|Sega took the basic one-on-one fighting game premise and applied it
to giant robots with giant guns to create a one-on-one 3D Mech shooter
that has garnered immense popularity in arcades all across the world
before being ported to the PC. From the nimble, feminine Fei-Yen to
the hulking, hammer-toting Dorkas, each of the eight selectable Virtual
On cyber troopers is distinctive and interesting. A far cry from the
ungainly, overheating mechs you may be used to, these 'bots are blessed
with lifelike agility and personality exemplified through highly detailed,
colorful polygonal models. Watching the cyber troopers sprint around
the battlefield and take to the skies as they unleash flurries of
guided missiles upon one another is truly a sight to behold. You take
on the opponent using your three progressively powerful weapon systems
to try and blow him to smithereens. You can leap behind terrain for
cover or rush toward him to deliver a deadly point-blank assault.
The eight robots are fairly balanced and demand considerably different
fighting strategies, adding considerable replay life to the game.
There are 10 different arenas with their own layout and traps. Proceed
through the entire campaign via subjecting yourself to "virtual training"
and then facing off for the real thing against the other computer
controlled droids, or go against a human opponent in multiplayer combat
over Lan, modem, serial link or the same computer with split screen