Gold Mine Run! A 2023 Dosgame

Gold Mine Run! is a single screen arcade platformer in the vibe of classic arcade games from the 80s.The game’s design was strongly influenced by Night Knight for the MSX by the same author.

A few days ago I got notified by Indie Retro News about this game. It’s not very common that new games are being made for MS-DOS, that’s pretty special. Especially when it’s so well polished as this game is. So I imidiately started playing it. The longplay video of the gameplay will go live soon and will be added to this article.

Minimal requirements

  • MS/DOS or compatible
  • 386DX 33MHz (requires protected mode)
  • VGA graphics
  • Sound Blaster (ideally, no sound is also supported)
  • at least 4MB of RAM

How to Play

Collect all the gold on a stage to move to the next one. There are 30 stages. You have 60 seconds to complete each stage, or the time monster will appear and chase you until you either complete the stage or it kills you! There are some special pick-ups:


Bonus gems: add 250 points to your score.
Extra time: reset the clock to 60 seconds.
Pickaxe: protect you from one hit, by enemies or mine hazards like the spikes.
Silver key: open doors with a silver lock.
Gold key: open doors with a golden lock.



Every 10,000 points you will get an extra life. It’s a short but really enjoyable experience. If you’re really into arcade platformers that run on older hardware then you most definately will love Gold Mine Run!

You can download the game here for free. Enjoy the game!

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