The Manhole

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The Manhole
First release 1988
Also known as The Manhole: New and Enhanced
Developed by Cyan Worlds
Published by Activision, Brøderbund,
Cyan Worlds
Distributed by Activision
Platforms DOS, FM-Towns, Macintosh,
PC-Engine, Windows
Resolution 320x200, 256 colors
Engine MADE, HyperCard
Support Since ScummVM 1.0.0rc1
(MADE versions only)
Available for
No. The unsupported Masterpiece
edition is available at

The Manhole is a children's game created by Cyan (now Cyan Worlds). The player opens up a manhole, which reveals a giant beanstalk that can be traversed to visit strange worlds.


There were several versions of the game released, each one developed with a different game engine:

  • The original Macintosh version (released in 1988), with HyperCard as its engine.
  • The original DOS EGA version (released in 1989), with an earlier version of the MADE engine.
  • The PC-Engine version (released in 1991), with a custom engine.
  • The "New and Enhanced" version (released in 1992), with a newer version of the MADE engine.
  • The CD-ROM "Masterpiece Edition" (released in 1994), which used a HyperCard-like engine. This version includes QuickTime videos as well.


Required data files

For more information on how ScummVM uses game data files, see the user documentation.


  • *.BLK

DOS VGA (New and Enhanced)


Audio tracks

For more information about how to use the CD audio tracks with ScummVM, see the user documentation.

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