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#1 Spider

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:40 AM

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File Name: JetSet Willy (Plus/4)

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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:

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. . . . . .

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.

 

Enjoy!

 

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#2 Spider

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:43 AM

Pokes ;) Apply these as required in the emulator debugger window.

Infinite Lives:
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Immunity:
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Restart: (if you get stuck!) saves reloading:
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Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:45 AM

There is currently no map available for this version, although there are generic JSW maps and one or two for the C16 specific variant an exhaustive search did not turn up one for this Plus/4 version of the game however one is in progress and should be available within a few days... :)


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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:49 PM

One interesting 'feature' I have noted with this and its 'smaller brother' the C16 version here, both appear to have (due to screen and design differences) items such as earth and water cells occasionally in a guardian's path. This does not effect the guardian and it simply passes through it as though nothing had happened.

 

Quite a different collision detection routine compared to other major versions then, in that it only really "takes much notice" if it is Willy who has collided with something he should not of done.


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