Thursday, April 07, 2011

Mad Panic Coaster's awesome manual

OK, so today is "Mad Panic Coaster Day"--or at least it seems to be on this here blog. Don't worry, things will return to normal (i.e., I'll write about something other than this wackadoodle import) tomorrow.

Anyway, in my "Great Gaymathon" review of Hakohodo's roller coaster simulator (read it here) I mentioned that it sports a pretty awesome piece of cover art. Well, that awesome art continues throughout the game's manual, so I thought I'd share some scans of it here.

Here are the manual's front and back covers (click to engorge, er, enlarge):



And here are its first four inside pages, the third and fourth of which seem to tell the game's "story":





Check out the rest of Mad Panic Coaster's manual (if you so desire) after the jump.
















See also: Previous Mad Panic Coaster posts

8 comments:

Sean said...

That is a pretty impressive bit of cover art I must say.

I might head over to Omocha Souko in the next couple of days, they have a big pile of 100 yen (1$) Playstation games. Who knows, they might have a copy of this!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh my word. It's insanity from cover to cover...

madamluna said...

Oh hell yes, Mad Panic Coaster. I saw this game at Mad Gear for super cheap and didn't get it, and some part of me has always regretted it. I want to grab a copy now.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sean: Oh, it definitely could be in that pile. It should be cheap, regardless. I can't remember what I paid, but it wasn't much -- and you know people on eBay and at stores like Genki, etc., charge much more to outsiders than they could get from Japanese gamers. Anyway, let me know if you find it/get it!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, Justin. Yes. None of the insanity on the cover or inside the manual compares to what's in the actual game, though.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, madamluna! So nice to see you here rather than on twitter :) I mean, it's nice to see you on twitter, but it's even nicer to see you here.

Anyway, I would guess that if you can find it, it will be pretty cheap. I'm just not sure how common it is these days...

Also, I didn't know until just now that you have a blog (which I'm now following). Very nice! You're quite talented -- keep it up :)

Retronick said...

Wow... I might buy that game just for the manual.

Bryan Ochalla said...

It's a pretty sweet manual, isn't it? And like I said earlier, you should be able to pick up the game on the cheap (if you can find it).