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Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« on: April 23, 2013, 22:42:07 PM »
To celebrate the birthday of the Spectrum we will look at how this legendary game for Spectrum compare against its many ports to other systems:


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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 22:50:55 PM »

Going to the final frontier, gaming...

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2013, 22:58:24 PM »
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Many people regard the Sam Coupe version to be the best. The Sam is basically a "Super Spectrum" after all.

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2013, 23:11:29 PM »
Brilliant video !

Now of course they are all very very similar, but if we are gonna be picky at some of the minor (*miner* - get it ?) differences here goes :

Dragon 32 - Black and White - really ?
C16 - screen size
464 & MSX - horrible sound
BBC - too yellow
Neo Geo Pocket - Dont like the scrolling
Oric 1 - poor graphics and too gaudy
Sam Coupe - quite liked the " graphical upgrade"
Amiga - music too too fast
DOS - game played too fast bit could have been running on a fast PC
Windows - too red and yellow
GBA - Brilliant - loved this modernised take on it

So - the winner :

Spectrum version (of course)
Runner Up - C64

The version I want to play next : GBA

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 23:15:29 PM »
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Brilliant video !


If you liked this video you might want to watch some of the other videos this guy has done, there is a full thread listin HERE!

Have fun and comment away on any of them!  :113:

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2013, 10:05:54 AM »
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Brilliant video !


If you liked this video you might want to watch some of the other videos this guy has done, there is a full thread listin HERE!

Have fun and comment away on any of them!  :)

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2013, 20:29:24 PM »
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So - the winner :

Spectrum version (of course)
Runner Up - C64

The version I want to play next : GBA
Yeah Speccy has to be the big winner here, but the C64 and BBC Micro versions were great too. The first thing I thought as the video finished was "where do find the GBA version?" Google here I come
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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2013, 19:22:04 PM »
The Spectrum version was the first game I ever played on a home computer!

Never played any other versions of the game but the Sam Coupe iteration looks like the winner to me.

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Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2013, 14:58:52 PM »
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The Spectrum version was the first game I ever played on a home computer!

Not a bad one to start off your gaming CV !

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2013, 15:57:58 PM »
The Atari XL/XE version which is sadly missing from the video already posted:

Manic Miner Atari XL/XE Playing Levels1-7

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2013, 16:10:32 PM »
That's a pretty good version!  I wonder why it was left out of the comparison video.

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Re: Let's Compare: Manic Miner
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 19:57:13 PM »