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Chōtetsu Brikin'ger, or Ironclad has an interesting history. The game was released for the Neo Geo CD in Japan with full English localization that would be used if it was played on an American Neo Geo. In addition the game was suspected to have an unreleased cartridge version for the Neo Geo AES/MVS systems but that version was never found until 2009 when SNK themselves released it on the Wii Virtual Console, effectively making the Neo Geo AES/MVS version of Ironclad a Wii Exclusive outside of some bootleg cartridges.
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Iron Clad is a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up developed by SAURUS in 1996. You operate a war ship and team with the mighty Iron Clad in order to fight the Iron Mask Republic and save the Kingdom of Chop. The biggest appeal of this game comes from discovering all the ways you can attack your enemies. Your weaponry includes three main blast weapons upgradable by collecting more items, a charged attack you can use when Iron Clad is attached to your ship, three types of melee weapons you can brandish to show off your strength in close-range combat, a bomber that clears all enemy bullets, and finally shooting patterns that change based on whether the Iron Clad is attached or disconnected from your ship. And not surprisingly, a vast array of weaponry lies in wait to be part of your arsenal. You can even select the stages you want, feeding your hunger for combat and allowing you to see different endings for each play through! You can have a blast playing over and over again to see all the endings and variety this game has to offer.
It's also a really good Shoot Em Up with several difficulty options and infinite continues. In fact here's a list of games Ironclad is better than, as dictated by YOU the Negative World community.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 Fire Emblem Awakening Super Mario World Metroid Prime Super Mario Bros 3 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Cruis'n World The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Super Mario 64 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (what game isn't better than Skyward Sword ) Final Fantasy 6 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Chrono Trigger Fortune Street Goldeneye 007