Iron Helix

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Iron Helix
Publisher: Spectrum Holobyte
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
Genre: Adventure

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
$? T-124015

Iron Helix is a first-person adventure game released for the Sega Mega-CD, Windows PCs and Macintosh computers. The Mega-CD version was released exclusively in North America.


Iron Helix is a slow-paced first-person adventure game with an element of strategy. The player controls a robot with the objective of stopping a rogue spaceship from being able to deploy the "Iron Helix" doomsday weapon. The robot is unarmed (save for a limited-used jamming signal used by pressing B), and is instead tasked with obtaining various items and eventually shutting the ship down. At the same time, a security drone hunts the player, though can only track doors that are opened or closed.

Most of the game is rendered as full motion video, with moving around the ship being simulated by pre-rendered footage in the top left of the screen.

Magazine articles

Main article: Iron Helix/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePlayers US 0710.pdf

Print advert in

Game Players (US) Vol. 7 No. 10 "October 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:

  • GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[1]

  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[2]

  • Sega Visions (US) #22: "December/January 1994/1995" (1994-xx-xx)[3]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №67, p60
Sega Mega-CD
Based on
1 review

Mega-CD, US
IronHelix MCD US Box Back.jpgIronHelix MCD US Box Front.jpg
IronHelix MCD US Disc.jpg
Ironhelix mcd us manual.pdf


  1. File:GamePro US 064.pdf, page 205
  2. File:EGM2 US 05.pdf, page 290
  3. File:SegaVisions US 22.pdf, page 87