Lost In Translation/Mag Max

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Mag Max
Mag Max marquee.
No screen shot.
Manufacturer Nichibutsu
Released 1985
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 2.500 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(3x) AY-3-8910A (@ 1.250 MHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
256 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 30 ROMs
222,976 bytes (217.75 KiB)
MAME ID magmax

About The Game

Mag Max is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up in which a single player takes control of a hovership and must battle their way through an enemy-packed level; moving both above and below ground during the course of a level.

At various points the player will come across robot parts, either a torso or a pair of legs. Collecting these will eventually see the player's hovership become a towering robot, vastly increasing available firepower in the process.


Released in July 1985.

Some enemies from Nichibutsu's earlier game "Seicross" also appear as enemies in Mag Max.

Default highscore table (BEST 5)
Rank Score Name
2 56000 MADMAX
3 44000 MACADAMIA-
4 32000 NUTS
5 20000 MANGETSU

Cabinet and Artwork


Original artwork for the Imagine port of Mag Max.
Nintendo Famicom (1988)
Amstrad CPC (1986)
Commodore C64 (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
GAME SOUND NICHIBUTSU -G.S.M. Nichibutsu 1- D28B-0004[1] 1988-09-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. CD version.
GAME SOUND NICHIBUTSU -G.S.M. Nichibutsu 1- 25P5-0004[2] 1988-09-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Cassette version.
GAME SOUND NICHIBUTSU -G.S.M. Nichibutsu 1- C22B-0004[3] 1988-09-21 Pony Canyon, Inc. Vinyl version.
The Best Of Fred Gray CZCD 023[4] 2007-07-13 Binary Zone Interactive CD version.
Arcade Ambiance 1986 N/A[5] 2004-08-27 Andy Hofle Digital download only.

External Links


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.