Mastertronic’s Added Dimension (M.A.D) was Mastertronic’s first spin-off label. The range, priced at £2.99, was intended to promote games of a higher quality than the regular £1.99 Mastertronic range. New styling was introduced with pop art style covers, with a new numbering system providing each game with its own unique number, even for different formats.
It only lasted for a short while, before being revised briefly as the “MADC” range, then being integrated into the main Mastertronic line. The name would later resurface when the company was relaunched by the Mastertronic Group.
For the purpose of this list, we’re focusing on the original M.A.D range.
Updated: 29th January 2024
- There are a few gaps in the list where no game seems to be on record. This seems to be a common issue across most Mastertronic ranges and we assume that this is where games were planned for release but were cancelled.
- There are three titles with the number MAD 9. A quirk of numbering resulted in both the C64 and Amstrad versions of Five-A-Side Soccer being assigned the same number, but this had already been used previously for Spellbound. With the gaps, it is quite possible that the C64 version of Spellbound was intended to be MAD 6, and Five-A-Side Soccer for the Amstrad was meant to be MAD 10 which seems to be more logical.
- Some conversions appeared in the regular Mastertronic range rather than in the M.A.D range (such as the enhanced Commodore 128 version of The Last V8). As such they are not currently listed here.
We will be expanding this checklist over time with more details, cover art and links to reviews.