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Here's the Atari 400/800 cartridge we produced.  This is the later, full-color label version.  The case consisted of two-pieces of custom molded plastic we had designed just for our use.  Atari's cases for their own games had spring-loaded covers over the edge connectors on the circuit board but we didn't bother to get that fancy.

The 5200 version of the game used red plastic and was much larger than the 400/800 version but held the same amount of ROM code.

The package was a custom printed, thin-cardboard box and featured the cool painting by Scott Ross wrapped around from front to back. 

Here's the original artwork and you can see how it was designed to be used on both sides of the box.  The blue area on the left was reserved for text which was cut into the plates before the box was printed.

Of the many licensed versions of Miner 2049er the Apple version was probably the most popular.  Too bad it's also the version where they couldn't figure out how to spell my name correctly!  Many people incorrectly thought that Mike Livesay's Apple version was the original incarnation of Miner 2049er, but like all of the licensed versions, it too was based on our Atari original.

Here's the disk from the Apple Version.  Wow, seen one of those things lately?

Ah, a Japanese version of Miner 2049er!  Look...It's a Sony!

Yet another Japanese version of Miner!  From the USA!

Here's the very much sought-after handheld version produced by Tiger Toys!

 

Home Company People TRS-80 Games Miner 2049er Bounty Bob Strikes Back! Emulator
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