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Mines of Minos by CommaVid, Inc. on the Atari 2600

Something terrible has happened in the mazelike Mines of Minos. The smoothly running robot operation has been interrupted by an invasion of monstrous alien life forms!

General Information

Developer - CommaVid, Inc.

Publisher - CommaVid, Inc.

Release - Oct, 1982

Platform(s) - Atari 2600

Number of Players - Singple Player, Two Player

Genre - Action, Strategy / tactics

Aliens stalk the corridors of the mine; only a single robot survives to battle them. Desperately he struggles to find and assemble pieces of his fellow robots scattered around the mine while avoiding the pursuing aliens. If he can assemble a large enough robot army, he can battle the aliens to fight his way down to deeper levels of the mine and even destroy the alien command center at the lowest level. But if the aliens catch him he is doomed and his only weapon against them is his stock of time bombs.

Can you avoid the monsters and assemble enough robots to expel the alien invaders from the Mines of Minos? Find out in this latest video challenge from CommaVid.


Some of the game variations are two player games. The left joystick controls the robot and the right joystick controls one of the monsters. Pushing the button on the right joystick changes which monster is under the player's control. The other two monsters will pursue the robot on their own.

The monster being controlled by the joystick is seen as darker in color. If the robot runs into this monster, the monster is destroyed instead of the robot. But if the robot runs into either of the two monsters under their own control, he is destroyed as usual.


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