Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge is a sequel to Battle Clash and it features great improvements in sound, graphics, music, and some random voice acting. The game also features recurring bosses and new ones, as well as a new heroine. Now it's time to review this game with power gamers, enjoy!
Plot. Three years have passed since the defeat of Anubis. Peace once again reigns on planet Earth, with old wounds healing, and the world's greatest cities being rebuilt. However, Anubis is now bent on revenge and has returned to resume his tyrannical conquest once again. Mike Anderson and his partner join forces once again to put a stop to all that. But Anubis is not the only one who wants the Earth.
You have new and returning weapon and defense upgrades, but you can only carry to four of them at a time. And the good thing is that everytime you defeat a boss, you get up to a limit of five bombs. So it's better to use them wisely for difficult battles later on.
Concept. Players can take the role of either Mike or Carol, and depending on who they take the story changes dramatically. Players must fight against old and new Battle Chiefs in order to reach their final destination. After beating the game with Mike, players obtain a password to play as Carol, which is really cool. Before fighting Battle Chiefs, players enter the training mode in order to get used to the game.
Design. For an SNES game, this game has excellent graphics, different from those to Battle Clash. Backgrounds and sidescrolling are just as awesome, as well as the bosses too. Also for an SNES game, the sound effects are so well made, and makes this game absolutely epic.
Memories. In 1996, my oldest sister bought me this game, but did not know about the Super Scope. I was disappointed for awhile, but then in 2001, I finally managed to play this game on an emulator, and I truly enjoyed it's challenging gameplay and excitement. Also, playing as the bosses with my cousin was a fun challenge as well. This is one of those games that I truly want to play again. But back in 1996, because I did not had the Super Scope, we would play games such as Super Metroid, Taz-Mania, Mario All-Stars and Zelda, oh memories.
Rantings. Well, the bosses I hated fighting against were Arachnus and Groken. Arachnus was a major pain in the ass once you destroyed his stomach, which would make a spin attacks firing many shots as possible, which made it an annoyance. As for Groken, she seems pretty difficult to beat, especially when you play in Hard Mode.
Good Aspects. This game's replay value is essentialy high, and truth be told this is one of the best Super Scope games ever made. A forgotten game, but remains a cult classic among gamers. The Time Trials would make up for the Story Mode, which were enjoyable, and I loved this game. If you still have your Super Scope and SNES, you'll be so hooked up with this game.
Overall. A game that I wish it was in the Virtual Console, but still playable on an emulator and rom. Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge gets a 10 out of 10.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!