A revamp of the addictive ‘Manic Miner’ has gone into…’Peer Review’. As mysterious as that sounds, it is definitely coming out way.
Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum (an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.
MANIC MINER 360 is the near-100% original ZX Spectrum game, as written by Matthew Smith in 1983 and is being brought to Xbox Live Indy Games as an officially licenced product.
Commenting upon the submission Elite® MD, Steve Wilcox noted, “The submission of MANIC MINER 360 to Xbox Live Indy Games is the next exciting step in bringing classic ZX Spectrum games to a new audience, via new devices and platforms and in the process restoring some order to the market. We began doing this some 18 months ago with our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Apps for iOS devices and in the intervening period there have been more than 100,000 paid instances. Assuming the “Peer Review” process is completed successfully, we’d hope to see MANIC MINER 360 available from Xbox Live Indy Games later this month and if that goes well, for it to be followed by more classic ZX Spectrum Games.”
MANIC MINER 360 features:
– full-screen and bordered portrait play / display modes
– pixel filtering on / off option
– ‘auto-save’, on exiting the game
– authentic ‘Spectrum’ sound
– infinite lives option