Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy

Dr. Andrew Broad
Sinclair ZX Spectrum
Manic Miner/Jet Set Willy


This page is dedicated to the classic Spectrum platform-games Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy, originally written by Matthew Smith. They exist in many different versions, including over 60 unofficial sequels for the Spectrum alone!

The only controls may be Left, Right and Jump, but if you were expecting the information about these games to be trivial - think again!

28th May 2009: updated List of MM/JSW Games and Download Page (JSW64 Manic Miner: James Bond v1.1 released), and added one external link.


Games and bugs

  • List of MM/JSW Games (updated 28th May 2009)
  • Download Page: My Games, Editors and Utilities (updated 28th May 2009)
  • The Bad Pause-Bug Fix, and other Bugs in JSW (updated 5th March 2006)
  • Bugs in Specific JSW Games (updated 14th May 2006) (update pending - ETA July 2009)

  • Technical documents

  • Nomen Clature: a MM/JSW Glossary (under construction - added 28th May 2008)
  • Manic Miner Room-Format (updated 11th January 2006)
  • Jet Set Willy Room-Format (coming soon - ETA late 2009)
  • Collision-Detection and the JSW Guardian-Instance List (updated 16th April 2004)
  • Music in MM/JSW: "A Miner Triad", by Richard Hallas (updated 15th December 2000)
  • Disassemblies (updated 28th May 2007)

  • Design-tips and special effects

  • How to Design a MM/JSW Game (coming soon - ETA 2010)
  • Quirky Features (updated 28th May 2008)
  • Pokes (coming soon - ETA late 2009)
  • Patches (coming soon - ETA late 2009)

  • Automatic and semi-automatic transformations

  • MM<->JSW Conversion (updated 16th March 2006)
  • Mirroring (updated 24th April 2007)

  • Matthew Smith

  • The Second Coming of Matthew Smith (updated 25th March 2006)

  • External links: MM/JSW/JSW2 for the Spectrum

  • Jet Set Willy Remakes at EmuUnlim [Discussion Board | Broadsoft]
  • Manic Miner Technologies - The Resurrection
  • John Elliott: JSW128, JSW64 and JSWED
  • John Elliott's Technical Information on MM, JSW and JSW II
  • J.G. Harston's Jet Set Willy Resources
  • Arsen Torbarina's Jet Set Willy Tech Page
  • Geoff Eddy's Jet Set Willy Page
  • Richard Hallas's Spectrum/JSW page
  • Igor Makovsky's MM/JSW site (in Russian)
  • Igor Makovsky's LiveJournal
  • Daniel Gromann's JSW page
  • Gawp's JSW page
  • Absurdist Lover: Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy - The Original Platform Games
  • Absurdist Lover: JSWED - That's Jet Set Willy Editor to You!
  • We Must Perform A Quirkafleeg! (Russ Juckes)
  • Visa-Valtteri Pimi´┐Ż's JSW & MM pages
  • Jet Set Willy Variations (JODI)
  • James Ducker's Jet Set Willy site
  • Jet Set Willy II: The Map (Julian Wiseman)
  • Spectrum Diamond: Italian TV documentary
  • Miner Willy's Lair (Danny Salter)
  • Dasse's Nostalgica
  • Miner Willy @ DaSsEs HeMsIdA
  • Hack Attack III [Pokes for MM | Pokes for JSW and JSW II]
  • The Tipshop [Search for "manic miner" | Search for "jet set willy"]
  • The RZX Archive: Watch recordings of games including MM/JSW
  • Speccy Spoilers [MM games | JSW games]
  • ZX-Spectrum Maps [MM games | JSW games]
  • Way of the Rodent: Bad review of Manic Miner
  • Alchemist Research
  • "Hey Hey 16k" (song)
  • Jet Set Willy - the band
  • Wikipedia: Miner Willy
  • Open Directory: Miner Willy Series
  • Jet Set Willy & Manic Miner Yahoo! WebRing

  • External links: MM/JSW/JSW2 for other computers

  • Jet Set Willy Remakes at EmuUnlim: Systems
  • Remakes.org
  • Manic Miner for Java (play it online!)
  • Flash Manic Miner (play it online!)
  • Platform One for Java (Robin Burrows) (play it online!)
  • Willy Mountain Party (Denny Menato) (play it online!) (link added 28th May 2009)
  • New Adventures in Sci Fi (Michael Tuohy) (play it online!) [Map]
  • JavaScript version of Manic Miner (Carl Woffenden) (play it online!)
  • Oli4's enhanced JavaScript version of Manic Miner (play it online!)
  • Java version of Jet Set Willy (Matthew Wilson) (play it online!)
  • Minus4 Java (Commodore emulator) games, including MM & JSW (play them online!)
  • Commodore games archive, including MM & JSW (Commodore-emulator downloads)
  • Manic Miner Construction Set for the Commodore 64 (Commodore-emulator downloads)
  • JetSet Miner Willy PC (Craig Rothwell) [PC download]
  • Andy Noble: MM-PC and JSW-PC (PC download)
  • Jet Set Willy II PC (Dan Richardson) (PC download)
  • Manic Miner 32 for Windows 95/98/NT (Barak Ori) (PC download)
  • DirectX7 conversion of Manic Miner (Jason Brooks) (PC download)
  • Willy's Universe: A JSW emulator for the PC (David Brooks) (PC download)
  • Scottigesoft (PC downloads)
  • Manic Miner 3D (Paradum Games) (PC download)
  • Geordies Ale Adventure (PC download)
  • Palm Willy (Palm OS download)
  • Top Hat Willy (Tero Heikkinen) (PC and Amiga-emulator downloads)
  • Top Hat Willy appreciation page (Maupin)
  • Jet-Set Willy for the Atari ST (Paul Taylor) (Atari-emulator download)
  • Atari 800 version of Jet Set Willy (Atari-emulator download)
  • 32-bit Acorn Gaming: Jet Set Willy 2 (Archimedes download)
  • Manic Miner for Cybiko Xtreme (Chris Cowley) (Cybiko Xtreme download)
  • Perils of Willy (VIC-20) (Commodore-emulator download)
  • Perils of Willy PC remake (PC download)
  • SAM Manic Miner
  • Jet Set Willy II: BBC Micro version
  • N64 Manic Miner
  • Jet Set Willy walkthrough
  • Manic Studios
  • Jester Interactive

  • External links: The MegaTree / Miner Willy Meets The Taxman

  • MegaTree Ltd
  • Games That Weren't C64: Megatree
  • Games That Weren't C64: Miner Willy Meets The Taxman

  • External links: Articles in Your Spectrum

    (links to Your Spectrum Unofficial Archive)

  • Review of JSW in Issue 4 (June 1984)
  • "JSW - A Hacker's Guide" in Issue 4 (June 1984)
  • "Hacking Away" in Issue 6 (August 1984)
  • "Hacking Away" in Issue 8 (October 1984)
  • "Hacking Away" in Issue 9 (November 1984)
  • "Hacking Away" in Issue 12 (March 1985)
  • "Hacking Away" in Issue 14 (May 1985)
  • "Hacking Away" in Issue 16 (July 1985)
  • Review of JSW II in Issue 18 (September 1985)

  • External links: Yahoo! Groups

  • Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy (founded by Yours Truly!)
  • Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy Non-Spectrum (founded by Yours Truly!)
  • JSW64masscollab
  • the manic mass collaboration
  • Jet Set Racing

  • Email me
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