Iridion 3D Game Boy Advance

Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
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  1. 55
    Pretty pictures and an amazing soundtrack does not make a great game, and where this game falls apart is in its redundant and flat gameplay -- it's just not exciting to play.
  2. After the initial "wow" wears off, you'll be stuck with an empty experience.
  3. Lacks originality but does manage to entertain.
  4. 45
    If special effects trump all the complaints in this review, well, go ahead and enjoy, just keep the receipt around for when the novelty starts to fade.
  5. 80
    If you're looking for some classic shooter action on your new GBA, Iridion 3D will fit the bill nicely without blowing you away.
  6. 60
    If you're looking for a GBA game to show off the system's graphical capabilities, you can't do much better than Iridion 3D. You just may not want to play the actual game.
  7. 50
    The only problem with Iridion 3D is that while it looks a million dollars, its gameplay isn't worth a rusty dime.
  8. It lacks just about everything that a quality game needs in this day and age. While the absence of a story may not impact your experience, the shoddy controls and bland attack system will leave you craving for something more.
  9. Simplicity is normally a virtue on a handheld, but I'd say this game is too simple.
  10. Besides proving it's possible to depict a fast-paced, three-dimensional environment on the GBA, Iridion 3D is yet another reminder of what gamers everywhere already knew: eye candy is no substitute for meaningful gameplay.
  11. Looks great, but just try to aim and move at the same time. We'd rather play Galaga from "Namco Museum."
  12. Meets my expectations in many areas, but it completely fails when it comes to lastability.
  13. One of the more graphically impressive GBA launch titles. From the 3D menus to the in-game 3D environments, Iridion does drop jaws with its impressive graphics. Unfortunately, the rest of the game takes away from this sense of euphoria.
  14. Not only was I throughly dissappointed by Iridion, but I was downright frustrated.
  15. The game is made artificially difficult and despite how short the levels are (looping enemies nonetheless) you may never see the ending simply because the gameplay is that dull.

Awards & Rankings

#29 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. PaulJ.
    Jun 7, 2004
    10
    Very Good and fun my kind of game.