Miner 2049er Volume II bootleg – Atari 2600 – Canal3


Lately I’ve been checking out (and have a few) Brazilian bootlegs because I really like their crazy label designs and creative naming. While there are plenty of bootlegs from South America, there aren’t many of Miner 2049er. To date, even among pictures of the hardcore Brazilian collectors’ collections, I’ve only see one cart (from Pop Video) and a flyer for one from from Canal 3.

I’m pleased to report that I’ve found another Brazilian bootleg cart, this time for Volume 2 from Canal 3! This one is not branded Intellivision like the Volume 1 in the flyer but it’s still really cool to see one. Enjoy.

Miner 2049er bootlegs – Atari 2600 – Various


The Atari 2600 games market in Brazil in the 1980’s was very large and very active. However it was overwhelmingly populated by bootlegs and the bootlegging companies tended to play free and loose with American brand names. One such company, Canal 3, released most of their titles under the brand name “Intellivision” (same logo and everything) even though the games were for the Atari 2600. Miner 2049er was one of the games they bootlegged and is almost certainly the source of the (false) rumor that there was an Intellivision version of the game.

Another was released by “Pop Video”