Jet Set Willy 2
Back in the days when most games relied on pretty-much identical graphics all
the way through the game, a platform game called Manic Miner was released
on the Spectrum which took the unusual step of using unique graphics for
each and every of its twenty levels - or "lethal caverns" as the game termed
them. The game was a great success, and a later sequel called Jet Set Willy
provided more of the same, but in a free-ranging structure where you could
wander from room to room and had to plan out your route across a massive
game structure. Manic Miner was virtually impossible to complete. Jet
Set Willy was much harder. You also had a time limit to contend with,
just to make matters worse (and on the BBC Micro version if you actually did
get near completing it then the game crashed with a "Bad Program" error...).
Jet Set Willy 2 is a later version of Jet Set Willy, rather than
a completely new game. And, thanks to Darren Salt, you can now play it
on your 32-bit Acorn. Not only has he done a perfect job of the porting the game,
but he has also provided an extremely comprehensive desktop design
tool which lets you create your own games completely from scratch should you so
wish, or modify the existing levels. He's also provided some such extra sets
of levels for you to try. I guess he must be a huge fan of the game, since
I dread to think how much time he must have spent writing this software! The
graphics have also been recoloured (as opposed to the single colour originals).
There are plenty of options to fiddle with, including several display options,
and the game fully supports the different screen modes required for various
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