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Mad Planets Mad Planets - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Mad Planets - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

Destroy Planets before they form floating in space. Pickup stranded floating spacemen. Avoid/Destroy comets.

Mad Planets was produced by Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. in 1983.

Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. released 59 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. was based in United States.

Other machines made by Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. during the time period Mad Planets was produced include: Insector, Spirit, Q*bert, Reactor, Snots And Boogers, Krull, Q*Bert's Quest, Royal Flush Deluxe, and Super Orbit

Specs

Name Mad Planets
Developer Gottlieb, D., & Co., a Columbia Pictures Industries Co. (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8489
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Monitor
Conversion Class Gottlieb
Game Specific Mad Planets Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Mad Planets Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 288 lbs
Control Panel Mad Planets Control Panel Image

Game Play

If planets form, you must destroy orbiting moons before you can destroy the planet. The planet will become a Mad Planet when all the moons that orbit that planet are destroyed. Once it has become mad, you will be hunted and the longer you let the planet hunt you, the faster it moves. Bonus screens are all spacemen with the comet killing you as the end to the bonus round.

Mad Planets KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.54 (6 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.34

Overall Like 3.33
Fun (Social) 3.60
Fun (Solo) 3.33
Collector Desire 4.75

Technical Rating: 3.68

Gameplay 3.83
Graphics 4.20
Originality 3.67
Sound/Music 3.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mad Planets Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,180 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 115 known instances of this machine owned by Mad Planets collectors who are active members. Of these, 101 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 34 active VAPS members currently looking for Mad Planets.

This game ranks a 23 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 48 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Technical

The game uses a 8088 processor for the game as well as a 6502 processor for the sound.

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 155; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 155; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

eBay Listings

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Mad Planets arcade game banner

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$69.00

Mad Planets Arcade Marquee/Sign (26" x 8")

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$14.95

MAD PLANETS - Gottlieb Arcade - MAIN LOGIC PCB BOARD - WORKING 100%

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MAD PLANETS Arcade Marquee For Reproduction Header/Backlit Sign

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Mad Planets Arcade Marquee/Sign (Dedicated 23" x 7")

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