Amstrad Action

Manic Miner

Publisher: Amsoft
Machine: Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #1

Manic Miner

This is the nearly original platform game in which you have to guide Miner Willy through twenty screens of mayhem. Each screen has a number of keys or flashing objects which you have to collect to unlock the exit door.

The robots that bar your path all follow regular patterns and are in such guises as mutant telephones, lavatories and blinking eyes. The platforms you have to make your way around also come in various forms like conveyor belts or collapsing floors.

Good News

P. Smooth graphics and animation in pleasant four colour mode.
P. Addictive platform action.

Bad News

N. Music and sound effects may annoy.