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BioMetal (SNES)

BioMetal SNES Title screen.

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.0
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.7
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.0


The Press Says

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83
Nintendo Magazine System UK
A good example of a well-used-formula. The difficulty makes it challenging but the slow down is a problem.
74
1UP!
La difficulté et la linéarité de ce titre Super Nintendo ne semblent pas avoir rebuté tous les joueurs. On ne peut pas dénier qu'il a quelques qualités telles qu'un style de musiques original, une ambiance plutôt agréable, de gros sprites et une action non-stop sans ralentissements, mais c'est bien mince face à l'ampleur de ses défauts. Les très bons joueurs y ont peut-être trouvé leur compte, s'ils ont surmonté la frustration de ne pouvoir le finir. Les autres, à moins de regarder jouer les très bons joueurs, ont sans doute vu leur plaisir tourner court.
70
IMPLANTgames
Overall, BioMetal is a solid game. It takes advantage of the Super Nintendo’s graphical strengths, has detailed bosses, twitchy game play, and the unique mechanics of the GAM device. The soundtrack is certainly questionable, but it doesn’t ruin the game. This is a no brainer for fans of the genre, but if you’re looking for some fast action on the Super Nintendo, give it a try.
70
Game Players
Your mission: destroy the alien BioMetals with 32 hours. Die-hard arcade fans might find the stages short in this souped up shooter, but the challenge makes up for it.
58
The Video Game Critic
The "GAM" looks like a bunch of blue spheres circling your ship, and when it's activated, it destroys anything it touches. You can expand its radius or even "throw" it at an enemy, inflicting serious damage. The problem is, once your GAM energy runs out you're toast, so be sure to shut it off whenever you get a breather to let it recharge. Biometal's graphics did not impress me, but at least there's no noticeable slowdown. Your metallic foes all tend to look the same (including the bosses), and the backgrounds are equally boring. The first stage just features a few layers of storm clouds, and it's just plain ugly. Still, the high challenge of Biometal kept me playing for quite a while, so it's hard to complain too much.
55
Consoles Plus
On ne peut pas leur en vouloir, ils ont voulu faire un super shoot'em up à la Super Aleste... mais la barre était placée trop haut... Moralité, c'est assez beau graphiquement mais injouable.
50
neXGam
Was die Spielverpackung verspricht, kann Biometal nicht für fünf Minuten halten. Schon nach Abschluss des erstens Levels hat der Spieler den Drang das Game wieder zu verkaufen, weil die Genrekonkurrenz einfach bessere Spielmechanik, Leveldesign und Gegner auf den heimischen Fernseher zaubert. Kein Wunder, daß der Titel niemals offiziell in Europa erschienen ist und nur als US-Version erhältlich ist. Nur Super Nintendo Besitzer mit Neigung jeden Schrott der Welt zu spielen sollten einen Blick riskieren.
30
All Game Guide
Although published (though not developed) by Activision, the legendary company responsible for so many excellent Atari 2600 games, BioMetal is a big disappointment. The standard weapons are bland, and you feel disembodied from the action, like an observer rather than a participant.