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Release year: 1991 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Tamtex
Metal Storm (NES)
Metal Storm (AKA 重力装甲メタルストーム, Juuryoku Soukou Metal Storm in Japan) is a 2D side-scrolling platform / run & gun video game developed by Tamtex and published by Irem for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. This game is not a popular one among NES gamers, but those who have experienced playing Metal Storm would agree that it is one of the most entertaining ones.
In the game you control an M-308 gunner, a cool robot who is on a mission to save the world. From your starting point, you must run and find a powerful weapon that can be used to vaporize the planet. Dodging spikes, blowing up lasers, and destroying enemies are key to reaching this weapon, and being in control of this robot to do these tasks is a whole lot of fun. You will also be able to collect helpful power-ups along the way, the best one being a bonus life.
The game has a very similar gameplay to popular titles like Contra, but what makes it different is that you are able to shift gravity. You can run on the floor and then run on the ceiling with just a push of a button. That provides additional challenge, which just makes the game more exciting.
Metal Storm is very easy to understand. The first two rounds of the game are quite easy to go through, but it is enough to make you get the hang of it. The story may not be so exciting, but it is enough to give context to the game. What you should really look forward to is the zapping, jumping, and running upside down.
The graphics of this game are great. It has a well-designed environment that makes you feel as if you are in outer space, although it is a pixelated version of the place. The robot itself also has a very detailed design. You would expect the game to be quite slow because of this much detail, but the movements of the screen and robot are flawless.
Metal Storm is definitely a game that deserves much more attention than what it is getting. You should give it a try whenever you’re in the mood for retro games.
Metal Storm game has only been ported to Nintendo NES.