Mat Mania is a one-on-one wrestling game made by Taito
in 1985. You wrestle other competitors
from around the world in a tournament
. You can bounce off the ropes, jump
from the turnbuckle and even take it out of the ring. Smack Down
! One wins a match by pinning one's opponent for a three count or by detaining
him outside of the ring for twenty counts. One can lose the match by standing
on the top rope for more than five counts. If the time runs out before
any of the above occurs, it is declared a draw
The game has five opposing wrestlers who you must fight in order: Insane
Warrior, Karate Fighter, Cocoa Savage, The Pirania and Golden Hulk.
If you beat the champion, the Golden Hulk, you win and the game begins
Other Games in the Series
- Tag Team Wrestling
- Mat Mania
- Mania Challenge
set for this game is comprised of two boards. The top board is
labeled TA-0015-P2-0 and the bottom board is TA-0015-P1-0. The main CPU
is a 6502A and the sound processor is a 6502P with two AY-3-8910A ICs.
Mat Mania is actually an alternate title to Exciting Hour
(props to TBBK
, the owner of Exciting Hour 001
In the game, if you look closely at the audience in the background, you
will see a variety of recognizable characters including a boy in a Union
t-shirt, Darth Vader
and several others.
Mat Mania and Mania
Challenge were combined into Mat Mania Challenge and released
for the Atari 2600 and 7800 in 1990/1991.
Mat Mania has a standing cabinet with a standard resolution vertical monitor
. It uses the Konami Standard wiring harness
. The control panel
has one 8-way joystick
and two buttons: Punch and Kick. Players alternate, fighting against the computer.
It has single channel
source: klov.com, the indomitable knowledge of TheBooBooKitty