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Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal

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Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Developer:
System(s): Sega Game Gear, Sega Saturn
Sound driver:
Sega Saturn
SCSP/CD-DA (20 tracks)
Genre: Action































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
US
$? T-81398



Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-8115G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-8119H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[2] T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
BR
R$69.99 193666



Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (アイアンマン/XO) is a Sega Saturn and Sega Game Gear action game based on the comic with the same name.

Like several of Acclaim's published games, the title can cause some issues - the forward slash symbol is not present in any western Sega packaging (leading it to be called Iron Man X-O Manowar or by some, Iron Man and X-O Manowar). It actually derives from the PlayStation packaging's spine and thus may not be strictly accurate for Sega versions of the game. Similar issues are encountered with Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage and Venom - Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety.

Gameplay

Iron Man/X-O Manowar is a 2.5D side-scrolling action game where players can either control either Marvel Comics' Iron Man or X-O Manowar, originally owned by Valiant Comics (though in 1996 Acclaim Entertainment had bought out the Valiant brand and were distributing X-O Manowar comics under a "Acclaim Comics" label). Most characters and objects in the game are represented with 2D pre-rendered sprites, while backgrounds are made of simple textured polygons.

History

Versions

The Saturn and PlayStation versions were released simultaneously and are largely identical, however the Saturn version features lower quality full motion video and uses lower resolution textures in places.

Magazine articles

Main article: Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #86: "September 1996" (1996-xx-xx)
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Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #35: "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (1996-11-22)
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Physical scans

Saturn version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
20 №185, p85[2]
55 №415, p32
33 №18, p68/69
63 №1996-20, p213[3]
65 №, p13Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[4]
Sega Saturn
47
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, US
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Cover
IMXOMIHM Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Ironman sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
IMXOMIHM Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
IMXOMIHM Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, JP
IMXOMIHM Saturn JP Box Back.jpgIMXOMIHM Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
IronManXO Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
IronManXO Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, BR
IronManXO Sat BR cover.jpg
Cover

Game Gear version

Game Gear, US
IMXOMIHM GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngIMXOMIHM GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
IMXOMIHM GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Iron Man- X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal GG US Manual.pdf
Manual

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 1996-11-14: Acclaim Entertainment releases IRON MAN/X-O MANOWAR IN HEAVY METAL
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:CVG UK 185.pdf, page 85
  3. File:SSM_JP_19961122_1996-20.pdf, page 215
  4. File:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf, page 15