Krazy Ivan

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
74
2.5
SEGA Saturn
...
3.4
Windows
61
2.9
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Description

In the early 21st century, the Earth is under attack by aliens. In five areas of the planet, they have erected energy generators, creating a field that slowly encompasses the entire planet surface. They have also taken hundreds of humans prisoner. Someone has to stop them. Enter Russian Commander Ivan Popovich, nicknamed "Krazy Ivan". He is a paranoid schizophrenic, prone to burst out into violence at any time. In other words, he's perfect for the job.

The player controls Ivan's "Steel Cossack" power suit on the three-dimensional battlefields. In each of the five areas in the game, two kinds of enemies can be found: Drones and Sentients. Drones are smaller air and ground vehicles that often respawn. Sentients are mechs similar in size and capability to the Steel Cossack. Each of the Sentients must be eliminated before the energy field generator can be destroyed to complete the mission.

The Cossack is capable of carrying lots of weapons: projectile and energy guns, unguided and guided missiles, and other special weapons. Destroyed enemies reveal captured humans, to be rescued by Ivan, and power-ups, which recharge shields or rearm weapons.

After a successful mission, Ivan can upgrade the Cossack with more powerful weapons and replace the mech's armor.

Between the missions, rather humorous live-action cutscenes (starring English actors sporting thick Russian accents) continue the story.

Screenshots

Krazy Ivan PlayStation Fighting the Dwarf...
Krazy Ivan Windows Krazy Ivan (from Intro)
Krazy Ivan PlayStation Intro shot 3. When you see a scene like that, you just know Snake is near: )
Krazy Ivan PlayStation Intro shot 5. Pure bad-ass!

Alternate Titles

  • "クレイジーイワン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Super Power (Sweden) PlayStation Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
GameFan Magazine PlayStation Feb, 1996 75 out of 100 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Nov, 1996 74 out of 100 74
Coming Soon Magazine Windows Dec, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Video Games PlayStation Dec, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Windows Nov, 1996 69 out of 100 69
PC Gamer Windows Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot Windows Feb 04, 1997 5.4 out of 10 54

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Trivia

Cutscenes

One of the actors screen-tested to play Krazy Ivan was Nick Moran, who later starred in the Guy Ritchie movie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Development

Musician Mike Clarke:
One of the working titles for this game, and the one that I (and everybody else except the marketing people) always thought should have been the release title was 40-foot Hard.

References

The word "Onacho" is written on the game's US Playstation disc. This is a Russian word meaning "danger".

Information also contributed by Alaka
Contributed to by Adam Baratz (1344), Terok Nor (20170) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2131)