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'''''Megamania''''' is a classic single-screen shooter programmed by [[Steve Cartwright]] originally released in 1982 on the [[Atari 2600]] and [[Atari 5200]]. This is one of my favorite Atari 2600 games, and a favorite of the single-screen space shooter.
 
'''''Megamania''''' is a classic single-screen shooter programmed by [[Steve Cartwright]] originally released in 1982 on the [[Atari 2600]] and [[Atari 5200]]. This is one of my favorite Atari 2600 games, and a favorite of the single-screen space shooter.
  
I once programmed by own version of Megamania in Quick BASIC.
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I once programmed by own version of Megamania in QuickBASIC.
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
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===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
 
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Megamania - 2600 - Manual.pdf|Game manual.
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==Links==
 
==Links==

Revision as of 09:41, 30 May 2017

File:Megamania.jpg
2600 Box art.

Megamania is a classic single-screen shooter programmed by Steve Cartwright originally released in 1982 on the Atari 2600 and Atari 5200. This is one of my favorite Atari 2600 games, and a favorite of the single-screen space shooter.

I once programmed by own version of Megamania in QuickBASIC.

Status

I own Megamania for the Atari 2600. My highest score is 111,920, well beyond the score of 45,000 needed to earn the Activision Megamaniac patch, but a far cry from when the game stops counting at 999,999.

Review

Overall: 5/10

Good

  • Despite the Atari 2600's memory restrictions, Cartwright packed a lot of variation into this game's enemies. They follow different movement patterns, look different, and each have several variations.
  • The game has really nice sound for a 2600 game.

Bad

  • Due to the extreme limits of the Atari 2600, the game is unfortunately too repetitive.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

Gallery

Links