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Metal Arms: Glitch In the System is an original (non-licensed) title from Swingin' Ape Studios and Sierra.

You will play Glitch, a rebellious robot who is determined to destroy the evil army of Mil robots. Metal Arms features plenty of third-person robotic destruction. Glitch sports a large arsenal of weapons with which to complete his task. Original features include the ability to possess enemy Mils and use them for your own purposes.

For variety Metal Arms includes a few vehicle levels, including drivable tanks and 'RAT' vehicles. Metal Arms features some platforming, but is more of a shooter. Helping to keep the player's interest is colorful a character design - all characters have an attitude.

On the multiplayer side, Metal Arms features four-player split-screen gameplay with various modes including Possession Melee (your opponent's kills count for you!), standard Bot Brawl, King of the Hill, Moving Hill, Tag and Reverse Tag modes.


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User Reviews

A very entertaining and humorous 3rd-person shooter. Ryu (56) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 28, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Dec 31, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
GameZone Dec 03, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nov, 2003 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Nov 21, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
IGN Nov 06, 2003 8.3 out of 10 83
Game Over Online Jan 02, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Gaming Target Jan 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
N-Zone Dec 04, 2003 76 out of 100 76
Game Revolution Dec, 2003 B 75


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1001 Video Games

Metal Arms: Glitch in the System appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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