Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals

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Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals
Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals box art. North American box art for Nintendo 64
Developer(s) Takara, Locomotive (N64), WAVEDGE (PS1)
Publisher(s)
Platform(s) Nintendo 64, PlayStation
Release date(s) Nintendo 64
  • JP October 1, 1999
  • NA November 15, 2000
PlayStation
  • JP December 9, 1999
  • NA March 15, 2000
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer

Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals is a 1999 versus styled fighting game based on the Beast Wars cartoon series and toy-line for the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation. The Nintendo 64 version was a Blockbuster Video exclusive and was initially only available for rental.

The Nintendo 64 version of the game was known as Transformers: Beast Wars Metals 64 (ビーストウォーズメタルス64?) in Japan and was compatible with the Japanese only Game Boy Color fighting game Kettō Transformers Beast Wars: Beast Senshi Saikyō Ketteisen through the Transfer Pak. The 64 version contains several mini-games and ending scenes for all characters. The game also had Waspinator, Airazor, Terrorsaur, and Starscream as exclusive characters.

The PlayStation version of the game was known as Transformers Beast Wars Metals: Gekitotsu! Gangan Battle (ビーストウォーズメタルス 激突!ガンガンバトル?) in Japan. It only had two endings depending on if the character was a Maximal or Predacon. It also had Silverbolt, Quickstrike, Rampage, and Windrazor as exclusive characters.

Plot[edit]

Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals borrows plot elements from the second season of the series, following the introduction to the Transmetals and Fuzors. The game continues the war between the Maximals and the Predacons on Earth.

Game Play[edit]

Each character is given three different modes from the Television series, a Beast Mode, a Vehicle Mode, and a Robot Mode. Robot Mode is the strongest mode but while in Robot Mode your energy drains slowly, and to recharge you must revert to Beast or Vehicle Modes.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Fighter Nintendo 64 PlayStation Alliance
Optimus Primal Green tickY Green tickY Maximals
Megatron Green tickY Green tickY Predacon
Rattrap Green tickY Green tickY Maximals
Tarantulas Green tickY Green tickY Predacon
Cheetor Green tickY Green tickY Maximals
Terrorsaur Green tickY Red XN Predacon
Tigatron** Green tickY Green tickY Maximals
Ravage** Green tickY Green tickY Predacon/Decepticon
Blackarachnia** Green tickY Green tickY Predacon
Waspinator Green tickY Red XN Predacon
Airazor Green tickY Red XN Maximals
Silverbolt Red XN Green tickY Maximals
Rampage Red XN Green tickY Predacon
Quickstrike Red XN Green tickY Predacon
Windrazor** Red XN Green tickY Maximals
Starscream** Green tickY Red XN Predacon/Decepticon
Megatron X* Red XN Red XN Predacon

Notes[edit]

  • * – Megatron X is the final boss and is not playable.
  • ** – Blackarachnia, Tigatron, Ravage, Windrazor, and Starscream are alternate colors for Tarantulas, Cheetor (Tigatron and Ravage), Silverbolt, and Waspinator, respectively.

Voice Cast[edit]

This game is most notable for the voice acting, which employs many of the actual voice actors from the cartoon to replay their characters. Both versions of the game are also very different from each other:

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 48.67%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
GameFan 55%[3]
IGN 3/10[1][4]
Nintendo Power 6.1/10[5]

The game was met with negative reception upon release, as GameRankings gave the Nintendo 64 version a score of 48.67%.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nix, Marc (July 11, 2000). "Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals (N64)". IGN. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ "REVIEW for Transformers: Beast Wars Transmetals (N64)". GameFan. 2000. 
  4. ^ Nix, Marc (June 26, 2000). "Beast Wars: Transmetals [sic]". IGN. Retrieved June 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Transformers Beast Wars: Transmetals [sic]". Nintendo Power 138: 128. November 2000. 

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