Source: This Future of the Week is brought to us by Metal Warriors. This is a mech game for the Super Nintendo in which the player, controlling a little man inside a giant robot, must battle against other little men controlling giant robots.
Premise: In the year 2102 an evil army called the “Dark Axis Forces,” who you know is evil with a name like that, is plotting to enslave Earth. Well, something needs to be done, and as the back of the box says “you’ve got a three ton laser-sword-wielding, energy-cannon-firing, jet-propelled suit of robotic armor at your disposal.” The choice is clear: it’s time for battle.
Utopia or Dystopia: Let’s be honest, life in 2009 is pretty damned dull, intergalactic war and giant mechs sound like just what the modern era needs. Did I mention that the mechs have plasma swords? This is a utopia.
Prescience: Unfortunately, 2102 is still almost 100 years away and that’s just too far away to know how accurate this game will ultimately be. This is another one of those times where I have to say, it just doesn’t seem likely because nothing this awesome ever happens.