Jet Set Willy
Aliases  JetSet Willy
Release Year  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 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
JetSet Willy Editor
Inspiration for  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  116 title(s)
Features  Border Effects, Padlock Protection
Other Platforms  Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore Plus/4, MSX
Average mag. score  96.25% (4 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.

Review Awards
     "Crash Smash"at Crashissue #4 - 1984/5page 8
     "PCG Game of the Month"at Personal Computer Gamesissue #6 - 1984/5page 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 However, they later rescinded this claim and issued a set of POKEs to correct the flaws.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)by Load 'n' Run [IT] (Italy)- 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.jpg75,459OriginalCassette inlay
     JetSetWilly.jpg429,074OriginalCassette inlay
     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#2Cassette inlay
     JetSetWilly(CPLComputerPlusSoftGmbH)(DE).txt9,031#3InstructionsGerman

Magazine Reviews
     Big Kissue #4-1984/7page 26- Review: 3/3
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #31-1984/5page 28- Review
     Computer Choiceissue 1984/6page 15- Review
     Crashissue #4-1984/5page 8- Review: 95%
     MicroHobbyissue #13-1985/1page 14- Review - Nuevo
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #6-1984/5page 72- Review: 10/10
     Popular Computing Weeklyissue v.3 #13-1984/3/29-"week#5"page 61- Review
     Sinclair Answersissue 1985/1page 27- Review
     Sinclair Answersissue #1-1984/9page 33- Review
     Sinclair Programsissue #21-1984/7page 32- Review: Not Rated
     Sinclair Userissue #27-1984/6-"supplement"page 8- Review: 9/10
     TV Gamerissue 1984/6page 24- Review

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

Magazine Advertisements
     Big Kissue #6-1984/9page 56- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #27-1984/1page 55- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #31-1984/5page 146- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #35-1984/9page 4- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #37-1984/11page 115- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #39-1985/1page 117- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #40-1985/2page 87- Full-page ad
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #44-1985/6page 35- Advert
     C&VG (Computer & Video Games)issue #45-1985/7page 103- Advert
     Crashissue #3-1984/4page 40- Full-page ad
     Crashissue #4-1984/5page 10- Full-page ad
     Crashissue #5-1984/6page 122- Full-page ad
     Crashissue #24-1986/1-"Christmas Special 1985/86"page 187- Advert
     Home Computing Weeklyissue #58-1984/4/17-"week#3"page 32- Advert - Fiversoft "Golden Collection" advert
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #5-1984/4page 135- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #6-1984/5page 144- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #7-1984/6page 142- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #10-1984/9page 2- Advert
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #14-1985/1page 141- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Gamesissue #15-1985/2page 105- Full-page ad
     Personal Computer Newsissue #53-1984/3/17page 20- Full-page ad
     Your Computerissue 1984/1page 43- Full-page ad
     Your Computerissue 1984/5page 192- Advert
     Your Spectrumissue #1-1984/1page 89- Full-page ad
     Your Spectrumissue #2-1984/3page 9- Full-page ad

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