MechWarrior (1993 video game)

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MechWarrior
MechWarriorJPBoxShotSNES.jpg
North American cover art
Developer(s) Beam Software
Publisher(s)
Composer(s) Marshall Parker
Series BattleTech/MechWarrior
Platform(s) Super NES
Release
  • EU: 1993
  • JP: February 26, 1993
  • NA: May 1993
Genre(s) Sci-fi mech simulation
Mode(s) Single-player

MechWarrior, known in Japan as Battletech (バトルテック?), is a first-person action video game for the Super NES based on the Battletech universe. The SNES game was based upon the original PC MechWarrior, with updated graphics that utilized Mode 7 for the Battlemech mission sequences instead of the PC version's flat-shaded 3D graphics.

The game was followed by a sequel, MechWarrior 3050, which was played from an isometric view.

Story[edit]

The main character is a MechWarrior named Herras whose family was killed by a group of military rogues called "The Dark Wing Lance." Playing as Herras, the player battles many enemies, trying to seek out the leader of the rogues, while relying on intel from a host of contacts and allies at a bar on a nearby planet in the system. In the end, the player's objective is to hunt down and kill the members of the Dark Wing Lance and avenge the deaths of Herras' family.

Gameplay[edit]

Mechs[edit]

Mechwarrior on SNES is unusual for several reasons; one is that the game featured a unique stable of `Mechs that were developed specifically for the game. Many share similarities or are clear variations of other Mechs from other games, but others are completely unique.