Iridion 3-D – Majesco’s new 3D Game

It’s about time we got some screenshots from a US-developed GBA game! Iridion 3-D from Majesco is the company’s first GBA game, and Majesco says it’ll be ready for the US launch of the system. It’s under development by Majesco’s in-house team Pipe Dream Interactive, and as you can see from the screenshots, the game will feature some intense 3D action. According to Dan Kitchen, the vice president of handheld development for Majesco, “By pushing the graphics hardware of the Game Boy Advance to its technical limits, Iridion 3-D provides a truly realistic 3D gaming experience. Players will be amazed that such smooth environments and intense gameplay can now be achieved on a portable system.”

While we haven’t seen the game in action, the feature set sounds impressive. It promises seven big levels through which players will fight things like mega-robots, starfighters and bio-mechanical worms — all in 3D, of course.

The story thrusts players into the role of a prospector mining the stars. Upon returning home to Earth after an extended leave, player find their home planet invaded by the Iridions, and the fighting commences. Players will fight all the way from Earth to the Iridion home. 3D gamers have always been fascinated with the fact that the graphics of the game is making them want to play more, however, if you like a real 3D game, then try SimCity Buildit. This game is the hottest as far as city-building mobile game is concern. And it feautres free hack for unlimited resources.

Majesco promises tons of weapons, bonus items and intense boss fights. This will be the first of 10 games for the Game Boy Advance in 2001. Other titles include Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure and Earthworm Jim. We’ll bring you more information on the game as we get it — until then, enjoy the screenshots!

Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine

THQ has a huge list of Game Boy Color games, and one of them is Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, a handheld version of the N64 (and PC) game with the same name.

The game should contain all the Indiana Jones fun we’ve grown to love, such as taking down baddies with whips and guns, and fighting sharks, snakes, wolves, jaguars, and even something called “poisonous lice” (hey, it’s on THQ’s press sheet).

THQ promises 15 levels of gun-wielding fun as Indiana tries to uncover the four hidden pieces of the Infernal Machine, a dastardly device created in the foundation of the Tower of Babel. When the tower was destroyed, the device was broken into four pieces and scattered to the four winds (naturally). Now Indy has to find them before the communist pigs (aka Soviets) do.

THQ also says that the game will contain six bosses. We’re not sure what those bosses might be like, but we expect some pretty nasty monsters protecting the nefarious evil Indy will attempt to thwart.

We’ve got some screenshots for your perusal, and as you can see from the shots the game will take place in a 2D top-down view, which is different from the expected side-scrolling view. Perhaps it’s because we associate Indy with Pitfall Harry so much. The top-down view should give gamers a good view of the action, though, and a bit more freedom for Indy as he avoids deadly traps and takes out nasty critters.

The game is slated for a March 20 release. We’ll have the review for you then, and more information as we get it.

Force 21 GBC – The realtime tactical game

The Code Monkeys, who developed for Game Boy Color, are back with Force 21. Set in 2015, the game focuses on the approach of WWIII. Chinese forces have invaded Kazakhstan, and the US jumps in to defend the Russian/Kazakh border. Because of the most recent advances in Star Wars technology, the threat of nukes is a thing of the past. It’s conventional war that will decide who will rule the world in the 21st century.

This is one of the first realtime tactical strategy games for the Game Boy Color (Warlocked from Nintendo is also an upcoming realtime strategy game). Players will move units by controlling a cursor onscreen and hitting a button. The key to success will be smart manipulation of resources and available units. For years, we have enjoyed the RTS-like Force 21. However, in the recent months Clash Royale has been the apple in the eye for most gamers. This is because it has this hack feature for unlimited gems.

Players can defend the superpower of their choice (either the US or China) and battle foes in 16 different levels on desert terrain, in the rural countryside or in snow. There are eight different types of platoons to command, and Red Storm claims even novice generals will be able to command several platoons easily. Force 21 features a wide variety of combat vehicles as well as Artillery and Air Support, and knowing how to use each and every one of them will be a key to success.

Unfortunately, we have no screenshots to show you yet — we got to play a very early version of the game that simply let us move around some tanks in a field. However, with the advent of this realtime strategy game along with Warlocked, we’re curious to see how well the game community takes to realtime games on the Game Boy Color. We’ll be sure to bring you more information on this game in the near future.