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'Phantom Crash' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2002 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT

Year is 2025. The Japanese government, in order to cope with the massive air pollution and endless economic loss of Tokyo, transfers the capital to “Neo Tokyo”, a dome city built on the Tokyo Harbor. A few years later, abandoned “Old Tokyo” becomes the battleground for “Rumbling”. In Rumbling, the contenders face each other while riding highly mobile armored land vehicles called “Scoobees”, and receive fortune and fame by destroying others. It’s now the year 2031, the Rumbling is the biggest hit the entertainment business ever had!

Brief Summary and Storyline

Year is 2025. The Japanese government, in order to cope with the massive air pollution and endless economic loss of Tokyo, transfers the capital to “Neo Tokyo”, a dome city built on the Tokyo Harbor. A few years later, abandoned “Old Tokyo” becomes the battleground for “Rumbling”. In Rumbling, the contenders face each other while riding highly mobile armored land vehicles called “Scoobees”, and receive fortune and fame by destroying others. It’s now the year 2031, the Rumbling is the biggest hit the entertainment business ever had!

Now is the time for YOU to join the Rumbling. To proclaim you are the master of the battle!

Game Features

  • Showdown in Shinjuku: an imaginary battle in a real town.
    Tokyo’s Shinjuku, fully reproduced in 3D, will be filled with the roar of Vulcan Cannon, shattering show windows and walls covered with bullet hole. Adrenaline pumping combat and destruction in this realistic backdrop will excite action/shooting fans.
  • Design and build your own Scoobee!
    Scoobees can be customized in various ways; body parts combination, texture selection from camouflage to emblems, or painting the body with a user-defined color scheme. Possibilities are nearly endless.
  • Perfect Balance System
    Phantom Crash is designed in a way that no Scoobees can be better then the other. Their armors, weapons, and moving parts are maybe different, that does not yield any tactical advantages to the player. Only your fighting style and skill will determine the outcome of the battle
  • Various Ways to Buy Parts and Tune Your Mech
    The shop has all your needs for your mech to be in top condition. Used parts are available for those who are low on cash. As a player’s rank goes up, he/she can make a sponsor contract with a part maker to buy new parts cheaper.

  • A totally new play mechanic created by optical camouflage
    A Scoot Vehicle, “Scoobee” in short, is equipped with optical camouflage, a revolutionary cloaking device that transforms the refraction of light in a small area and makes itself invisible.
  • Use of Sonar Technology
    To counter optical camouflage, a player can equip his/her mech with sonar radar. By emitting a sound wave, a player can detect enemy presense and pin point its position.
  • Face the Bosses
    As a player stacks a kill count, a boss mech will appear to punish you once and for all. Bring him down to his knees and you will get rare parts and fame.
  • Simultaneous Multiplay
    Up to 4 people can play on same XBox machine on divided screen.
  • Endless Multiplay Mayhem
    Connect to a network and dive into multiplay mayhem. The battle rages on until your enemy cowardly flee the field. Other then engaging in fierce battle, user can be also involved in trading business, selling or purchasing rare parts or mech textures on the net. More mech parts and color schemes are to be released from the developer in timely manner.
  • Two control modes
    Halo style control is provided for new comers and action fans. For hardcore mech simulation fans, more complex control configuration is available. Hardcore configuration would be very hard to get the hang of. However, you will be able to pull more complex and effective moves once you get the hang of it.

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