Friday, March 15, 2019

Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II

Ironsword, the sequel to 1987's Wizards & Warriors, is a Nintendo Entertainment system game developed by  Zippo games (which at the time of release was then part of Rare Ltd. I believe) and published by Acclaim Entertainment in 1989. Having never played the game I don't know too much about it other than who appears on the game's box cover and that's actually the reason I'm posting this today. It's a bit of a stretch I suppose since he had nothing to do with the actual development but today is Fabio's 60th birthday. Fabio Lanzoni is a model/actor who became well known in the '90s for appearing on the covers of numerous romance novels, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter commercials, and an unfortunate roller coaster accident with a goose. He dressed up in classic warrior attire to grace the Ironsword box cover and that's also the cover of the first issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) that I purchased so it tends to be rather memorable for myself.

I've got scans from EGM #2 (which I acquired a few years ago) and the aforementioned issue #3. The second issue has the game's review where the four members of the review crew scored it an 8, 8, 7, and 7. It was named game of the month in the third issue by The U.S. National Video Game Team and received a three-page article.

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