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DescriptionAn alien menace has attacked the worlds of civilization and laid waste to their planets. However, before being conquered, a group of scientists has managed to create one last weapon and hide it underground. The name of the weapon is Mag Max and only it might be able to defeat the alien invaders. Mag Max however is incomplete and for security reasons, his component parts are scattered across the land. Through their collection, Mag Max's strength increases.
Mag Max is a side-scrolling shooter game. At the beginning, Mag Max is only a tiny little fighter craft that can fire low-powered projectiles. As component pieces (such as a head, legs and a laser lance) are found, Mag Max's offensive power increases. The underworld can be accessed through small dark craters on the landscape. Once in the underworld, Mag Max's weapons vary slightly as do the enemies (there are no stationary objects underground). Enemy fire or contact on each of the components will destroy that component. Fire on the main fighter will destroy Mag Max. At the end of each level awaits a boss creature.
- "Mag Max" -- Cassette spine title
- "Arcade Archives: MagMax" -- PS4 / Switch title
- "アーケードアーカイブス マグマックス" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
- "マグマックス" -- Japanese spelling
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|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Commodore 64||Aug, 1987||9 out of 10||90|
|All Game Guide||NES||1998||70|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amstrad CPC||Jul, 1987||7.4 out of 12||62|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Commodore 64||Jul, 1987||7.4 out of 12||62|
|GameCola.net||NES||Mar 15, 2006||6.1 out of 10||61|
|The Video Game Critic||NES||Jan 15, 2008||C+||58|
|Happy Computer||Commodore 64||Jul, 1987||45 out of 100||45|
|Commodore User||Commodore 64||Jul, 1987||4 out of 10||40|
|Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library||NES||2016||40|
|Commodore Force||Commodore 64||Aug, 1993||28 out of 100||28|
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