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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 Title screen. As evident from this menu, Krazy Ivan is one of very few games to support PSX link cable.
Krazy Ivan Windows In game, talking to commander
Krazy Ivan Windows Menu
Krazy Ivan PlayStation Mission briefing.

Promo Images

Krazy Ivan Magazine Advertisement
Krazy Ivan Magazine Advertisement Part 1
Krazy Ivan Magazine Advertisement Part 2

Alternate Titles

  • "クレイジーイワン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Superjuegos SEGA Saturn Aug, 1997 82 out of 100 82
SuperGamePower SEGA Saturn Dec, 1996 3.8 out of 5 76
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
PC Joker Windows Dec, 1996 66 out of 100 66
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 6 out of 10 60
PC Gamer UK Windows Dec, 1996 52 out of 100 52
PC Player (Germany) Windows Dec, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 15 out of 40 38

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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

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