This is the 1985 BBC Micro European release on cassette by US Gold, converted by Paul Johnson for Micro Power. This port only features 18 of the original 25 levels.
There is also an Americana (Mastertronics) release pictured. The Americana releases all came with the same tape as the US Gold.
This is the Atari 8bit Home Computer version by US Gold on cassette. Also shown in the gallery is a bootleg version on diskette.
The cassette version took an eternity to load — about thirteen and a half minutes. U.S. Gold took advantage of that time to display advertisements for other games on the load screen including, yes, Strip Poker. Classy.
We are missing the Americana version! If you have it and wish to donate it to the Miner 2049er Museum, please reply to this post! We’ll even accept just a picture if you don’t wish to part with yours.
This is the European release on cassette for the ZX Spectrum by US Gold.
While the graphics were not as nice as the original, the game play was great. Controls and speed are smooth and all of the levels are here. It did, however, take an eternity to load from tape.
This is the floppy disc version released in the USA by Big Five in 1984. It came in the same big box as the Atari 5200 version except with a Commodore 64 sticker stuck on the front. The sides even still said Atari 5200. A sticker was also added to the poster with additional instructions that applied to the C64 version. This is also the only release that included a cheat sheet. By the time the C64 version was ready for release, they must have realized just how difficult the game was.
There are also cassette and disk versions which were released in Europe by US Gold.