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Madman Catcher Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Madman Catcher

Madman Catcher is a classic 2D platform game.
User rating: 13 4 comments

Madman Catcher was available as a giveaway on February 6, 2023!

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The doctor who experimented with pills was left without patients. You will have to get new pills, but be careful: the escaped patients will not let you get them. And at the end you will meet the main initiator of the escape.

"Madman Catcher" is a classic 2D platform game. The main goal is to get pills of the right color from scattered first-aid kits. Just beware of the mentally ill patients, they are not very happy with your work (that`s why they ran away and do not want to return).

Game Features:
Classic gameplay
Nice Pixel-Art visuals
Awesome OST

System Requirements:

Minimum: Windows XP; Processor: Core2Duo; Memory: 512 MB RAM; Graphics: Intel HD2000; Storage: 20 MB available space


Fedor Iko



File Size:

100 MB



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Developed by Overwolf
Developed by BeamNG
Developed by Boneloaf
Developed by WinDS PRO Central

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Madman Catcher:

In Brief:
Madman Catcher is a short side scrolling platform game where you have to inject your escaped patients. Once you've injected all the patients on a level and collected the coloured capsule from the doctors medical bag you can move on to the next level.

Beware, if a patient touches you, you lose one of your lives of which there are initially; however, you can pick up extra lives up to a maximum of six lives by jumping on the doctor heads.

The last level ends in a boss fight.
Left Arrow = move left
Right Arrow = move right
Z = Jump
C - Inject
Esc = To main menu
Up & Down Arrow keys = select menu items
Enter = access menu item
You can see a couple of videos of game play HERE and HERE.






Notes on Security
I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game using Virus Total and it found zero hits from 62 antimalware engines. You can see the scan HERE

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

I applaud the efforts some of these developers make when it comes to these indie platformers. There are plenty out there but back in the day there were only Shareware Clones of games that gave you access to maybe one world of the game and you had to buy the full game in order to progress.

Shareware seems to fit the description of this game at best as it's very generic and also short as well. I've also noticed some graphical glitches within the game for the person you control.

When you push the button to attack you can see a sharp needle, when you face an enemy the needle no longer shows in the animation unless its possibly blending in with the background?

The enemies were tough to deal with in a sense and unless you got the right timing to defeat them you die pretty quick in this game.

It's an OK game but not something I would play long term. At least it has a more proper escape the hospital theme than a similar game that was given away awhile back that was a top down scroller with a hospital theme.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

"Madman Catcher" is a indie super marioesque style old school 2d platformer with some added gameplay mechanics such as the ability to jump off walls and hop up vertically on them - perhaps the doctor was also experimenting with spiders in addition to pills and his wacky experiments is why he was left without any patients who all escaped. So you will need to collect the pills of the right color from first aid kits in order to open the exit to the next level. Of course the escaped mentally ill patients are not very happy with your work which is why they ran away and do not want to return. They wont let you get the pills and will try to stop you but you can inject them in this game, but this is optional if you happen to need to deal with one in your way and can jump over them instead. Perhaps should add to catch a number of them and return them to your lab before you can escape the level.

Apparently the doctor also experimented with cloning as all the patients currently look the same within the same level and not much to differentiate them otherwise besides their look between levels :) At the end, you will have to fight the main initiator of the escape as a 'boss'. Jumping off walls to other areas is a bit challenging as you have to time jumping right when the doctor touches the wall but satisfying once you learn the timing of it. Overall this is relatively short and with only one pill color to exit each level (which reminds of older metroid games) and which should probably be changed to multiple pills to collect) it would be a nice time waster to try when you have a free moment. The game has some merit in doing so as what is there has some enjoyment to playing it if you are a fan of these type of games in this nice initial indie effort.
Rating: C

Reply   |   Comment by DataDragon  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Thanks for your feedback. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
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