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Mad News (pc game)
3.4 out of 5 (5 votes)
  • Intro sequence
  • Intro sequence
  • The game begins
  • Chatting with the staff
  • Map screen
  • Laying out articles
  • Image graph
  • Some dodgy hack
  • Exploring the ship
  • Options
  • Game introduction title screen - cover
  • Image extracted from gameplay video.
  • At the kiosk
  • Courtesy of My Abandonware.
  • Courtesy of My Abandonware.
  • Image extracted from youtube video.

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Newspaper distribution arcader/tycoon

Mad News does not tackle the straightforward tycoon genre, instead it packs in a number of minigames in an arcade like wrapper, and presents them to you in aggregate. Each mini game can be played on its own, and it is fairly fun, but it is in the bigger picture, metagame that Mad News shines. Although the backbone of the game is a 2D platformer one, there is variety in how each minigame is presented. With some of the minigames you will be stacking cards/newspapers together, within others you will try to find your way through a 2D maze and also, you will write the content of your newspapers, to make it as fun as possible. Of course, the writing bit is a game of stacking and arrangement, do not worry, you do not need a journalism degree. So, overall, the game looks great, with its cartoonish presentation, is deep enough for its arcade roots and will see you playing for a few hours without becoming boring or repetitive. Such arcadey tycoons are rare, so make sure you give this one a try as well.

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