the development of the Spectrum game. I hope there will be others, maybe ones of a different kind, but I’m sure nothing will top this game for addictivity, fluent graphics, responsiveness and sheer imagination. The nightmare quality of the events suggests its author should be receiving therapy. Instead, he’s probably getting rich. Good luck to him...
90 (UK) (Oct 25, 2007)
The two most important aspects of character identification are "want" and "need", and seldom in the history of games have these vitalities been better portrayed than in Jet Set Willy - precisely the reason we're so inexplicable drawn toward his games and consider his progenitor to be on a different creative level to us mortals who play the games.
GamesCollection (Mar 03, 2011)
Un Videogioco che non può lasciare indifferenti. Messa in scena, personalità e stile da vendere. Da giocare almeno una volta nella vita.
Sinclair User (Jun, 1984)
Manic Miner was one of last year's classic Spectrum games and now programmer Matthew Smith has brought Willy back again in an equally zany sequel, Jet Set Willy. Willy is living the decadent life after striking it rich down the mine but his housekeeper revolts after one party too many and will not let Willy go to bed until he has cleared all the mess.
Jet Set Willy is bound to be up among the top ten in the C&VG Daily Mirror software charts before very long - and I confidently predict that Matthew Smith and Software Projects have got another number one on their hands. Jet Set Willy is available now from Software Projects of Liverpool and is a bargain at £5,50.
TeleMatch (Dec, 1984)
Es geschieht eine Menge. Was wir vermissen, ist der Neuigkeitswert, ist die heutzutage gefragte grafische Top-Qualität. Und was gefällt? Da wäre die Vielzahl der Screens, die Fülle der grafischen Hinderungselemente zu nennen. Unterm Strich: Ein Programm von dem man mehr erwartet, bei dem man sich fragt, ob‘s fürs Geld nicht etwas besseres gibt. Das heißt im Klartext: Jet Set Willy ist Durchschnitt.
Happy Computer (Jul, 1984)
Der Nachfolge des Riesenhits „Manic Miner“ ist da: „Jet Set Willy“. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit kletterte auch dieses Spiel an die Spitze der Hitparaden.