My buddy Erron G. and I loved this game. We played it endlessly often getting stuck in certain areas. This was one of them. We finally bought a walkthrough at the bookstore that told us how to repair Max after finding all of his components. For some reason, we thought he was going to join our team once we rebuilt him. After all that trouble, imagine a 12-year-old's face when all he did was give us some advice (or whatever). It was like finding out there was no Santa Clause. That kind of dissappointment helped me to take my first step into manhood.
Oh yeah...and I remember trying to take on Scorpotron at point blank range with my laser pistol. Got owned. (Snake Vargas lets loose blazing electric death for 0 points of damage). I tried it again later with the proton axe you get from one of the brothers at the Servants of the Mushroom Cloud. Got owned.
One last memory: I remember screwing up the trajectory of the howitzer and killing some poor girl in a hamburger stand. Her last words were, "...you want fries with that?" Oops.