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Iron Assault (DOS)

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Description

Iron Assault is a "light" simulator of big robots. As in any other mech-sim, game actions take place in a distant future, but in this case on our own planet(Earth) at the end of 21st century. Player joins the ranks of resistance force to fight back world, enslaved by global corporations.

As Mechwarrior 2, or rather Earthsiege, IA is also mission-based and before every mission you can choose a robot and it's equipment as you want. Controls are very simplistic, you may not even know half of them and still win.

Graphics are not true 3D, but a combination of 3D world and sprite characters. Levels are partially destructible - you can damage surroundings, street lamps for example. And a really notable thing about Iron Assault is cut scenes. They're made using very unusual technique for computer games - stop motion animation(just remember classic King-Kong movie).

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Iron Assault DOS Yet another shot from intro. Stop-motion animated mech.
Iron Assault DOS Going on mission.
Iron Assault DOS Intro.
Iron Assault DOS Objectives of upcoming mission.

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The Press Says

Power Play Dec, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker Apr, 1995 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer Aug, 1995 74 out of 100 74
MikroBitti May, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Coming Soon Magazine 1995 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1995 8 out of 12 67
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Joystick (French) Mar, 1995 55 out of 100 55
PC Player (Germany) May, 1995 54 out of 100 54

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Virgil (1689) added Iron Assault (DOS) on Apr 21, 2007