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  • Summary: Iro Hero is a vertical shoot 'em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across 9 action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh approach to the popular color polarity mechanic, with interactive level elements, color zones, reflectiveIro Hero is a vertical shoot 'em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across 9 action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh approach to the popular color polarity mechanic, with interactive level elements, color zones, reflective surfaces and much more. Encounter 10 different types of enemies with over a hundred different behaviors, and defeat 10 final bosses in the vein of classic arcade games. Unlock special skills throughout the game to help you land a final blow or escape from desperate situations. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jun 7, 2018
    79
    A new twist fora type of game that couldn't be more classic. The inclusion of puzzle elements gives this shmup a new point of view over it’s competitors. Iro Hero tells you a story and makes you fly through it switching colors and avoiding enemies, making you think and act with speed and precision if you want to succeed.
  2. Aug 12, 2018
    70
    Iro Hero borrows some ideas from other shoot ‘em ups, but also adds its own flavor. It has a very unique take on design/difficulty, so it might not be for every player, but if you understand it, we think you’ll enjoy it.
  3. Jun 15, 2018
    60
    Iro Hero is a decent enough shooter that doesn’t want you to see how good it could be. The lack of continues or any aid in progression will leave newcomers to the genre feeling cold enough to probably put them off altogether. Unless you really want to put a great deal of effort into memorising levels that seem to take forever to complete, the chances are that you will quickly bore at the thought and disregard the idea completely.
  4. Jul 3, 2018
    60
    Iro Hero takes solid idea and does some fun things with it but falls flat due to poor balance and a punishing difficulty.
  5. Jul 19, 2018
    50
    Iro Hero is certainly a very challenging and tough 2D shoot'em up whose similarities with other old-school classics of the genre will not go unnoticed. It's also a very hardcore experience, tailored mostly to players looking for a challenge of the kind, rather than for the general audience and this is where its biggest weakness lies.
  6. Jul 29, 2018
    41
    Fantastic music and unique scoring system aside, Iro Hero simply isn't a fun shoot 'em up. It definitely has potential but its tedious and often frustrating stages make it an easy shmup to pass on even if you're a huge fan of the genre.
  7. Jun 8, 2018
    40
    Iro Hero already has its own identity, so there's no need to stray further from the pack by implementing so many strange design-decisions. Having to sit through several minutes of filler just for another crack at the real obstacle is not fun or challenging. This shmup is only recommended for those out there willing to put up with a lot of tedium.

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