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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Home Computing Weekly (Sep 20, 1983)
I'm not sure what Grieg would have thought about one of his works being used as the background to a video game, but you have to hand it to them - it's very clever.
This game is so original, amusing and habit-forming, it will be probably be voted No 1 Spectrum game this year.
One of the qualities which make a game a winner is whether you'll keep coming back for more. Manic Miner scores well here, as it will take some time to complete.When the impressive title frame comes up, you are told to press a key to start. If you don't, the game will cycle through all 20 screens, giving you a short preview of each. impressive graphics and good sound, Bug Byte have produced a challenging game with long-lasting appeal.
80 (UK) (Oct 17, 2007)
Manic Miner is the grandfather of pure, platform perfection on the Spectrum that has been mimicked, blatantly copied but never bettered. A land mark title that made Mathew Smith an overnight star.
60 (Feb, 2010)
"Manic Miner" ist mittlerweile ein sehr altes Spiel, das man schon zu den Urgesteinen unter den Computerspielen zählen darf. Dennoch, auch nach so vielen Jahren macht die lustige Schatzsuche immer noch viel Spaß und weiß sehr zu motivieren. Aber aufgrund des wirklich sehr hohen Schwierigkeitsgrades kann ich diesem Spiel leider nicht mehr als nur wohlwollende sechs Punkte vergeben. Gespielt haben sollte man diesen Klassiker aber dennoch allemal, alleine schon deswegen, um zu sehen, wie gut man wirklich ist. Alle, die aber "Manic Miner" aufgrund der altbackenen Optik direkt als ein kleines, billiges und nicht spielenswertes Spielchen abtun, ohne sich selbst daran versucht zu haben, können sich als Warmduscher betrachten. =)
58 (May, 2004)
The self-respecting Spectrum owner NEEDS to have this, as well as its sequel, the IMPOSSIBLE Jet Set Willy. For the rest of us, seek it out, just to see where modern platformers came from.