Review: Iro Hero (PlayStation 4)
In a world where humans are used as power supplies, only one man has the will to change it all! Iro Hero is a sci-fi adventure with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across 9 action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh four-color polarity.
- Modern pixel art graphics.
- 291.2mb download size.
- Platinum trophy.
- Shmup gameplay.
- Online leaderboards.
- Four modes-Story/Normal/Arcade/1CC.
- Story-9 levels with still image cutscenes.
- Polarity is the gimmick, change on the fly to take out the different enemy types.
- Can absorb bullets.
- Big screen-filling boss battles.
- Fast pace.
- Arcade atmosphere.
- Easy trophy list.
- Can buy lives with your points.
- Cool animated level backdrops.
- Bullets bounce off walls.
- Start at any unlocked level.
- Power-ups to improve guns.
- Quick to action.
- A lot of replay value.
- Have to unlock 1CC.
- No actual tutorial.
- Continues are level restarts.
- Not as hardcore as other games in the genre.
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
Iro Hero is a fun simple Shmup game, collect powerups and take on waves of enemies than a big boss. It plays well and uses a polarity change gimmick to take out different enemies. Boss battles bring bullet hell to the game, levels have enemies but also walls and obstacles to navigate. I found it fun to play and managed to get through it with little bother, However, I never had the urge to go back not even for the score-chasing, it’s a game that is easily a one and done affair but it does indeed have the score chaser part should you be that way inclined. Overall it was a short but fun trip but no stand out moments and little variation, Iro Hero is just a good short-lived Shmup.