Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge

a game by Intelligent Systems

Platform: SNESSNES

Genre: Shooting Games

  • Theme: Shooter
  • Release: 1994

People say:

9

Nintendo has done it again. When they take their time, the games turn out very good. Metal Combat is no exception. This Super Scope game (believe it or not) has technique and strategy. No longer can you just shoot at your enemy. You must find weakness and use all sorts of shields and bombs. The graphics are good, and the two-player mode is a welcome feature. Wait till you see the last guy!

7

I've never really liked the Super Scope games, but this one comes pretty well. The game controls OK, but being precise with the Super Scope just isn't so easy. The difficulty isn't hard enough until the later levels where it becomes extremely frustrating. The enemies may be cool but the whole concept gets old quickly. Nintendo usually doesn't disappoint me with their games, this one just isn't my favorite.

8

Nintendo never ceases to amaze. Like most of their games, Metal Combat comes through loaded with some incredible graphics and colorful backgrounds and characters. I love all the cool mech designs that fight against you. There are tons more options. The best feature of the game is the Two-player Mode where one player can actually use any of the on-screen enemies and fire at the Super Scope user. Great shooter!

7

The best thing about this game is the incredible Two-player Mode where one player can become the enemy. The graphics and backgrounds are very colorful and the mech designs are great. I'm not a big fan of guns including the Scope. I'd rather use a controller for more precise feel; however, for a Super Scope game this is one of the best. Loaded with Action and lots of options, it will keep you playing for a while.

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Super Scope owners can rejoice! Metal Combat -- Falcon's Revenge is here, and it's explosive! Although last year's Yoshi's Safari was charming, it was so easy that you didn't really need to play it more than once. "Charming" and "easy" aren't words you'd use to describe Metal Combat. It's much tougher, faster, and ultimately better than any Super Scope game before it, including Battle Clash.

Metal Safari

It's the 21st century, and the evil Emperor Anubis is threatening world domination with his 12 Chiefs. Armed with the shoulder- mounted Scope ($29.95), you blast away at the Chiefs as they dash onto the screen in their metallic Standing Tanks. You have to take out whatever shots they fire at you while blasting apart their high-tech tanks one piece at a time. The duels are progressively tougher and faster -- by the end you have to be a genuine sharpshooter to survive.

ProTips:

  • Always try to hit your enemy's shots as soon as he fires them.
  • Pay attention during the extensive Training mode. You'll get valuable instructions in how to use your a tray of shots.

Your Super Scope packs plenty of effective armaments. You have a standard Laser Cannon, high-speed Turbo shots, powerful charged-up Energy Bolts, and special weapons that include Plasma Bombs and Homing Lasers. To help you understand the capabilities of each weapon, a lengthy seven-step Training mode takes you through some strategies and gives you a chance to practice. For good variety, there's also an involving two-player head-to-head game, with one player using the Scope and another firing back with a standard controller.

Shoot first at Viscount's Bazooka, and then blast his Shield.

Scope It Out

The graphics are a blast. There's good detail in each ST, and you can watch each one closely to pinpoint weak spots (you usually have to hit a hand or foot before you can nail the torso). Metal Combat offers a lot to look at, especially when the fight gets furious, and explosions and shots fill the screen. The repetitious text that pops up between enemies might get annoying, but the game is visually impressive, nonetheless.

  • Shoot at anything but Arachnus' stomach. If you hit his stomach, he launches a massive attack.
  • Use Turbo shots against Anubis tough Rocket Kicks, then blast him with Energy Bolts.

Sonically, Metal Combat is M.C. -- Mostly Creative. The shots and explosions ring true, and fast-paced music propels the action along. But some of the voices are garbled, and you'll wish each new enemy had distinctive, snarling roars to accompany the distinctive graphics.

Get Over Here!

There are Mortal thrills in Metal Combat. This shooter is the most fun you can have with a big plastic gun that's not filled with water.

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