Isolated Warrior Reviews (NES)
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|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||3.6|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||4.0|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||3.6|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.4|
|Overall User Score (9 votes)||3.6|
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The Video Game Critic (Sep 03, 2006)
This high-octane isometric shooter has some of the finest visuals I've ever seen on the NES system. Not only is the game exceptionally fun, but I can't recall playing anything quite like this before.
Classic-games.net (Dec 04, 2017)
Isolated Warrior is a great game bordering on phenomenal status. Were it not for the awful platforming this would be an exceptional game. It is still pretty fun but you’ll have to deal with some jank to appreciate its good points. I still think it is worth it though.
VideoGame (Jul, 1991)
Capitão Max Maverick, o guerreiro solitário, é o único sobrevivente da força de defesa de um ataque alienígena. E deve usar toda a sua perícia e habilidade para derrotar os invasores.
The fact that the graphics ﬂicker when there are too many enemies on screen can be forgiven, as can the slowdown, which rears its ugly head when you are battling some of the more elaborate bosses, such as an alien head with a snake-like neck, a large face with tentacles down below and projectiles firing from above, and a creature that moves left and right, emitting other creatures while the screen scrolls to the right. Check it out for some unique shooter action.
Retro Game Reviews (Nov 29, 2015)
Isolated Warrior is a unique and highly addictive take on the genre. By combining minor platforming, awesome shooting mechanics and a deep upgrade system it creates an interesting fusion that hooks you in the more you play.
Mean Machines (Sep, 1991)
The unusual Zaxxon-style 3D angle, the fast and furious scrolling and the sheer amount of bad guys to blow into the middle of next week make this an engrossing and entertaining shoot 'em up. The action is well addictive, and there's plenty of variety from level to level to stop you from getting bored.
Defunct Games (Aug 08, 2010)
I would be lying if I called Isolated Warrior innovative, but it does make for a fun action game that is just different enough from the competition to be worth your time. If you can get past the mediocre graphics, you might actually be the one person that can save this planet from alien attackers. After all, somebody has to do it.
Total!! UK Magazine (Jan, 1992)
Some of the levels drag on a bit, but the graphics are pretty hot (if a little flickery) and the gameplay is frantic! Yep, this is one mean blast!
Questicle.net (May, 2012)
Isolated Warrior may look cool and fun, with its crazy weapon upgrades and non-stop vertically-scrolling action/shooter mischief, but for Max Maverick it’s some serious business. Even if he doesn’t know why.
Nintendo Power Magazine (Feb, 1991)
Jumping and shooting action in a science fiction setting gets a new angle with Isolated Warrior from NTVIC. Character action is diagonal and well executed.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) (Mar, 1991)
There's a good variety of action but the flicker does hamper the game play.
Video Game Den (2017)
Waoow, Max Warrior is a tough game to crack... The first thing that bugs me is the way how Max's laser is not fully aligned with the isometric perspective. This is particularly annoying and you often end up missing your targets - same for the blurry item pick-up detection, you can walk over an item and still miss it. Also, the gun really feels sluggish and hammering the button doesn't really increase the rate of fire. Despite these irritating flaws, Max Warrior manages to pull you in and keep you busy for quite some time. Stages are extremely varied with a fair number of different environments and enemies. Bosses are also amazing and become more outlandishly impressive as the game progresses.