Miner Willy, while prospecting down Surbiton way, stumbles upon an
ancient, long forgotten mine-shaft. On further exploration, he finds
evidence of a lost civilisation far superior to our own, which used automatons to dig deep into the Earth's core to supply the essential raw
materials for their advanced industry. After centuries of peace and prosperity, the civilisation was torn apart by war, and lapsed into a long
dark age, abandoning their industry and machines. Nobody, however, thought to tell the mine robots to stop working, and through countless
aeons they had steadly accumulated a hugh stockpile of valuable metals and minerals, and Miner Willy realises that he now has the opportunity to
make his fortune by finding the underground store. Can YOU take the challange and guide Willy through the underground caverns to the
surface and riches. In order to move to the next chamber, you must collect all the flashing keys in the room while avoiding nasties like
POISONUS PANSIES and SPIDERS and SLIME and worst of all, MANIC MINING ROBOTS. When you have all the keys, you can enter the portal which will
now be flashing. The game ends when you have been "got" or fallen heavily three times.
NOTE: This was taken from the original BUG-BYTE inlay. I have never seen any POISONUS PANSIES, SPIDERS or SLIME anywhere in the game.
For those of you who have never played Manic Miner before, all you have to do is collect X number of objects from each
screen to open the exit before your air runs out. Sounds easy ? Just give it a try.
From the loading screen press any key to get to the main title.
On the title screen:
F1 ABOUT and game SPEED / MUSIC
ENTER/RETURN Start Game.
(If you leave the keyboard alone the game will go into demo mode.)
Q E T U O = Left
W R Y I P = Right
Z X C V B N M , . / SPACE = Jump
A S D F G = Pause
H J K L = Music toggle
CTRL+1-6 = Change Game Speed during Game (not permanently). 1=Fast/6=Slow
ESCAPE = at any time will take you back to the title screen or windows.
Manic Miner uses the excellent FMOD library.
There are options in the JSW.INI to allow you to change the sample frequency in the unlikley event you have troube with the sound.
I hope you enjoy the game and I hope it brings back some happy and frustrating memories. If it is popular, even if it's not, I am planning on
doing Jet Set Willy. Well, you can't have one without the other I say.
Distributive size: 498K Windows-95,98,ME,2000,XP,NT
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