BattleTech: A Game of Armored Combat (Genesis)

Critic Score
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User Score
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User Reviews

VERY difficult but fun mech sim MojoHelperMonkey (39) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Electric Playground
All in all? It's fantastic!!! A definite keeper for your Genesis' collection. Although there is quite a bit of strategy involved in this game, it doesn't get in the way of the fun you'll have destroying everything you see. I know it sounds sadistic and definitely bad for your kids, but you're going to love it. Remember gang, biggest `Mech wins!
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
This is a great war game. It takes equal parts strategy skill and luck to get through the tough levels. Choose your weapons wisely because - like plumbing - you need the right tool for the job. You may be tired of Jungle Strike games, but I thought this one was a lot more fun. I'm going to go out and buy this game.
GamePro (US)
One of the few drawbacks is the short feel of the levels, more objectives would be welcome. Most gamers, however, will find some of that "just one more time" challenge, and Battletech requires enough strategy to make it more than a mere firefest.
What else is there to say? If you like Mech Warrior and Mechassault, wanton destruction, big mechs, great gameplay, or any combination of the above; you need to check out BattleTech. It's got a steep learning curve for the first hour or so, but it's nothing that will frustrate any but the most short-tempered gamers. Now if you'll excuse me, I think there's some infantry begging to be squashed.
Mega Fun
Wer wieder mal ein gutes Actionspiel in bester Strike-Manier sucht, wird mit Battletech gut bedient. Zwar sind fünf Missionen nicht gerade viel, doch werdet Ihr Eure liebe Mühe haben diese zu bewältigen, denn leicht sind sie beileibe nicht. Besonders gefallen hat mir die Animation des Battlemechs, es macht einfach Spaß mit dem Metallungetüm durch die detaillierten und hübsch anzusehenden Landschaften zu marschieren (im Eislevel macht Ihr sogar Spuren). Bei den Musikstücken hat man sich nicht gerade überschlagen, dafür sind die FX und die Sprachausgabe um so besser geglückt. Wer bei diesem Spiel aber nicht die Ruhe behält, ist völlig verloren, Ihr solltet Euch jeden Gegner möglichst einzeln vornehmen, sonst seid Ihr bald ein Häufchen rauchender Schrott. Wem der Schwierigkeitsgrad liegt, der sollte mit diesem ballerlastigen Actionspiel einmal liebäugeln.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Hey, now this is a pretty cool. Even though the game seems like it's meant for hardcore Battletech players, anyone could just get right into the action, but only if you've got two players. The game is really tough with one player. The attention to detail is immaculate and the challenge and fun factor don't wear off, even after many hours! Battletech will prove to be a sleeper hit among action and simulation fans!
All Game Guide
Battletech is still a fun game for shooter fans, but it could have been much more. A wider variety of objectives and more obstacles to hide behind or use for cover (the worlds are too open) could have put this game in the "must-have" category for Genesis owners.