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manic miner improved rewrite

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#1 Norman Sword

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:51 PM

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File Name: Manic Miner By S.P. And Bug Byte

File Submitter: Norman Sword

File Submitted: 17 May 2019

File Category: Manic Miner [Remakes]

System: N/A
Third Party Author(s): Norman Sword


When Matthew wrote manic Miner he released the game originally with Bug Byte. When he re-released the game with Software projects some small changes were made to the graphics.


This version is not a new version of the game and its main novelty is the ability to swap between the versions of the game.


Whilst I made minimal change to the games playing style or data I changed some of the ways that the game plays.
This is not a simple edit of the game it is a rewrite but leaves the basic data intact.


I have added :-
item collection sounds.
sound effects for being hit by the solar ray
sprite collision sound effects
heavy landing sound effects.
death collision graphic and sound effect
an extensive cheat.
an explanation to why you have died
an animation of the high score being added
a redraw of the title screen (fixing the keyboard graphics)
a title screen animation of a spectrum analyser
a credits screen
a title screen animation showing the version about to be played (Bug Byte graphic or S.P. graphic)
a sprite mask on the main character
a redesign on how the screens update (to stop sprite glitching)
the list of changes is extensive (Some listed above) the overall feel will still be that you are playing the original Manic Miner.


This file is listed elsewhere on this site, Having been asked by several people where this file is listed, I realise it needs to be placed in the Manic Miner Download section so it can be found easier.


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#2 Spider


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:51 PM



:) Thanks Norman.

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#3 Spider


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 03:01 PM

The icons for various options is very welcome as usual. I do not immediately understand all of the ones I've seen so far. I have accidentally (perhaps) seen the cheat mode too, I like the way it works. I'm not going to post at this stage exactly what I saw however as that would be a spoiler.


I appreciate the score 'movement' effect if its a new highest score and the effect on the credits page. Also I note:


The scroll effect on the 'game over'


The 'triangle' on the title screen indicating the version, I suspect that is what it is indicating


The changed 'air bonus' sound and the Solar Ray 'zap' effect is very good


The scrolly message also seems quite a bit smoother too

Edited by Spider, 17 May 2019 - 03:02 PM.

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#4 Jay SW1

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 06:04 PM

wow, i love the changes. Thanks Norman.

Runs so smooth. I played this version for a while and then played a regular version of MM, and the difference is clear as day.


No surprise this will be my go-to version from now on!

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