Game Zero[News][Games][Comics][Articles][Reviews][Links][Codes][Videos][Bios] 
 The Final Word game review
(screen shot) (screen shot)

Metal Head -- Sega

Pilot a massive mechanized robot as you traverse fully texture mapped cities, suburbs, and forests, battling armies of enemy mechs. Metal Head is for play on the Sega 32X from Sega.

Metal Head is just Sega's boring entry into the 3-D genre masquarading as a mech-style action/simulation. In Metal Head I got absolutely no feeling of piloting a huge robot which is a nessecity in this genre. One of the only cool things about this cart is that most dialogue is digitized voice. Graphically, this is a very boring game. I would classify Metal Head as a boredom simulator.

After seeing this game, I've decided that Atari should be really ashamed of themselves... Graphically, this game blows Iron Soldier to hell, with it's great use of texture maps on buildings and such. Play control left a bit to be desired, and I really didn't get the feel of driving a mech around -- more like a floating TV camera. The game is mildly challenging, and was a reasonable amount of fun. Sound effects weren't all that bad either. If you own a 32X, rent this puppy and take if for a spin... this is about as nice as graphics get for the platform, and they're worth a look. Also, I highly recommend you read the instructions before giving this game a go.

>>>>> 31.0/50 <<<<< E.Phoenix R.I.P.
Graphics 3.5 5.0
Sound 3.5 3.5
Gameplay/Control 3.0 2.5
Longevity/Playability 1.0 3.0
Overall 2.5 3.5
Total 13.5 17.5