In Atari 2600 Mines of Minos you are the last mining robot on the Minos mine. Monsters have destroyed all your comrades. As the last robot, you must traverse the mine’s various levels, gathering spare parts to make more robots (extra lives). You must either avoid the monsters or blow them up with a bomb. After a few seconds, if the monster hasn’t hit the bomb, it will explode harmlessly. You can only drop one bomb at a time. If a monster is killed, it will regenerate somewhere in the maze. To deposit your spare parts, you must get to the center top or bottom of any level. To move to another level, hold your joystick button down while moving through the tunnels on either side. You can also use these tunnels, without holding down the button, to quickly get from left or right side of the maze to avoid monsters. To win the game, get to level five and ram each of the three stationary monsters to kill them. You will need at least two spare robots as the ramming will destroy you and the monster. In two player games, player one is the robot, player two is a monster. If the robot runs into the monster being controlled, the monster is destroyed instead of the robot. However, by pushing the joystick button, player two can switch to another monster, allowing the robot to run into an uncontrolled (and therefore deadly) monster.
Mines of Minos is an Atari 2600 game in which the player controls the last mining robot in the Minos mine, after monsters have destroyed all the other robots. The objective of the game is to navigate through the mine’s various levels, collecting spare parts to create more robots (extra lives) while avoiding or destroying monsters.
Players can destroy monsters by dropping bombs, which will explode after a few seconds. Only one bomb can be dropped at a time, and if a monster is killed, it will respawn elsewhere in the maze. Spare parts can be deposited at the center top or bottom of any level. To move between levels, players must hold down the joystick button while moving through the tunnels on either side of the maze.
The goal is to reach level five and destroy the three stationary monsters by ramming into them. This will require at least two spare robots since both the player’s robot and the monster will be destroyed during the ramming process.
In two-player mode, one player controls the mining robot, while the other player controls a monster. If the robot runs into the monster being controlled, the monster is destroyed instead of the robot. However, by pushing the joystick button, the second player can switch to another monster, potentially causing the robot to run into an uncontrolled (and therefore deadly) monster. This adds an extra layer of strategy and competition to the game.