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Megatron VGA (DOS)

Megatron VGA DOS Title screen


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In Megatron VGA the player sits in the cockpit of a large walking tank, similar to those from FASA's BattleTech universe.

The player can walk around in a first person perspective through maze-like environments similar in technical presentation to Eye of the Beholder (the player can only walk in fixed steps of a single 3D tile). Controlling multiple different weapons the player must destroy enemy mechs before they try the same. Separate shields on the front and back of the mech must protect players from getting destroyed instantly.

The player can choose between different mechs and multiple difficulty levels. A map of the level is shown at the bottom of the screen at all times, but the player can only detect the enemy when he's in radar range.


Megatron VGA DOS Old 'cave' maze texturing in versions prior to 6.0.0
Megatron VGA DOS Title screen of 7.0.0
Megatron VGA DOS Selecting a mech (they changed these infringing designs later on)
Megatron VGA DOS By version 7.0.0, on March 18 1994 all 'unauthorized elements' were replaced and urged users to destroy copies of older versions of Megatron in the NOTICE.TXT. These are the final Assault Robots.

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Megatron VGA was at one point the subject of a lawsuit between FASA and Stanley Design, but the story was changed enough to get past the lawyers and the lawsuit was avoided.

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  • Mecha Ware (A comprehensive site devoted to Mecha and Giant Robot games)
MAT (103917) added Megatron VGA (DOS) on Mar 16, 2000