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Wild Metal Country (Dreamcast)

41
MobyRank
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2.9
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 2.9


The Press Says

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83
IGN
On the whole, Wild Metal is a very fun and rewarding experience. The graphics are sub par and the learning curve is kind of steep, but for those who consider themselves hardcore gamers, it's really a must-play. I commend Rock Star for spending the time to get the gameplay so "tweaked". A game like this one with top-notch presentation and graphics would truly be to die for. Here's to a sequel..?
70
Power Unlimited
Een geinig en verslavend spelletje dat het niet van de graphics moet hebben maar wel van de gameplay in de latere missies. Geen topper, geen flopper.
48
neXGam
"Wild Metal" ist die Sorte Spiel, bei dem es einem leid tut, dass man ihm keine bessere Bewertung geben kann. Es gibt sicherlich Spieler, die viel Spaß bei der Jagd auf die Energiekerne haben werden, aber für die breite Masse ist dieses Game nicht zu empfehlen. Es ist einfach zu langsam und zu umständlich. Die ewige Fahrerei von einer Stellung zur nächsten wird schnell langweilig und die Suche nach den Zielen kann ebenfalls sehr zeitraubend sein. Die unspektakuläre Landschaft und der wirklich miserable Sound tun ihr übriges, um den größten Teil der Menschheit vom Fernseher zu verscheuchen. Wer allerdings über solche Mängel hinwegsehen kann und schon immer vergeblich nach dem taktischen Element in den Ballerspielen gesucht hat, sollte “Wild Metal“ auf jeden Fall einmal ausprobieren. Wie so häufig macht auch dieses Spiel am meisten Spaß, wenn man gegen einen menschlichen Gegner antritt. Schade nur, dass es keinen 4-Spieler-Modus gibt.
37
GameSpot
If it weren't for the terrible control scheme, horribly accurate AI, and confusing terrain, this game would still be overly simple. There are no difficult tasks set ahead of you - simply collect the cores and return to the starting point. It's unfortunate that the only difficulty found in the game is a direct result of the game's numerous flaws. With the Dreamcast's muscle, this game had plenty of potential, but it turned out to be a boring shooter so frustrating that it's hardly worth a rental.
30
Game Informer Magazine
Every aspect of Wild Metal is horrible. The missions are mindless and repetitive. The barren levels hold few enemies to encounter, so most of your time is spent battling your true nemesis - this game's terrible physics and control.
30
All Game Guide
If you are looking for a war game that involves tanks, look elsewhere. Even the most die-hard tank enthusiasts will undoubtedly become bored with this title in the first hour. Even after giving it a chance and playing for several days, most gamers (if not all) will realize that Wild Metal will never own up to its fifty dollar price tag. If you want to know exactly what its like, think of it as walking to the mall and back with snow shoes on looking for a quarter you dropped. The feeling of mission accomplished is hardly any more rewarding than the actual journey is fun.
30
Jeuxvideo.com
Moi je dis que ça vaut pas plus que ça, même en cherchant bien on trouve pas : Wild Metal est un jeu bâclé et qui n’utilise en rien les possibilité fantastiques de la dreamcast. NUL !
20
Consoles Plus
Graphiquement, il n'exploite pas les capacités de la Dreamcast et la jouabilité est désastreuse. Quant à l'intérêt, avancer et récupérer des objets brillants en prenant bien soin de tuer les deux ennemis qui se baladent sur l'écran, c'est pas encourageant. Un jeu à éviter comme la peste brune en Autriche.
15
Planet Dreamcast
If Wild Metal had come out on September 9th, 1999 and included full Internet play, it might have been worthwhile. PC gamers will tell you that the slow-paced, low-res capture-the-flag variants like Wild Metal work well on 56k modems. Without the Internet support, though, this is a weak effort all around. Shame on you, Rockstar Games. Shame.