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DOSPrivat Computer PC
Alt i alt er Heavy Metal et glimrende eksempel på, at denne klassike 2D-arkadegenre ikke er død. Spillet kan varmt anbefales til alle der elsker gode arkadespil.
Game BoyTotal! (Germany)
Trotzdem bekommt Ihr mit Iron Man / X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal ein recht abwechslungsreiches Spiel geboten, in dem Ihr auf einige kuriose Gegner stoßen werdet, die Euch für eine längere Zeit vor Eurem Game Boy fesseln werden. Die Fans dieser Superhelden dürfen sich freuen.
One has to wonder when this genre will finally kick its last power kick and sail off into tomorrow. It is pretty unfathomable that companies keep porting fighting games, which belong in the arcade, to the PC, hoping that fans of the arcade version will run out and buy these poor translations to play at home. The question is ... why would people buy them? Historically, the PC environment is not well-suited to this type of game. Small screens, keyboards and mice just can't replicate the arcade atmosphere very well. Unless you have some quality game pads and a 21" monitor, you'll just be wasting time and money with something like Iron Man (well, you would be then, too). But what is most baffling about this particular game is its lack of decent multiplayer support. The only multiplayer option is a tandem play setting for the regular levels ... no head-to-head mode whatsoever. Why even look at a game like this unless you can duke it out with your friend? Isn't that the point?
A good rental, Iron Man will not get a medal for it's mettle, but it's a pretty heroic effort nonetheless.
Game BoyMega Fun
Realtime liefert hier zwar keinc Meisterleistung, aber unter dem Strich ein
solides Actionwerk ab. Von der
Render-Grafik ist bis auf eine
Pseudo-3D-Grafik zwar nicht viel
zu sehen, dafür agiert aber das
Superhelden-Duo durch Motion Capture-Bewegungsabläufe
recht geschmeidig. Das vielleicht größte Manko von Iron Man stellt anfangs die etwas überladen wirkende Steuerung dar, durch die man vereinzelte Aktionen oftmals verwechselt. Mit etwas Übung kommt man aber mit diesem Makel zurecht und kann sich zunehmend auf die Suche nach dem Ausgang konzentrieren, was in vielen Levels gar nicht so einfach ist. Doch glücklicherweise tauchen die Gegner nicht immer wieder an derselben Stelle auf, so daß man sich besser orientieren kann. Mal abgesehen von einigen wirklich unfairen Stellen wird man - vorausgesetzt man bringt etwas Geduld mit - recht anständig unterhalten.
Normal svårighetsgrad och möjligheten att spela två samtidigt räcker alldeles utmärkt för att jag ska ge det godkänt.
For those players who associate punch and kick fests with gaming of past (and want something a bit more cutting edge), a title like Tobal No.1 is a far better choice. But players who really miss the days of Contra and Final Fight, or who love Iron Man or X-O Manowar, have reason enough to check out this game.
In short, Heavy Metal feels as though it was hastily thrown together. The result is a game that could have easily used another six months of development. People looking for a good action scroller should look elsewhere. Comic book and side-scroller fans could better spend their time reading a good comic book or going back to their SNES or Sega Genesis.
Even as a retro romp, Iron Man / X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal fails miserably. It's more likely to give you a cardiac arrest when you realise you've just spent £45 on the effer!
Even as a retro romp, Iron Man X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal fails miserably. It’s more likely to give you cardiac arrest when you realise you’ve just spent £45 on the effer! There’s already plenty of pantwettingly good platformers out on the PlayStation, namely Pandemonium and Crash Bandicoot. Stay well away from this tosh!
Game BoyElectric Playground
I can think of at least 20 better Game Boy titles to hunt down off the top of my head (and many more after that). Don't give Heavy Metal the time of day, gamers. It's obvious that the developers didn't care about you when they were making this "adventure," so why should you care about them and their game?
SEGA SaturnElectric Playground
Even if you've gone on record saying that you've never played a videogame before, you've probably still played a game exactly like Heavy Metal. The concept and execution of this title is so ridiculously simple and derivative it's almost an insult to Saturn owners. People packed up their SNES and Genesis for games like this? I don't think so.
So you walk (running is a double-tap pain in the ass) left or right, shoot dumb spider aliens, and occasionally fight bosses. It's incredibly mind-numbing, but not in a fun, Valium-kind of way. It's just boring. The control is as sluggish as it gets, and the graphics, while decent enough for a 2D side-scroller, just aren't up to 32-bit standards. In short, Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (whew!) is no fun, no matter how long it takes you to say the name.
SEGA SaturnThe Video Game Critic
The best part of the game is the ability to fly and hover. That works pretty well, but the basic gameplay is redundant. The graphics aren't anything to write home about either, with the objects being blurry and pixilated. The levels are unoriginal and boring. Hey look - there's an elevator stage. Gee I've only seen that in every fighting game I've ever played! And at the end of each stage, you are awarded one ridiculously long password. I'd pass on this one.
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