|This was a port of a Playstation game that was released 3 years earlier.
The famous Mega Man series of side-scrolling games led to this first
3d venture. He crashes on an island on a water-covered planet where
he has to help a girl find her parents. Also seemingly connected,
Diggers mine under the earth for energy and have a legend of a Mother
Lode energy treasure. Most of the combat occurs in underground corridors
and is not very satisfying. The graphics are colorful but don't seem
to have been improved either. The Buster Gun amount fired depends on
Buster Parts equipped of which can be upgraded four stats: Attack (how
strong it is), Rapid (how fast it fires), Range (how far the shots go),
and Energy (how many shots can be fired before stopping). There are NPCs
to talk to and the plot is revealed through cutscenes, many of which have
voice acting to accompany the text. Large gems called Refractors are used
as a power source. Small shards of them can be exchanged for money, and in
the game, enemies that are destroyed will often drop these Refractor Shards.
Roll Caskett is able to make weapons for the player, using specific
combinations of parts that can be found in dungeons or bought in shops.
Many of these weapons supplement the Buster Gun, such as the Active Buster
(a homing missile launcher). The only way to refill them in the field is an
item that can be bought, but only one can be carried. Only one special weapon
can be equipped at a time, and the only way to switch is to talk to Roll.