The Adventures of Willy Beamish is a unique simulation and adventure game that was developed by Dynamix. It was available by Sierra On-Line and Activision for various platforms (MS-DOS, Commodore Amiga, Sega CD, and Classic Mac OS). In which, the Amiga platform was released worldwide in 1991.
The main character is Willy Beamish (9 years old), and the player has to control him in many challenges to explore the teenager’s life in the 1980s. He is the son of an American middle-class family, living with parents and two older sisters. In which, Gordon was Willy’s father and had just lost his job, Sheila was his mother and was pursuing a personal career in middle age. And the two sisters were Brianna and Tiffany, a smart and a surly. Willy’s life was relatively simple, and he often entertained with his friends in a tree house. Willy’s goal was to earn enough money to participate in the Nintari tournament which made him spend a lot of time practicing. However, family’s finance was in difficult, he had to find different ways to make money and participated in the competition.
In The Adventures of Willy Beamish, players control Willy with a third perspective to complete the game. According to the timeline, Willy’s challenges will last for four days, and the players have to conquer all to end the game. Besides having to complete the task, the game also provides an energy meter with two different energy levels (Good boy and Cadet School). When performing missions, the player has to ensure that the challenges does not cause discomfort to everyone. Keeping the energy at the Good boy level, players can continue to perform challenges. In case the energy bar reaches the Cadet School level, the game will be stopped and the player has to play again from the beginning. Note, Cadet School is a military school that his parents want to send him to. The reason is that his mischief make them think about he could live with his family or in a military environment. Therefore, players have to be careful in doing missions.
In this game, the graphics system has a design with a classic cartoon style and brings many funny images. In addition, the details of the image are not too clear, they are just details that are normally designed for players to capture a part of the current context.