Three cheers for Miner 2049er.I've been an avid reader of ANALOG Computing since 1982 (issue 14) and have most of the back issues. Like many other Atarians, I started with an 800, went on to the 130XE, and now own a 1040ST. I sold my trusty 800, but still have the 130XE and now enjoy the best of both worlds. I like ANALOG and ST-Log, but your Four-Star Software issue prompted this, my first "letter to the editor."
Over the years, I've seen many articles featuring "the all-time greats" for the 8-bit Atari. I've tended to agree with the selections made by various writers. But I feel the time has come to stand up for truth, justice and the "American Way." Why has no one bothered to include Miner 2049er by Bill Hogue? This game is, without a doubt, one of the finest ever written for any computer! It has all of the elements that make a computer game great, yet it almost always gets overlooked. And the sequel, Bounty Bob Strikes Back, is every bit as good as the original. I've seen this game selling for as little as $2.99, and would say to anyone who's ever held a joystick: go out and get Miner 2049er - you won't be sorry!