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Jet Set Willy 360 coming to the Xbox and Windows Phone


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One of my all time favourite computer games on the ZX Spectrum was Jet Set Willy, and now it’s coming to the Xbox 360 and Windows Phones.


Elite Systems, the long established UK based developer and electronic publisher of games for portable, mobile and other devices has confirmed that its second Xbox Live Indie Game, JET SET WILLY 360 has passed ‘peer review’ and has been scheduled for release during the weekend of 24th August, 2012 … the game will also be released for Windows Phone at that time.

JET SET WILLY 360 is the near-100% original ZX Spectrum game, as written by Matthew Smith in 1984 and is being brought to Xbox Live Indie Games as an officially licenced product.

Elite MD, Steve Wilcox noted, “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. 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

Personally I can’t wait!!!

Did you play Jet Set Willy? Share your memories by leaving a comment below.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. I loved this game. I sent off for it from Atari magazine for £1.99. A lot of pocket money back then.

  2. What a shame it’s being done as “Xbox Live Indie Games” and not Xbox Arcade as the indie library isn’t available to a lot of countries (like Australia).

      • Thanks Andrew. It’s a shame as I know there are a lot of great Indie titles out there. It’s a bit silly that we have a heap of Indie developers in Australia who publish games to Xbox Live Indie, but then no one in Australia (and other countries) can see them.

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