History VideoGame / JetSetWilly

25th Jan '18 5:07:24 PM nombretomado
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''Jet Set Willy'' is a computer game originally released in 1984. It was released first on the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, but was later released on [[StealthPun multiple platforms]]. It is a sequel to ''ManicMiner''. The plot is that Willy had bought his new house with the money from the previous game, but it is unexplored and full of what are probably [[MadScientist the previous owner's]] experiments. After a celebratory party, the place is chaos and his housekeeper Maria won't let him go to bed until he sorts it out. Willy must tidy up the mansion so he can get some much needed sleep.

With regard to gameplay, ''Jet Set Willy'' is one of the first multi-room (''ManicMiner'' had single room levels) GottaCollectThemAll [[PlatformGame Platform Games]]. There is a sequel, ''Jet Set Willy 2: The Final Frontier'', which is an extended version of the original (spawned as a result of [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting porting]] to the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC and back again), with the unwinnable condition fixed.

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''Jet Set Willy'' is a computer game originally released in 1984. It was released first on the UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum, but was later released on [[StealthPun multiple platforms]]. It is a sequel to ''ManicMiner''.''VideoGame/ManicMiner''. The plot is that Willy had bought his new house with the money from the previous game, but it is unexplored and full of what are probably [[MadScientist the previous owner's]] experiments. After a celebratory party, the place is chaos and his housekeeper Maria won't let him go to bed until he sorts it out. Willy must tidy up the mansion so he can get some much needed sleep.

With regard to gameplay, ''Jet Set Willy'' is one of the first multi-room (''ManicMiner'' (''Manic Miner'' had single room levels) GottaCollectThemAll [[PlatformGame Platform Games]]. There is a sequel, ''Jet Set Willy 2: The Final Frontier'', which is an extended version of the original (spawned as a result of [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting porting]] to the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC and back again), with the unwinnable condition fixed.



** ''[=JSW2=]'' also had (amongst the first few rooms entered) "Macaroni Ted" (referencing ''VideoGame/TechnicianTed'', whose authors worked at Marconi) and "Dumb Waiter" (a TakeThat to Imagine's ''WackyWaiter''). It even had a ShoutOut to [[ManicMiner the first game in the series]], in "Down T' Pit". It also has [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries "Beam me Down Spotty"]] leading to a planet surface or to the Bathroom, and [[BeamMeUpScotty "Beam me Up Spotty"]] (the last room of the planet) leading back to "Beam me Down Spotty".

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** ''[=JSW2=]'' also had (amongst the first few rooms entered) "Macaroni Ted" (referencing ''VideoGame/TechnicianTed'', whose authors worked at Marconi) and "Dumb Waiter" (a TakeThat to Imagine's ''WackyWaiter''). It even had a ShoutOut to [[ManicMiner [[VideoGame/ManicMiner the first game in the series]], in "Down T' Pit". It also has [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries "Beam me Down Spotty"]] leading to a planet surface or to the Bathroom, and [[BeamMeUpScotty "Beam me Up Spotty"]] (the last room of the planet) leading back to "Beam me Down Spotty".
10th Jan '18 5:42:51 PM Trueman001
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* PressStartToGameOver: In the second game, the toilet you start next to is a DeathTrap.

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In the second game, the toilet you start next to is a DeathTrap.DeathTrap.
** Inverted in the case of "I mean, even I don't believe this". Jumping from the top of the corresponding room of the original results in a death loop on the spikes of "We Must Perform a Quirkafleeg", but in [=JSW2=] this is a possible shortcut to that room.
10th Jan '18 5:37:02 PM Trueman001
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* DevelopersForesight: In ''Jet Set Willy 2: The Final Frontier'', there is a room called ''Cheat!'' that leads to an island (you can get to the island by sailing a boat there as well). You can go through ''Cheat!'' only if you have hacked the game and put in an invincibility cheat.

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* DevelopersForesight: In ''Jet Set Willy 2: The Final Frontier'', there is a room called ''Cheat!'' ''cheat'' that leads to an island (you can get to the island by sailing a boat there as well). You can go through ''Cheat!'' ''cheat'' only if you have hacked the game and put in an invincibility cheat.
10th Jan '18 5:16:14 PM Trueman001
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** According to [[http://www.jdawiseman.com/papers/games/jsw2/jsw2_programmer_comments.html WordOfGod]], the reason that the Cartography Room was one of the rooms added to the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting port]] is because the code has a built-in teleport cheat routine involving this room. (The developers put it in to make testing and editing the game easier, then left it in for fans to find.) Unfortunately, the ZX Spectrum [=JSW2=] does not contain this feature as there wasn't quite enough memory.

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** According to [[http://www.jdawiseman.com/papers/games/jsw2/jsw2_programmer_comments.html WordOfGod]], Word Of God]], the reason that the Cartography Room was one of the rooms added to the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting port]] is because the code has a built-in teleport cheat routine involving this room. (The developers put it in to make testing and editing the game easier, then left it in for fans to find.) Unfortunately, the ZX Spectrum [=JSW2=] does not contain this feature as there wasn't quite enough memory.memory.
** Another Easter Egg is a secret teleport in Deserted Isle.
10th Jan '18 2:18:55 AM Trueman001
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** According to WordOfGod, the reason that the Cartography Room was one of the rooms added to the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting port]] is because the code has a built-in teleport cheat routine involving this room. (In the released version, it was disabled but not removed -- it was deliberately left in for fans to find and enable, which requires just three [=POKEs=].) The ZX Spectrum [=JSW2=] also contains this feature.

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** According to WordOfGod, [[http://www.jdawiseman.com/papers/games/jsw2/jsw2_programmer_comments.html WordOfGod]], the reason that the Cartography Room was one of the rooms added to the UsefulNotes/AmstradCPC [[UsefulNotes/SoftwarePorting port]] is because the code has a built-in teleport cheat routine involving this room. (In (The developers put it in to make testing and editing the released version, it was disabled but not removed -- it was deliberately game easier, then left it in for fans to find and enable, which requires just three [=POKEs=].find.) The Unfortunately, the ZX Spectrum [=JSW2=] also contains does not contain this feature.feature as there wasn't quite enough memory.
2nd Apr '17 2:57:47 PM Gosicrystal
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: In ''Jet Set Willy 2: The Final Frontier'', there is a room called ''Cheat!'' that leads to an island (you can get to the island by sailing a boat there as well). You can go through ''Cheat!'' only if you have hacked the game and put in an invincibility cheat.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: DevelopersForesight: In ''Jet Set Willy 2: The Final Frontier'', there is a room called ''Cheat!'' that leads to an island (you can get to the island by sailing a boat there as well). You can go through ''Cheat!'' only if you have hacked the game and put in an invincibility cheat.
15th Oct '16 1:47:35 PM Trueman001
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** And in ''[=JSW2=]'', you can fly a rocket into space. Complete the Cartography Room, and you'll note that the rooms making up the space area form a shape that looks suspiciously like the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]. (One of the first rooms is called ''NCC 1501''; along and up a bit is ''The TROUBLE with TRIBBLES is...''.)

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** And in ''[=JSW2=]'', you can fly a rocket into space. Complete the Cartography Room, and you'll note that the rooms making up the space area form a shape that looks suspiciously like the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]. (One of the first rooms is called ''NCC 1501''; along and up a bit is ''The ''[[Recap/StarTrekS2E15TheTroubleWithTribbles The TROUBLE with TRIBBLES is...''.]]''.)
14th Oct '16 8:32:31 AM Trueman001
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* IdiotPlot: If Willy had just fired Maria when she went on strike, then hired another housekeeper (and perhaps a heavy-duty cleaning firm), the entire plot would never have happened.

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* IdiotPlot: [[invoked]]IdiotPlot: If Willy had just fired Maria when she went on strike, then hired another housekeeper (and perhaps a heavy-duty cleaning firm), the entire plot would never have happened.
14th Oct '16 8:31:39 AM Trueman001
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* IdiotPlot: If Willy had just fired Maria when she went on strike, then hired another housekeeper (and perhaps a heavy-duty cleaning firm), the entire plot would never have happened.
3rd Oct '16 3:51:43 PM Exxolon
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