File Name: JetSet Willy (Plus/4)
File Submitter: Spider
File Submitted: 10 Jun 2017
File Category: Jet Set Willy [Originals]System: Commodore
Original Author(s): Ian Davison
JetSet Willy for the Commodore Plus/4, written by Ian Davison and published by Tynesoft
This in effect an 'enhanced' update of the C16 version with approximately thirty-nine rooms instead of the C16's nineteen. That 'cut down' version can be found here
It too features the 'square stairs' as per the C64 version although they seem slightly easier to negotiate and it is easy to jump through them when appropriate. The choice of rooms included is generally quite sensible and the sprites and colour choices are a good match for the Spectrum/C64/Amstrad/BBC versions given the difference in platforms. There are very few in-game sound effects but the general 'feel' and play of the game is good.
Most of the interior rooms of Willy's mansion are present. The object placement reasonably matches the other main variants however there are more objects to collect given the fact there are less rooms.
There are no 'upper' screens beyond the Conservatory roof area although on the other side of the mansion the East Wall Base is present however there is no upper access beyond East Wall (so no Priest's Hole) and no Beach or West Bedroom.
The Banyan Tree, Wine Cellar and Tool Shed are present however there is no access beyond the right hand side of the Forgotten Abbey. To compensate for this the platforms in the Wine Cellar are slightly re-arranged to allow Willy to climb back out to escape, however an interesting "twist" on this is he cannot then simply jump out to the Back Stairway, the only escape is he must then negotiate the Tool Shed. Another interesting feature is there is no Swimming Pool although Orangery is present there is no downwards exit. The MegaTree is present too, complete with 'all branches'
Please see the screenshots for specifics, there is a screenshot of every room included.
The title screen is simply a mid-centred 'JET SET WILLY' line of text and a scrolling message which reads as follows:
As per the message it can be reasonably assumed this was 'built on' the C16 version even though as I understand it, it was released as a separate version.
JETSET WILLY WAS WRITTEN FOR THE C16 AND +4 BY IAN DAVISON. . . . . .
JETSET WILLY WAS PREPARED FOR TYNESOFT UNDER LICENCE FROM SOFTWARE PROJECTS AND IS COPYRIGHT TO SOFTWARE PROJECTS. . . . . .
YOU MUST GUIDE WILLY TO COLLECT ALL THE ITEMS AROUND THE HOUSE BEFORE MIDNIGHT SO THAT MARIA WILL LET HIM GO TO BED. . . . . .
PRESS SPACE TO START THE GAME. . . . . .