on 18 March 2003
This is a must for all you kids of the 80's who had a spectrum. It has the original game and a newer version. All the grapics look the same and all the tricks came back to me, and after all these years!!! the newer game is a bit hard but once i got into it i found it a bit easier, not as good as the original game though..
There will be two kinds of people buying this. One will be kids who have never heard of Manic Miner after a new game and to be honest they are not going to be too impressed when compared to modern titles.
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.
on 4 March 2011
Was lucky enough to pick this up complete boxed with instructions for a fiver, thank goodness I checked my wish list. A very addictive game, I prefer the original mode over the new advanced mode, as it keeps the screen a bit more basic. And it can sometimes be hard to see where you are on the screen with the bright colourful backgrounds. I almost wish they had done offered a real old spectrum/C64 style graphics and colours.
Game has a password system for every 4 levels, you will just want to keep on trying. A great pick up and play game, ideal for my long train journeys.
on 19 August 2002
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.
on 27 June 2002
Oh Wow. Manic Miner on GBA. This game was one of the most stunning games on 1980s 8-bit machines. It started a whole new trend in platform games and its superbly balanced difficulty level and fun factor makes this a serious entry into the GBA market. If it is anything like the original game, you will enjoy funny levels and hours of fun. One of those games you play until you finish it (that could take a while). Even after finishing coming back and playing some levels is fun and entertaining. It is hard to see where this game could go wrong. Classic platform action at its best!