Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness

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Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness
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Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Designer Designer Missing
Engine Engine Missing
status Status Missing
Release date April 20, 1995
Genre Mecha/2D Versus Fighting
Mode(s) Up to 2 players simultaneously
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation
Arcade system CP System II
Media Media Missing
Input 8-way joystick, 4 buttons
Requirements Requirements Missing
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness, sometimes known simply in Japan as Cyberbots (サイバーボッツ?), is a fighting game produced by Capcom in 1994 where the pilots of mecha battle each other. The mecha, officially known as "Variant Armors", in this game are the same ones featured in the fighting action game Armored Warriors. It was ported to the Sega Saturn and the PlayStation. The game only saw limited distribution in arcades outside of Japan, and none of the console ports were released overseas. Tech Romancer (produced by Capcom and ported to the Dreamcast) is considered a spiritual sequel for this game, Jin and BX-02 Blodia are present in the game as an unlockable bonus character/mecha.

Plot[edit | edit source]

In the game the player first chooses the pilot and then the mech (Valiant/Variant Armor or VA for short) they'll use to fight. The mechs determine the gameplay of the game, but the pilot is what determines the storyline the player will see. Near the end of the 21st century Earth begins to become over populated leading to many people living in man made space colonies. The primary army of Earth, "Earth Force", has been conducting experiments and their work, along with the actions of the playable characters will determine the future of Earth.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The premise in Cyberbots is similar to its predecessor Armored Warriors, albeit it features only a maximum of two playable characters on screen as opposed to three. Cyberbots is a very innovative game, attributed to its amount of selectable options, parts, and mecha that permit the player to format their play style to their preference. Similar to the Armored Core series, different legs (which affect movement abilities), arms (which affect reach and melee capabilities) and weapons can be mixed and matched between the selectable robots available to the player.

Gameplay in Cyberbots is similar to other Capcom-created fighting games, with a medium-sized command list of executing various attacks available to each individual robot. Battles are a duel-formatted affair with players and the computer fighting against one another to proceed to the next battle.

Characters[edit | edit source]

Major Characters
Name Gender Age Hair Eyes Biography
Jin Saotome Male 21 Dark brown Brown Jin's father (Ken Saotome) belonged to a unit that was killed in an accident one year before the start of Cyberbots. To honor his memory he seeks to become the best VA pilot alive and wants to prove his worth through the VA battle circuit. He begins to question his father's death after meeting SHADE for the first time. Jin's mood goes from calm to rage within seconds, but he remains a good guy. He is also friends with Gawaine Murdock. Jin has appearances in the Marvel vs. Capcom series and Tech Romancer as a playable character. His main mech is BX-02 Blodia. Blodia appears in PTX-40A's ending in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.
Santana Laurence Male 26 Dark brown Brown Santana is a self-centered loner who makes a living scrounging up parts for VA's and sometimes working as a mercenary. In the past he was the leader of the proud Mars Revolution. Santana knows SHADE and Gawaine. He's likely just an old friend of Gawaine, but he fought SHADE on Mars during the revolution. He's also a bit of a narcissist and a womanizer. Santana also has a cameo appearance in PTX-40A's ending in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.
Mary Miyabi Female 26 Brown Brown She is the only female Captain of Earth Force. When a prisoner escapes she is sent to retrieve him/her and bring them back immediately. While pursuing the prisoner she finds out more about the dealings of Earth Force and turns against them after meeting Arieta, Bao and Mao. She was trained by retired soldier, Gawaine Murdock. Aside for a softside for children she is the typical soldier. She pilots the RF-004 Reptos.
Gawaine Murdock Male 64 White Blue Gawaine was a captain of Earth Force who retired at age 63 after the deaths of his men in a training accident. He lives in seclusion from everyone while trying to live out his final days in peace and quiet. He returns after Earth Force begins making trouble. Gawaine was Mary's captain when she was still lieutenant, a close friend of the Saotome family and good friend to SHADE in the past before SHADE was turned into a cyborg. He pilots the GP-N1 Guldin.
Arieta Female 14 Green Green Earth Force kidnapped children and used them for experiments. Arieta escaped after seeing her friends die in their labs. She doesn't know exactly what Earth Force is trying to do, her only concern is escaping the torture that she had to endure. Without any friends to turn to for help so she runs without knowing where to go. A naturally kind hearted person, she seems to win over anyone she meets, except for SHADE and Devilotte.
Bao and Mao (Bao) Male; (Mao) Female (Bao) 14; (Mao) 12 (Bao) Green; (Mao) Pink (both) Orange They are siblings that have been caught by Earth Force. They manage to escape and find a VA that's programmed for self-defense. So even though they have no piloting experience, the VA still operates fine due to the programming and sheer luck. Bao is very protective over his little sister. He doesn't know about he Earth Force's dealings and he doesn't care. He just wants to get away from everything safely with his sister.
Chiyomaru Kagura and Tessan Hagure (Chiyomaru) Female; (Tessan) Male (Chiyomaru) 19; (Tessan) 26 (Chiyomaru) Dark brown (so dark it is nearly black right to the point her hari was black in the ending); (Tessan) Brown (Chiyomaru) Dark brown (Though it was so dark it appears black unless she was crying); (Tessan) Black Chiyomaru Kagura is the head of the resistance fleet while Tessan Hagure is her guardian. The resistance forces' mission is to find and destroy the doomsday weapon created by the Weapon's Brain: G.O.D. The two once part with the Earth Forces until they left to form a resistance forces to oppose the Earth Force's experiments. Chiyomaru pilots the P-10033 Gaits.
Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX Female Approximately 15 Blonde Blue Devilotte is the daughter of a dangerous and reputed Pirate King. She and her two lackeys (Dave the scientist and Xavier the wizard) fly around space looking for people with VAs with the intent to steal them and add to her collection. She is not involved with either side of the dispute in the Earth Force events. She pilots the S-008 Super-8, a mecha in the shape of an octopus that was designed for underwater use. Devilotte has a crush on Gawaine and is constantly blushing during the few moments they interact in the game. Devilotte is the only Cyberbots character apart from Jin that makes appearances in other Capcom games; she appears in Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo as a hidden character, an assist character in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and in Doronjo's ending in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.
Ken Saotome Male mid-forties at death ? (always shut) Dark brown Ken, Shade and Gawaine belonged to the same unit in Earth Force and the three were close. Ken is killed by SHADE one year before the start of Cyberbots. Gawaine wasn't there when it happened and it was believed to be an accident. He looks like a taller, bulkier version of Jin, except he wears green instead of white.
SHADE Male ? ? (Can only see blue on the glass) ? (Can only see blue in the glass) Earth Force began something similar to a 'super soldier' experiment. They needed someone who was strong and young. SHADE ended up being their candidate. They promised that he would be the perfect soldier but they needed to see if they had complete control over him, so they made him kill everyone in his unit. Earth Force writes the incident off as an accident. Shade's now a cyborg and an attack dog for Earth Force. His memories are a little scrambled and he's trying to remember who he was. Jin's last name is the first thing that starts to jar his memory (it's later revealed he fought and killed Jin's father, though didn't want to. He gets delusional at one point, thinking Jin was Ken). In the end he dies saving Earth, doing one last favor for his old friend. He pilots the UVA-02 Helion.
Final Weapon's Brain - G.O.D.(Ganglions of Omniscient Disrupter) ? (the picture has 3 heads, one is a female, other 2 male) ? ? ? G.O.D. is a cybernetic hivemind that ultimately plans to destroy humanity. It mainly controls the mech X-0 Warlock, but in other storyline paths controls Jackal and Killer Bee as well. The brain also seems able to dominate Arieta temporarily.

Variant Armors[edit | edit source]

  • BX-02 Blodia
Arm Part: Power Knuckle
Leg Part: Command Walker
Weapon Part: BIT
  • BX-04S B.Swordsman
Arm Part: Laser Blade
Leg Part: Treads
Weapon Part: Electric Net
  • BX-07R B.Riot
Arm Part: Rocket Arm
Leg Part: Turbo Jets
Weapon Part: Vulcan Cannon
  • RF-004 Reptos
Arm Part: Power Knuckle
Leg Part: Command Walker
Weapon Part: Laser Cannon
  • RF-009 R.Lightning
Arm Part: Chain Spark
Leg Part: Treads
Weapon Part: Wide Range Missile
  • RF-027 R.Jackal
Arm Part: Heat Rod
Leg Part: Insectroid
Weapon Part: BIT
  • FZ-100 Fordy
Arm Part: Power Knuckle
Leg Part: Command Walker
Weapon Part: Homing Missile
  • FZ-202 F.Tarantula
Arm Part: Force Claw
Leg Part: Insectroid
Weapon Part: Wide Range Missile
  • FZ-900J F.Killer Bee
Arm Part: Laser Blade
Leg Part: Turbo Jets
Weapon Part: Mine Shooter
  • GP-N1 Guldin
Arm Part: Power Knuckle
Leg Part: Command Walker
Weapon Part: Burner
  • GP-V4 G.Vise
Arm Part: Force Claw
Leg Part: Treads
Weapon Part: Homing Missile
  • GP-D2 G.Cyclone
Arm Part: Death Drill
Leg Part: Insectroid
Weapon Part: Mine Shooter
  • P-10033 Gaits
  • S-008 Super-8
  • UVA-02 Helion
  • X-0 Warlock
  • G-13EX Zero Akuma

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External links[edit | edit source]

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