The excellent Amstrad CPC version of Manic Miner was first released by Software Projects in 1984.
It is very close to the ZX Spectrum original in almost every respect, barring the fact that the colours are slightly less vivid and the play window is slightly smaller. Oh, and the last level is different – like an expanded (and more difficult) version of the last screen in the Speccy original.
The most important thing is that the gameplay is all present and correct and there are none of those annoying ‘programmer interpretations’ that take the game away from what made it good in the first place.
For my money: the Amstrad version of Manic Miner is one of the best conversions of this classic game.
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