Mad Max (NES)

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Mad Max
Platform: NES
Year: 1991
Developer: Eastridge Technology
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Mad Max is a movie based game very loosely based on the second Mad Max movie in the series, The Road Warrior, and is loosely based on the Commodore 64 game Motor Massacre. The player starts in Max's Pursuit Special and must explore caves to get food and water to trade for an arena pass. After the player has obtained an arena pass from the shop, they must look around the wasteland for the arena without running out of fuel. When the player falls down a pit, gets killed or runs out of fuel, the game is over and the player must start all the way back from the beginning of the level. While there is a password for the third and final arena level, it is useless because you will not have enough crossbow arrows to kill the final boss, even if each and every one hits him. The only way to get enough crossbow ammunition is to explore level 3's caves.



The title screen.


The main menu.


Battling cars and other obstacles in the desert.


Max in the cave looking for food and water to trade in for an arena pass. Unfortunately for Max, some other people don't approve...


One of the few game over messages you will get.


The ending screen.


Unfortunately, there are only two songs in the game. One is a song that plays at the title screen, the caves and during the final boss battle and a 2-second loop song that plays when you die or enter the arena. For unknown reasons, the music has been tuned a little sharp. Rich Shemaria wrote the game's score, which was then handed over to Nick Eastridge to convert into his sound driver.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Rich ShemariaNick Eastridge 2:35
02 Death Theme Rich ShemariaNick Eastridge 0:13


(Source: Verification from composer, game's sound engine; Game lacks credits.)

Eastridge Technology never put credits in their games. However, Rich Shemaria has verified working on the game. The game uses Nick Eastridge's sound driver.

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.






Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The recording was made in NSFPlay.


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Title: Mad Max
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-07-??
Publisher: Mindscape Inc.