Metal Mutant

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Metal Mutant
Metal Mutant Cover Art.jpg
Developer(s) Silmarils
Publisher(s) Silmarils
Designer(s) André Rocques
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST
Release 1991
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single player

Metal Mutant is a side-scrolling action-adventure game developed and published for MS-DOS, Amiga and Atari ST by Silmarils and released in 1991. It is similar to Game Arts' Thexder in that it allows you to transform at any time into three different robot forms (Cyborg, Dino and Tank).

The cover features an illustration by John Bolton.[1]


Right from the start the player has a possibility to instantly transform into 3 mechanical robots, each possessing unique abilities:

  • Cyborg
    • From the start: Jump, Recharge, Trident
    • Later: Axe, Grappling Hook, Energy Blast
  • Dino
    • From the start: Bite, Flame, Flame tail
    • Later: Shield, Remote Mechanical Fly, Bionic Eye
  • Tank
    • From the start: 360° Laser Gun
    • Later: Heavy Torpedo, Boss Energy Signature Detector

Upgrades are performed either by finding and picking them up as modules, or programming via terminals.

The only feature that is common to all robots is the Turbomutant, in the last screens of the game.


You control Metal Mutant, the ultimate battle machine, which was sent to the heavily protected high-tech planet Kronox to find and destroy the tyrant AROD 7. On the way to this goal, you need to solve puzzles and combat hostile lifeforms and enemy robots.


  1. ^ Game manual

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