Throughout the years many films have been made depicting large robots allowed to grow too clever for their own, and mankind's good. Invariably, before anyone could do anything, it would always become too late to stop these machines taking over. Of course no one really believed that such a catastrophe could really happen. It was nothing more than a film maker's storyline.
Nevertheless the years passed and machines carried on developing, doing more and more complex jobs, and then a major breakthrough that would be our doom arrived. Artificial Intelligence was taken to a new dimension and robots were given a new type of independence in the human society. People even began to accept them for friends and neighbours.
Suddenly, overnight, everything went wrong. Millions of helpless humans were slaughtered by neighbouring robots. Work ceased to be done and the droids began to do jobs that suited their own ends. Within the space of just a few weeks the human race was reduced to a minute fraction of what they had been, and all of this devastation was caused because of one robot - Arod 7.
Even with this surprise attack, the humans still had some technology tucked up their sleeve. Plans for revenge were formulated, but it was soon realized that the only hope mankind stood of overthrowing the robots was to use their own kind to defeat them.
Mankind devised a new creature. Sure, it was combat robot, but this time controlled by a human brain. It was time to put the record straight - the reign of Arod 7 would be put to an end by the Metal Mutant.
You control the Metal Mutant as it strives to locate Arod 7 and destroy him once and for all. The droids has a number of different weapons to use as he fights his way to his final objective, and there are also a number of slots available for any extra weapons or abilities that might be found on the way.
The most effective power the droid has is the ability to mutate into three different forms in order to combat the various opponents and obstacles that lie ahead.
The first form is that of a normal humanoid. The shape can jump and climb as well as using quite a few hefty melee weapons. He's rough, tough and ready for anything. The second is the guise of a prehistoric dinosaur. Fiery breath and jaws that can bite through solid titanium make this form deadly in combat.
Lastly is the combat model. Equipped with just a gun and a torpedo tube this little chap makes up for his lack of speed and size with a fire power so awesome that even the largest monsters in the game will be hard pushed to withstand more than a few seconds of his firepower.
Metal Mutant isn't all blasting and punching. The game contains a lot of puzzles and objects that need to be interacted with if you are to reach your main objective and kill Arod 7. Levers will need to be pulled to open doors, and computer terminals interfaced with for extra equipment.
Although most of the monsters just appear to be cannon fodder at the beginning of the game, they soon become a lot more cunning killing them required a good deal of strategy, and generally causes much damage.
Skill and timing will be needed if you're going to complete this game, but get your fire button finger (or thumb) ready to do some blasting as well.