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Video GameJet Set Willy Review

Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 11 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Jet Set Willy is a classic running and jumping game first available in 1984 on the Spectrum. It was the follow up to Manic Miner and offer the same simple exploration and jump-timing gameplay.

You play tired Miner, Willy, who has to tidy up his house after a party. Play involves working through individual screens that require both timing and a little puzzle solving. It's simple challenging fun controlled by just the left, right and jump buttons.

As you progress you discover a large game of 60 screens. Each offers a different named location and enemies: static killer objects, guardians and of course the various platforms and collectable objects.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/01/1984, updated in 2011

Platforms: iOS

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Players: 1

Genres: Platform



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Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

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This is a single-player game.

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Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

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There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.


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