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Manic Miner

Average Rating: 7.17/10
Video Game Rank: 2149
Amiga Rank: 116
Commodore 64 Rank: 77
Game Boy Advance Rank: 82
iPhone Rank: 266
ZX Spectrum Rank: 31
BBC Micro Rank: 11
MSX Rank: 19
Dragon 32/64 Rank: 3
Amstrad CPC Rank: 37
Commodore 16 Rank: 1
Commodore Plus/4 Rank: 1
iPad Rank: 270
Oric Rank: 1
Information
Primary Name
Manic Miner
Alternate Names
Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum
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Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1983-00-00
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Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum
Nick: 
iOS release
Rel Date: 2010-12-20
Publisher: Elite Systems
iPad, iPhone
Developer: Elite Systems
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: Apple / Rated: 9+
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Nick: 
European Game Boy Advance release
Rel Date: 2002-00-00
Publisher: Jester Interactive Publishing
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Jester Interactive Publishing
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: ELSPA: 3+
English
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North American Game Boy advance release
Rel Date: 2002-00-00
Publisher: Jester Interactive Publishing
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Jester Interactive Publishing
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: E
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Manic Miner
Nick: 
Amiga release
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Amiga
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Commodore 16/Plus 4 release
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Commodore 16, Commodore Plus/4
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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Manic Miner
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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)
English
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Manic Miner
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MSX release
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
MSX
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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Manic Miner
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Oric release
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Oric
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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Nick: 
BBC Micro Release
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
BBC Micro
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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Manic Miner
Nick: 
Commodore 64 edition
Rel Date: 1984-00-00
Publisher: Software Projects
Commodore 64
Developer: Bug-Byte
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
English
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Description Edit | History

"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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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 2149
Amiga Rank: 116
Commodore 64 Rank: 77
Game Boy Advance Rank: 82
iPhone Rank: 266
ZX Spectrum Rank: 31
BBC Micro Rank: 11
MSX Rank: 19
Dragon 32/64 Rank: 3
Amstrad CPC Rank: 37
Commodore 16 Rank: 1
Commodore Plus/4 Rank: 1
iPad Rank: 270
Oric Rank: 1
Num Ratings: 18
Average Rating: 7.17
Standard Deviation: 1.95
Num Views: 802
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 9
Users Owning: 13
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1
Plays This Month: 0
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