Terrible and choppy animation that is very substandard thanks to Rainbow Animation Group who are known for cheaply produced shows. One example includes the villain, Mandarin looking like a green alien elf man.
To add insult to injury, it also uses poorly rendered CGI for the Iron Man transformation sequences.
The Masters of the Universe-style formula of "good against evil" would have been passable for the 1980s, not in the 1990s.
Tacky and campy dialogue that is unintentionally funny.
Mediocre voice acting which sounds cheesy and hammy as they keep whispering.
The attempts at humor try to be funny, but fall flat.
Awful writing that doesn't bother adapting any of the comic books.
The music used in the show is repetitive and generic.
Lack of character development and personal conflicts.
Quite large amount of plot holes.
The character designs are at least good.
There are some likable characters.
While the music is repetitive and generic it can be a bit catchy sometimes, but it depends on your point of view.
The show's second season has a huge improvement over this season.
The show was paired with the Fantastic Four 90s show in a package known as the Marvel Action Hour.
Starting with the second season, Marvel Productions switched animation houses and the series got a new look, feel, and direction. While Fantastic Four: The Animated Series (1994) was revamped with John Buscema in mind, the crew did not have another particular artist in mind for "Iron Man". They went for a more graphic and streamlined approach to the series.