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#1 Dumb Waiter

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:29 PM

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Anybody else tried this version of Manic Miner , Matthew Holt (Revelation Software) programmed this 1992 verison for the Sam Coupe computer.

I have just had a quick go using emulation and it aint bad at all,only played to second screen and it feels a little more difficult than the 8-bit versions but the second screen looks a lot different so I will keep playing when I have more time.

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FOR F = 34000 to 42000
LET G = INT (RND*254)+1
POKE F,G
NEXT F
NEXT G
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#2 Spider

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 10:41 PM

I have. :)

 

It does play OK.

 

Its meant to have 60 screens instead of 20 IIRC. Those being two extra 'sets' of levels. However the cheat to activate them does not appear to work on emulation. :unsure: I'm not sure if this is the way the emulator (more accurately the PC keyboard I guess) is read or something else. :)


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#3 zub

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Posted 16 November 2015 - 09:15 AM

I have. :)

 

It does play OK.

 

Its meant to have 60 screens instead of 20 IIRC. Those being two extra 'sets' of levels. However the cheat to activate them does not appear to work on emulation. :unsure: I'm not sure if this is the way the emulator (more accurately the PC keyboard I guess) is read or something else. :)

 

Hmm? I thought you just pressed 1, 2 or 3 at the title screen to choose a level set.

 

The game lacks the charm of the Spectrum version in my opinion. I really dislike the conveyor belts, in particular. I’m unsure whether any of the differences in the game engine have any great effect, especially regarding pixel-perfect jumps. I’m not really sure such a huge speed-up is a good thing, and MM is tricky enough without it. It’s “OK” but as with many MM and JSW ports, it’s not as good as the original.



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Posted 16 November 2015 - 05:08 PM

I know what you mean. :)

 

It does play nice but now you mention it the collision detection does not seem as tolerant as the Spectrum version. In particular in the Central Cavern is very easy to hit one of the nasties on the top of the screen when you're collecting the top items. :unsure: , not really sure how else to describe it.

 

I could not get the 'cheat' to work. I (think) there are two versions floating about, a 'demo' version that lacks the cheat and the 'full' one that has it. The demo contains the normal levels though. I need to look into this if no one else wants to at some point.


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