Mad Alien

A 38-year-old Arcade Video Game by Data East

Mad Alien screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): madalien madaliena madalienb


Mad Alien © 1980 Data East.

Mad Alien is kind of a combination of a shooter and a driving game. You drive a car equipped with a gun on a road. The landscape around you shows different settings (cities, country side, tunnels) and scrolls by from the top to the bottom of the screen. Your enemies (mad aliens) drive in front of you in a "Galaxian"-like formation and you have to shoot them. Watch out for mad aliens leaving the group and turning back to attack your car.


Mad Alien the Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 750 Khz)
Sound CPU : MOS Technology M6502 (@ 500 Khz)
Sound Chips : General Instrument AY8910 (@ 500 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 256 x 256 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 64

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1


The Mad Alien machine had kind of a mini cabinet, which was rather uncommon for an arcade game. After the release of the dedicated Mad Alien machine, DECO made also a version of Mad Alien for their Cassette System.

Default highscore table (BEST FIVE) :
1ST 00000
2ND 00000
3RD 00000
4TH 00000
5TH 00000

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture (bossyman15)