Jet Set Willy 360, an officially-licensed port of Matthew Smith's 1984 Speccy platformer, will be released on Xbox Live and Windows Phone 7 this weekend.
But considering that it was impossible to complete due to an infamous late-game bug, can we expect to see the end this time?
Elite Systems has confirmed that Jet Set Willy 360 has passed Xbox Live Indie ‘peer review’ and has been scheduled for release during the weekend of 24th August, 2012. It also launch on the Windows Phone marketplace at that time.
This new version is described as "the near-100% original ZX Spectrum game, as written by Matthew Smith in 1984" and carries an officially licence. The game involves collecting discarded items after a party, and famously featured a bug that stopped players from ever completing it. Have they fixed it?
“The release of JET SET WILLY 360 as an Xbox Live Indie Game and as a Windows Phone game is the next exciting step in bringing classic ZX Spectrum games to a new audience, via new devices and platforms and in the process restoring some order to the market," said Elite MD Steve Wilcox. "We began doing this some 22 months ago with our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Apps for iOS devices and in the intervening period there have been more than 100,000 paid instances. The release of JET SET WILLY 360 follows the positive reception and a successful launch of MANIC MINER 360 as an Xbox Live Indie Game and as a Windows Phone game ... it’s expected to be followed by more classic ZX Spectrum Games.”
JET SET WILLY 360 features:
- full-screen and bordered portrait play / display modes
- pixel filtering on / off option
- ‘auto-save’, on exiting the game
- authentic 'Spectrum' sound
- infinite lives option