Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness

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"Eggo Mania" redirects here. For the arcade game in which a chicken chucks eggs at the player and they have to catch them in a hat, see Eggomania.
Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness
Egg Mania Eggstreme Madness Cover.png
North American cover art for PlayStation 2
Developer(s) HotGen[1]
Publisher(s) Kemco[1]
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Puzzle[2]
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness, also known as Eggo Mania[2] in PAL territories, is a puzzle video game released in 2002 by HotGen.

Gameplay[edit]

At the start of a level, crates begin falling from the sky. Each one has a picture of the block it contains on it. Stack these blocks and build a tower up to the hot-air-balloon to finish the level. However, it is not that simple; the water at the bottom of the level rises and if the water reaches a row with a hole in it, the row will be destroyed;[3] if the player decides to take a shortcut, the water will rise faster[4] Also, several enemies randomly appear, some stealing your crates, and some dragging you into the water.[5] There are also items in bubbles that give you a power-up or help to destroy an opponent's towers.

Modes[edit]

Mode Description
Eggo Mania The original Egg Mania 1 Player mode
Bomb Mode Destroy your opponent's tower with bombs before he does
Solo Play without a CPU for the most points you can get
Survival Play an endless version of the Egg Mania mode
Custom Configure the settings of a game
Tournament Up to 8 players can participate in a tournament

Characters[edit]

All of the characters are based on eggs, all with different looks to them.

Name Description How to unlock
Eggo[note 1] A little kid kind of egg Available by default
Robo A mechanical toy egg Available by default
Bebub The Devil Egg Available by default
Yolko A little girl egg Available by default
Coolio A Deejay egg Available by default
Funky A Disco egg Available by default
Astro An astronomical egg Available by default
Spike A Punk-Rocker egg Available by default
Spook A ghost egg Beat Eggo Mania mode on Normal[4]
Yolkohama A dictator egg Beat Eggo Mania mode on Hard[4]
Sir Egg-O-Lot A medieval egg Beat bomb mode on Normal[4]
Poncho A Mexican egg Beat bomb mode on Hard[4]
Angelica An angel egg Earn 1,000,000 points in solo mode[4]
  1. ^ The back cover of the game says "Eggy", yet the game reads "Eggo".

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (GBA) 73%[6]
(PS2) 68.33%[7]
(GC) 66.18%[8]
(Xbox) 64.77%[9]
Metacritic (GBA) 75/100[10]
(PS2) 64/100[11]
(GC) 64/100[12]
(Xbox) 58/100[13]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 5/10[14]
Electronic Gaming Monthly 6/10[15]
Game Informer (GBA) 8/10[16]
(GC) 7.75/10[17]
GamePro 3.5/5 stars[18]
Game Revolution C+[19]
GameSpot 6.4/10[2][20]
GameSpy 3/5 stars[21]
GameZone 7.3/10[22]
IGN (GBA) 7/10[23]
(PS2) 6.3/10[24]
5.3/10[25][26]
Nintendo Power 3.6/5[27]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 2.5/5 stars[28]
Official Xbox Magazine 7.8/10[29]

The game was met with positive to very mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 73% and 75 out of 100 for the Game Boy Advance version;[6][10] 68.33% and 64 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[7][11] 66.18% and 64 out of 100 for the GameCube version;[8][12] and 64.77% and 58 out of 100 for the Xbox version.[9][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Torres, Ricardo (July 16, 2002). "First Look: Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness". GameSpot. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c Davis, Ryan (October 14, 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lucero, Gary. "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness". Game Vortex. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Play Eggo Mania rom Game Online". Vizzed. 
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, Alex (October 28, 2002). "Egg Mania is Eggcelent". Game Industry. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Egg Mania for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b "Egg Mania for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  12. ^ a b "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ a b "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  14. ^ Edge staff (October 2002). "Eggo Mania". Edge (115). 
  15. ^ EGM staff (October 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness (GC)". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 194. 
  16. ^ Helgeson, Matt (October 2002). "Egg Mania (GBA)". Game Informer (114): 94. Archived from the original on July 27, 2009. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness (GC)". Game Informer (115): 134. November 2002. 
  18. ^ Star Dingo (September 19, 2002). "Egg Mania Review for Game Boy Advance on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on January 15, 2005. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  19. ^ Liu, Johnny (October 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness Review (PS2)". Game Revolution. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  20. ^ Davis, Ryan (December 10, 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness Review (GC, Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  21. ^ Davis, Brian (October 16, 2002). "GameSpy: Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  22. ^ Tha Wiz (October 14, 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on April 16, 2007. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  23. ^ Harris, Craig (October 14, 2002). "Egg Mania (GBA)". IGN. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  24. ^ Mirabella III, Fran (September 25, 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  25. ^ Mirabella III, Fran (September 20, 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  26. ^ Mirabella III, Fran (September 20, 2002). "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved March 11, 2015. 
  27. ^ "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness (GC)". Nintendo Power 161: 196. October 2002. 
  28. ^ "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 146. October 2002. 
  29. ^ "Egg Mania: Eggstreme Madness". Official Xbox Magazine: 118. December 2002. 

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