REBIRTH OF THE 21st CENTURY
As the 21st century dawned and society ignored the warning signs of social
unrest and tamperings with nature, crime, riots, and food shortages became
commonplace. Cities soon dissolved into ruins and were divided and run as
armed camps. As earthquakes and flooding devastated the remaining great
cities, all seemed to be lost. In this world of anarchy, human life was filled
with violence, hatred and hopelessness. Soon, the only source of amusement
became the Battle Game.
Advanced technology in weapons systems, armament and hydraulics
were twisted to create a vehicle designed solely to compete in arena
style combat. The first of these were little more than old army
tanks outfitted with updated weapons systems. As pursuit of this new
sport progressed, advanced designs with humanoid shapes soon began
to appear. Originally called "Standing Tanks," they soon came to be
called simply "ST." Typical combat between these metal monsters
consisted of two STs facing off and firing their weapons at each other
until only one was left standing. Victory meant power and prestige. Defeat
meant that the loser would become a second-citizen, forced to serve the
Not all accepted the Battle Game's class system. One young man,
Mike Anderson, refused to live by the station being forced on him by
this father's defeat in the Battle Game. Determined to seek vengeance
on the fighter who had defeated his father, Mike dedicated his life to
learning all he could about the technology of the STs
While Mike trained, Anubis, the fighter who had defeated his father, continued
to win even more power fighting in hi ST Thanatos. As he took control,
Anubis promoted the best fighters in the Battle Game to be his "Chiefs."
Along with this title, each was given control over a portion of the earth.
Upon completion of his self imposed training, Mike undertook a most
dangerous goal: to battle through Anubis' Chiefs and take on the one who
had declared himself Emperor, Anubis.
Three years have passed since Anubis suffered defeat at the hand of Mike
Anderson. A new age of prosperity has begun to emerge, and along with it, the
rebirth of some of the earth's great cities. Just as quickly as he disappeared
following his defeat, Anubis has reappeared to resume his tyranny. Again you
must join Mike and attempt to crush the iron rule of Anubis before he can once
more throw earth back into the darkest of ages.
--From the SNES Metal Combat: Falcon's Revenge instruction manual.