Miner Willy

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Miner Willy is the protagonist in a series of platform games for the ZX Spectrum, MSX, Amstrad CPC and the Commodore 64 home computers. The first two games - Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy - were written by computer-game programmer Matthew Smith during the early 1980s.

A third game in the series was planned, Miner Willy Meets The Taxman.[1]

The series started in 1983 with the release of Manic Miner, and was followed up a year later with Jet Set Willy (one of the best selling video games of all time)[citation needed] and Jet Set Willy II. Another game in the series, The Perils of Willy, was released solely for the Commodore VIC-20.[2] Andre's night off was published as a type-in listing in the June 1984 issue of Computer & Video Games.[3] In addition quite a few unofficial sequels, remakes, homages and updates have been released.[4]

Games in the series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Matthew Smith interview with Iain Lee". Thumb Candy. Archived from the original on 2010-06-05. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ The Perils of Willy at VIC 20 Gamer Archived February 20, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-04-30.  Andre's night off instructions
  4. ^ World of Spectrum listing, showing the large number of fan-made Jet Set Willy sequels.
  5. ^ Notingham Screenplay Festival interview, February 2005 Referred to as the Vodafone version