Review Metal Marines (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo)
Strategy is a somewhat niche genre among gamers. While there have been excellent strategy games released on consoles - turn-based RPGs like Fire Emblem to the RTS-style Swords and Soldiers series come to mind - the gameplay has always lent itself more to the PC, where players can be more methodical and control units with relative...
Review Metal Marines ( / Super Nintendo)
The Japanese love big robots; you only have to look at series like Gundam, Macross and Patlabor to see this. However they seem to like strategy videogames a lot less, which is what makes Namco's Metal Marines (Militia in Japan) all the more surprising. Released at a time where real time strategy titles were only just beginning to...
About The Game
Take the battle to Earth as you fight against Zorgeuf's empire!
As the Commander of the allied Colonies, you must defeat the imperial forces in a series of battles. Lead the Metal Marines on intense raids against Zorgeuf and his empire as you build strong defenses, launch devastating missile strikes, and ultimately decide the fate of all nations.
In AD 2115, the Earth is shattered when a battle between nations starts a chain reaction of antimatter explosions. A federal military commander named Zorgeuf declares himself as Emperor and commands his army to take control of Earth during its weak state, and he is looking to expand his kingdom in space. To counter his attack, the space colonies have united to fight against Zorgeuf and his oppressive rule. Embark on 20 missions of serious combat as you build structures of offense, defense, and support. Launch your troops against the opponent, and fight to win a peaceful future for Earth and the allied Colonies!
Oh wow, THIS game. Despite the fact that I simply can never get into SRPGs nowadays, I used to play this on zSnes every freaking day as a kid.
I wonder what official rating it'll get here. I bank on 3 stars.
if you liked the SNES version, try tracking down the windows 3.1 version. it absolutely rocks, especially comparatively. this looks like and plays like garbage compared to it. the windows version looks a lot more like advanced wars in its palette and art style. iirc, the player and the enemy are in two different windows and they fire at. that's pretty cool you gotta admit.
Love this game. It's not for everyone, but for those that like RTS type of games should enjoy it.
Thanks...I'm the one who posted this video on Youtube. I have the windows 3.1 version, however I prefer this one, (The graphics are better). Anyways, thanks for posting.
"it’s therefore unsurprising that Metal Marines has dated pretty badly" - how is it dated at all? There is no game that plays like this to date (next to its windows counterpart)..Advanced Wars? This not even the same type of game. This is an RTS/artillary strike game 'thingy'. Yeah, I love this game.... I've played it way to much and I'm definitely going to buy it to further the cause.. There is alot of challenge involved and good chunk of levels to go through.
While I'll admit that it's not an exact match for the likes of Advance Wars, this is still basically a strategy title and should be compared to other games of the genre. It has some nice ideas but I don't think it's for everyone, as I stated in the review.
I'd say that comparing this game to Advance Wars is pretty fair, seeing as how Damo was just trying to draw attention to the fact that this game has aged a bit.
Regardless, this game is totally rad. It's def. worth some attention if you're into the who SRPGs genre. I'd say this made a better port on the SNES than Sim City, too.
Here are all the cheats for the game..for anyone that doesn't have them:
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This game seemed kinda random and I wasn't sure what was going on at first, but once you get it, it's a lot of fun. It's sort of an RTS, but seems a bit turn based once you get the hang of it. Not for everyone, as the review says, but if you like games like Military Madness then you'll probably like this. Good mix of attack and defense, as well as some resource managment. The only minus for me is that you can't skip the animations for the attacks. Not a big deal really, as the gameplay more than makes up for it.
I've never tried this game, but if it ever makes its way here, I may look at a purchase...
Is there a reason this still hasnt come out in PAL territories? Some problem with the licence?
So it is RTS? Kind of? I couldn't quite tell from the videos.
The video has been removed.
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