Iridion 3D

Format: Game Boy Advance

In the distant regions of our Galaxy a deadly force has been unleashed upon the universe and is making its way towards Earth. Your mission, should you accept it, is to travel across light-years of unchartered space to defend the destiny of mankind...

"Shurely this is space invaders jazed up!" I hear you cry. Well you would be very wrong in that assumption. While this is a simple shoot-em-up its beauty is in its 3D-like graphics.

You have to battle through seven very asthetically pleasing levels to reach the end of the game. A doodle, surely! Wrong again. This is a demon of a game and is unrelenting in its punishment of the casual gamer. No wet gamers here please. This is a game for hardened players (sad to say I couldn't get past level four - and boy did I try!)

Iridion-3D is a damn hard game, but don't let that put you off! While it is punishing it make the sweet taste of success all the more rewarding.

If you are a fan of alien shoot-em-ups you will think you have died and gone to heaven and if you hate this genre then steer well clear.

Pete Boomer