Iridion II Game Boy Advance

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  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. Fans of "Ikaruga" will be glad to know that there is finally a comparable title available for the Game Boy Advance.
  3. 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.
  4. It looks gorgeous, sounds great, and plays at least as well as many of the classics of yesteryear.
  5. 80
    There's not a whole lot of technique in Iridion II. But what is here is extremely challenging and a lot of fun on the Game Boy Advance.
  6. Game Informer
    80
    Unlike the hollow gameplay experience of the first, this title gives fans more classic shooter action. [May 2003, p.94]
  7. It offers some decent old-shool action and the web stats but the old-school passwords kick it in the teeth.
  8. Pocket Games
    80
    Looks great and borrows play elements from a number of classic arcade shooters. [Fall 2003, p.46]
  9. Play Magazine
    80
    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]

Awards & Rankings

#73 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. 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. IHoly 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. Full Review »
  2. 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.