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Wild Metal Country (Windows)

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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 Kabooom!!
Wild Metal Country Windows Being picked up and healed by my helicopter (window mode).
Wild Metal Country Windows Pssst look behind you (window mode).
Wild Metal Country Windows The yellow power core (note how the tracks leave marks in the sand)

Alternate Titles

  • "Wild Metal" -- Dreamcast title

User Reviews

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The Press Says

Power Unlimited May, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Freegame.cz Nov 20, 2005 80 out of 100 80
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 7.9 out of 10 79
Power Play May, 1999 76 out of 100 76
Svenska PC Gamer Jun, 1999 71 out of 100 71
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1999 68 out of 100 68
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 1999 66 out of 100 66
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Jun 02, 1999 60 out of 100 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 10, 1999 11 out of 20 55
Game Over Online Apr 29, 1999 48 out of 100 48

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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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Roedie (5226) added Wild Metal Country (Windows) on Mar 29, 2001
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