Meta is a Robot Girl who was created by Dr. Ray, along with her eight sisters. One day, Dr. Ray, along with Meta's sisters, have been kidnapped by the evil General Creeper, who had Meta's sisters reprogrammed into battle robots to assist him in world domination.
From there, Meta embarks on a mission to face her sisters, free them and Dr. Ray, and stop General Ripper and his plans.
METAGAL contains examples of:
- Beehive Barrier: If an attack doesn't hurt an enemy, this will flash in front of it for a brief moment.
- Big Bad: General Creeper, who kidnapped Dr. Ray and Meta's eight sisters and reprogrammed them into battle robots to help him Take Over the World.
- Distressed Dude: Dr. Ray, who's been kidnapped by General Creeper.
- General Ripper: General Creeper, of course. He kidnapped Dr. Ray and had eight of Meta's sisters to Take Over the World.
- Mecha-Mooks: Much like its inspiration, this game has its share of robotic enemies.
- Power Copying: This is a Mega Man clone through and through, so of course Meta gains her sisters' weapons for each one she beats.
- Robot Girl: Nine of them. Meta and her sisters.
- Smart People Wear Glasses: Dr. Ray is a bespectacled genius who made nine robots.
- Spiky Hair: Meta's got a pretty pointy top.
- Take Over the World: General Creeper's plan to do so by reprogramming Meta's sisters.
- Victor Gains Loser's Powers: See Power Copying above.