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Juuryoku Soukou Metal Storm [Model IF-21]

Nintendo Famicom cart. published 32 years ago by Irem Corp.

Listed in MAME

Juuryoku Soukou Metal Storm [Model IF-21] screenshot

??????????? © 1992 Irem Corp.
(Juuryoku Soukou Metal Storm)

Battle Station Cyberg's massive computer that keeps peace throughout the solar system is no longer user friendly. It's gone wildly out of control. The LaserGun it operates has already destroyed Neptune. Earth is its next target.

As a high-tech hotshot, you must enter Cyberg's core and activate the system's self-destruct mechanism. Mankind is relying on your know-how and toughness to see this thing through. But time is running out...

Oh yes, one more thing. the powers of your 'Gravity Flip' Suit are essential for a successful outcome to this mission. The Suit empowers you to proceed both upside down and rightside up as you dash to put this computer permanently 'on the blink!'


Model IF-21


Metal Storm was released on April 24, 1992 in Japan. One year after the USA release (1991) but this Japanese released should be considered as the original since the game was developed in Japan.

Export releases:
[US] "Metal Storm [Model NES-4M-USA]"

Although the Famicom does not directly support parallax scrolling, programmers continuously redrew the tiles making up the game's backgrounds in order to animate them scrolling at a different rate than the foreground, giving an illusion of depth, notably in the game's third and fifth stages where there is a second background layer that appears to scroll behind the first.

Cameo: During stage 6 boss fight, the battleship from stage 3 of the first R-Type can be seen several times in the background.


Developed by: Tamtex

Music Composed by: Toru Watanabe
Sound Effects by: Ikuko Mimori
Other Staffers: Yousuke Hayashida, Takayuki Kudou, Osami Okano, Youichi Suzuki
Characters Designed by: Sadamitsu Numayama
Graphics by: Kiyoshi Utata
Programmed by: Hikaru Yamashita
Directed by: Kengo Miyata
Produced by: Hiroshi Futami


Game's ROM.