Iron Lord is a strategy-action-adventure game created by Ubi Soft, initially for the Atari ST.
Iron Lord is a strategy-action-adventure game created by Ubi Soft, initially for the Atari ST. Later it was ported to Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MS-DOS, Amiga, Acorn 32-bit, and other platforms.
The title, designed by Orou Mama and Ivan Jacot, is clearly inspired by the popular Defender of the Crown. Still, it can differentiate itself thanks to several mini-games. The plot is basically the story of Robin Hood. You are back from the Crusades, and your uncle removed your Father (the King) from the throne. So your goal is to take the throne back. The game map is big, and you have to cross the lands, test your skills in terms of sword fighting, archery and wrestling. Visiting the villages will be useful because you can buy additional resources or advice.
The game is very ambitious. Playability is good, despite a difficulty level set too high. Unfortunately, in terms of graphics and atmosphere, Iron Lord cannot reach the levels of the Cinemaware masterpiece. If you have already completed Defender of the Crown and you loved the genre, you can try this one too.
Review by: Manu
Published: 28 April 2021 2:30 pm