Metal Black (World)

Arcade 1991 Taito Corporation Japan Shooter Flying Horizontal
Earth is under attack from an alien race from the 'Nemesis' region of space, and human civilisation now stands on the brink of collapse. The invaders have utilised energy molecules - known to earth scientists as 'Newalones' - to create powerful beam weapons with which to attack Earth. In response, Earth's scientists have developed the 'Black Fly' project; a powerful space craft that utilises the same Newalone molecule technology of the alien aggressors.

Metal Black is a very playable sideways scrolling shoot-em-up which manages to feel different to other games in the genre, due to the fact that it lacks a a player-definable weapon power-up system. Instead of collecting items that provide extra speed, different weapons etc. players must collect the clusters of 'Newalone' molecules that float around each level. These molecule clusters will gradually increase the player ship's firepower.

As long as the Metal Black ship has sufficient firepower, players can activate the 'Beam Weapon', which generates a powerful energy beam that destroys everything it comes into contact with. The Beam Weapon will only last for a few seconds and its use will reduce the ship's energy levels. Once the Beam weapon de-activates, Metal Black will have vastly reduced firepower for its forward-firing laser cannon. Players must once again collect the Newalone molecule clusters to build up the ship's firepower.
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  • maincpu 68000 (@ 12 Mhz)
  • audiocpu Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
  • YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)
  • Orientation Yoko
  • Resolution 255 x 224
  • Frequency 60 Hz
  • Number of players 2
  • Number of buttons 3
  • Kind of controler joy (8 ways)

Metal Black (World) Screenshots

Metal Black (World) - Screen 1
Metal Black (World) - Screen 2
Metal Black (World) - Screen 3
Metal Black (World) - Screen 4
Metal Black (World) - Screen 5

Videos of Metal Black (World)

[One Life] Metal Black 26:54

[One Life] Metal Black

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Partie réalisée sur le portage Saturn.
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Clones of Metal Black (World)

Tips on Metal Black (World)

* Levels Select: Boot machine with service switch pressed.
Message appears: SERVICE SWITCH ERROR, press 1p Start(x3), service switch, 1p Start.
Message appears: SELECT BY DOWN SW, select level with joy Down/Up and push Start button.

Metal Black (World) and M.A.M.E.

0.37b6 [David Graves]
0.37b4 [?]

- 0.143u3: Changed 'Unknown' to 'Unused' dipswitch.
- 8th September 2008: Guru - Metal Black (1991 Taito) arrived from Korea. Thanks to gp-lee.
- 0.88u6: Bryan McPhail added support for extra effects in the Taito F2 driver. This fixed the transparent sun in 1st level of Metal Black and the special effect on level 5 boss who slides in under the bottom tilemap. The update also provides full 5 tilemap layer priority support in Metal Black (was previously 4 due to pdrawgfx limitation).
- 0.37b16: Stefan Jokisch fixed incomplete first credit sound in MetalB and other F2 games.
- 0.37b13: Bryan McPhail and David Graves fixed raster-style effects in Metal Black.
- 25th August 2000: David Graves improved the Taito F2 zooming graphics in Football Champ, Metal Black and Dead Connection.
- 0.37b6: David Graves added Metal Black (World) (Taito 1991) and clone (Japan).
- 8th August 2000: Nicola Salmoria implemented zooming tilemap functionality for Dead Connection, Football Champ and Metal Black.
- 7th August 2000: David Graves fixed a few graphical glitches in newer Taito F2 games and Metal Black now works.
- 0.37b5: Added clone Metal Black (Japan) (Testdriver).
- 0.37b4: Added Metal Black (Gun Frontier 2) (Testdriver).

- 2042 A.D. A phantom companion star which has suddenly appeared on the jupiter's orbit affected the asteroids, dropping a rain of meteorites to the earth. At the same time, the earth's civilization was at a crisis of being on the verge of collapse by receiving the invasion of foreign intelligental lives. It was believed that they came flying from the sky area of Nemesis... Earth's National Security Information - 17th March, 2052: They had a special ability of combined with the Earth's civilization. The Earth's military force was defeated by their overwhelming beam arms. The beam was the thing which made good use of energy. Scientists called it as 'Newalone'. Project Metal Black: The earth's government made a compromise called peace. And the government concealed newly produced machines 'Black Fly'. Having the same ability as their's into darkness. The earth died, and it was about to enter upon silence times...


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