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2023/09: Metal Warriors (Super NES) - Spanettone
« on: August 31, 2023, 09:32:20 pm »

For this month's "Maps Of The Month" featurette, I wish to draw your attention to Spanettone's Metal Warriors (Super NES) maps.

It's the year 2102.  The Dark Axis, led by the evil dictator, Venkar Amon, seeks to dominate the galaxy.  Planet Earth is in their sights.  But as a "Metal Warrior", capable of piloting a battledroid, you're certainly not going to let them enslave the inhabitants of planet Earth without a fight!

The premise may be your usual sci-fi narrative setup, as seen in any space action game, but the game is more remarkable, even if underrated.  This late-era Super NES game features impressive graphics (the animated mission intros were nothing short of amazing at the time) and the animation and gameplay are both quite smooth, even with all the action.  The "Head To Head" mode allows for some two-player competitive play, where you and a friend can test your mettle against each other by piloting mechs with cool names (like "Havoc", "Ballistic", and "Drache") and hot weapons.  Spanettone has fully mapped the story missions and all the "Head To Head" areas, as well as the secret "?????" mode.  Lesser-known games seem to be of interest to Spanettone as if to shine a light on these hidden gems, and this is certainly a Super NES game that could use some more attention.

So to recognize the effort put into mapping this underappreciated 16-bit mech adventure, Spanettone's Metal Warriors (Super NES) maps will be known as VGMaps.com's Maps Of The Month for September 2023.
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