From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Steambot Chronicles
Steambot Chronicles (ポンコツ浪漫大活劇バンピートロット Ponkotsu Roman Daikatsugeki Bumpy Trot) is an action-adventure game for the PlayStation 2 that features a sandbox style of play. The game was developed by Irem Software Engineering in Japan and is published by Atlus in North America and 505 Games in PAL regions.
The mechs, or "Trotmobiles" as they are called in the game (Trot Vehicles in the original), encompass most of the gameplay. They are introduced before the player gets to the first town, and function for transportation, trading minigames, and battles. They can be modified with dozens of parts, which can be purchased, found, or crafted. They range from small and speedy but frail, to large, powerful, and sturdy, but slow.
Music also has a large part of the Steambot Chronicles storyline. Vanilla is at first a solo musician on the street, until he is invited to join the Garland Globetrotters. With each successful concert, Vanilla earns tips and posters of the other Globetrotters, as well as sheet music for new songs. The sheet music allows Vanilla to practice songs solo. If he plays well enough, he will be asked to manage the band.
There are several instruments in the game, each with different control schemes. Vanilla starts out with a harmonica, and can later acquire the trumpet, saxophone, violin, string bass, accordion, drums, and guitar as well as play church organs and pianos found in bars or colleges. The main reward for playing music is tips
Developer(s) Irem Software Engineering
Publisher(s) JP Irem
PAL 505 Games
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s) JP 2005-06-30
Genre(s) Action-adventure, sandbox
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Rating(s) CERO: B (ages 12 and up)
Media 1 × DVD-ROM image (.mds, .mdf)
Language - ENG voices, RUS text