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Manic Miner

Moby ID: 93691
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This is a remake of the original Manic Miner where you play the role of Miner Willy, a bold explorer and adventurer. He discovers a network of underground caverns used by an advanced but now extinct civilisation that left valuable metals and minerals behind. Through 20 caverns, you must collect all the keys in the level before the time (air) runs out, avoiding the nasties and navigating the pitfalls. Once all keys have been collected Willy can move to the next level by going to the flashing exit.

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Credits (DOS version)

12 People (5 developers, 7 thanks)

Original Concept
Music arranged by
Extra Levels
Testing and Ideas
Special Thanks (for Midas Digital Audio System)
  • Sahara Surfers
Special Thanks (for the Fab PMODE/W)
Special Thanks (for help with the bad guys)
Special Thanks (for the constant slaggings)
Special Thanks (for the excellent Z80)
Special Thanks (for the equally excellent X128)



Average score: 80% (based on 1 ratings)


Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 5 ratings with 1 reviews)

Old time's classics comes to PC! A must!

The Good
Manic Miner is the perfect remake of the old Sinclair ZX-Spectrum version. It has even the great music and sounds (now playable on all soundcards) and is decently colorful. It is really a must for all players who started their computer careers at eight-bit computers.

The Bad
Great remake, no bugs.

The Bottom Line
Manic Miner is and old time's classic and first appeared at Sinclair ZX-Spectrum immediately gaining the immortal fame and success. This platform-like game with Manic Miner as the main actor featured over 20 different rooms where player was supposed to get all the keys and then continue through unlocked door to another cave. Player's time was limited by air supply. Later on it was followed by another successful game Jet Set Willy created by the same author.

DOS · by dusoft (33) · 2003


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Game added by S Olafsson.

Additional contributors: MrFlibble.

Game added August 1, 2017. Last modified February 13, 2024.