The Metal Max series is a long-running but little-known JRPG series, at least in the west. They combine traditional JRPG gameplay, with towns, overworlds, quests, random battles, etc. with a much more free-form gameplay flow than is usual for the genre, in a rather silly post-apocalyptic setting heavily inspired by Mad Max. The games are basically open-world, with not too much in the way of story most of the time, instead focusing on entertaining NPC dialogue and side quests, an interesting world to explore, and TANKS. Lots and lots of tanks, which you can freely customize.
You start the game dead. You are soon brought back to life by the mad scientist, Dr. Mince, but you have no memory of how you died or who you are. Soon after awakening, you meet a girl named Cola, about to be shipped off to an arranged marriage that she doesn’t want. The story follows you as you try to find out who you were and why you died, and how your fate is intertwined with that of Cora, as you explore one region of the strange post-apocalypse, dominated by a criminal gang known as Clan Coldblood and their mysterious leader, Gratonos.
A tremendous thanks goes out to all the Metal Dreamers that made this a reality:
MetalFan (Project Lead, Graphics and Assembly Modifications)
Pleonex (Programming, Assembly Modifications)
Sidier (Translation Lead)
Toyoch (Translation, Editing)
Orphenoch (Pixel Art)
Visit: Downloads – METAL MAX 3