Metal Storm
Series Template:Game Grumps
Console NES
Episodes 3
Playlist [1]
Run July 2nd, 2014 - July 4th, 2014
Status Quit

Metal Storm is an NES game, the forty-fifth game played by Danny and Arin, and the 117th game played on Template:Game Grumps.

Episodes[edit | edit source]

  1. It's About Gravity
  2. Make Your Move
  3. Over and Over

Game Information[edit | edit source]

Metal Storm (重力装甲メタルストーム Jūryoku Sōkō Metaru Sutōmu?, "Gravity Armor Metal Storm") is a 1991 side-scrolling platforming video game developed by Tamtex and published by Irem for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was released in North America in February of 1991 and in Japan on April 24, 1992.

Although the NES does not directly support parallax scrolling, programmers continuously redrew the tiles making up the game's backgrounds in order to animate them scrolling at a different rate than the foreground, giving an illusion of depth, notably in the game's third and fifth stages where there is a "second" background layer that appears to scroll behind the first.

Despite generally being well received by critics and reviewers, Metal Storm has remained a somewhat obscure release, as it was published by a lesser-known 3rd party company without much publicity and released late in the life of the Family Computer. However, issue #22 (March 1991) of Nintendo Power not only had Metal Storm on its cover, but also featured a 12 page article on the game including a lengthy strategy guide. The issue's "Power Meter" review scores of Metal Storm were 3.8 out of 5 for graphics and sound, 3.7 out of 5 for play control, 3.7 out of 5 for challenge and lasting interest, and 3.7 out of 5 for theme and fun. The game's most notable feature is the ability to switch gravitational pull between the top and bottom of the screen at any time, requiring some strategizing from the player to pass through certain areas. The game uses a password system for continuing games at a later time.

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