Here’s How To Kill A Missile-Wielding Triceratops In This Crazy RPG

By Eugene . September 21, 2013 . 2:43pm


Not content with offering players a post-apocalyptic, open-world, off-the-wall role-playing game with lasers, wooly mammoths and guns made of eggs, Kadokawa Games’ upcoming your-bike-is-a-transformed-woman RPG, Metal Max 4: Moonlight Diva, has shown off the varied ways players can do battle.



There will be five different modes for players to select from during fights, ranging from traditional turn-based all the way to real-time selections. Some of the wackier choices include turn-based roulette mode, where players can select which weapon they’ll want to use and the game spins the cursor to decide which random enemy gets hit. Sounds like the way war really works!



Players can also opt for up to five different camera views, which comes in handy when targeting those area-of-effect spells and abilities like the Martial Artist class’ whirlwind kick. Players can also adjust these options mid-battle if they find things getting too hectic, or if they just want a change of pace.


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Looking closely, the video shows that weapons and skills both have limited uses – how to recharge or if that’s possible is unknown – and skills have to be combined with weapons. That could make for some interesting choices, with the video showing Hinata combining his Pick Off skill with a 125mm Cannon Gun.



There’s also a mysterious looking R button which had a vehicle symbol lit up and a darkened human icon next to it. It’s likely that hitting the R side button will swap players in and out of their vehicles, which Metal Max allows for.


Metal Max 4 is scheduled for a November 11 release on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan

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  • malek86

    Meh, missile-wielding triceratops are nothing new. Turok had them like 16 years ago.

    • Tatsuya1221

      The metal max games have been doing it since the NES so, yeah.

      • malek86

        Yeah but were they 3D models? Because that makes all the difference, man.

  • Kaibun

    The fact Metal Max games never seem to get released in the west makes me real sad.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Dat iz one o’ da most over da top thingz i have ever seen.

    …………i zoggin’ love it.

  • Death Saved

    If this is anything like metal saga (the first 3D game in the series on the PS2) then weapons ammunition (excluding sub weapons like machine guns which have infinite ammo) and armor tiles (vehicle HP) have to be bought at a service station, or you can buy armor packs (item that restores armor tile) and spare rounds (you have to carry these in your tank), also later on you should be able to buy various types of spare ammo for your main gun such as AA or long range ammo.

  • AndyLC

    >>your-bike-is-a-transformed-woman RPG

    One of the best types of RPG

  • Mr_SP

    Landshark!? TyrannoTank!? Madness!

  • Judgephoenix

    I thought I saw something about Zoids >.>; man they need another anime….

    • Saintdante

      I thought the same thing I was really excited for a moment there.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    bakugan.. anyone?

  • Dino-Riders? Anyone remember that old cartoon?

    • Göran Isacson

      Cartoon, no. Never saw that. Played with the toys that turned a T-Rex into a battle station? Oh yeah.

  • Göran Isacson

    I see that headline, and all I can think is… why would I ever want to kill something so glorious?

    • Exkaiser

      Delicious, delicious reward money.

      And then you make your own dinosaur-themed tank, and you put five cannons on it, and you rule the world!

      • Göran Isacson

        You speak madness, good sir. The kind of madness I can get behind. Tell me: does the theme park have both actual dinosaurs, dinosaur themed attractions, and GIANT ENORMOUS caterpillar tracks so that it does, in fact, become a motorized theme park?

        … On closer inspection I just saw you said “themed tank”, not “theme park”.

        But honestly the idea of a gigantic mobile theme park that is also a rolling engine of cannon-armed devastation is so beautiful that I’m going to keep that comment in anyways.

        • Exkaiser

          A mobile, heavily-armed theme park would certainly not be out-of-place in this franchise…

  • 60hz

    shades of animal-kaiser – the greatest game i never played.

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