Instructions for

Manic Miner

Software Projects, 1983

Written by Chris Owen, HTML'd by Arnt Gulbrandsen.


Keyboard, Kempston

Aim of the game

In his first appearance, Miner Willy is trying to strike it rich and collect all the keys to the mine in which he works.

Game play

On each of the twenty levels are several keys, which you must collect before your oxygen supply runs out. Having collected the keys you must then go to the exit to go on to the next level.


"The all-time classic of arcade games on the Spectrum." (Sinclair User)


This was the game that spawned a thousand clones. MM was the original ladders and levels game from which all others are (reputedly) descended and is, needless to say, a classic. It is still surprisingly playable, even if the theme tune is unforgivably bad...


Left            } Alternate top
Right           )   row keys
Jump            - Z to M, SPACE

Nettverksgruppa, 10/9-94,