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SummaryFun, but brutally hard!
The GoodLike the original Miner 2049er this game is a lot of fun to play, and features plenty of new levels. The controls are simple and work well, and the levels have a lot of variety and interesting challenges with plenty of different gizmos and platforms to figure out. Technically the game is quite good too; excellent use is made of the Atari 5200's color capabilities and the graphics are slightly more detailed than the first games with a 3D appearance to the platforms. Sound effects are above average as well.
The BadThe game is brutally hard!! Many jumps require very precise timing, and can be extremely difficult to get right. The first few levels aren't too bad, but before long just figuring out the optimal path through each level is challenging, and then actually completing the level in the limited time without dieing can become frustrating; a lot of trial and error tends to be involved. I've never been able to get to the later levels, I imagine they continue to become more difficult. Each time you start a level, a different color scheme is used. Most of them look pretty good, but there are one or two that are tougher on the eyes.