Wednesday 23 March 2022

Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy (NES review)

Developer: SNK
Publisher: SNK
Released: 1988

Iron Tank: The Invasion of Normandy is a top-down, run 'n' gun game that's exclusive to the NES.

+ Being able to select your route through to the end is ahead of its time and encourages repeat play-throughs.

+ The ability to select which weapons to use at any time gives you lots of freedom in how you tackle each section.

+ The game makes a decent attempt at adding depth to its gameplay through rescuing hostages and frequent storytelling.

- The controls are incredibly clunky and trying to aim your turret is infuriating due to the lack of a rotary stick / second d-pad.

- It would have been better if your explosives fired in the same direction as your movements, as seen in Jackal (1988, NES).

- Many hits seem unavoidable and enemies usually far outnumber you, have quicker movements and faster bullets.

- Constant beeping sound from incoming calls is distracting and takes you out of the flow.

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