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Full Name: 'Miner Willy'
Miner Willy

Quite possibly the best known and loved speccy character and game. This was published during the speccy's infancy and it is still one of the best platform games produced for the Speccy. Easily standing up to -and in many cases surpassing- games created almost a decade later.

Appeared in:

Manic Miner
Jet Set Willy
Jet Set Willy - Final Frontier

The follow-ups were no less exciting, featuring miner willy in Jetset willy. A huge adventure/platform where Willy could walk throughout the mansion and explore any of the multitude of rooms before collecting all the required objects in each room to finish the game.

Miner Willy Vitals:
Appearances: 3
First Game: Manic Miner
First Appeared: 1984
Genre: Platform
Full Name: Miner Willy
Size (hxw): 15x13 Pxls
Mobility: + jump

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Manic Miner
Manic Miner

Venture through twenty screens collecting the keys, bananas, ice-cream cones etc. You cannot progress to the next level until you colleact all and enter the portal.

Once all twenty screens are complete, you must return to the beginning and complete them again, only this time its gets harder.

But be quick; you must complete the screens in a set time or your air will run out and you will meet the great miner in the sky..

   
spiders
Jet Set Willy
Jet Set Willy

The next Willy game. Bigger, better and badder! Over 60 more screens, countless baddies, good sound and very difficult, even with the eight lives!

Usual story: Items scattered everywhere and in some tricky places, but great fun.

Not many sequels outdo their predecessor, but this is an exception to that rule.

   
skiing
JSW: The Final Frontier
Jet Set Willy - The Final Frontier

The same structure as Jet Set Willy, only with more screens. No difference on gameplay- still great though.

Published by Software Projects and written by Matthew Smith. Still a classic to this day.

More versions of this game emerged but were sadly only a reflection on the original.