Big Mac (video game)

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Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man
Big Mac
Cover art (European version)
Developer(s) Tony Kelly[1]
Publisher(s)
Composer(s) Tony Kelly[1]
Platform(s) Commodore 64
Release date(s)
Genre(s) 2D action/platform[1]
Mode(s) Single-player

Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man is a computer game published in 1985 by Mastertronic for the Commodore 64. It is a platform game in the style of Manic Miner.[2] The game's full title according to the cover is More Adventures of Big Mac the Mad Maintenance Man although the game's opening screen uses the shorter title. Most fans, however, simply remember the game as 'Big Mac'.

The player takes on the role of the titular character who must negotiate a power station consisting of 18 separate levels (vaults). On each level the aim is to avoid a range of defences and press switches to shut down the vault.[3]

Reception[edit]

The game received a 79% rating from Zzap!64. They found the graphics somewhat basic, though nicely animated. The music was complimented and overall the game was considered to be good value for money.[4]

Trivia[edit]

The game was hacked by Gábor Herczeg and re-released as a freeware "sequel" under the name Big Mac II. This game was in fact the same as the original but with extra levels.[5]

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