Review: Iro Hero (Nintendo Switch)
Iro Hero is a vertical shoot ’em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across nine action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh approach to the popular color polarity mechanic, with interactive level elements, color zones, reflective surfaces and much more.
- Delightful graphics.
- 455MB Download size.
- The button layout is shown on the main menu.
- Vertical shoot em up gameplay.
- The story is done via the borders of the screen.
- Three lives then restart the whole level again.
- Big boss battles.
- Full movement.
- Polarity switch, Made famous by Ikaruga. Swap color to that of your enemy to absorb their bullets and charge up your special attack.
- Online Leaderboards.
- Powerups drop in game.
- Combo counter.
- Tight controls.
- Easy polarity swap and it is an instant action.
- A lot of fun to play.
- Proper old school feels.
- Decent score chaser.
- Plays a bit like Ikaruga but is a lot more accessible.
- Looks fantastic on the small screen.
- 10 bosses and each one is unique and fun to fight.
- 10 types of enemies that have randomized attack patterns to keep it fresh.
- Clever level designs with moving walls and varied enemy attack patterns.
- Gorgeous animated backdrops.
- No control options.
- Cannot rotate the screen into Tate or any other.
- Hard to read the story and pay attention to the game.
- Nothing is explained like item drops.