Iron Soldier

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Iron Soldier
Iron Soldier
Cover art
Developer(s) Eclipse Software
Publisher(s) Atari
Series Iron Soldier series
Platform(s) Atari Jaguar
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Iron Soldier is a first-person mech game developed by Eclipse Software for the Atari Jaguar System in 1994.

The player controls a robot spanning 42 feet or 13 metres in a series of 16 missions consisting of destroying certain enemies and buildings. Some missions require the player to obtain new weapons from an enemy base or destroy other robots.

The player has in his possession a wide variety of weapons like rocket launchers, a chainsaw, gatling gun, shield, and self-controlled rockets, which can be equipped on any part of the robot.

The gaming media reported that Iron Soldier would support two-player gaming via the Jaguar's dial-up internet link;[1] however, the Jaguar internet link was never completed or released, so Iron Soldier was released as a single-player game only.

Reception[edit]

Electronic Gaming Monthly gave the game a 7.4/10 average. They commented that the controls are difficult to get used to, but praised the polygon graphics and the ability to choose which stage to play.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Iron Soldier". GamePro (65) (IDG). December 1994. p. 273. 
  2. ^ "Iron Soldier Review". Electronic Gaming Monthly (68) (EGM Media, LLC). March 1995. p. 38.