Gun Frontier and Metal Black
November 25, 2020
For Arcade Classics, we highlight titles that exemplify the type of “just one more quarter” gameplay found in the classic arcades of a bygone era. These Arcade Classics have found a new home on the Legends Arcade Family of products, where their timeless, approachable gameplay can be enjoyed by new generations of players.
This week’s Arcade Classics highlights two great TAITO arcade games, Gun Frontier and Metal Black. Both games are built into the Legends Ultimate and Legends Gamer series and feature full leaderboard support.
Gun Frontier,which first hit arcades in 1990, is a high intensity vertically scrolling shooter. At the beginning of the 22nd century, humankind was entering the era of space exploration. The discovery of Space Gold called for a gold rush, and people all joined the immigrants. Meanwhile, the wild lizard, a space pirate who smelled gold, attacked and killed many inhabitants. In 2120 AD, two revolver-type fighters landed in the desolate Gloria sky to deal with the threat.
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Metal Black, which first hit arcades in 1991, is a side-scrolling shooting game featuring a test pilot who steals “CF-345 Blackfly” and confronts “Nemesis” alone in order to stop the invasion of the extraterrestrial intelligent life form that appeared on the earth.