(Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Cybernator (Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo)

Game Profile

Jump into your Assault Suit, and get ready for battle!

In the year 2065 AD, the nations of Earth have split into two major powers: the Axis and the Federation. These governing bodies are constantly at war for land, which has even extended into the frontiers of space.

Jake is a soldier for the Pacific States' Marine Corp and pilots his own Assault Suit for the Federation. He has been assigned to lead a covert strike team to confront the Axis troops head-on. Your Assault Suit is ready for battle and can jump, shoot, and hover over small distances. Battle through seven war zones, and capture power-ups for upgrades and new weapons. Complete your mission objectives as the fight takes you through Earth's fragile ecosystem, to the moon, and across the vast expanse of space!

Game Review

Wii U eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Lee Meyer

Run-n-gun in space

Konami's Cybernator isn't as well-known as run-and-gun titles such as Contra, but this SNES game is a quality offering with plenty of challenge, personality and replay value. The Virtual Console exists to let gamers relive (and experience for the first...

Game Review

Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Damien McFerran

Don't be a Cybernator hater

The Japanese have a real love for big robots that hasn't entirely crossed over into the West. Thankfully Cybernator (AKA: Assault Suit Valken) - a follow up to the Megadrive Assault Suit Leynos/Target Earth - made the jump from East to West and remains...

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User Comments (33)

Bass_X0

#1

Bass_X0 said:

Such an awesome game. I never did get very far without cheating originally though. But the first few levels that I could do by myself were quite fun.

niner

#2

niner said:

Yeah, this games was pretty good. Let's just hope Konami releases the pseudo-sequel Metal Warriors at some point.

RoninDennis

#3

RoninDennis said:

Indeed, excellent game, if only for the superb story and drama (and multiple endings) for the time. Also, the music is fantastic and the manga graphics are just delicious. I'm going to get this right after its available!

__Delay

#4

Delay said:

OK game, but the story of the japanese version was reduced a lot, espacially in the final level.

__Ray

#6

Ray said:

I played my mates American import of Super Contra. I looked for it desperately in the shops (under both its names) and couldn't find it anywhere. In my despair I bought Cybernator because it looked really close to Super Contra. I wish I hadn't bothered. Super Contra rocks. This sucks so bad words fail me.

__aaronsullivan

#7

aaronsullivan said:

I prefer its predecessor, Target Earth (for Sega Genesis), overall but I wish it had the graphics of this one. It's shorter than Target Earth but has some very memorable moments and great ideas. Super fun. Definitely picking this one up.

__Shiyo

#8

Shiyo said:

I've played this quite a bit, and it's brutally difficult, especially the level where you're flying through space, dodging asteroids and stuff.

Still, it's got quality written all over it, even if I never did get very far. :p

I just bought it on the VC, I'll play it after I get home from class today. :]

RoninDennis

#9

RoninDennis said:

Consider my surprise when I saw this game listed beneath Double Dribble! Instant download, one of the most memorable games in my gaming life. And Ray, you can't compare this to Super C. This is no simple run 'n gun game!

RoninDennis

#10

RoninDennis said:

Eh?! We seem to have the US version, it doesn't have the mugshots next to the dialogue. Still, seems a good trade off for black borders and 50hz gameplay...

__Robert

#11

Robert said:

Classic game, the only things that are missing are the suicide scene and the original anime artwork from the Japanese Assault Suit Valken original. Nevertheless awesome.

__Chad

#12

Chad said:

Looks just like Metal Warriors. Now that was a great game. Hopefully they will release that at some point.

AchubaNanoia

#13

AchubaNanoia said:

Very nice game, bought it yesterday. The controls take some time to get used to, but after a few deaths, I got to the last level. Love the music and the atmosphere... this game really shows that some 16-bit games can really be immersive!! (More so than many modern games imo.)

SparkOfSpirit

#14

SparkOfSpirit said:

I've never played it before Monday, I got it and I don't regret it.

What a totally underrated game.

butanebob

#15

butanebob said:

Underrated for sure.
Kudos should actually be given to Masaya and not Konami. Konami just published and distributed it in the west, Masaya actually did the developing.
Also note the japanese version has a bit of stuff not in the western release. There's a lot more dialogue/story and also character portraits pop up whenever you receive a message from one of your team mates. Quite a bit was censored aswell in particular a specific scene at the end of the game...
Buy this anyway but at the same time i recommend locating the translated original Japanese version aswell.

Inquisitor

#17

Inquisitor said:

I played many SNES games but i never remember playing or hearing about this and i am glad that its out on the VC becouse i now i have a chance to play it.

Nigel

#18

Nigel said:

I just downloaded this and haven't beat the first stage yet, but it's a pretty neat game once you get the hang of it.

Roo

#20

Roo said:

This is mince.

And that's my analysis.

Edit 18/2/2009 - I was a bit hasty with my 2008 analysis. Cybernator is actually quite good, despite the duff generic title. Controls aren't what I'd like them to be, though.

HiPNoTyQ

#21

HiPNoTyQ said:

just tried it out on emulator (always try before you buy) and I'm really digging it. I'm sure the game will be much easier to control with the classic controller over keyboard though haha

GoodOldTimes

#22

GoodOldTimes said:

Yeah! Great game! I never played that one before. It is absolutely worth buying it and gives me that kind of 2D-Feeling i need!
I want more of that! Wheres the "Killing Game Show"? I think it was on Amiga...

CanisWolfred

#23

CanisWolfred said:

Fun game, though the controls did take a while to get used to, especially considering the video made it look so easy. I hope we get Metal Storm after this, that looked pretty cool, far as I've seen.
Maybe even Metal Warriors, that one was awesome.

Nobarai

#24

Nobarai said:

I dunno why, but the music in the video made me feel uncomfortable... Game looks great though! i'll buy this one sooner or later.

Dormin87

#25

Dormin87 said:

Oh wow, I couldn't even get past the second stage until I found the secret weapon, then I kicked all kinds of butt. This is definitely a great game.

Marvel_Maniac

#26

Marvel_Maniac said:

I've still on the fence on this one. I like the look, I've tried the emulator, but I can't seem to justify 800 pts on it with so many other option out there. I'll have to watch for more player comments before I'm convinced.

Slionr

#27

Slionr said:

After reading this review and watching the review of this game by kwing on YT, I wanted to give this game a chance and realy, its great :D
If you like contra (probotector), Vectorman or eny such shooters, this one is Highly recommended ^^

CorbsAdmin

#28

Corbs said:

While I'm not as big a fan of this game as some are, I still recognize how great it is as a gaming experience. I do still drag my SNES cart out from time to time just for old time's sake. :)

Outrunner

#30

Outrunner said:

Downloaded this yesterday and have to say I'm disappointed. Not as good as I was led to believe. The guy's at ONM went mad over it too. Must just be me.

Zork2

#33

Zork2 said:

Got this game and was initially unimpressed. But with a bit of practice (until I remembered to block) it's a lot of fun. Very good missions.

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