Roy Coates

Beanstalker

Beanstalker

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1986

Roy Coates, who converted the classic platformers Manic Miner and Jet Set Willy to the Dragon, went on to form his own company, Micro Vision Software, and this was his first stand-alone release. Beanstalker is similar to Loderunner, with a small man running around ladders and platforms to pick up various items. Once all items are picked up a ladder to the next level is introduced. The screen is guarded by nasties such as mice, worms or spiders, which vary according to the level. They can be stopped in their path by digging a hole in the ground for them to fall into. The game features 60...

Jet Set Willy

Jet Set Willy

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1985

Jet Set Willy is a platform video game originally written by Matthew Smith for the ZX Spectrum home computer. It was published in 1984 by Software Projects and ported to most home computers of the time. The game is a sequel to Manic Miner published in 1983, and is the second game in the Miner Willy Series. It was a significant development in the platform game genre on the home computer.

Manic Miner

Manic Miner

Dragon 32/64 - Released - 1984

The goal is to guide miner Willy through a series of caverns in his quest for fortune (and a high score). In each cavern he must collect all the keys to unlock the exit, and then make his escape before the air runs out. The caverns are populated by dangerous robots of quite amazing designs, and the platforms pose additional problems that must be solved.

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