We Just Performed a Quirkafleeg: ZX Spectrum Walkthroughs
February 4, 2006 1:27 PM   Subscribe

ZX Spectrum Game Walkthrough videos. For those that, like me, have read that Jet Set Willy can be done, but never really believed it. Also, Manic Miner, Skool Daze, Sabre Wulf and Atic Atac constitute must-see viewing to the would-be Sinclair completist. Via GameSetWatch.
posted by nthdegx (17 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Heh, I didn't know you could suicide jump to exit the Cold Room, level 2 of Manic Miner. Ah well.
posted by nthdegx at 1:33 PM on February 4, 2006


So at the end of Jet Set Willy, after all the work of finding those various glowing objects, he dives into the toilet? I don't get it.
posted by jenovus at 2:09 PM on February 4, 2006


C64 pwns Speccy SSIH.
posted by bardic at 2:11 PM on February 4, 2006


Oh my god, Jet Set Willy walkthough. Best. Post. ever.
posted by Jimbob at 2:15 PM on February 4, 2006


Some great stuff. Skool Daze is so much more boring than I remember though.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 2:17 PM on February 4, 2006


Jet Set Willy is impossible to complete properly, due to a bug.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 2:30 PM on February 4, 2006


Yeah, I read that on Wikipedia just now, but then what is the ending supposed to be? Does anyone know? The game code must have been dissected thoroughly by at least one bored computer whiz.
posted by jenovus at 3:06 PM on February 4, 2006


The game looks like a form of torture probably coded by an obese 33 year old virgin with an irritating voice.
posted by snoktruix at 3:16 PM on February 4, 2006


Jet Set Willy that is. All those Spectrum games were horrible. C64 forever!
posted by snoktruix at 3:37 PM on February 4, 2006


jenovus, what more fitting a close can you imagine after a night of drunken debauchery? You remember the cover of the game, right? I can scarecely think of a bolder, more iconic comment upon modern consumerism!

Jet Set Willy impossible to complete? Kobayashi Maru.
posted by nthdegx at 3:38 PM on February 4, 2006


Hey Hey, 16k. What does that get you today?
posted by jenovus at 4:21 PM on February 4, 2006


all very good, but where's the damn Pajamarama walkthrough? It's been twenty years...
posted by patricio at 5:49 PM on February 4, 2006


ahh, so it's here apparently.
posted by patricio at 6:08 PM on February 4, 2006


Man, 'Priests' Hole' was a scary screen for a young lad in a darkened room mashing away at an Amstrad CPC6128. That green face! Aieee!
posted by The Monkey at 6:15 PM on February 4, 2006


Heh, I was shocked, SHOCKED to see that someone could do so well at Jet Set Willy, then I clued on, duh, the video skip that happens each time things are starting to look grim is a cut as various games are spliced together to make the walkthrough.

Awesome stuff though. Now I'm off to wikipedia to find out more about that bug that was mentioned.
posted by -harlequin- at 7:26 PM on February 4, 2006


Good times.... But only one speccy game counts. Lords. Of. Chaos.
posted by hgbrian at 10:38 PM on February 4, 2006


The JSW bug was something to do with The Attic. IIRC, once you had visited that room, entering certain other rooms would trigger an death-loop, and the game would end. There were several editions of JSW over the years, though, and I'm pretty sure Matthew Smith fixed the bug for later releases.

I remember buying a third-party JSW editor too. Weird.

And hgbrian : LoC was ok, but the original Chaos was, bar none, the finest Spectrum game (and one of the finest games of all time imo). I'm from the same town as the Gollop brothers, and am acquainted with them. Whenever I see them (usually once a year or so), they know that I'll be badgering them to make a new version of Chaos with online play. In fact - imagine a version for Nintendo DS with online wi-fi. That would be bliss.
posted by coach_mcguirk at 10:21 AM on February 5, 2006


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