The guys over at 1cc have shared this awesome classic game with us! A Decent 3D shooter which you can play solo, 2 player (split screen) or on-line. Battle your Mech against other mechs, or join in the ever growing MOD community and mod it up – you can even drop your own music into the game.
There are a total of eight game-play modes: Arcade, Survival, Practice, Team Battle, Blitz Tactics, Hangar, Local Battle, and Online Battle.
The Local Battle mode allows the players to play on the same computer in split-screen. This requires at least one controller connected to the PC, and can be played with maximum four players. This game mode is similar to the Online Battle mode, but it supports only four character at the same time (players and AI bots together). The Local Battle is the only one mode which not let the players to use items or colours.
The Online Battle mode can be played through internet or LAN connection. A lobby will show up when the mode is selected, which requires the input of an IP address or a domain to be able to connect and play. In this mode, the game can be played up to 10 people at the same time and empty slots can be filled with AI bots. The game comes with a simple server creation program to allow anyone to set up small servers on their computer. On one address, a maximum of five servers can be running at the same time. Then the servers become selectable on the room option after the connection. It has a built in in-game chat function, and various option to customise the game-play (e.g.: enable the use of the items). The Online Battle mode allows only one player from every connected computers, and can not be played in split-screen.
Hangar mode allows the player to customise his/her unlocked mechas through items that can be collected in Arcade mode. A wide variety of actions such as changing colour schemes and equipping items that boost statistics for use in any other modes. While colours can be found in all levels of difficulty, not all items can be found in all levels of difficulty.
The items themselves are allocated in five “classes” namely: S, A, B, C, D, by descending order of rarirty. There are items that add more damage, while others increase the defence (can be called armor), increase the maximum energy and boost supply, or make it faster recharge. A few of them are named after such mythological artifacts as “Aegis”, “Draupnir”, and “Hringhorni”. These are unique items which increase more than one type of stats, for example it can increase the attack power and defence at the same time. It can be get only by playing hard mode, but still much more rarer compared to other S class items.
The game allows custom pilots made by players using mini audio clip and images. Audio clips are categorised and played at random depending on the situation that the player is currently in. These pilots can be used in single- or multiplayer mode. During multiplayer game-play, custom pilots from other players will be visible and audible. However, these pilots will not be downloaded and they are only available for the players that has its file contents. After the release of the PowerUp Kit expansion, the game comes with a pilot maker program to aid players in making their own animated pilots.
You can also add your own music to the game by putting it in the MyBGM folder. These tracks will not be played automatically, but they can be selected as BGM in any game-modes that allows music selection. During online play the BGMs are only applicable to the player just like the custom pilots.
As multiplayer, the game works with standard direct connection method. One of the players create and run a server, while all of the other players are connect with the host’s IP address, or with the address of the DNS server. The game also has an option to play on Arcade Mode in 2 player cooperative mode from the same computer (local split-screen multiplayer). (SOURCE)