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Armada (1999) Game Information

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Armada (1999)
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Overall Rank:

1284

Avg. Rating:

3.38/5

# of Ratings:

4

US Release Date:

10/31/1999

Platform:

Sega Dreamcast

ESRB Rating:

E
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Multiplayer:

Local

Developer:

Metro 3D

Publisher:

Metro 3D

Genres:

Action (SHMUP), Role Playing (RPG) (Hack ‘n Slash)

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  Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
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08/31/2019 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Armadaone Bites the Dust - But is Mostly Enjoyable

When we get desperate for local co-op, we get desperate for local co-op and dusting off a gem from 1999 might be the biggest stretch the MeltedJoystick crew has made yet. Heck, we had to fix the damn Sega Dreamcast (via some YouTube videos) before we could launch the game. But fix it we did and Armada was reborn anew. Despite being older than Millie Bobby Brown, Jacob Tremblay and Isabela Moner - Armada wears its age remarkably well and, warts and all, actually makes for a decent throwback co-op experience, if any of you nerds are into that kind of thing.

Presentation: For 1999, the game still looks decent. More impressive is the fact that every faction ship on Earth is fully voiced. Granted, they only say a few lines, but, surprisingly, the game does a decent job of giving each factio...

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3.5/5 

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  Nelson Schneider
Nelson Schneider
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06/10/2019 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Grinding in Space

Way back in 1999, as a tender college undergrad, I first played “Armada” for the Sega Dreamcast, which I had received for Christmas during the year of the console’s launch. I never really cared much for SHMUPs in general, but at the time, I was in a mindset where I thought that in order to be a well-read (so to speak) gamer, I should have the best contemporary game from each genre in my collection. Combined with the fact that “Armada” was initially pushed as a SHMUP hybridized with my beloved RPG, I snatched up a used copy from my friendly local game store and found it to be one of the better experiences the Dreamcast had to offer, though still flawed.

Flash forward 20 years. Yes! 20 years! The MeltedJoystick Crew has been desperately bored and seeking new games with 3-player...

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