Welcome to The Manhole! From the creators of Myst, The Manhole is a silly, delightful, interactive, busy-box-of-a-world that kids can explore and explore - finding something new around every corner.
This award-winning romp transports children to the fanciful world around, above, and beneath what appears to be just an average, everyday, manhole. But there is much more than meets the eye - have tea with a rabbit, wake up a walrus, nibble biscuits with a dragon, hang with a penguin, boat with an elephant, speak French with a turtle, and much more!
First released in the 80's, the original version won rave reviews and numerous awards including "Best New Use of a Computer" from the Software Publishers Association. This Masterpiece Edition was produced in the 90's as a ground-up re-make of the original with meticulous computer-rendered scenes layered with delightful hand-rendered characters. There are over 30 original music compositions and scores of original sounds and voices.
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We continue to make improvements and keep Manhole up to date.
Also, we removed all analytic information gathering from the Manhole app.
Ratings and Reviews
If you have trouble with the sound, check the toggle switch right next to your volume button. The sound in the game didn't play at all for me until I flipped that switch.
This brings back memories :-) One of the first games at ever played, at around age 5. Although I played the black and white version on an old Mac Pro, none of this color / touchscreen fanciness :-)
Awesome. Better than ever
Years ago I worked for Broderbund selling our products to retailers and demonstrating them in computer user groups all over the us. I bought this for nostalgia but also to see my kids enjoy this. I love the literary allusions to cs Lewis and Alice in wonderland and the pre myst game play but the exceptional music wins the prize here. This is gorgeously redone with enhance graphics from the cd rom.
Bought it for Nostalgia...
…but it was EVEN BETTER than I remembered. I love the lush pictures and playfulness of the world just as much as when I was a kid. The sound and mechanics all worked fine for me.
As a teacher too, I found my students loved the game, and so it got used as a reward towards too. Now, I’m just waiting for the company to make an app version of their Cosmic Osmo game too!
- Cyan Worlds, Inc
- 95.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- Copyright © 2010 by Cyan Worlds, Inc. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.