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Collect NEWALONE to level up your beam, then release energy! This incredible side-scrolling shooter is back with online rankings.

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Metal Black is a 2D was originally released as a side-scrolling shooter arcade game by Taito in 1991. This game is a reproduction of the home console version released by Bing in 1996.


Metal Black


Level up your beam by grabbing the power-ups floating on screen called NEWALONE (round molecules colored red, blue, and yellow). There are five levels (the highest being MAX) to power up your shots.


When the beam gauge is full, you can perform beam energy attacks. However, the beam gauge will decrease with each of these attacks, and once it is empty the beam energy attack cannot be used.


There are two types of beam energy attacks.


・Focused Beam: Makes a focused attack to the front while the energy shot button is pressed and held. When the beam gauge is at maximum, this will fire MAX lasers.


・Release Beam: When the beam gauge level is at MAX, pressing the energy shot button will fire an attack that damages all enemies.


The boss of each stage also launches beam energy attacks. When the beam from your ship collides with the beam from a boss, the interference creates a huge ball of energy, which moves from the side with a higher gauge to the side with a lower gauge.


◆Convenient features and option settings only available in S-Tribute


 Rewind gameplay a by certain amount of time and resume.


・Quick Save/Load

 Save game state at any point.


・Online Ranking

 Switch to online ranking mode in settings to enter your score into the online leaderboards and check how you compare with others.


・Unlimited Credits

 The limit on the number of continues can be disabled, allowing for infinite continues.


・Stage Select

 The game can be started from any stage.


・Scan Lines

 Mimics the nostalgic CRT monitor display.



Reprints of classics produced and developed by City Connection with the Zebra Engine during the Saturn era.

Play a variety of titles with improved controls and new features.


◆Product Info

Title : Metal Black™ S-Tribute

Genre : horizontal shooter

Platform : Xbox One, Steam

Release date : February 2, 2023

Players : 1-2

Languages supported : Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish


※Digital version only

※This game is a port of the Saturn version of the game. Meanwhile, Metal Black™ Arcade Archives, a port of the game's arcade version, is currently available on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 (by Hamster Inc.).


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