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.