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Wild Metal Country

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
41
2.9
Windows
69
3.6
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Description

Wild Metal Country is an action game in which one of five little tanks can be selected to control. Tank-like machines have gone wild on the three different planets of the Tehric system and the player's job is to defeat them.

The battles take place in desolate mountain environments. The big differences in altitude play an important role in the game. In the single player mode, complete levels by collecting 8 colored power cores, which are defended by the machines, and returning them to one of several hovering stores. The player has an infinite amount of lives. The weaponry consists of 8 types of missiles and 4 types of mines. Help is received from a pair of helicopters that drop ammo and provide healing.

The two tracks of the tank are operated independently. For example, make a quick spin by going forward with one track and backwards with the other. Moreover the turret can be turned in any direction. The camera always moves with the turret sometimes diverting the view towards the camera. The angle of the turret and the distance the rockets travel can be changed. The tank can only be controlled using the keyboard.

Noteworthy aspects of the game are: the physics modelling, the 3D engine and the amount of freedom the player has (no time constraints etc.).

Screenshots

Wild Metal Country Windows Firing from a tactical position (window mode).
Wild Metal Country Windows The yellow power core (note how the tracks leave marks in the sand)
Wild Metal Country Windows More strange machines (window mode).
Wild Metal Country Windows Upside down. That's an easy target! (window mode).

Alternate Titles

  • "Wild Metal" -- Dreamcast title

User Reviews

Tanks do battle in slow-paced retro-arcade game! Windows re_fold (282)

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Windows May, 1999 9 out of 10 90
IGN Dreamcast Jan 31, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79
Power Unlimited Dreamcast May, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Windows Jun 02, 1999 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun, 1999 55 out of 100 55
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 1999 50 out of 100 50
Game Over Online Windows Apr 29, 1999 48 out of 100 48
Game Informer Magazine Dreamcast Apr, 2000 3 out of 10 30
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Mar, 2000 20 out of 100 20

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Trivia

Freeware Release

The PC version of the game is available as free download from Rockstar Games in their Rockstar Classics series. See the related sites section for a link.

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