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Miner 2049er by Big Five Software on the Atari 2600

Miner 2049er is a platform video game created by Bill Hogue that was released in 1982 by Big Five Software.

General Information

Developer - Big Five Software

Publisher - Tigervision

Release - September 1, 1982

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Single-player

Genre - Platform


It was developed for the Atari 8-bit family and widely ported to other systems. The title "Miner 2049er" evokes a 21st-century take on the California Gold Rush of around 1849, in which the gold miners and prospectors were nicknamed "49ers".

Bounty Bob is a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police on a mission to search through all of Nuclear Ned's abandoned uranium mines for the treacherous Yukon Yohan. Bob must claim each section of each mine by running over it. There are a wide variety of futuristic obstacles that he must deal with such as matter transporters, hydraulic scaffolds, and jet-speed floaters; plus, he must also avoid radioactive creatures that have been left behind in the mines.


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