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.

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Megatron VGA DOS Title screen of 7.0.0
Megatron VGA DOS In-game. 3d first person dial-up maze battle!!!
Megatron VGA DOS Selecting a mech (they changed these infringing designs later on)
Megatron VGA DOS Title screen of 3.0.5

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Trivia

Copyright infringement

The first version of MegaTron (1991) featured copyright infringements regarding FASA's BattleTech and MechWarrior franchises. For example, the two robots MadCat and Vulture are based on MechWarrior 2's Timberwolf and Mad Dog). The robots were referred to as BattleMechs/Omis and the game was also set in 3015.

It's unclear whether there was a genuine lawsuit by FASA or the threat of one, but in later versions the unauthorized elements were removed. For example, by version 3.0.5 the robots were no longer called BattleMechs and by version 7.0 (1994) the robot designs were also changed.

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MAT (132444) added Megatron VGA (DOS) on Mar 16, 2000