This is the successor to the first ever platform game,
Miner 2049'er, and stars the same character,
follows the same basic pattern as the original where
Bob (what taste in names these people have) walks and
jumps around platforms and has to cover the whole floor
area of each screen.
before it is set in Bob's mine where the evil Yukon
Yohan has dumped radioactive waste and turned all the
cute, furry animals, who had stored their food in the
mine, into deadly radioactive mutants.
mutants are all over the screen and can only be destroyed
by jumping through one of the numerous household items
which makes them vulnerable for a few seconds. This
calls for good timing.
can get around screens by a number of methods, the most
obvious of which is jumping. This is variable so that
once you have jumped upwards you can time when to move
left or right for a long or a short leap.
on some screens there are alternative transports, like
matter transporters, hoists, slides and suction units.
The last of these is a pipe through which you get sucked
and sometimes is reversible. All these movers can often
drop you into trouble though.
slides to crush a mutant and land next to
number 1 transporter.
screens - there are 25 in all - get really tough with
diabolically positioned platforms and nasty dangers
such as cannons, pulverisers and even acid rain. US
Gold themselves apparently haven't managed screen 25
yet - even when they start at 24!
title screen has birds picking up letters and making
them into words while the incredibly slick high score
function has a factory where you can bulldoze the letters
of your name into place on a conveyor belt or delete
them with a mobile suction cup! Once you've entered
your name your score is physically lifted onto the table
by the birds who shuffle the scores around as on the
title screen. Any score that drops off the table is
bulldozed into a lump and booted off screen by Yukon
try picking your way through this screen!