What is The Commune?
We're a group of gamers, and we're always looking for new gamers to join us. Every month or so, we pick a game to play. We chat about the game together, and we record podcasts, record videos, and write essays. You can reach The Commune in the following ways: As for me, I'm Greg Livingston, but I go by Golem. I organize things around here.

Metal Black

Started on Sep 8, 2015
Ended on Oct 11, 2015
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Balance a steady stream of powerups and make the most of your limited range in this artsy space shooter.

Tags: Arcade scrolling shooter


Nov 26, 2015
Enemy design in Metal Black dictates how each stage plays.
Dec 1, 2015
A review of the shot systems that make Metal Black unique.


Sep 16, 2015
A review of ship, shot, and enemy interplay.

User Resources

Oct 13, 2015
From Adrian
Commune member Adrian plays through Metal Black, offering his gameplay commentary and insight as he goes.
Oct 13, 2015
From Golem
A one-credit clear of Metal Black.

External Resources

Sep 21, 2015
STG Weekly presents a playthrough of Metal Black by player T4N3.
Oct 14, 2015
The ST (strategy) thread for Metal Black on shmups.system11.org, including a detailed guide from BIL.