Manic Miner (c) 1983 Software Projects Ltd



Miner Willy, while prospecting down Surbiton way, stumbles

upon an ancient, long forgotten mine-shaft. On further

exploration, he finds evidence of a lost civilisation far

superior to our own, which used automatons to dig beep into

the Earth's core to supply the essential raw materials for

their advanced industry. After centuries of peace and

prosperity, the civilisation was torn apart by war, and

lapsed into a long dark age, abandoning their industry and

machines. Nobody, however, thought to tell the mine robots

to stop working, and through countless aeons they had

steadily accumulated a hugh stockpile of valuable metals

and minerals, and Miner Willy realises that he now has the

opportunity to make his fortune by finding the underground


In order to move to the next chamber, you must collect all

the flashing keys in the room while avoiding nasties like

POISONOUS PANSIES and SPIDERS and SLIME and worst of all,

MANIC MINING ROBOTS. When you have all the keys, you can

enter the portal which will now be flashing. The game ends

when you have been 'got' or fallen heavily three times.


1. Connect lead to ear socket of Spectrum from ear socket

on recorder.

2. Rewind tape to beginning.

3. Set Volume Control to the required level.


5. Press key marked enter on your Spectrum.

6. Press play on your cassette recorder.

7. Your program will now load.

If the program does not load first time, repeat instructions

but try a different volume setting.


Q, E, T, U, or O = MOVE LEFT

W, R, Y, I, or P = MOVE RIGHT


Manic Miner can also be played using AGF and Protek and

Kempston joystick interfaces, and is aslo compatible with

Interface II.

Author: Mathew Smith


MANIC MINER (c) Copyright 1983 by Software Projects Ltd.

Unauthorised copying, lending, hiring, public brodcasting,

transmission or distribution is prohibited without express

written permission of Software Projects Ld.

MANIC MINER may not be hired or offered to sale on any

optional buy back basis without prior written consent of

Software Projects Ld.

All rights of the Author are reserved worldwide.


Complete Instructions typed in by Paul Thompson, April 2003