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Miner 2049er - Atari 5200

Publisher:Big Five Software  ?              No-Intro:Miner 2049er Starring Bounty Bob
Developer:Big Five Software  ?              GoodName:Miner 2049
Year:1983              TOSEC:Miner 2049er
Category:Action              MAME:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:N/A

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In game image of Miner 2049er on the Atari 5200.
In Game
Title screen of Miner 2049er on the Atari 5200.
Title Screen
Box cover for Miner 2049er on the Atari 5200.
Box
Box back cover for Miner 2049er on the Atari 5200.
Box Back
Cartridge artwork for Miner 2049er on the Atari 5200.
Cartridge


Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software. It was developed for the Atari 8-bit family and widely ported to other systems. The game was licensed in conjunction with International Computer Group.[citation needed] At the time of its release, Miner 2049er was notable for having ten different screens, which was a large number for a platform game.[1][2] For comparison, the Donkey Kong arcade game had four screens, and many home ports didn't include all of them. The title "Miner 2049er" evoked a 21st-century take on the California Gold Rush of around 1849, in which the gold miners and prospectors were nicknamed "49ers."[3]

Unlike most of the home computer versions, Miner 2049er for the Atari 8-bit family was released on 16K ROM cartridge with the high price, for 1982, of US$49.95.[4]


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