Wild Metal Country
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Wild Metal Country (Wild Metal on the Dreamcast) is a 1999 action video game developed by DMA Design, first published by Gremlin Interactive in Europe for Microsoft Windows in 1999, with Infogrames Studios publishing it in the United States shortly after. After the game's acquisition by Rockstar Games, it was released in Europe for the Dreamcast on 1 February 2000, with the U.S. release following in the same month. In December 2003, alongside Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2, Wild Metal Country was made available to download for free on Rockstar Games' "Rockstar Classics" free download series. The series was, however, taken down in late 2014.
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.
While the original Wild Metal Country received positive reviews, the Wild Metal Dreamcast reviews were far less positive. On GameRankings, Wild Metal Country holds a score of 67.60%, while Wild Metal holds a score of 51.98%. The GameSpot review of the Dreamcast port concluded that "[the] game had plenty of potential, but it turned out to be a boring shooter so frustrating that it's hardly worth a rental".
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