When it comes down to video games that were released back in the 90’s which developed by Capcom Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness is a one that a lot of people seem to forget about. After all, Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness was released exclusively in Japanese arcade centers back in Spring 1995 and was never really seen in America. There is no secret that 2D gaming was starting to decline shortly after 3D gaming became popular in arcade centers along with home consoles such as the PS1 back in the mid 90’s. However, when it came down to 2D fighting genre there was no secret that it had evolved dramatically between ’91-’98 and the visuals and quality of games such Mortal Kombat II (1993), Samurai Showdown II (1994) Street Fighter Alpha 2 (1996) and King of Fighters ’98 (1998) are examples of the evolution that was seen within those years.
As cool as Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness looked back in the mid 90’s the game would have definitely have been overshadowed if it came to America during that time period. Capcom has to compete with the likes of Namco, SNK, Midway and others when it came down to fighting games in general and the business had already struck gold with the Street Fighter II & Alpha series during the 90’s. The closest thing we got from seeing anything from Cyberbots in America was Jin Saotome’s appearance in Marvel vs Capcom: Clash Of Super Heroes in ’98 as a playable character.