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Mad Mix (Atari ST)

Mad Mix Atari ST Loading screen

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Description

Mad Mix is a Pac-Man variant, with a typical bird's eye view for each level and pellets you must eat in order to get to the next stages. Navigate the maze you're trapped in and gobble up food while trying to avoid the ghosts that are chasing you.

As a Pac-Man variant, there are some changes made to distinguish itself. Some levels offer transformative powers. These include being turned into a hippopotamus - which allows you to step on ghosts - and a vacuum cleaner - to clean up pellets corrupted by a wandering enemy. On some levels, you can also briefly turn the protagonist into a spaceship or a tank, where you can shoot ghosts from a fixed vantage point.

As with most arcade titles at the time, there is no true ending; the game loops back to the first level when you finish the last one.

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Mad Mix Atari ST Turning each red dot yellow
Mad Mix Atari ST Going into sector 1
Mad Mix Atari ST Meanwhile, at the ghost house
Mad Mix Atari ST And suddenly I am turned into an ugly, invincible animal

Alternate Titles

  • "The Pepsi Challenge" -- European title
  • "Mad Mix Game" -- Spanish title
  • "Jugar" -- Informal abandonware/pirate name

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The Press Says

Génération 4 Dec, 1988 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 478 out of 1000 48
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1989 39 out of 100 39

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Trivia

When it was released in the UK, the game was licensed by Pepsi for their The Pepsi Challenge campaign. While it might sound like a gimmick, it actually wasn't: gamers who reached a preset score in the game entered the Pepsi Challenge itself, with prizes promised by Pepsi and US Gold, the game's UK publisher.

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Kohler 86 (7257) added Mad Mix (Atari ST) on Aug 03, 2004
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