Each level comprises a series of hazard-filled levels standing between Willy and his goal. Deadly assailants such as fast-moving toilets, strange aliens and evil penguins patrol set routes within each stage, while Willy must also negotiate collapsing ledges and avoid contact with equally fatal static obstacles. Making things even tougher, Willy must also complete his collection duties before a limited air supply expires. All this adds up to a taxing yet entertaining platform game that proves that the classics of yesteryear still stand up to close scrutiny today.
The other will be 20/30 somethings who played it on their Amstrads,Spectrums or Commodore 64's. It plays exactly the same, but has enhanced modern graphics and sounds. You also get extra levels to play through and passwords for every 4 or 5 levels which is very handy!
If reminiscing about Manic Miner brings a tear to your eye, then buy this. 20 years old almost and it's still got that addictive 'one more go' factor. Excellent stuff.
the concept is great - we were all addicted to manic miner on the specci/beeb/c64, and ive been eagerly awaiting this....
today i get it, and although i admit its pretty nostalgic:
1. wheres the faithful conversion of the music.....?
2. the colour is even poorer than most gba games
3. why no save function - passwords suck!
if you really want to play manic miner, buy an ipaq and download it ;) at least then you get a faithful conversion.