Metal Wolf Chaos

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That's the heinous terrorist Metal Wolf!

Remember Air Force One, that movie where Harrison Ford was like, the kickass President of the United States? ... Japan saw that and they were like "We can do better than that!"

Seanbaby, Broken Pixels, "#24: Metal Wolf Chaos"

Michael Wilson, veteran of the Arizona Conflict and 47th President of the United States, has been deposed in a military coup by his running mate Richard Hawk. Now, he must take up the guise of Metal Wolf and take back America city by city, armed only with his Mini-Mecha and the power of burning American freedom.

A game this American could only have been made in Japan.

Metal Wolf Chaos is an original Xbox game made by From Software, unfortunately (and weirdly) never released in America. The game is a Mecha title focused around the highly American pursuit of blowing stuff up, with a plot and dialog that is the epitome of Hot-Blooded American Patriotic Fervor, regardless of coming from a different country altogether. Weaponry includes machine guns, rocket launchers, and a shark gun - yes, a shark gun - while the plot takes you to shootouts in the southwest, bomb threats in Beverly Hills, mangling mechas in Manhattan, redecorating the White House with missiles, a showdown with Richard in Vegas, and space, assisted along the way by a resistance force skilled only in blocking tank cannons with their helicopters and the President's slightly psychotic secretary Jodie Crawford.

While originally planned for an English release, the release was canceled after 9/11. Thanks to the Xbox's horrific failure in Japan the game quickly became impossible to find legitimately. This changed in 2016 when publisher Revolver Digital solicited From Software with an offer to port the game to modern systems. This offer was accepted and a port to PC, PS4 and Xbox One was confirmed in 2018 with a release set for mid-2019 (possibly July 4th).

Troper General's Warning: Prolonged exposure to this article or its tropes may cause you to develop the delusion that Metal Wolf Chaos is not a real game. The Troper General's Office recommends treatment through proportional use of videos of the game in action.

This game provides (hilarious) examples of:
  • 0% Approval Rating: In his brief reign as President, Richard has re-established slave labor, completely militarized and fortified the country's major metropolises, flooded the city of Chicago with poison gas, installed a Wave Motion Gun on Alcatraz Island, and terrorized New York with a giant mechanical spider. To his credit, he at least subconsciously acknowledges that everyone hates him and runs a Narmtastically hilarious propaganda campaign to boost his approval ratings out of the .000%-range.
  • Abnormal Ammo: Things Michael can fire from his guns includes some sort of land shark.
  • Affectionate Parody: Specifically of From's other series Armored Core, but also of mecha shows, American action movies and politics in general. Some people claim it's satire, but it's much too cheerful about everything to count as that. Specifically, it seems like a parody of movies with Action Presidents such as Independence Day or Air Force One.
  • American Robot: One of the greatest examples IN AMERICA.
  • And Your Reward Is Clothes: Alt skins. Some of which take the Patriotic Fervor to extreme levels (ex. American Flag scheme).
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: The protagonist and antagonist are the President and Vice President of the United States. You throw in the Speaker of the House and From could have had an epic Melee a Trois.
  • Badass: Michael, probably THE most badass president ever (fictional or otherwise).
  • Beard of Evil: See Richard Hawk's beard here [dead link].
  • Boisterous Bruiser: Michael, YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAHHHH!
  • Broken Pedestal: Twice, no less.
  • Bunny Ears Lawyer: Jody.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: We never hear any of Richard's motivations beyond some incomprehensible propaganda near the beginning. He just hates freedom for some reason.
  • Catch Phrase: No less than five - "Believe in your own justice" for the game as a whole, "Because, yes! The pen is still mightier than the sword!" for Peter MacDonald, "I, Richard Hawk" for, well, Richard Hawk, "Because I am the President of the United States!" for Michael, and "The password is ______" for the Government Policy Promotion Department. No, really.
    • Also, "HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW!?!" for Michael.
    • "Whatever!"
  • Chest Blaster: Richard Hawk gets one as his answer to Michael's Macross Missile Massacre.

Eat my flame of justice!

RICHARD!: What do you think of my cute lil' pet? Thanks to him, the people of New York City are right now festively... uh... Running around and trying to escape! Uh, it's like a big ol' carnival, it's like Mardi Gras, in New York or something, heh heh heh...


"I just love the idea of building a massive particle cannon to fight terrorism. I can just picture some poor sap with a dirty bomb in a shopping mall, blown to smithereens by giant laser artillery. Wouldn't be out of place in this game."

Unknown YouTube commentator: The illegitimate love child of Gurren Lagann and Air Force One, adopted and raised by Michael Bay.

Unknown Troper: Imagine Theodore Roosevelt hijacking the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Kalaong: Sooo... Someone decided to elect Kamina president and have him fight The Smiler? AWESOME JUST AWESOME