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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 Even as you defeat Gabriel, Shogo Inc. shows up to give you a really bad day
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Now that is a really big gun
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows Hank chatting to you in the Mech
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Windows A gal in a 30 foot mecha vs. a guy with a squeaky toy. In anime, this is Tuesday.

Promo Images

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Concept Art
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Screenshot
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Screenshot
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Screenshot

Trailer


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 Windows Maw (884)
Has lots of cool things but Monolith just couldn't put it all together. Windows Zovni (10633)
No go. Windows Ashley Pomeroy (233)
MechWarrior meets Quake Windows MadCat (61)
More Shooter like than Mech Sim, Great game! Windows Mister_T (15)

Critic Reviews

Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Oct 08, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
GamersMark Windows Dec 19, 2001 9 out of 10 90
IGN Windows Nov 06, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Privat Computer PC Windows 1998 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Windows Oct 13, 1998 8.1 out of 10 81
Cincinnati Enquirer Windows 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
Inside Mac Games (IMG) Macintosh Jun 19, 2001 7.25 out of 10 72
Score Windows Nov, 1998 5 out of 10 50
Games4Mac Macintosh 2001 45 out of 100 45

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Review of Shogo: Mobile Armored Division 3 Pseudo_Intellectual (63606)
Mar 02, 2012

Trivia

This game contains some rather prominent A.I. bugs, even after applying the final patch.

For one thing, two of the game's bosses (Samantha's mecha when you fight her on foot and Gabriel the final boss) won't move or attack you until you trigger them by moving towards them. So if you just stay where you are and shoot them, they'll just stand there doing nothing.

Another, more interesting bug... in the final levels aboard the Leviathan (if you decide to fight against the UCA) two of the enemy UCA soldiers actually fight on your side. One is the red-armored guy near your quarters, and another is the soldier who shows up just as you enter the room labeled Defensive Operations. These guys don't shoot at you, and will in fact kill any other UCA soldiers that get near them.

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