Battle Clash is one of those classic games that I truly want to play again, and never played it until 2002 on the SNES Emulator. This game was followed by a game I owned but never had the chance to play it because it required a Super Scope, Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge. This is one of the most classic games of the 90s with the excitement of the SNES unique Super Scope, which succeeded the Zapper for the NES.
Plot. Some time in the far distant future, the Earth is in a state of chaos and destruction and the only order that rules resides in the Battle Game, where the winner takes over the world. All battles are fought in mechas known as Standing Tanks (ST). A merciless fighter named Anubis, pilot of the ST Thanatos is now the champion and rules the Earth with an unforgiving tyranny.
Meet Mike Anderson, a young man whose father was one of Anubis' many victims, refuses to submit to the tyranny of Anubis, and begins to train as an ST pilot in order to fight and defeat his archenemy and save the world. To accomplish this, he must go into the Battle Game and fight Anubis subordinates, the Battle Chiefs.
Players win the game if the enemy's health bar decreases first, thus obtaining new types of weapons in some stages. However, if the player's health bar is depleted, the game is over, but it is possible to continue.
Concept. The objective of the game is to fight rival ST's in order to clear the stage to progress further and then in the end reach Anubis. When you complete the game in Normal Mode, you have the opportunity to beat it once again on the Hard difficulty.
Design. For a 90's game, the graphics were awesome that not even the graphics of today could compare to such masterful work. Though in this game it may appear all cartoony, this game is very unique in it's graphics. Background details are very well made, and this makes up for such a good game. The sidescrolling speed was extremely fun, making this game fun and exciting to play.
Rantings. What bothers me of this game is that some bosses are less challenging such as Garam, Scarab, and Lorca. These enemies were predictable and easy to defeat, and in some stages, the music was not very catchy at all. Also, some enemies can be a problem such as the Antonov, sometimes wasting your bombs, healing, and use practical weapons later on.
Good Aspects. The game has moderately high replay value, and it's a top-notch for a game that requires only the Super Scope to play with. Although, I truly wish that this game would be on the Virtual Console so that you can play it with the Wii Gun or with the Wii Remote as if you were playing on an emulator. The game is downloadable as a rom and you can play it on your favorite SNES emulator such as ZSNES or SNES 9x.
Overall. Classic game for it's time, and very enjoyable. This game gets a 7 out of 10.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers./