Sinclair User9th September 1988
Published in Sinclair User #81
Jet Set Willy II
Gawd. I used to look at this game when it first came out and wonder how it could ever be topped. It took a couple of months I think and Ultimate was the culprit. Anyway for those too young to remember, Jet Set Willy was the follow up to Manic Miner (The II is misleading - it was just an enhanced version of Jet Set Willy). It involves moving a very very tiny little man around a not-very-impressive series of screens, collecting empty glasses. Graphically, these days it will make you laugh.
Still, playing the game again after all these years one point did strike me - the gameplay is still pretty excellent. There are some occasions where your position has to be pixel perfect if you want to survive. You might still get into it but don't expect it to look nice...
Label: Mastertronic Author: Matthew Smith Price: £1.99 Memory: 48K/128K Joystick: various Reviewer: Graham Taylor
Famous platforms and ladders game. Looks dated now but is still tricky to play.