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Game #2290
Action   Giant robot action

Rating: 8.89 (89 votes)

Battledrome box cover

Battledrome screenshot
Battledrome is the first release in Dynamix? MetalTech giant-robots universe that bears more than a passing resemblance to FASA?s BattleTech. Fortunately, the game is strong enough to be able to stand on its own without a FASA license. Unfortunately, most gamers passed this underdog by in favor of official FASA-licensed titles.

Designed primarily as a head-to-head giant robots fighting game, Battledrome succeeds in capturing the frantic, tonnage-for-tonnage feel of a giant robots deathmatch. The two-player aspect of Battledrome (network or modem) is a lot fun and ahead of its time as a predecessor to Activision?s NetMech. Not surprisingly, the single-player mode is quite disappointing due to its lack of campaign or career mode of any kind.

Batttledrome has very dated graphics - barely superior to MechWarrior 1's solid polygons, and worse in most areas, but still passable. Overall, a solid first start for Dynamix, although the game could have been much better (and a Top Dog) with a more integrated storyline and single-player campaign.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Dynamix
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Year: 1994
Software Copyright: Dynamix
Theme: Science Fiction
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Official BattleTech Homepage, War in The Inner Sphere
If you like this game, try: MechWarrior, Earthsiege 1, Earthsiege 2

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