Manic Miner -
Tales from a Parallel Universe
As featured in issue 6 of
It is rumoured that there are an infinite number of parallel universes
where every possibility is played out. Things in these other dimensions
may be very similar to our own reality, but subtly different because of
certain decisions which were taken differently.
Miner Willy is no exception to this rule. Previously, thousands of
Speccy owners had thrilled to his adventures in his battle to escape
the Manic Mining machines, but now Cheese Freak Software brings you the
escapades of ANOTHER Miner Willy from a parallel universe! Just like
his counterpart in this reality, Willy has fallen into a mine packed
with dangers and must escape from 20 lethal caverns in order to locate
the untold treasures of an ancient civilisation. However, in this
universe things are subtly different..... Can Miner Willy emulate the
antics of his trans-dimensional counterpart, or are the Speccy owners
of the other universe doomed to a life with no Jet Set Willy?
In case you hadn't noticed, this is a version of Manic Miner which I
have edited with the Manic Miner Editor to produce a very different
game! All 20 screens have been replaced (and the scrolly message!) and
should prove a new challenge for MM addicts. I can't pretend that my
screens are as good as Matt Smith's originals, but I GUARANTEE that
they're much better than the very crap 'Manic Miner 2' snapshot which
has been doing the rounds on the Internet.
I haven't changed many graphics, for two reasons :
1) The graphics were very good anyway
2) I'm crap at drawing
You won't recognise any of the rooms anyway - it's completely
different. They're not all rock hard either - some are easy and some
are like The Warehouse.....Eeek!
Andy Noble was kind enough to include my levels as a bonus in his
fantasic PC remake of Manic Miner. If you prefer your games
PC-flavoured then that's linked below as well.
to download the game (22K ZIP file)
Click HERE to download
a fancy turbo-load version of the game NEW!
(this version ideal for transferring
to real tape for use on real machines - loads very quickly!)
Or click HERE
for Andy Noble's PC remake of Manic Miner