Metal Arms is a third-person shooter starring a droid named Glitch on a mission to free his fellow robots from the tyrannical rule of General Corrosive and his evil android army. Taking place on the planet Iron Star, the game features 50 different missions spread across six distinct environments. Glitch is not your run-of-the-mill droid, however, so the seemingly insurmountable odds are well within reach. Glitch can fire off 18 different weapons, ranging from sniper rifles and rocket launchers to EMP grenades, drive four different vehicles, and collect a series of ability-enhancing power-ups.
Yet the biggest ace up his mechanical sleeve is the ability to jack into 12 types of droids and rewire their circuits. By sneaking up on an unsuspecting robot, Glitch can quickly attach a cable to its data port and then gain control. Players can then guide the robots, friend or foe, to access certain areas, activate items, interact with other robots, or to take a long stroll off a short catwalk. Once the robot is destroyed or moves out of range, control reverts back to Glitch and the mission continues. In addition to the single-player game, Metal Arms features competitive action for up to four robots in a choice of three multiplayer modes.