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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

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Linux
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4.3
Amiga
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4.2
Windows
84
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Description

Sanjuro is a commander in the army of United Corporate Authority and a pilot of a Mobile Combat Armor (a giant mech) in the far future. The UCA is fighting the Fallen, a terrorist organization. This conflict has its victims: Sanjuro's brother, best friend and girlfriend all died while completing a mission years ago, and only recently he has been somewhat succeeding in putting the past behind him. Now Sanjuro is given a mission to find and kill Gabriel, a new leader of the Fallen. But during this assignment, ghosts of the past will come back to haunt him.

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division is a first-person shooter that incorporates ideas from anime and the MechWarrior concept. On some levels, the player controls Sanjuro while he is on foot, infiltrating enemy buildings and fighting with handheld firearms. Sanjuro can find health power-ups, more powerful weapons and ammo. Both Sanjuro and the enemies will randomly score critical his, which not only cause more damage, but also replenish a small portion of health.

On other levels, the player pilots one of the four available MCAs, which differ a little in characteristics. This giant mech can walk, jump and crouch just like a human being, and controlling it is very similar to controlling Sanjuro. The player guides this colossus through city districts swarming with enemy soldiers and mechs. It is also possible to transform the mech into a vehicle, though it can not defend itself in that state.

The story progression is linear for the most part. However, at one point, the player is prompted to make a choice that will affect the rest of the plot and the ending.

Screenshots

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Big robots, big guns. Life is good.
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Cover Hank
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Mutiny aboard the Leviathan
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Kathryn, your contact on the ship

Alternate Titles

  • "Ярость. Восстание на Кронусе" -- Russian spelling
  • "Yarost': Vosstanie na Kronuse" -- Russian title
  • "Riot: Mobile Armor" -- Working title
  • "Heavy Metal " -- Original working title

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User Reviews

Sometimes it clicks and sometimes it clunks Windows Maw (849)
Damn, you ruined dating multiple sisters and piloting mechs for me Windows Oleg Roschin (164863)
Has lots of cool things but Monolith just couldn't put it all together. Windows Zovni (9384)
No go. Windows Ashley Pomeroy (233)
MechWarrior meets Quake Windows MadCat (55)
More Shooter like than Mech Sim, Great game! Windows Mister_T (13)

The Press Says

All Game Guide Windows 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Windows Jan 01, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 24, 1998 18 out of 20 90
Power Play Windows Sep, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Privat Computer PC Windows 1998 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jun 19, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 07, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Mac Gamer Macintosh Jan 31, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
Just Games Retro Windows Nov 07, 2008 67 out of 100 67

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Review of Shogo: Mobile Armored Division 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (43949)
Mar 02, 2012

Trivia

In the begining of Shogo, the gme was being used to show off an adition to Microsoft's DirectX API, DirectEngine. Co-developed by Microsoft and Monolith, this was the engine to be used in most 3d shooters, sprots games, and it was even hinted that it would be used for an upcoming Flight Simulator product. But Microsoft pulled out, I'm guessing for escape from the violent 3d shooter press. Monolith bought the rights for the engine, and the Lithtech engine was formed. Today, Monolith split-up it's engine for liscencing, forming a new company that provides support for developers. In a bizzare twist, Microsoft's X Box is supposed to have some sort of agreement where they will provide the engine for primary use on that system.

Related Web Sites

  • Planet Shogo (Extensive Shogo site with everything from game info to cheats, editing and mods.)
  • Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (The official website. Contains all the latest downloads, patches, a forum and guide to the game.)
Contributed to by chirinea (33100), Kabushi (116470), Martin Smith (63197) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156)