Manic Mixup - A remix of Matthew Smith's classic ZX Spectrum 48K game 'Manic Miner'


In 1983 Matthew Smith and published by Bug-Byte released the well known classic of Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum. Although it was later released again by Software Projects, it was the first game in the willy series and was inspired by the Atari 800 game 'Miner 2049'. Not only was it voted number 25 in the Your Sinclair official top 100 Spectrum games of all time, but it had in game music, and sound effects, and if you ever remembered Jet Set Willy, a high amount of addictive gameplay. But today's news is something special, as 35 years after the original game , Andy Ford and Ian Rushforth have released their remix of Manic Miner in ' Manic Mixup '.


As noted by the description "The starting point for 'Manic Mixup' was an amalgamation of two projects by Dr Andrew Broad: his laterally-inverted version of 'Manic Miner' ('reniM cinaM') and Andrew's 2008 remix of 'Manic Miner'. Into this melting pot was poured a cluster of newly-designed special features, making 'Manic Mixup' quite unique amongst games based on the MM game engine."


So why should you play this game over any other Manic Miner or Jet Set Willy game fan game? Well in the case of Manic Mixup, it features an overhaul of all the original caverns and occupants, the ingame music has been significantly enhanced, all the routines in the game engine have been rewritten and redesigned for this project, there's new sounds, visual effects, additional gameplay elements, and there's various bugs fixed from the original game engine! So yes a worthy game indeed and if you've got the time before download read the full story on their source page.

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