|Developer(s)||Nihon Bussan, Ocean Software|
|Publisher(s)||Nichibutsu, FCI, Imagine Software|
|Genre(s)||Horizontally scrolling shooter|
MagMax (マグマックス, Magumakkusu) is an arcade game which was developed by Nihon Bussan and released in 1985 under its brand Nichibutsu. A horizontal scrolling shooter, players control the title hover ship in an attempt to completely construct the ship into a giant robot and to destroy any enemies attempting to stop it.
Versions and ports
The Nintendo Entertainment System version was published by Nihon Bussan in Japan on March 18, 1986 and by FCI in North America in October 1988. The game was also ported to the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC by Ocean Software and released on their Imagine label in 1987.
In Japan, Game Machine listed MagMax on their April 15, 1985 issue as being the second most-successful table arcade unit of the year.
- "MagMax". Killer List of Videogames. Retrieved 13 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "MagMax". Hamster Corporation. Hamster Corporation. Retrieved 13 May 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Doolan, Liam (8 May 2020). "Hamster's Latest Retro Offering For Switch Is The Horizontal Shooter Magmax". Nintendo Life. Gamer Network. Retrieved 8 May 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Game Machine's Best Hit Games 25 - テーブル型TVゲーム機 (Table Videos)". Game Machine (in Japanese). No. 258. Amusement Press, Inc. 15 April 1985. p. 19.