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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Amiga release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Amiga Joker (Jan, 1990)
Das Warten hat sich gelohnt: Ubi Softs Iron Lord ist ein Ritter ohne Fehl und Tadel!
Dragon (Jul, 1990)
Iron Lord is a very good game. It could have been a great game where it not for the confusing I/O device requirements and the fact that you can only save the game in one location. Despite these drawbacks, Iron Lord will remain in our active library as we forge ahead and try to defeat the Army of Chaos and that rotten uncle!
Amiga Format (Feb, 1990)
The pictures are all well drawn and the small animated window works fine. Some very nice touches include the horse galloping across the screen whenever you move from location to location. Well presented graphically and the sound effects complement it. Very nice. The arcade sub-games are no push over, so it will take a while to mater them. The overall game task is also large and becomes more convoluted the further you get into the game. This will keep you going for some little while. The arcade bits are tough and add variety while the main quest in the game is well thought out and entertaining. It does tend to get a little repetitive due to the smallness of the game area, but overall it is not half bad and can get quite involving.
Zzap! (Feb, 1990)
Defender of the Crown strikes again' is one of the first thoughts you may have upon seeing Iron Lord. And indeed, some superb Cinemaware-style screens together with realistic sound effects, a mini-wargame, and maze game all bodes well. Interest falls away when you realise that there's little more than a dozen locations in the first level, and you begin to ask yourself, 'Is this all there is to it?'. The Amiga game gets away with infrequent disk swapping but there's still quite a lot of disk accessing.
Power Play (Feb, 1990)
Seit Ihr Vater vor vielen Jahren von Ihrem Onkel ermordet wurde, kennen Sie nur einen Gedanken: Rache! Sie waren damals drei Jahre alt, als die vom Onkel herbeigerufenen Monster-Horden das Schloß überfielen und alle Bewohner niedermetzelten. Nur ein enger Vertrauter Ihres Vaters konnte entkommen, mit Ihnen in den Armen. Jetzt sind Sie alt genug, um den Vater zu rächen.
Tilt (Mar, 1990)
Classique dans son scénario, simple à manier, joli, ce jeu est un bon titre, même s'il n'est pas aussi complet qu'un Fire King, un Sierra, ou qu'un Voyageurs du temps.
At first sight Iron Lord looks like an extremely exciting product. The presentation can't be faulted, but unfortunately it is sadly lacking in real substance. A brave, but failed, attempt to play Cinemaware at their own game.
IRON LORD von UBISOFT stellt trotz zum Teil hervorragender Grafiken und Soundpassagen sowie der extrem komfortablen Steuerung leider kein sehr empfehlenswertes Spiel dar. Die eigentlichen Schwächen dieses Strategiespieles liegen nämlich im spielerischen Bereich, der kaum Abwechslung und Spielfreude bietet. Leuten, die auf langweilige Games stehen, sei also sehr zu IRON LORD geraten (Sch .. witz)...
Amiga Power (May, 1991)
Ultimately repetitive, but fun for a while.
Purists who dislike having their favorite genre of software-entertainment intruded upon by another may find Iron Lord irritating, while gamers who are easily annoyed with unnecessary disk access may want to simply avoid the trouble. Nevertheless, it presents an entertaining story and offers reasonable enough gameplay so that most players will want to play the game through to the story's conclusion. In summary, Iron Lord is an above-average combination of adventure, strategy and action gaming.