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Max Maverick is the last surviving member of his planet's special forces following a devastating alien invasion. Far from being discouraged, Max takes it upon himself to wipe out the alien menace single-handedly.

Isolated Warrior is a constantly-moving shoot-em-up, or shmup, where the hero is always walking or flying forward from an isometric overhead perspective. The hero has a basic laser gun to start with but collects powerups that can allow the gun to fire in multiple directions. He can also collect bombs that can be launched in multiple directions while jumping, as well as shield powerups.


Isolated Warrior NES Pass code entry screen
Isolated Warrior NES Game action; hero has shield powerup
Isolated Warrior NES Miniboss, halfway through the first level
Isolated Warrior NES Title screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "マックス・ウォーリアー ~惑星戒厳令~" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Max Warrior: Wakusei Kaigenrei" -- Japanese title

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The Video Game Critic Sep 03, 2006 A- 91
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Game Reviews Nov 29, 2015 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80 Dec 04, 2017 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines Sep, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Defunct Games Aug 08, 2010 75 out of 100 75
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 72 out of 100 72 May, 2012 B- 67
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1991 26 out of 40 65
Video Game Den 2017 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Multimedia Mike (20634) added Isolated Warrior (NES) on Apr 16, 2008