Wild Metal Country

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Wild Metal Country
Wild Metal Country cover.jpg
Microsoft Windows cover art
Developer(s)DMA Design
Publisher(s)
Producer(s)Chris Stamp
Designer(s)Jeff Cairns
Programmer(s)Patrick Kerr
Artist(s)Jeff Cairns
Composer(s)Craig Conner
Platform(s)
Release
  • Microsoft Windows
    • EU: 15 May 1999
  • Dreamcast
  • 1 February 2000
Genre(s)Action
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Wild Metal Country is an action video game developed by DMA Design. The game was published by Gremlin Interactive and released for Microsoft Windows in May 1999. A Dreamcast port, known as Wild Metal, was released in February 2000 by Rockstar Games, who later also re-released the Windows version.

Gameplay[edit]

Two tanks engaged in combat

Wild Metal Country is an action game designed for single-player or multiplayer play, where the player can choose different types of tanks and fight with other tanks on different planets.

Plot[edit]

The game takes place in three planets of a Theric system where machines have gone out of control. They drove out the human population and took over the planets. The humans have finally regained the strength to recover their planets. In single player, the mission is to destroy the enemy, and, more importantly, recover the stolen power cores. In multiplayer mode, all the power cores in one of the other planets have been recovered. The team of bounty hunters that recovered them are now fighting among themselves for the loot and the credit.

Release[edit]

Wild Metal Country was released for Microsoft Windows by Gremlin Interactive in Europe on 15 May 1999.[1][2] In co-operation with Matrox, subsequent releases of the game added bump mapping to enhance the game's graphical fidelity.[3] A Dreamcast port, under the name Wild Metal, was released by Rockstar Games on 1 February 2000.[4] In January 2004, the Windows version of the game, enhanced with compatibility for modern hardware, was re-released as part of Rockstar Games' "Rockstar Classics" series of freeware games, which had already included 1997's Grand Theft Auto and was available on the company's website.[5][6] Alongside Rockstar Games' entire catalogue of Windows games, Wild Metal Country was also released on digital distribution platform Steam in January 2008.[7][8]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastPC
AllGame4/5 stars[11]
GameSpot3.7/10[12]
IGN8.3/10[13]
Jeuxvideo.com6/20[14]11/20[15]
Aggregate score
GameRankings52%[9]68%[10]

Wild Metal Country and Wild Metal both received mixed reivews.[9][10] Writing for games website GameSpot, Ben Stahl concluded his review of the Dreamcast version with "this game had plenty of potential, but it turned out to be a boring shooter so frustrating that it's hardly worth a rental".[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooker, Charlie (May 1999). "Wild Metal Country". PC Zone. No. 76. Dennis Publishing. pp. 56–57.
  2. ^ "Wild Metal Country sur PC". Jeuxvideo.com.
  3. ^ "Supporting the G400". Edge. No. 78. Future Publishing. November 1999. p. 67.
  4. ^ White, Matt (1 February 2000). "Wild Metal Deployed". IGN.
  5. ^ Calvert, Justin (6 January 2004). "Wild Metal Country now free". GameSpot.
  6. ^ Bramwell, Tom (7 January 2004). "Wild Metal joins Rockstar Classics". Eurogamer.
  7. ^ Bergfeld, Carlos (4 January 2008). "Rockstar Games' Entire PC Catalog Arrives on Steam". Shacknews.
  8. ^ Bramwell, Tom (6 January 2008). "Rockstar's games on Steam". Eurogamer.
  9. ^ a b "Wild Metal for Dreamcast". GameRankings.
  10. ^ a b "Wild Metal Country for PC". GameRankings.
  11. ^ Smith, Nick. "Wild Metal Country [European]". AllGame. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014.
  12. ^ a b Stahl, Ben (28 April 2000). "Wild Metal Review". GameSpot.
  13. ^ White, Matt (31 January 2000). "Wild Metal". IGN.
  14. ^ la_redaction (17 March 2000). "Test Wild Metal sur DCAST". Jeuxvideo.com (in French).
  15. ^ lightman (10 June 1999). "Test Wild Metal Country sur PC". Jeuxvideo.com (in French).

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