Throughout this process you’ll be harangued by the Defender, and this is where the “cat and mouse” element comes in. These can potentially be found in any location that has a data access port, so you’ll need to check most of the ship once again. More important for what it foreshadowed than for what it was. One message tells you how to temporarily disable or destroy the Defender, while the other message tells you how and where to input a sequence that will self-destruct the Obrian. Macintosh, SEGA CD Published by Spectrum Holobyte, Inc. Perspective 1st-person Genre Action, Strategy/Tactics Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Art Full Motion Video (FMV) Description A rogue navy ship, Jeremiah ObrianIron Helix However, playing Iron Helix is unquestionably a slow, methodical experience. If you love type of cat and mouse games this is it. In the first of the game’s four “phases,” you go from room to room and deck to deck, using the compass-like Scan Direction Indicator to systematically check each pre-rendered location for a biological sample that contains DNA. You can edit your question or post anyway. I’m Mistah MegaManFan and I’m an Iron Helix hater. Man, I can't wait until Omaha is declared an "anarchist jurisdiction" just because we can split the delegates in Nebraska and we're often the only blue part of the state. There are currently no topics for this game. Will your stalwart band choose to (F)ight or (R)un? There are currently no topics for this game. Blue Flame Labs. Are we dealing with a glorious adventure or the warmed-over Velveeta of the early ’90s? There is no music just sounds effects but that gives you the real feel of being alone on a space ship. I played this game and beat it so many times and every time it was fun. In fact, that’s an excellent thesis question for this review. Finally, in the last two phases you’ll carry out those two tasks, first neutralizing the Defender by luring it into a room where it can be trapped or destroyed, and then blowing the ship up in phase four, which has to be done within five minutes of finishing phase three, or else a new Defender will spawn. Anytime you open a door or access a data port, the Defender will immediately start moving toward that location. And if you’re trapped in a dead end or otherwise cross paths with the Defender, no amount of pounding the B button will keep you from getting vaporized. Wolfchild – Not So Sweet Child of Mine, Genesis Does! Terms of Use. Interior, crocodile alligator. In addition, the Defender gets smarter and faster, and avoiding it on difficulty level three will take precision and quick wits. Complete with disc(s), official case, artwork, and manual. Blue Flame Labs. Iron Helix doesn’t use a lot of FMV, but the video it does have is reasonably short, clear, and to the point. Those who didn’t succumb to the virus were soon killed by the onboard security robot, the Defender, which still roams the ship’s decks. I’m looking at a mid-1990s magazine advertisement for the Sega CD game Iron Helix. bsa.type = 'text/javascript'; You already know what it is, Genesis Does, and by special request this week we’re taking a look at a Sega CD game called Iron Helix from 1993! Iron Helix isn't a game that everyone, maybe even most gamers, will enjoy. Terms of Use. Move, stop. Interior, crocodile alligator. Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community. Case, artwork, and manual may show light wear. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. It is very slow, very methodical, and there is an extreme emphasis on exploration and hiding. Please try again. 5. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game. NYC isn’t in a state of anarchy. Your probe has no weapons, and its only defense is a jamming signal that can be unleashed at any time by pressing B. Responding to an emergency beacon, you learn that a nearby military vessel, the SS Jeremiah Obrian, has suffered a malfunction while participating in a war game exercise. The graphics in Iron Helix are unspectacular but effective. This game was also released for Macintosh and Windows 3.1 PCs, and it probably should have stayed there. If it’s non-human (and it often is), you’re out of luck, but if it’s human DNA, it may give you access to one of the handful of locked rooms, which is usually the only place to find high-ranking officers’ DNA (especially on higher levels).