The Steel Empire (Nintendo 3DS)

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The skies are populated by zeppelins, large battleships and flying fortresses. In this age of steel, the Motorhead Empire has conquered and enslaved almost the entire planet. The last free nation, the Republic of Silverhead, tries to bring the Motorhead Empire down using its newly developed weapon, the lightning bomb.

Apart from its unusual Steampunk setting, Steel Empire is a fairly traditional side-scrolling shooter. At the beginning of every level, the player gets to choose between a striker plane and a zeppelin. While the plane is faster, the zeppelin has a longer life bar and can therefore sustain more damage. Both ships use the same standard weapon, which can be fired forwards or backwards, as well as bombs that are released automatically while firing. Also available is a limited number of lightning bombs that damage or destroy all enemies on screen.

Defeated enemies often drop power-ups, including hearts that replenish health, lightning bombs, bonus points, 1-UPs, options and experience points.

Options are small "drones" that fly alongside the player's ship and mimic its behaviour.

Experience points can be collected to level up the ships' weapons (up to level 20) and thereby increase their fire power.


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Alternate Titles

  • "鋼鉄帝国" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Kōtetsu Teikoku" -- Japanese title
  • "Empire of Steel" -- European title

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Trivia

Title block

Marc Ericksen, the illustrator who did the cover art for Sega Genesis Steel Empire, also did the title block, spelling out 'Steel Empire' in scarred and pitted steel letters, embedded on a metal base with a turn screw apparatus on the leading edge. The title block was used on the package and in point of purchase applications as well as on a poster for Steel Empire.
Harmony♥ (19525) added The Steel Empire (Nintendo 3DS) on Jul 20, 2016
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