It is not that often that I get to write articles about games that were previously unreleased seeing an official release. It just doesn’t happen often enough. That is why getting a chance to write up the official release of Iron Commando on Steam is kind of a cool thing for me. This is a scrolling brawler, similar to Final Fight, Streets of Rage 2 and Double Dragon, so fans of those games will feel right at home here.
The team over at Piko Interactive have been able to rescue more than a few titles over the years. If not for them, we would not have official, legal, versions of more than a few titles. Iron Commando is their latest rescueware release.
This is the full English translated version, patched up and ready to go on Steam, right now. You can’t beat the price either. For less than a combo meal at McDonald’s you can own a previously unreleased Super Nintendo game. Forever. Depending on your views on fast food they may be in the running for that time frame too.
The fighting action is intense in Iron Commando. Everything is super detailed- clothing is articulated, there is a ton of underbrush in forest levels and bricks are detailed with shading and more. It is not hard to tell that a lot of work went into the little details in Iron Commando. Why it was never released in North America (actually never outside of Japan) is a mystery. Thankfully Piko Interactive have rescued it and released it locally. I do have to wonder if a Super Nintendo cartridge version is around the corner.
If you want to grab a LEGAL copy of Iron Commando – Koutetsu no Senshi then head over to Steam and show Piko Interactive some love. They just might rescue more games if fans support their efforts.