Megamania (Atari 2600)

Activision’s Megamania will always hold a place of sheer awesome in this gamer’s soul. The 2600 version has you fighting against waves of Hamburgers, Cookies, Bugs, Radial Tires, Diamonds, Steam Irons, Bow Ties, and the dreaded Space Dice, which look a lot like the yellow D20s a DM from my childhood used quite sadistically. If you call it a Space Invader clone, I’ll teabag you with my sweaty balls in your sleep. If you call it an Astro Blaster clone, you’d be closer to the mark—even the ships look alike. Still, I will always cherish this game, and fighting the things that I assume appear at the outer edge of the universe.

The game has two modes- guided shots and straight shots, each with a two player alternating option. The enemies offer a variety of patterns, some even change the size of their hit box as they rotate. Even though the Space Dice don’t fire, they still prove to be formidable opponents.

41 Comments

  1. An Idol in Teal on March 14, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Trigger warning:
    RADIAL TIRES.
    God, I absolutely *loathed* those things.

  2. Robin Brown on March 14, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I played this on my parents’ Atari before. My strategy – hold down the fire button. It worked surprisingly well.

  3. Presters on March 14, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    nice vid man the atari is such a great system i couldn’t live without mine just so you know i am startin a channel where i review Atari 2600, NES, SNES games and i also do game hunting videos if you subscribe to me and tell your subscribers about me i would be glad to do a few shout outs to your channel

  4. Yonathan Jaramillo on March 14, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    1986…!!! :”)

  5. Susan Marie Armino on March 14, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Absolutely the best Atari game❤️

  6. Max Daix on March 14, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Este es mi juego favorito de Atari 2600!!! Hice un record de: 146.810 Fase 4.4 luego voy a Grabar un video y publicarlo en mi canal. Quiero aclarar que en muchos lugares web incluso en Wikipedia dicen que los personajes son hamburguesas etc. y No es así!!! SON OVNIS Y NAVES en el cartucho original del juego se vé claramente!!!

  7. Mochrie99 on March 14, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    Just felt a major wave of nostalgia watching this. Loved this game when I was a kid. It, along with River Raid, were probably my two favourite Atari games.

  8. TedAnt A on March 14, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    My girlfriend at the time now my ex-wife would brag all day long about how great she was in this game. One day we cracked open the attic door and dragged out the 2600 and played. She whipped my butt the first two games. The 3rd and ever since she has never beat me. She refused to play me after that…haha.

  9. Edos512 on March 14, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Best game of its genre EVER!

  10. Antinomy Bourke on March 14, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Shout Out to CAB202 😀

  11. Johnny Thousand on March 14, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Favorite 2600 game. Blasting the enemies had a satisfying weight to it and the player death sound reminded me of when you hurt yourself and suck air in through your clenched teeth, followed in both cases by swearing. =)

  12. WillowSiaro on March 14, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    My dad was the only person in my family to be able to beat every level. He has no idea how inspiring it was seeing him do it so easily and for me to fail every time. He hates me for playing games now.

  13. Lionel Raoul on March 14, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I loved this game so much.

  14. Dallas Dal on March 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Stupid Boring game all you do is shoot at things and you can die even if you don’t get hit when you run out of energy but the energy is not like a shield where you can get hit and survive if you have some energy left. Not much different then all the other tons of shooting games on atari. I remember the TV Ad, it was annoying, some guy with sun glasses was in the game and it played a real annoying top 40 sound song saying Megamania Megamania making the game seem like it was something totally awesome and different.

  15. kathy jurenko on March 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Hamburgers, cheese blocks, centipedes, tires, diamonds, steam irons, bow ties, rolling dice. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 that’s how my brother and referred to them

  16. Luis ignacio Luis Narea veas on March 14, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Cual numero es

  17. achoice2bmade on March 14, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Loved it!  My fav on 2600 of all time.  I was so disappointed when after many many days and weeks of playing, when I finally thought I’d break 1,000,000 the game simply froze at 999,999 🙁
    Anyway, loved it!!

  18. W Hudson on March 14, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Best game ever. The happiest memory of my childhood.

  19. Thomas Tompkins on March 14, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Best score i did on this game flipped it too zero 4 times max score was 3.2 million. I was in the zone.

  20. Shelley Goodman on March 14, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Mummy bought this game ex gracia for me and it became one of my favourite games even though the steam irons always got the better of me. I soon found that I had to shoot one of them in EACH COLUMN before they got down too far. I loved it so much that one day, when I was using Corel Paint and I’d accidentally made the whole background black, I smirked, said "Okay" and made a grey rectangle that spanned the entire bottom of the, well, electronic easel and then made a cerise triangle, copied it and made about ten more. I then flipped it and made another ten and I had the bowties from the game. I then made two very thin blue rectangles and that was the legs of the shooter, another rectangle for the body and a rotated square for the head. I then made a very narrow cerise rectangle for the bullet. I then endeavoured to make the spare ships and the score through my own efforts, but after five minutes realized I had no option but to copy from the internet. When I’d done that, I loved it so much I decided to make up some enemies, for instance I had "bacteria" and then I had pills, which didn’t drop bombs, instead I had one of them shown to be dumping "powder" (they didn’t exist in the game, at least not in the version I played) This is certainly one game that if you could nominate souped-up versions you’d like on PC or Ipad I’d certainly nominate it. I feel that way about most of the Atari games I had which would make most of the enemies go "Shit!" and/or "I’m too old for dis sort of ding"

  21. WaddleBoi on March 14, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Wait…This isn’t the Death Battle track. It’s an assault to the ears

  22. SubvenioArguo on March 14, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    @ When cheeseburgers attack.

  23. Justicizms2099 Cobbs on March 14, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Awesome! I remember playing this game as well as spider fighter, demons to diamonds, asteroids, space invaders, human cannonball and lets not forget combat! I still play these games through the xbox live market place. Next or current gen eat your heart out!

  24. mtk on March 14, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I was OBSESSED with this game!

  25. Shadownian on March 14, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I loved this game…even my parents use to play this one…

  26. J. J. on March 14, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    This gives me anxiety. I had it cleared at :47

  27. Tuxedo Earth on March 14, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    This is the second videogame I ever played (Ms. Pac-Man being the 1st) on the Atari 2600.

  28. legasiguy on March 14, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    The best video game in history!

  29. cliffjumper1984 on March 14, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    just picked this up with 3 other games for 2.25 all together free shipping on ebay.

  30. Katt R on March 14, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I have been searching for an Atari 2600 and Megamania. If anyone at all knows where I can get on please let me know!

  31. Brian Pinter on March 14, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    I loved this game…would play for hours w my uncle kenny peeples.

  32. KabuTheCraftingChallenge // KabuTCC on March 14, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    i’m from the FUTURE

  33. gisela gonzalez on March 14, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Como puedo descargar megamania la verdad me gustaba mucho ese juego

  34. Steve Cartwright on March 14, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Glad you like the game..:)

  35. Gecko o on March 14, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Back in the days I though that the enemies in that game were pieces of bread.

  36. Fabrício Fabrício on March 14, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    beleza

  37. Joe Smith on March 14, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    greatest atari game ever i dominated this shit ahahhahah wish i stil had it

  38. danielboone72 on March 14, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    You have the firing set on "Expert" level. Set to "Novice", it will fire faster.

  39. Loya Frostwind on March 14, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    The bowties were pretty hard.

  40. Pedro Blanco on March 14, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    1,000,000 of point = inifinite live

  41. Mikey B on March 14, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I remember my mom kicked some serious ass in this game.

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