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O'Riley's Mine

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MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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Atari 8-bit
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3.6
Commodore 64
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3.0
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Description

As an Irish prospector named Timothy O'Riley, dig an unending series of mines searching for coal, gold, diamonds, rubies, and oil. But watch out for the evil creatures you've disturbed and the rising underground river - don't let either one touch you or you will die! And beware - the creatures move much faster while the moon is up. The river is unstoppable, but you can kill or block the creatures with a limited supply of dynamite.

O'Riley's Mine is essentially a high-speed variant of Mr. Do! and Boulder Dash - you must race around collecting everything before returning to the top of the mine shaft while the creatures chase you and the water rises relentlessly.

Screenshots

O'Riley's Mine Apple II Title screen
O'Riley's Mine Atari 8-bit Dig tunnels off to the side, staying ahead of the water and the creatures.  The screen scrolls left and right.
O'Riley's Mine Commodore 64 Demo mode. Lots of treasure to get.
O'Riley's Mine Apple II Beginning Level 1

User Reviews

Fast, frantic tunnelling fun Atari 8-bit Bob Montgomery (519)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1984 9 out of 10 90
TeleMatch Atari 8-bit Feb, 1984 2 out of 6 80

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Contributed to by Trypticon (8359), Kabushi (128297) and Bob Montgomery (519)