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Last Legion UX is the first Mech Combat title to arrive on the Nintendo 64, but unlike many of the more "technical" games based on the idea on the PC, Konami have aimed more at the action fan. In fact this KCEO product shares more similarities to Sega's Virtual On and Virtual On 2 than the Mechwarrior series.
Unfortunately as an import title, it is probably wise to mention this title is very hard on the Japanese text. On top of the story mode being based in entirely Japanese characters, the menus and interfaces are also based in Japanese and therefore it will be difficult for non-Japanese speaking importers. Anyway, this is a one on one action mech fighting title where a player will take on either a computer controlled mech or human controlled mech to the death in a battle de royal set in a small, restricted outdoors location. Each mech is armed to the teeth with primary weapons, special weapons designed as a characteristic for each mech, shields selected by yours truly, lock on systems to make sure the next missile will hit its target and finally the important hover technique to help mechs boost to the air and glide to hopefully what is more safe ground.
Players choose from six instantly selectable mechs but a total of sixteen exist in total. These mechs are rated in guard, leap, hit rate, recovery, speed, shot, direct and jump. Mechs include Omnibus, Plasma equipped with his specialty Remote bombs, Blade with his Laya mine, Blaze equipped with Plst C-Bomb, Spider with a 3 way bomb and Harden with torpedo missiles. Other mechs include Weputtygzn, NL-PR, V-Bee, Amphibian, Bezebalou, Grandjupe and Ghobus. Players can also choose their mechs main weapons and shields from a large range of pre-selected choices for each mech.
Levels include the Fire Circle, Volcano, Bulwar, Float Castle, Waterfall and Labyrinth providing a simple yet picturesque fighting locations to do battle in. The game is also split into various modes including Story (quest mode filled with a Japanese text storyline), One Player (arcade mode for a single player), Two Player (head to head with a friend) and the general Options and Ranking. Last Legion UX also supports memory card and force feedback devices like the Rumble Pak. ~ Brad Penniment, All Game Guide