I’d be lying if I said I knew about Steel Empire or Empire of Steel prior to the 3DS remake. However if what I’ve read is accurate, Sega Genesis owners coveted this shoot ’em up that Megadrive owners enjoyed outside of the US. Steel Empire is a shoot ’em up that takes place over 7 lengthy levels with 4 difficulty options. You can choose from 2 different ships and acquire power-ups to take on the numerous enemies and bosses. The directions you shoot in are binary much like the level scrolling. In addition to the campaign there are training and replay modes. These definetly come in hand if you wish to play the levels proficiently. Steel Empire is a fun shoot ’em up but I can’t really recommend that people who weren’t salivating over it in the 90s spend $30 on it now.
Recommendation: Worth a buy on sale – fantastic experience but price tag is a bit steep
Full Disclosure: This game was provided to GameEnthus by the publisher.
Developer: Starfish 3D
Platform(s): Nintendo 3DS, 2DS, New 3DS XL, 3DS XL
Worth a buy – paying full price for fans of the series or genre makes sense – often includes a caveat
Worth a buy on sale – not quite full price worthy but close, – often includes a caveat
No – borrow it if you must play it
Please no – Don’t waste any time and/or money on it