Based on the cyberpunk anime "Iria: Zeiram the Animation".Hyper Iria is a late release SNES platformer that has a heavy Metroid influence in it's game design. While most of the game is platform based it also features side scrolling shooter stages.
This is one of the better platformers on the SNES. The Japanese only release required the player to be literate in Japanese to play through the game. This version is fully translated into English so that those of us who don't speak Japanese can finally enjoy this awesome game.