Metagal

Ratalaika Games, RetroRevolution

Weak Man
OpenCritic Rating
53
Top Critic Average
17%
Critics Recommend
Based on 6 critic reviews
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Metagal

Rating Summary

Based on 6 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

53

Top Critic Average

17%

Critics Recommend

Based on 6 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Mar 26, 2019
Xbox OneMar 27, 2019
PCMay 23, 2016
PlayStation VitaMar 26, 2019
Nintendo SwitchMar 29, 2019

Developers: Ratalaika Games, RetroRevolution

Genres: Arcade, Platformer

Players are thrown into the shoes of "Meta," a cyborg girl, in her quest to rescue her creator "Dr Ray" from the hands of "General Creeper," the evil leader of a rogue army! To make matters worse, Metagal's sisters were also kidnapped by Creeper and he’s turned them all into battle cyborgs, in order to use their powers so that he can at last, rule the world! With no other option, Meta must face her sisters, free them, and copy their abilities, if she wishes to take down save those she loves and the world. But even if she can endure 8 stages of intense action, there is still the final confrontation against Creeper himself! FEATURES: - Classic jump and shoot style platformer. - 16-bit graphics. - 8 levels that each have their own unique environment, detailed designs and different gimmick. - 30 Enemies types, which doesn’t include the various Bosses. - Powerful new weapons that can be obtained by defeating each Gal Boss. - Lots of secret collectible items that can be used to power up your character. - Soft death penalty with "Gear" system allows player to resolve their mistakes with less frustration. - Unlockable new characters to play with, each come with their own powers and upgrades.
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Metagal tries to be a Mega Man homage, but instead comes off as a semi-decent clone with very few original elements. The ability to play as different characters later on is a neat twist, but it doesn't make up for the lack of sound design polish, inconsistent difficulty spikes, and the lackluster choice in specials weapons. For the asking price of $5, however, Metagal may be looking into for scratching a micro-sized Mega-itch.

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If you’re a rabid Mega Man fan, have already played all the main games to death, and are desperate for something to fill that void, Metagal is maybe worth your five bucks. Otherwise, we’d encourage you to save your money and put it towards something that’s more worth your time.

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Metagal is an action-platform game based on several recognizable classic series of previous generations and it does a good job at that, as the game will certainly catch the eyes of that target audience. Where Metagal could have gone further is where it concerns its own ideas, which end up being sidelined in a way that would make this an even better game, were those ideas given more protagonism.

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Metagal is a fun platformer. It could do with more content, but what's there is an enjoyable ride with incentive to replay. At $4.99, it's a bargain that's worth checking out if you're a platforming enthusiast or Mega Man fan looking for a little action on the side.

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