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Iron Storm is a traditional turn-based strategy game. The original Japanese release was the second entry in Sega's Advanced Daisenryaku series, with gameplay very similar to that of it's 16-bit predecessor, changing some details and using 3D animations for the combat cutscenes. The game uses a hex-based map and features fog-of-war, weather, unit experience, unit upgrading, supply, and other common strategy wargame features.

Unlike the previous game, three campaigns are available instead of one. Japanese, as well as United States forces can be commanded now in addition to German units. The scenarios that are played during a campaign can change depending on the battle results - a successful player may invade North America for example. There are also ten scenarios with pre-set forces separately available for selection in Standard Mode, during which the control of all involved armies can be switched to a human player.


Iron Storm SEGA Saturn Briefing before an upcoming battle
Iron Storm SEGA Saturn Hitting several targets
Iron Storm SEGA Saturn Title screen
Iron Storm SEGA Saturn One of the maps in Standard Mode

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Alternate Titles

  • "ワールドアドバンスド大戦略 〜鋼鉄の戦風〜" -- Japanese spelling
  • "World Advanced Daisenryaku: Kōtetsu no ikusakaze" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Game Players May, 1996 95 out of 100 95
Video Games Jun, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Consoles News Jul, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Game Zero Jul, 1996 41.5 out of 50 83
Mega Fun Jun, 1996 82 out of 100 82
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1996 32 out of 40 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Defunct Games Oct 13, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Mean Machines Jul, 1996 79 out of 100 79


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  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Strategy Game of the Year runner-up

Tim Trzepacz (119) added Iron Storm (SEGA Saturn) on Oct 26, 2003
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