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Mad Mix (ZX Spectrum)

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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 ZX Spectrum Gobble up all those blobs to finish current level
Mad Mix ZX Spectrum Hunter became hunted and this ghost is finished
Mad Mix ZX Spectrum Developer's logo
Mad Mix ZX Spectrum Another problem is lady bug releasing new blobs

Alternate Titles

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

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Trivia

Mad Mix was programmed very well; it has good performance on a stock 4.77MHz 8088 PC, even though it is performing 2/3rds-full-screen updates.

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Kohler 86 (7272) added Mad Mix (ZX Spectrum) on Dec 06, 2004
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