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Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal

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































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 T-8115G
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-8119H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99More...[2] T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-8119H-50
Sega Saturn
PT
?PTE$ STJAK0333
Sega Saturn
BR
R$69.99 193666




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Iron Man/X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal (アイアンマン/XO) is a Sega Saturn 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.

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

EGM US 086.pdfEGM US 086.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #86: "September 1996" (1996-xx-xx)

SSM JP 19961213 1996-21.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-21: "1996-21 (1996-12-13)" (1996-11-22)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
20 More...[2]
55 №415, p32
33 More...[3]
63 More...[4]
65 More...Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[5]
Sega Saturn
47
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, US
IMXOMIHM Saturn US Box Back.jpgIMXOMIHM Saturn US Box Front.jpg
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

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
541,491,552 CD-ROM (EU) T-8119H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
539,934,528 1996-09-25 CD-ROM (JP) T-8115G V1.000

References