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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).


Iron Assault DOS Game interface reminds me of Wing Commander.
Iron Assault DOS Explosions looks like this.
Iron Assault DOS Yet another shot from intro. Stop-motion animated mech.
Iron Assault DOS Objectives of upcoming mission.

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Critic Reviews

Power Play DOS Dec, 1994 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker DOS Apr, 1995 79 out of 100 79
PC Gamer DOS Aug, 1995 74 out of 100 74
Coming Soon Magazine DOS 1995 72 out of 100 72
MikroBitti DOS May, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Play Time DOS Apr, 1995 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jan, 1995 8 out of 12 67
Top Secret DOS Jul, 1995 6 out of 10 60
Joystick (French) DOS Mar, 1995 55 out of 100 55
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Jun, 1995 44 out of 100 44


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