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Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (Windows)

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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 The age old video game combination of sex and violence. Praise freedom of expression and pass the ammo
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Taking your mech for a drive
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows A gal in a 30 foot mecha vs. a guy with a squeaky toy. In anime, this is Tuesday.
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Hank chatting to you in the Mech

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 Maw (849) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Damn, you ruined dating multiple sisters and piloting mechs for me אולג 小奥 (168743) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
Has lots of cool things but Monolith just couldn't put it all together. Zovni (9360) 3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars3.14 Stars
No go. Ashley Pomeroy (233) 1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars1.71 Stars
MechWarrior meets Quake MadCat (55) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
More Shooter like than Mech Sim, Great game! Mister_T (13) 3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars3.86 Stars

The Press Says

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Oct 08, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Revolution Oct 01, 1998 A- 91
Svenska PC Gamer Dec, 1998 91 out of 100 91
GamersMark Dec 19, 2001 9 out of 10 90
IGN Nov 06, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Netjak Aug 19, 2004 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot Oct 13, 1998 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamesmania 1998 80 out of 100 80
Just Games Retro Nov 07, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Gaming since 198x Jan 11, 2008 3 out of 5 60

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Review of Shogo: Mobile Armored Division 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (44532)
Mar 02, 2012

Trivia

The box for this game was shared between the Linux and Mac releases. At the bottom was a check box indicating whether you were holding the Linux or Mac version of the game.

In addition, the manual was shared between the Linux, Amiga, and Mac releases.

The combined Linux/Amiga/Mac manual comes in English and German, but the English portion wasn't translated very well. For example, the "Linux kernel" is "kernal" and "System Requirements" is "Systemrequirements", a very literal translation of the German word "Systemanforderungen".

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.)
Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2156) added Shogo: Mobile Armor Division (Windows) on Mar 26, 2000
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (33559), Kabushi (121658) and Martin Smith (63154)