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 Post subject: Steel Battalion
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:49 am 
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Have any of you ever played Steel Battalion for the original Xbox? For those not familiar with it, it is a mech game that requires a custom 40 button controller and foot pedals. Original cost for the game and contoller was about 200 bones, and used they are going for about 150. It has been my grail of games since I heard about it several years ago.

A few weeks ago my buddy pointed me to an Ebay auction that had the whole set up for $40 shiped. The caveat was that one of the control sticks was snapped at the base. I tried to repair it but just made a mess of things. Yesterday, I got my buddy to help and with a little "engineering" we were able to get that bad boy up and running. Gotta say, I'm totally pumped.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:26 pm 
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I have Steel Battalion, that controller is a monster! The comments I got from my family when they saw it :lol: I found it to be a great game even though it is very difficult considering what happends if you die. It is definatly the closest thing that were are going to get to piloting a 30ft robot. (At least at the moment!) Damn I am tempted to go and dig it out, but my xbox is bust. :(

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+1 on the difficulty. I can't get past the second real mission because I keep tipping over and have to punch out. It kind of reminds me of the old Battle Tech arcades that were around in the mid '90s.


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You have to love the power up sequence at the begining of a mission though, almost as much as the window wiper button! :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:03 pm 
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you guys have far to much time on your hands :lol:

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That game sounds sweet!!! 40 buttons:shock: Dirge just because you get to "pilot" real heavy machinery doesn't mean the rest of us are able to. Post #500!!!


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pilot is the right word for these new tractors
there is that many buttons and switches
they are like darth vaders bathroom

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You've seen Darth Vader's bathroom!!!! Did you take pictures? Wait why were you in his bathroom anyway?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:42 pm 
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Like Rumble said, it takes 10 buttons just to turn the thing on. Once you are up and running if you tip the thing over or take on too much damange, you have to eject or lose your game. It's intense.


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we do get a quick look in one of the origanal star wars films i cant remember which one though

and no comment about what i was doing in there :P :lol:

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Rumble, you should post some pictures once you dig it out. Im really interested in seeing some shots of the game and this controller you speak of.

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This game sounds fantastic. I second the request for photos. :)

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Dirge1 wrote:
we do get a quick look in one of the origanal star wars films i cant remember which one though

and no comment about what i was doing in there :P :lol:



Now I'm worried. :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Ok I will post up some pics of the controller pretty soon, just give me a few days as work is pretty manic at the moment. As for shots of the gameplay I will see if I can borrow my brothers xbox since mines up the creek.

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I had seen some pics of the controller on a magazine just before the game was released and it seemed a great thing with all those buttons and things to look at...
I already suspected that difficulty would have been absurd ...:lol: .Well,more challenge after all :wink: ,if it is balanced well.

I'd like to try this game in the future if there's the chance...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:34 pm 
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I have heard of it but never played

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:27 pm 
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Here is a photo of mine. It is missing a button cover but everything works.

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Good grief! Thats a controller!

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like i said

darth vaders bathroom :lol:

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Dirge1 wrote:
darth vaders bathroom :lol:



It worries me your fascination with the 'Vaders orifice! :shock: :lol:

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