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Metal Storm is an action game in which the player takes control of the giant mecha M-308 Gunner in order to put a stop to a malfunctioning computer menace.

To save it from becoming another generic action game, innovation is shown through fast paced gameplay and the "gravity flip" ability, which enables the character to freely switch between moving along the floor or ceiling. While the game is only seven levels long, the difficulty ramps up quickly, so mastery of the gravity technique and memorization of the levels become absolute necessities for survival.


Metal Storm NES Level 2 bosses
Metal Storm NES Level 4, where you stand in a moving box
Metal Storm NES Final "boss"
Metal Storm NES The boss intro screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jūryoku Sōkō Metal Storm " -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Bridging the gap between 8 and 16 bit with great animation and gameplay. DarkBubble (376) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

VideoGame May, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 Oct 14, 2012 A- 91
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Random Access 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
RetroGame Man Jan 28, 2017 8 out of 10 80 Apr 09, 2018 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Den Oct 30, 2018 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Game Age Feb 02, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1991 31 out of 40 78
Nintendo Power Magazine Mar, 1991 3.7 out of 5 74


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zombie rot (83) added Metal Storm (NES) on Aug 04, 2005