Iridion II Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: Iridion II is a great-looking shoot-'em-up that borrows many of its play nuances from the classics of yesteryear.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. There’s not a great deal that can be done to improve the 2D shooter’s basic premise, but Iridion II raises the bar by including superior audio, very decent graphics, and a good variety of both new (auto-upgrade) as well as classic (super-shot and smart bombs) gameplay features.
  2. What it all boils down to is a game worth playing if only to see how great the GBA can look and sound, but an average player shouldn't expect to get more than two or three long road trips worth of play out of this one.
  3. Fans of "Ikaruga" will be glad to know that there is finally a comparable title available for the Game Boy Advance.
  4. Drop-dead gorgeous visuals and an old-school shooter soundtrack, coupled with an intelligent shooting system and interface, beautifully rendered enemies, arcade and story play modes and even a gallery with a doorway of special effects. [May 2003, p.70]
  5. It offers some decent old-shool action and the web stats but the old-school passwords kick it in the teeth.
  6. Looks great and borrows play elements from a number of classic arcade shooters. [Fall 2003, p.46]
  7. This time around they have not only made a great playable shooter, but they've come up with a new and interesting way to process 3D graphics.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SunW.
    Aug 9, 2003
    9
    A very good shooter if there's battery save. At least u can post your scores into www.iridion2.com like Ikaruga.
  2. Dec 17, 2011
    9
    Holy crap this game is a challenge. Instead of easy medium hard you have hard. really hard. and insanely hard. Overall the game is a blast. I highly recommend it. Only downsize is the save system. Instead of a file you have to memorize a password given after each round. Expand