In a world where humans are used as power supplies, only one man has the will to change it all! Iro Hero is a vertical shoot ’em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across 9 action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh four-color polarity system, with interactive elements,...
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November 26, 2018

Faster and better. New patch available... now!

Hi players!

We have been working hard since Iro Hero's last update and now we are coming back with this latest and ultimate patch.

We have read the reviews, listened to the players, searched through all the forums specialized in shmups and arcade games, and now we are glad to announce that we are launching the best version of Iro Hero. Let's call it "Iro Hero Players' Cut".

Here's the list of improvements:
- Small graphic improvements for Iro's ship. Turbines on both sides.
- Faster pace: We have increased the speed of the ship for more than 50%. Now it feels really fast, improving the chances to survive while avoiding enemy fire. The speed of the player's shots has also been increased accordingly, and so has the shooting rate. Players will feel much more powerful now.
- Improved difficulty ramp: Ok, still an arcade and still hard. Iro Hero will always be a challenge you should feel proud to accomplish. But we have made minor changes through all 9 levels to have a better balance in general, and have completely redone the first four levels in order to have a better difficulty ramp. Iro Hero was never unfair to the player, but we have also put a special effort to avoid certain extremely hard moments in levels 8 and 9.
- Possibility of spamming shots manually. Though it was already possble to do it, some players stated that it was hardly noticeable. We have listened to them, and though the autoshoot is still there, if you want to spam shoots manually in order to increase your shooting rate, you can do it and take advantage of it!

We are really glad about the comments received, and absolutely happy to be back with this update. We will keep listening to the players. So please, let us know your thoughs, and more important, let us know if you are enjoying the challenge!
Nothing could make us happier.
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Reviews

“Iro Hero es un juego que podría haber llegado perfectamente hace treinta años, y aún así sigue encajando bien. A veces deja una sensación familiar que nos hace pensar que llevamos jugando toda la vida, pero sus añadidos en forma de historia y sobre todo la novedad de cambiar la polarización de nuestra nave, son alicientes que le enseñan a algunos juegos muy bien valorados como podrían haber hecho las cosas.”
7.9 – IGN Spain

“Son gameplay précis et nerveux en fait un excellent jeu qui vous donnera du fil à retordre avec ses changements de polarité et sa difficulté croissante qui ajoute pas mal de nouveautés au concept original.”
80 – Switch fan

“Iro Hero is a great and challenging retro shoot-em-up. So if you’re into hard retro shmup games, then look no further than Iro Hero!”
4/5 – The Gaming Ground

About This Game

In a world where humans are used as power supplies, only one man has the will to change it all!


Iro Hero is a vertical shoot ’em up with beautiful pixel art graphics inspired by many old-school classics. Staged across 9 action-packed levels, Iro Hero features a unique and fresh four-color polarity system, with interactive elements, puzzles, color zones, weapon upgrades and special skills to unlock.

The action takes place in 2306, a century after the Nyagu taught mankind how to obtain electricity from their inner energy. Enterprises started to exploit humans in farms to produce energy. What had started as a gift became a curse, reducing people to nothing more than simple power supplies... Only when his mother dies in one of these farms, Iro realizes he has the power to change the order of things.

Features

  • A four-color polarity system, emphasizing risk vs reward gameplay where you charge up your powers in matching colors.
  • Discover an exciting story that takes place across 9 action-packed levels.
  • Encounter 10 different types of enemies with more than one hundred different behaviors.
  • Defeat 10 final bosses in the vein of classic arcades.
  • Unlock special skills, offering many creative and strategic options.
  • Acquire upgrades to increase the firepower and capabilities of your spaceship.
  • Rise to the top of the online leaderboards.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7, 64 bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Grapics 4600
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10, 64 bit
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core CPU or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750/Radeon r7 260X or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.9
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.12 or higher
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core CPU or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750/Radeon R7 260X or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit or higher
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Dual Core CPU or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 750/Radeon R7 260X or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 700 MB available space

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