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Wex Major is a teenager from Earth whose parents were kidnapped by aliens. Traveling through space, Wex comes into contact with a powerful weapon system known as The Rig. Apparently the young boy is the only one who can harness the power of The Rig, and he is proclaimed The Great Champion, a legendary leader who can rid the oppressed people of the Andromeda Galaxy from the tyranny of the evil gigantic monster named Karn. Wex recruits other teenage mutants and becomes the leader of Wild 9, an organization that aims to overthrow Karn and liberate the galaxy.

Wild 9 is a 2D platformer with 3D graphics, featuring gameplay similar in vein to the company's Earthworm Jim games. Unique to the game is the The Rig, a weapon the protagonist wields. The Rig functions like an electronic lasso, capable of moving objects as well as carry around and smash enemies, which is often needed to solve puzzles and progress through the game's ten levels. A few stages focus on avoiding obstacles and taking on boss enemies.


Wild 9 PlayStation Grabbing a battery for the fan
Wild 9 PlayStation Grabbing an enemy
Wild 9 PlayStation Main menu
Wild 9 PlayStation Swinging from hooks

Promo Images

Wild 9 Screenshot
Wild 9 Screenshot Looks like even the devs had troubles capturing screens from TV back then. Thanks god for the emulators.
Wild 9 Screenshot
Wild 9 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Wildroid 9" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Video Games Sep, 1998 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Oct, 1998 9 out of 10 90
CyberGames Oct 19, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Sep, 1998 83 out of 100 83
Game Revolution Oct 01, 1998 B+ 83
Freak Dec, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GameGenie 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 28, 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Destructoid Apr 17, 2007 Unscored Unscored


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Gila (27) added Wild 9 (PlayStation) on Sep 26, 2004