A pioneering Platform Game
created by Bill Hogue, Miner 2049er
stars a fat Mountie named Bounty Bob who explores the derelict uranium mine that once belonged to Nuclear Ned in pursuit of the Swedish fur trapper Yukon Yohan. Bounty Bob must "claim" all the stations in the mine while avoiding or eliminating the mutant organisms that live there.
Originally released in 1982 by Big Five Software for Atari 8-Bit Computers
, the game was soon ported to a wide variety of home computers and consoles.
A sequel, Bounty Bob Strikes Back!
, was released in 1984. This game was also the reason Manic Miner
got it's name - Matthew Smith
originally wanted to call it Miner 2049er
but this game came out first and the publishers had copyright on the name.