Review: Metagal (Nintendo Switch)

You will take 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!! Also, Metagal’s sisters were kidnapped by Creeper: he turned them in battle cyborgs, in order to use their powers to rule the world!! Meta must face her sisters, free them, and copy their abilities. She must fight for 8 stages of intense action, and prepare herself for the final confrontation against Creeper himself!

Pros:

  • 16 Bit graphics.
  • 54.9mb download size.
  • Touchscreen support for the menu.
  • Simple controls.
  • Basic opening tutorial.
  • Has a  mega man inspired gameplay. Runs as a run and gun game and ends with a boss fight.
  • 9 save slots.
  • Five characters to unlock.
  • Checkpoints.
  • Defeat a boss and take their power/ability.
  • Cartoon style cutscenes.
  • Opening Cinematic.
  • Health pickups.
  • Gears-act like lives.
  • Big boss fights.
  • Difficult.
  • Local leaderboards.
  • 8 levels/areas.
  • Looks fantastic.
  • Analog and d-pad support.

Cons:

  • Difficult.
  • The tutorial is way too basic.
  • Simple level design.
  • Annoying platform parts.
  • Jumping and shooting feel spongey.
  • No online leaderboards.
  • Basic options.
  • Getting off ladders is a pain mostly because the ladder goes higher than the ground.
  • Pulling off dash is tricky.
  • No duck/crouch button.
  • Can’t look at controls when in game.
  • Checkpoints are far apart.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
6.6/10

Summary

Metagal is a Mega man clone pure and simple. It’s a good clone but a clone none the less. Right, that’s out the way, the game takes a short while to get used too as the controls feel spongey or weighted which just feels off. Boss battles are great fun as long as you get there for the levels have some shite sections designed to annoy and destroy your gears. If however, you are a Platinum hunter then quids in, not only do you get 3 Platinums from the one purchase, but the trophy list is so easy you will be laughing. For Mega man fans, you will find it too easy and new players will struggle. All in all, Metagal is a fine mega man clone and worth it for the trophies and Mega Man fans.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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