MagMax

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Magmax
MagMax Cover.jpg
Cover of the NES version
Developer(s) Nihon Bussan, Ocean Software
Publisher(s) Nichibutsu, FCI, Imagine Software
Platform(s) Arcade (original)
ZX Spectrum
Commodore 64
Amstrad CPC
Release Arcade
  • JP: 1985
  • NA: 1988
Home Computers
  • EU: 1987
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.[1] 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.

The three-headed mechanical dragon found as a boss character in the game, known as Babylon, strongly resembles Mecha-King Ghidorah from the Godzilla franchise.

Versions and ports[edit]

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 2015, an emulated version was released for the PlayStation 4 in the Arcade Archives series.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MagMax". Killer List of Videogames. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "MagMax". Hamster Corporation. Hamster Corporation. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 

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