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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Few Finer Than Miner 2049er

Miner 2049er was a top-tier game for the Atari 8-bit line of computers. Sean and I and our cousin Darwin poured hours and hours into this charming platformer. You control Bounty Bob, a Mountie who must reclaim an abandoned mine by touching all the platforms on each level of the mine. Simply walking over the platform tiles does the trick, but you have to avoid deadly radioactive monsters, falling from heights, being crushed by pulverizers, beaming into a monster while using the teleporter, and accidentally blowing yourself up by using too much dynamite for the level with the cannon. Bounty Bob's death animations were particularly satisfying and cartoonishly gruesome. 


Sean Woods said...

If I recall correctly, entering the publisher's phone number allows the player to select the level.

Earl J. Woods said...

Yes, that's quite correct, and heck if I know how we learned that. Perhaps it was revealed in an issue of Electronic Games?