Mad Panic Coaster: The World’s Best Game About a Demonic Roller Coaster

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Perhaps the most metal game to ever spin on a PS1 disc, we present Mad Panic Coaster, the most demonic game ever about riding a roller coaster…

Our buddy Greg from Laser Time’s recent localization episode has been stopping by the Tyler Wilde Memorial Studio from time to time to bring us a look at weirdo Japanese games that never made it stateside. Of all the games we’ve seen so far, Mad Panic Coaster is the only one I’ve ever heard of, and I was aware of and have always wanted to play it. Look at this shit!

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Too bad it’s nearly impossible to wrap your brain around. Do not let the cutesy sprites fool you: This game is a raging ride through a mad man’s theme park, set to some of the most punk ass/metal music I’ve ever encountered in a video game, and since your only choice is to move at blindingly breakneck speed I can only imagine mastering Mad Panic Coaster is possible after hours of memorization and the ability to see through time.

We couldn’t make it past the second stage, but I assure you the game is an oddball sight to behold. And yes, the music is some of the most ripass, shreddiest metal mayhem I’ve ever heard in a video game. Mad Panic Coaster, you’ve won my heart!

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