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Hoppin' Mad

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Amstrad CPC
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Commodore 64
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Description

The player controls four bouncing balls that must make their way through twelve environments ranging from park to desert and beach to undersea world, collecting up to ten balloons in each. Each one of the balls must deal with several hazards, by jumping over them or crushing them. Collision with any of these will cause a ball to burst.

The player can speed up or slow down the balls, or control their height, to make it easy to avoid these hazards. If all four balls have been punctured, the player loses a life. Once all ten balloons have been collected, the player is transported to the next environment, and when they have managed to get through all twelve environments, the player is transported back to the first environment.

Screenshots

Hoppin' Mad Amstrad CPC Level 5
Hoppin' Mad Amstrad CPC Level 7
Hoppin' Mad Amstrad CPC Crushed a venus fly trap
Hoppin' Mad Commodore 64 Crushed a venus fly trap

Alternate Titles

  • "Hopping Mad" -- UK title
  • "Cataball" -- Initial title used in 1987 Trio compilation

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 570 out of 1000 57

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Contributed to by Martin Smith (63155) and *Katakis* (37800)