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Iron Soldier - Jaguar, 14/3/95


Digitiser, Teletext - 1995

Digitiser, Teletext - 1995

Digitiser, Teletext - 1995

Digitiser, Teletext - 1995

Iron Soldier - Jaguar

Big robots will always be in vogue. As will almost-rude pictures of fashion models and those samples of perfume lurking beneath folded edges.

Iron Soldier is Atari's contribution to the 3D big robot shoot 'em up genre. We will tell you more.

Iron Soldier features a number of familiar missions, usually requiring you to destroy either a vehicle or building, but not these: dancers.

Naturally the battlefield is infested with enemies, ranging from other robots to helicopters to drunk doctors.

You can dispatch the enemy in a number of ways, using a combination of punches, chainsaws, "ack-ack" guns and cruise missiles.

Big robots are inherently good fun, so it would have taken a really small idiot to have messed Iron Soldier up.

Whilst it won't set the world alight, the game is a fair old crack, if a little cliched and trite at times.

The gameplay is fine, though perhaps embarrassingly for Atari, Sega's Metalhead on the 32X looks considerably sexier than those bland polygons.

Iron Soldier - Jaguar - by Atari

Players: 1
Graphix: 81%
Sonix: 68%
Gameplay: 78%
Lifespan: 77%
Originality: 61%
Uppers: Mass destruction is good
Downers: Not very original, is it?
Overall: 78% - Vitamins and iron joke

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