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Mineshaft (1985) (BBC/Electron, Cassette) United Kingdom
Publisher: Alternative
Alter World | Alternative | Alto-Tech

Genre: Platform Game

Cover Art Language(s): English

Machine Compatibility: BBC Model B, BBC Model B+, BBC Master 128, Acorn Electron

Release: Professionally released On Cassette (Side 1


Available For:
Acorn Electron, BBC B/B+/Master 128 & BBC/Electron

Compatible Emulators: BeebEm (PC (Windows))
Model B Emulator (PC (Windows))
Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))

How To Play

A serially accessed, platform game in which the object is to collect five pieces of coal from each sheet. The ability to start on any sheet makes for a good game.

Game Information

Original Release Date: 1st Nov 1985
Original Release Price: £1.99
Market Valuation: £2.50 (How Is This Calculated?)
Weight Boxed: 64g
Box Type: Cassette Single Plastic Clear
Author(s): Julian Todd & Nick Wilson  

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A digital version of Mineshaft suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Mineshaft suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))
A digital version of Mineshaft suitable for BeebEm (PC (Windows)), PcBBC (PC (MS-DOS)), Model B Emulator (PC (Windows)), Elkulator 1.0 (PC (Windows))



Your aim is to collect all the lumps of coal in the twenty rooms of the Mineshaft. You have to be quick, daring and sometimes near suicidal to accomplish your task, and beware - you only have a limited air supply! The game should be compatible with all joysticks.

To collect the lumps of coal you will have to move and jump around the screen. Sometimes you must jump whilst also moving sideways. Watch out for the disintegrating sludge which disappears as you walk over it. (Hint: It disintegrates more slowly if you bounce along it!) Watch out for the obstacles that may kill you!

After completing each screen you may move to the next through the door, or if you get stuck you can press ESCAPE to make your exit. It's up to you to work out how to collect all the lumps of coal - sorry!

The Screens

1 The Derelict Place 11 Chamber of Horrors
2 Crumbs - Conveyors 12 The Resting Place
3 The Ice Box 13 Impossible Jump?
4 The Hotel 14 Impossible Screen?
5 Stinking Hotel 15 The Water Works
6 Complex Cavern 16 The Pink Grotto
7 Mutant Matches 17 The Junkhouse
8 Elevator Shaft 18 The Furnace
9 Ghosties' Revenge 19 The Junkhouse Mk II
10 The Minefield 20 La Fin


Disintegrating sludge - 1 point per step
Lumps of Coal - 100 points per heap
Bonus points - 1 point per unit of air left after each screen

Game Controls

Z - Left, X - Right, SHIFT - Jump (NB. You can jump while moving)
Q - Quiet, S - Sound, ESCAPE - Move To Next Screen
Press SPACE or Fire to start the game.

Mineshaft is Item ID 253 in our database. Last modified on Thursday 17th October 2019 at 02:24:15 AM.

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