Day 758: Jet Set Willy 360

Posted: 2012/12/06 in Indie Games

It seems that “Manic Miner 360” did well for the developer, because we now have “Jet Set Willy 360”, a 240 Microsoft Point port of the ZX Spectrum game of the same name.

Like with Manic Miner, “Jet Set Willy 360” is not a clone but an officially licenced port of the game for the Xbox 360. This makes, to the best of my knowledge, the third such game on the the Xbox Live Indie Games (XBLIG) Channel (the other one being “Dark Reign Redux”).

Also like with Manic Miner, being a faithful port is the order of the day here. If you have nostalgia for the original, then this is a no brainer (and, I’m assured, it’s one of the ZX Spectrum’s best). If you have no nostalgia for the game the value here is questionable, but there might be some retro cool element for some that this isn’t a retro-themed game but an actual pixel perfect recreation of a classic.

Here’s what the developer (Elite Systems Ltd) has to say about the game:

“Jet Set Willy by Matthew Smith”


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