Format: Xbox 360
Release Date: August 23, 2012
Publisher: Elite Systems Ltd
Developer: Elite Systems Ltd
Rating: Violence 0/3, Sex 0/3, Mature Content 1/3
Jet Set Willy 360 is a port of Jet Set Willy from the ZX Spectrum days of gaming. This port is pretty much 100 percent accurate to the original for better or for worse.
The game looks like it came straight from the 80s which it did so it is pitch perfect on that note. When playing, the look of the game just immerses players and will make them feel as though they are back in the 80s sitting on their couch figuring out the game. An updated look for the game would have been nice but not necessary and it was nice to see the developer remained true to the game.
The goal of the game is collect various items around Willy's house while avoiding enemies. The jumping felt weird at times and I never could quite figure out the mechanics behind the jumps. Such as I couldn't tell if you could move and jump all the time, occasionally, or never. Willy moves from room to room via gaps in the walls and floor and the game progress in that nature since there are no set "levels". The game gives the player eight lives although there is an infinite life mode. Ultimately moving from room to room melds into one big blob with never having one room stand out from another.
The game really hinges on a nostalgia factor. If this game was never played by a younger you then you will realize that the game isn't really that good and find no fun through out the experience. That said if you did play it as a kid then you'll simply wonder why you thought it was so good. It is simply a game with a nice look but no real gameplay to back it up.
S&S Rating: 5/10