[ Fuzzy Memory ] Isometric Civilization with Mechs?

September 24th, 2010 by Benj Edwards

Fuzzy MemoryEvery once and a while, I receive emails from people looking for a certain game, electronic toy, or computer from their distant past. I then pass it on to intrepid VC&G readers to crack the case.

The Clues

Brenton writes:

I've been trying to find an old game I remember playing on an old Windows machine when I was a child. I'm 23 right now, and I would have been something between 8 and 12 when I was playing this [about 1995 - 1999, Ed.], but I don't want to set that in stone.

The game was a fun little strategy game viewed from an isometric perspective. You controlled an island nation drawn with sprites, and you would spend the game building power plants (maybe?), and missile silos, eventually building these launch pads for walking robots. You would send these sprite-robots over and let them rampage around the opponent's island, hopefully killing him. I remember spending HOURS playing this game, but though I've been searching for it for a few months, I haven't been able to find a single thing out about it. I am guessing that it came on some kind of compilation CD, since it doesn't appear to be a launch title with any OS.

Any help would be VERY appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
Brenton

The Search Begins

It's up to you to find the object of Brenton's fuzzy memory. Post any thoughts or suggestions in the comments section below. Brenton will be monitoring the comments, so if you need to clarify something with him, ask away. Good luck!

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6 Responses to “[ Fuzzy Memory ] Isometric Civilization with Mechs?”

  1. Thomas Says:


    Accepted Answer

    Well, it sounds a bit like Metal Marines, a 1993 Namco game released on SNES, Windows 3.X and nowadays Wii.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Marines

  2. Brenton Says:

    Wow! First response nailed it! Thanks so much. I didn't know it came out on the Super Nintendo or Wii (I haven't owned either system). I'm going to have to find a way to get it. I can't wait to see if it's as fun as I remember.

  3. Benj Edwards Says:

    Excellent work, Thomas. It doesn't take you guys long at all.

  4. Thomas Says:

    Well, we try! :)

    As for getting hold of the game I found it on this site: http://www.goodolddays.net/0_0_0_6_0_10_0_14_0_0_0_0_0_0_en_0_192_show_1__0_0_0/

    However, I haven't tested this or any other Win 3.1 game so I have no idea if you can get it to work on modern hardware/software, but I do wish you good luck!

  5. Geoff V. Says:

    Great game. I first played this as a demo in PC Gamer.

  6. Brenton Says:

    The good old days link worked! Fantastic! Such fun.

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