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Military Madness is a futuristic turn-based strategy war game. The year is 2089 and the setting is Earth’s moon, which yields many important resources. While the governments of Earth bicker over their staked claims on the moon, the evil Axis Empire launches a lunar military campaign and takes over the moon, using its factories to produce advanced weaponry, the most devastating of which is the SAM (Supreme Atomic Missile). As commander of the Allied forces, it is the player’s responsibility to lead what’s left of the Allied armies in a desperate offensive against the Axis Empire on the lunar surface before they can use the SAM to destroy Earth.

There are 32 maps (2 different campaigns with 16 maps each) to play through. In each map, the player must strategically defeat the outnumbering Axis forces either by destroying all enemy units or capturing the enemy base camp. There are many different units that both sides utilize - infantry, tanks, aircraft, artillery, and a few others that have specialized functions. Gameplay consists of moving units into positions that will gain the best advantage to attack the enemy, capitalizing on many factors, which include battle experience, terrain, support tactics, and - sometimes - pure luck.

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Military Madness Sharp X68000 Intro is the same as in the PC Engine/TG16 version, only in color here: 21st Century... Mankind has extended it's territory to the moon, and the extracted resources are added to the Earth's resources
Military Madness TurboGrafx-16 Enemy tanks have advantage
Military Madness Sharp X68000 Manual/tutorial menu
Military Madness Sharp X68000 Battle scene: S-61 tanks vs GX-77 infantry

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Alternate Titles

  • "Nectaris" -- Japanese title
  • "ネクタリス" -- Japanese spelling

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The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 May 12, 2013 A- 91
Game Informer Magazine TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Play Time TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Eurogamer.de Wii Jan 23, 2007 4 out of 5 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 17, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 19, 2006 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1990 31 out of 40 78
GameSpot Wii Mar 02, 2007 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Wii Feb 14, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75

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