Jet Set Willy II: ZX Spectrum HD
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IMPORTANT: To 'Save' the game go 'Back' to the Main Menu before quitting the App.
Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier for the ZX Spectrum (an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.
Jet Set Willy II: ZX Spectrum HD is offered as an in-app purchase from within the ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD app. (The in-app is priced at £0.69/€0.79/US$0.99 but it does not include an infinite-lives version).
Jet Set Willy II: ZX Spectrum HD is also available in this stand-alone form. It does not include any other ZX Spectrum games but it does include an infinite-lives version.
Jet Set Willy II: ZX Spectrum HD is the 100% original ZX Spectrum game and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection HD technology.
- portrait and landscape play / display modes
- iDaptive (user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvas) Controls
- ‘auto save’, on exiting the game
- authentic 'Spectrum' sound
Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier was published in 1985 by Software Projects. The game is a sequel to Jet Set Willy (1984), and is the third game in the immensely popular Miner Willy Series. The first game in the series, Manic Miner, was written by Matthew Smith, as was its sequel Jet Set Willy ('JSW'). Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier was not written by the original programmer, Matthew Smith, and was instead developed by Derrick P. Rowson.
Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier is an expansion of the original JSW rather than a new game unto itself. Its map is primarily an expanded version of the original mansion, with only a few new original elements over its predecessor, several of which are based on rumored events in JSW that were in fact never programmed (such as being able to launch the titular ship in the screen called "The Yacht" and explore an island). Willy is blasted from the Rocket Room into space, for which 33 rooms he dons a spacesuit. The original JSW game was subject to much hacking and cheating. Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier pays homage to this and includes a screen - appropriately called Cheat - that can only be accessed by cheating. Control of Willy also differs from the original:
- the player can jump in the opposite direction immediately upon landing, without releasing the jump button,
- Willy now takes a step forward before jumping from a standstill and
- the Willy character is mapped differently, so although Willy looks the same, some previous "safe spots" in JSW are now hazardous to the player in Jet Set Willy II: The Final Frontier - the tall candle in The Chapel for example.
Matthew Smith (born 1966) is a British computer game programmer. He is best known for his games Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy for the ZX Spectrum, released in 1983 and 1984 respectively. Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy are two of the most famous and popular ZX Spectrum games of all time. Matthew created these games when he was 17 and 18 ...
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