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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 Mission briefing during loading
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Taking out the thugs
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows The age old video game combination of sex and violence. Praise freedom of expression and pass the ammo
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Final battle with Ryo Ishikawa

Promo Images

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art Player Character
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art

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 (845)
Damn, you ruined dating multiple sisters and piloting mechs for me Windows Unicorn Lynx (174027)
Has lots of cool things but Monolith just couldn't put it all together. Windows Zovni (9307)
No go. Windows Ashley Pomeroy (233)
MechWarrior meets Quake Windows MadCat (55)
More Shooter like than Mech Sim, Great game! Windows Mister_T (12)

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 08, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameGenie Windows 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Dec, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Game Over Online Windows Sep 29, 1998 88 out of 100 88
macHOME Macintosh 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 1998 74 out of 100 74
Mac Gamer Macintosh Jan 31, 2001 3.5 out of 5 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Jan, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Games4Mac Macintosh 2001 45 out of 100 45

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Review of Shogo: Mobile Armored Division 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (47942)
Mar 02, 2012

Trivia

In the beginning of Shogo, the game was being used to show off an addition to Microsoft's DirectX API, DirectEngine. Co-developed by Microsoft and Monolith, this was the engine to be used in most 3D shooters, sports 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 licensing, forming a new company that provides support for developers. In a bizarre 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.)
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