Arena: Maze of Death
|Arena: Maze of Death|
European cover art
|Developer(s)||Eden Entertainment Software|
Arena/Maze of Death (known in Europe as Arena) is an isometric action video game created by Eden Entertainment Software for the Sega Game Gear. Players have to play the role as a one-person mercenary squad who is trapped in heavily guarded and deadly areas with the primary goal of surviving. This game was released late in the Game Gear's life span.
The setting is a futuristic city in the year 2026.
A television broadcasting company called Astralnet Broadcasting Company (ABC) was created to secretly control the population and keep them brainwashed. A pro-democratic sympathizer, Guy Freelander, is charged with the task of navigating through a warehouse district, an industrial park, and an old abandoned train station in order to enter a high-rise building through a weakly defended "back door" and broadcast proof of an evil corporation's wrongdoings over the television stations. Convinced that if they play the tape through ABC's broadcasting, they can convince the repressed population to rise up against the current regime.