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Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum

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Jul 30, 2021
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NEWS FLASH! - the Manic Miner® app - a perfectly formed replica of the much-loved home computer game, with 3D voxel-style graphics - AVAILABLE NOW Search the App Store for “the Manic Miner® app”. IMPORTANT: To 'Save' the game go 'Back' to the Main Menu before quitting the App. Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum (an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s. Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum is offered as an in-app purchase from within the Recreated ZX Spectrum app. (The in-app is priced at £2.99. The Recreated ZX Spectrum app includes more ZX Spectrum games plus Sinclair BASIC). Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum is also available in this stand-alone form but does not include any other ZX Spectrum games. Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum is the 100% original ZX Spectrum game, written in 1983 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection technology. Featuring: - portrait and landscape play / display modes - iDaptive (user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls - (Google: "Tiny URL 22qh8hl") for more info - ‘auto save’, on exiting the game - authentic 'Spectrum' sound Manic Miner is a platform game originally written for the ZX Spectrum 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. On the Spectrum this was the first game with in-game music, the playing of which required constant CPU attention and was thought impossible. It was cleverly achieved by constantly alternating CPU time between the music and the game (which accounts for the music's stuttery rhythm). The in-game music is In the Hall of the Mountain King from Edvard Grieg's music to Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. The music that plays during the title screen is an arrangement of An der schönen blauen Donau (popularly known as The Blue Danube), a waltz by Johann Strauß. Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum contains the following 20 rooms: 1. Central Cavern 2. The Cold Room 3. The Menagerie 4. Abandoned Uranium Workings 5. Eugene's Lair 6. Processing Plant 7. The Vat 8. Miner Willy meets the Kong Beast 9. Wacky Amoebatrons 10. The Endorian Forest 11. Attack of the Mutant Telephones 12. Return of the Alien Kong Beast 13. Ore Refinery 14. Skylab Landing Bay 15. The Bank 16. The Sixteenth Cavern 17. The Warehouse 18. Amoebatrons' Revenge 19. Solar Power Generator 20. The Final Barrier In each of the twenty caverns are several flashing objects, which the player must collect before Willy's oxygen supply runs out. Once the player has collected the objects in one cavern, they must then go to the now-flashing portal, which will take them to the next cavern. The player must avoid enemies (listed in the cassette inlay) as Poisonous Pansies, Spiders, Slime, and Manic Mining Robots, which move backwards and forwards along a predefined length at constant speeds. Willy can also be killed by falling too far, so players must time the precision of jumps and other movements to prevent such falls or collisions with the enemies. The game ends when the player has no lives left; extra lives are gained every 10000 points. About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.

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Brierly Hill 90210
Nov 19, 2016

A genuine game changer (and life changer). Mine was the Dragon 32 version. Can't wait to try out Jetset Willy and Chuckie Egg next!

Jun 02, 2011

I was skeptical when I saw this in the app store. And the screenshots with half the screen taken up with controls didn't exactly fill me with cheer. AND there was only one review... But, this is awesome!!! The graphics and sound are exactly the same as the zx spectrum version of manic miner! And you can play in landscape mode which fills the whole screen with the graphics, perfect. If you remember this game - BUY IT NOW!!!

Jan 30, 2012

Great conversion, true to the original and tons of fun!

Oct 28, 2019

Glitches on mutant telephones. I save my progress, and almost completed and Willy dies. I reload, same again and again. No fun when the code is glitched. Wasted money.

Rakey Guy
Jan 11, 2011

It's Manic Miner and it rocks! Great port!

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About Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum

Developed by Elite Systems Ltd.

Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum is ranking in   Games & Casual & Action

Last update was at Jul 30, 2021and the current version is 1.8.2.

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Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum have a 2a user reviews.

Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum was released in the App Store. It is developed by Elite Systems Ltd, who have also released the following apps.

Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum has 2 user reviews.​

Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum has an average rating of 3.0. ​The latest version of Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum 1.8.2​ ​​was ​released on Jul 30, 2021​.

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