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Wednesday, November 15, 2000

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Shogo for Mac is Gold
8:31 AM | Tom Bridge | Comment on this story

Hyperion Entertainment's port of Shogo has recently been approved for distribution by Monolith and is now expected to ship by December. This anime-inspired shooter uses Monolith's LithTech graphics engine and boasts dazzling graphics with low system requirements.

A demo for this game has been available from for some time; downloaded almost 8,000 times, it has received an average user rating of four and a half joysticks. Although this game is antiquated by PC standards, the blazing speed of the game on even humble Mac gaming systems is sure to thrill those who feel shut out of the 'shooter' genre due to high system requirements. Here are more details on the game from the Hyperion web site:

Some sections of the game have to be traversed on foot whilst other sections can only be completed with the aid of a Mobile Combat Armor unit, a 10 meters tall metal suit that packs some really amazing fire-power such as a laser-cannon and a multi-warhead launcher. In true anime fashion, the MCA's are extremely maneuverable and it's great fun to squash a foot-soldier now and then, but just remember to make a run for it when you're the one on foot...

Shogo uses Monolith's LithTech(TM) 3D engine which is every bit as advanced (if not more so) as the Quake II(TM) engine from ID. You will immediately notice the difference: the explosions, the gore and the particle and lighting effects are like nothing else out there. The LithTech engine will let you enjoy convincing indoor and outdoor scenery as you do battle in your MCA with enemy tanks or traverse an abandoned city on foot.

Any game that pits individual soldiers against 30-foot-tall robots gets points for originality. Watch for this one on store shelves soon! If you want more information about this title, be sure and read our preview and download the demo to get a feel for the unique, anime-inspired world of Shogo.

Download Shogo: MAD Demo (41.3 MB)
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division Preview
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Hyperion's Shogo Web Site
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Shogo: MAD

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