Live Retro Play Theater: Metal Storm for the NES
MarkyX here, we got another one this week. A little earlier then expected because I like to mix things up sometimes.
Today’s game is “Metal Storm” for the NES from publisher IREM. This game is a gravity-defying side-scrolling shooter is considered to be one of the NES’ the most underrated games. When it was released in 1991 it sported great graphics and some of the best controls the system offered.
The concept of the game is very similar to “Mega Man 5″’s Gravity Man stage, only you control gravity at your free will. Before you yell “rip off,” “Metal Storm” was released two years before “Mega Man.”
As with my last Retro Play Theater attempts, I will be playing live on Mogolus, and I will use whatever is programmed into the game to win. The expected length of the first game is an hour, although there is expert mode. I plan on initially tackling just the normal mode.