Codex Gamicus

Miner 2049er is a game originally released on home computers and then later ported to the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Gameboy. The Atari 2600 version had only three screens of the original version's ten, and was followed by Miner 2049er Part II which had three more screens from the original. The ColecoVision version would have one additional screen after the final one. On the Apple II, it was followed by a different version of Miner 2049er II; on the Atari 8-bit home computers and the Atari 5200, it was followed by Bounty Bob Strikes Back.


The player guides Bounty Bob through ten dangerous mazes filled with radioactive mutants and all sorts of contraptions set up by the evil Yukon Yohan to do our hero in. Bob must walk over all platforms in the mazes to "claim" them, but be careful to look where he leaps, because a leap too far can kill him. Have him use various prizes located in the mazes to destroy the radioactive mutants.

The ten levels in the original version of the game are:

1. Introduction
2. Sliding
3. Transporters
4. Jumping
5. Moving Pieces
6. Radioactive Waste
7. More Transporters
8. The Hydraulic Lift
9. Pulverizers
10. The Cannon

The Atari 2600 version of the game features only screens 2, 3, and 10, with Miner 2049er Part II featuring screens 8, 9, and 6 (in that order).


The original designer of this game intended to follow this game with Scraper Caper, where Bounty Bob plays a fireman instead of a spelunker, but it was never completed or released.