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Manic Miner

Average Rating: 7.17/10
Video Game Rank: 2122
Commodore 64 Rank: 76
ZX Spectrum Rank: 28
Dragon 32/64 Rank: 3
Amstrad CPC Rank: 36
Oric Rank: 1
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Primary Name
Manic Miner
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Minimum Players
1
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1
Release Date
1983-00-00
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Amstrad CPC edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Commodore 64 edition
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
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Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
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Dragon 32/64 edition
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
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Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
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ZX Spectrum edition
Rel Date: 1983-00-00
Publisher: Bug-Byte
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
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"Manic Miner is a platform game originally written for the ZX Spectrum by Matthew Smith and released by Bug-Byte in 1983 (later re-released by Software Projects). It is the first game in the Miner Willy series and among the pioneers of the platform game genre. The game itself was inspired by the Atari 800 game Miner 2049er. It has since been ported to numerous home computers and video game consoles.

At the time, its stand-out features included in-game music and sound effects, excellent playability, and colourful graphics, which were well designed for the graphical limitations of the ZX Spectrum. The Spectrum's video display allowed the background and foreground colors to be exchanged automatically without software attention and the "animated" load screen appears to swap the words Manic and Miner through clever manipulation of this feature."

Source: Wikipedia, "Manic_Miner," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Individual credits:
Matthew Smith: design

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Video Game Rank: 2122
Commodore 64 Rank: 76
ZX Spectrum Rank: 28
Dragon 32/64 Rank: 3
Amstrad CPC Rank: 36
Oric Rank: 1
Num Ratings: 18
Average Rating: 7.17
Standard Deviation: 1.95
Num Views: 736
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 8
Users Owning: 13
Users Wanting: 0
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