Jet Set Willy
Aliases  JetSet Willy
Release Date  1984
Original Publisher  Software Projects Ltd (UK)
Min. Hardware  ZX-Spectrum 48K
Genre  Arcade Game: Platform
Max. Players  1
Edited with  JSW Editor
Jet Set Willy Construction Kit
Jet Set Willy Editor
Jet Set Willy Editor
Jet Set Willy Editor
Jet Set Willy Editor Mk2
Jet Set Willy Graphics Designer
Jet Set Willy Levels Designer
Jet Set Willy Room Designer
Jet Set Willy Screen Gallery
Jet Set Willy Sprite Library
Jet Set Willy: DefRoom
Jet Set Willy: Dr. Jet Set Willy Microdrive Tape
JetSet Willy Editor
Inspiration for  Advanced Jet Set Willy Guardian Simulator
JSW 128 VK3
JSW 128 VL5
Jet Set Basic
Jet Set Willy 16K
Jet Set Willy X
Thoroughly Modern Willy
Winer Milly
Original Price  £5.95
Mods  119 title(s)
Features  Border Effects, Padlock Protection, Prize Game
Other Platforms  Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, MSX, Ondra SPO 186 (unofficial), Tesla PMD 85 (unofficial)
Average mag. score  97.00% (5 reviews)
Martijn's WoS score  82.6% (498 votes)

Re-releases
     #1 - Microbyte [ES] (Spain)(1984)
     #2 - Ventamatic (Spain)(1984)
     #3 - CPL Computer Plus Soft GmbH (Germany)(1984)

Authors/Contributors
     Matthew Smith (UK) - ?
     Roger Tissyman - Inlay/Poster Art

Annual Awards
     2nd Best (Overall) Arcade Game - 1984 Crash Readers Awards.
     2nd Best Advertisement - 1984 Crash Readers Awards.
     2nd Best Looking Advert To Appear In A Magazine - 1984 Crash Readers Awards.
     2nd Best Platform Game - 1984 Crash Readers Awards.
     3rd State of the Art Award - 1984 Crash Readers Awards.
     Rank #05 - 1984 Sinclair User Top 50 Spectrum Software Classics

Review Awards
     "Crash Smash"at Crashissue v.1 #4 - 1984/Maypage 8
     "PCG Game of the Month"at Personal Computer Gamesissue #6 - 1984/Maypage 72

Known Errors
     (Taken from Wikipedia):
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".

Initially Software Projects attempted to pass off the most severe - The Attic bug itself - 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 However, they later rescinded this claim and issued a set of POKEs to correct the flaws.

The most notorious bug was the 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. This was caused by an error in the path of an arrow in The Attic, resulting in the sprite travelling past the end of the Spectrum's video memory and overwriting crucial game data instead. This bears similarities to a buffer overflow, and as such is an early example of such an error - and the problems it can cause.

An item under The Conservatory Roof was placed too close to both the screen entrance and a killer object making it impossible to collect. The Software Projects fix removed the killer object.

There was an invisible and impossible to reach item in First Landing. The Software Projects fix relocated the item to The Hall - although some fixes relocated the object to The Bathroom where it became visible as another tap item. (By poking value 33, instead of 11.)

The Banyan Tree was impassable in an upward direction - the Software Projects fix changed the status of an essential block from solid to passable.

Music References
     Includes the following music: L. v. Beethoven, Sonata No. 14 in C# Minor "Moonlight Sonata" op. 27 no.2, I. Adagio sostenuto [title screen]; Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, "If I Were a Rich Man" [in game]

Series "Miner Willy"
     1. Manic Miner(1983)by Bug-Byte Software Ltd (UK)
     2. Jet Set Willy(1984)by Software Projects Ltd (UK)
     3. Jet Set Willy II(1985)by Software Projects Ltd (UK)

Compilations
     Full version inThey Sold a Million(1985)by The Hit Squad (UK)
     Full version inThey Sold a Million (alternative)(1985)by The Hit Squad (UK)
     Unauthorized version inLoad 'n' Run issue 11(1984/Dec)by Load 'n' Run - covertape from magazine issue #11 - 1984/Dec- titled "La casa di Jack"

Main File Downloads
     FilenameReleaseMachineSchemeLanguageComments
 JetSetWilly(PCGBugfix).tzx.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(None)English - (PCG Bugfix)
 JetSetWilly(original).tap.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(???)English - (original)
 JetSetWilly(pre-production).tzx.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(None)English - (pre-production)
 JetSetWilly_2.tzx.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(None)English
 JetSetWilly(StormWarningMix).z80.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(???)English - (Storm Warning Mix)
 JetSetWilly(hacked).z80.zipOriginalZX-Spectrum 48K(???)English - (hacked)
 JetSetWilly(Ventamatic).tzx.zip#2ZX-Spectrum 48K(None)Spanish
 JetSetWilly(CPLComputerPlusSoftGmbH).tzx.zip#3ZX-Spectrum 48K(None)English

Additional File Downloads
     FilenameSizeReleaseTypeLanguageComments
     JetSetWilly.scr6,912OriginalLoading screen
     JetSetWilly.gif2,661OriginalRunning screen
     JetSetWilly_Spanish.jpg75,459OriginalInlay - Front
     JetSetWilly.jpg429,074OriginalInlay - Front
     JetSetWilly_Back.jpg261,750OriginalInlay - Back
     JetSetWilly(StormWarningMix).txt1,662OriginalInstructionsEnglish
     JetSetWilly.txt3,369OriginalInstructionsEnglish
     JetSetWilly_historical.txt18,248OriginalInstructionsEnglish
     JetSetWilly.jpg110,422OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_2.jpg185,587OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_3.jpg206,995OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_4.jpg127,430OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_5.jpg494,894OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_61.gif77,489OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_62.gif87,796OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_7.png82,462OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_8.png86,016OriginalGame map
     JetSetWilly_CodeSheet.jpg247,763OriginalCode sheet
     JetSetWilly.jpg216,539OriginalAdvertisement
     JetSetWilly_2.jpg82,990OriginalAdvertisement
     Jet Set Willy (1984)(Software Projects).pok7,122OriginalPOK pokes file
     JetSetWilly(Ventamatic).jpg63,887#2Inlay - Front
     JetSetWilly(CPLComputerPlusSoftGmbH)(DE).txt9,031#3InstructionsGerman

Magazine Reviews
     Big Kissue #4-1984/Julpage 26- Review: 3/3
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #31-1984/Maypage 28- Review
     Computer Choiceissue 1984/Junpage 15- Review
     Crashissue v.1 #4-1984/Maypage 8- Review: 95%
     MicroHobbyissue #13-1985/Janpage 14- Review - Nuevo
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #6-1984/Maypage 72- Review: 10/10
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #13-1984/Mar/29 special "week#5"page 61- Review
     Sinclair Answersissue #1-1984/Seppage 33- Review
     Sinclair Answersissue #2-1985/Janpage 27- Review
     Sinclair Programsissue #21-1984/Julpage 32- Review: Not Rated
     Sinclair Userissue #27-1984/Jun supplement "Soft Centre 2"page 8- Review: 9/10
     Sinclair Userissue #32-1984/Nov supplement "Top 50 Spectrum Software Classics"page 7- Review: Not Rated
     TV Gamerissue 1984/Junpage 24- Review
     ZX Computingissue #16-1984/Decpage 153- Review: 5/5

Magazine References
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #16-1989/Janpage 117- News/Note
     ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)issue #41-1991/Febpage 63- Feature - The ACE guide to THE GREATEST GAMES of all time (probably)
     Big Kissue #6-1984/Seppage 109- Hack/Poke
     Big Kissue #7-1984/Octpage 108- Hack/Poke
     Big Kissue #9-1984/Decpage 125- Letters
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue 1985 special "Yearbook"page 88- Feature - Top Ten Games of 1984
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #32-1984/Junpage 50- Map
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #32-1984/Junpage 50- Tips
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #33-1984/Julpage 132- News/Note
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #34-1984/Augpage 8- Letters
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #34-1984/Augpage 11- Letters
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #34-1984/Augpage 132- Hack/Poke
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #34-1984/Augpage 132- News/Note
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #35-1984/Seppage 8- Letters
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #35-1984/Seppage 127- Tips
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #36-1984/Octpage 141- Hack/Poke
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #41-1985/Marpage 6- Hack/Poke
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #44-1985/Junpage 8- Letters
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #44-1985/Junpage 69- Hack/Poke
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #46-1985/Augpage 82- Hack/Poke
     Computer Choiceissue 1984/Julpage 75- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue v.1 #1-1984/Febpage 25- News/Note
     Crashissue v.1 #2-1984/Marpage 22- News/Note
     Crashissue v.1 #3-1984/Aprpage 24- Preview
     Crashissue v.1 #4-1984/Maypage 42- News/Note
     Crashissue v.1 #5-1984/Junpage 49- Tips
     Crashissue v.1 #5-1984/Junpage 50- Map
     Crashissue v.1 #5-1984/Junpage 53- Tips
     Crashissue v.1 #6-1984/Julpage 100- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue v.1 #7-1984/Augpage 81- Tips
     Crashissue v.1 #8-1984/Seppage 82- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue v.1 #8-1984/Seppage 83- Tips
     Crashissue v.1 #9-1984/Octpage 35- Letters
     Crashissue v.1 #10-1984/Novpage 77- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue v.1 #11-1984/Decpage 138- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue v.1 #12-1985/Janpage 29- Letters
     Crashissue v.1 #12-1985/Janpage 29- Map
     Crashissue v.1 #12-1985/Janpage 146- Hack/Poke
     Crashissue v.1 #40-1987/Maypage 89- Hack/Poke
     Die Speccy CDissue 1996/Janpage 0- Map
     Games Computingissue 1984/Novpage 47- Feature - Chart Toppers '84
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #54-1984/Mar/20 special "week#3"page 6- News/Note - Colour coded
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #61-1984/May/8 special "week#2"page 20- Tips
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #66-1984/Jun/12 special "week#2"page 33- Letters
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #66-1984/Jun/12 special "week#2"page 33- Tips
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #67-1984/Jun/19 special "week#3"page 31- Hack/Poke
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #69-1984/Jul/3 special "week#1"page 34- Tips
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #70-1984/Jul/10 special "week#2"page 21- Hack/Poke
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #71-1984/Jul/17 special "week#3"page 23- Hack/Poke
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #71-1984/Jul/17 special "week#3"page 23- Tips
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #75-1984/Aug/14 special "week#2"page 27- Tips
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #79-1984/Sep/11 special "week#2"page 26- Tips
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #82-1984/Oct/2 special "week#1"page 35- Hack/Poke
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #98-1985/Feb/5 special "week#1"page 43- Letters
     MicroHobbyissue #56-1985/Decpage 39- Tips - Micromania
     MicroHobby Especialissue #1-1985/Nov special "Especial"page 25- Feature - Supercincuenta
     New Computer Expressissue #10-1989/Jan/14page 39- News/Note - Come again?
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #7-1984/Junpage 22- News/Note
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #7-1984/Junpage 102- Map
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #8-1984/Julpage 21- Hack/Poke
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #8-1984/Julpage 99- Tips
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #9-1984/Augpage 20- Tips
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #9-1984/Augpage 21- Letters
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #10-1984/Seppage 108- Hack/Poke
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #10-1984/Seppage 108- Tips
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #12-1984/Novpage 105- Hack/Poke
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.2 #49-1983/Dec/8 special "week#2"page 1- News/Note
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #11-1984/Mar/15 special "week#3"page 5- News/Note
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #18-1984/May/3 special "week#1"page 43- News/Note
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #19-1984/May/10 special "week#2"page 7- Letters
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #23-1984/Jun/7 special "week#1"page 7- Letters - Jet Set prizewinners
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #23-1984/Jun/7 special "week#1"page 7- Tips
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #28-1984/Jul/12 special "week#2"page 36- Hack/Poke
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #33-1984/Aug/16 special "week#3"page 36- Hack/Poke
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #33-1984/Aug/16 special "week#3"page 36- Tips
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #39-1984/Sep/27 special "week#4"page 50- Hack/Poke
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #39-1984/Sep/27 special "week#4"page 50- News/Note - JSW Editor (C.Jenkins & P.Rhodes)
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #42-1984/Oct/18 special "week#3"page 52- News/Note
     SSD-IIissue 1999/Seppage 0- Information
     Sinclair Programsissue #21-1984/Julpage 27- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Programsissue #23-1984/Seppage 27- Letters
     Sinclair Programsissue #24-1984/Octpage 27- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Programsissue #27-1985/Janpage 26- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Programsissue #27-1985/Janpage 26- Tips
     Sinclair Programsissue #29-1985/Marpage 30- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Programsissue #31-1985/Maypage 7- Letters
     Sinclair Programsissue #33-1985/Julpage 8- Letters
     Sinclair Programsissue #34-1985/Augpage 30- Tips
     Sinclair Programsissue #35-1985/Seppage 8- Letters
     Sinclair Userissue 1985 special "Annual 1985"page 46- Feature - Spectrum software retrospective
     Sinclair Userissue #27-1984/Junpage 24- Letters
     Sinclair Userissue #28-1984/Julpage 19- Letters
     Sinclair Userissue #29-1984/Augpage 15- News/Note
     Sinclair Userissue #29-1984/Augpage 24- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #33-1984/Decpage 88- Feature - Matthew Smith interview
     Sinclair Userissue #38-1985/Maypage 18- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Userissue #39-1985/Junpage 18- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Userissue #53-1986/Augpage 20- Hack/Poke
     Sinclair Userissue #55-1986/Octpage 20- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #86-1989/Maypage 53- Tips
     Sinclair Userissue #116-1991/Octpage 20- Tips
     TV Gamerissue 1984/Augpage 33- Tips
     TV Gamerissue 1984/Seppage 66- Hack/Poke
     TV Gamerissue 1984/Octpage 66- Hack/Poke
     TV Gamerissue 1984/Octpage 66- Tips
     YS Smash Tipsissue 1988/Augpage 27- Hack/Poke
     YS Smash Tipsissue 1988/Augpage 27- Tips
     Your Computerissue v.4 #5-1984/Maypage 74- Feature - Spectrum Games
     Your Computerissue v.4 #6-1984/Junpage 42- Hack/Poke
     Your Computerissue v.4 #9-1984/Seppage 32- Hack/Poke
     Your Computerissue v.4 #9-1984/Seppage 33- Hack/Poke
     Your Computerissue v.5 #3-1985/Marpage 25- Hack/Poke
     Your Sinclairissue #12-1986/Decpage 11- News/Note
     Your Spectrumissue #4-1984/Junpage 60- Feature - Join the Jet Set
     Your Spectrumissue #4-1984/Junpage 62- Hack/Poke
     Your Spectrumissue #4-1984/Junpage 62- Map
     Your Spectrumissue #6-1984/Augpage 6- Tips
     Your Spectrumissue #6-1984/Augpage 21- Feature - Hacking Away
     Your Spectrumissue #6-1984/Augpage 34- News/Note
     Your Spectrumissue #8-1984/Octpage 17- Hack/Poke
     Your Spectrumissue #9-1984/Novpage 10- Hack/Poke
     Your Spectrumissue #9-1984/Novpage 17- Letters
     Your Spectrumissue #12-1985/Marpage 5- Hack/Poke
     Your Spectrumissue #13-1985/Aprpage 41- CompoEntry
     Your Spectrumissue #13-1985/Aprpage 41- Feature - April Showers
     Your Spectrumissue #15-1985/Junpage 6- CompoResult
     Your Spectrumissue #15-1985/Junpage 6- News/Note
     Your Spectrumissue #15-1985/Junpage 33- Feature - Interior Decorating
     Your Spectrumissue #16-1985/Julpage 15- Hack/Poke
     Your Spectrumissue #21-1985/Decpage 6- Tips
     ZX Computingissue #16-1984/Decpage 153- Feature - Great Games of '84

Magazine Advertisements
     Big Kissue #6-1984/Seppage 56- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #27-1984/Janpage 55- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #31-1984/Maypage 146- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #35-1984/Seppage 4- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #37-1984/Novpage 115- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #39-1985/Janpage 117- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #40-1985/Febpage 87- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #44-1985/Junpage 35- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #45-1985/Julpage 103- Advert
     Crashissue v.1 #3-1984/Aprpage 40- Full-page ad
     Crashissue v.1 #4-1984/Maypage 10- Full-page ad
     Crashissue v.1 #5-1984/Junpage 122- Full-page ad
     Crashissue v.1 #24-1986/Jan special "Christmas Special 1985/86"page 187- Advert
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #58-1984/Apr/17 special "week#3"page 32- Advert - Fiversoft "Golden Collection" advert
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #5-1984/Aprpage 135- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #6-1984/Maypage 144- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #7-1984/Junpage 142- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #10-1984/Seppage 2- Advert
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #14-1985/Janpage 141- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #15-1985/Febpage 105- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Newsissue #53-1984/Mar/17page 20- Full-page ad
     Your Computerissue v.4 #1-1984/Janpage 43- Full-page ad
     Your Computerissue v.4 #5-1984/Maypage 192- Advert
     Your Spectrumissue #1-1984/Janpage 89- Full-page ad
     Your Spectrumissue #2-1984/Marpage 9- Full-page ad

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