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Wanted: Feedback For Mat Mania Challenge & Planet Smashers


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So, I do this on the other site, but figured I would try this here too, especially considering that several of you played Planet Smashers for the High Score Squad. If I get enough feedback, I will do this again for the next episode too!

 

I looking for feedback for the next episode of The Atari 7800 Game By Game Podcast.

 

What are your memories and/or thoughts on Mat Mania Challenge & Planet Smashers on the 7800?

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Also, how would you rate them? I use a system of 4 choices (From Best to Worst):

 

Hall of Fame Game (Top 5 game on the system)

Solid Game

"Meh" Game

Trash Game (Bottom 5 game on the system)

 

These games will be covered on Episode 27

You can also e-mail text or audio to atari7800podcast@aol.com

If you get it in by Friday, it should make the show, but late submissions sometimes get squeezed in too, so send it even if it's late. 

Just keep it family friendly                icon_smile.gif

You can also send feedback on previously covered games or the system itself. 

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Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

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Planet Smashers was our Squad Challenge a few weeks ago so it should be fresh in everybody's mind http://forums.atari.io/index.php/topic/1338-squad-challenge-planet-smashers-atari-7800/

 

Yup, that's why I figured it would be good to ask here ;)

The No Swear Gamer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtJuo040EOCTVziObIgVcg

Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

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I have never played Mat Mania.

 

But Planet Smashers...I'd give it a rating of "Solid".  There's more to it than initially meets the eye.  I like the method of shooting the jewels in the right color-order to get the boss to appear -- that adds a bit of complexity to an otherwise simple game.  I also like how fast it is, with no flicker at all.  On the down side...the bosses seem way too hard to me. 

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Is this Mat Mania based on the arcade game "Mat Mania"? Just curious.

 

 

Supposedly, this game was meant to be a combination of Mat Mania and it's follow up Mania Challenge (which allowed player vs player fighting), hence the name Mat Mania Challenge,  However if you are expecting the best of both worlds, you most likely will be disappointed.

 

Also, the arcade Tag Team Wrestling is actually the prequel to both and would later appear on the NES.

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Host of The Atari 7800 Game by Game Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher and YouTube

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I never played Mat Mania in the arcade but I remember Mat Mania Challenge being kinda lame. Like they coulda done more with the characters to give you more to root for. "Ohh yeah I like Action Jackson he's the man!" Or "Macho Eddie is gonna drop the macho elbow" or something more colorful like that

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