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09-17-19 01:42 AM
Atari 2600
UPC: 473109756275

Released: 3-23-84
Players: 1

Game Genre:
Game Perspective:
3rd-Person Perspective, Platform
Genre Sport:
Genre Non-Sport:

Price Guide (USD):
Loose:  $32.20
Complete:  $89.99
New:  $49.99
Rarity:  6/10

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Rating: 8.3 (17 votes)
Plays: 7,959 M:100% F:0%
Filesize: 8kb

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H.E.R.O. Featured Review

H.E.R.O. Review by: Totts - 9.2/10

With the game H.E.R.O. from Activision I again wander along the paths of my childhood when the computer age was still so young and you took note of every small progress with glowing eyes.

At that time, so many years ago, it was Atari who often came up with new surprises that very often the amazed me. One such example being H.E.R.O, with at that time extremely delicate and attractive graphics, which were instantly enchanting.

Among the many other clunky games H.E.R.O stood out ahead of all the rest and even today when I play it I am speechless about the craftsmanship of this game. H.E.R.O is a piece of video game history, and this is not only one on the Atari that is so, although a version of the game on the Commodore is more common the Atari one is amazing to play.

The four letters of the game H.E.R.O stand for: "Helicopter Emergency Rescue
Operation". They also stand for the ‘hero’ played the game whose name is actually Roderick. With his Special helicopter like backpack propeller, he was intended to help lost miners in Mount Leone.

The risky rescue operation takes our hero Roderick armed with a Laser beam and six dynamite rods per game section to attack obstacles in his way. As a player you fly Roderick through countless bays and try to rescue a miner at the end of each game section. At the beginning, this task is really quite easy to master. With the increasing complexity of the game, one becomes increasingly aware of the burden of obeying the law of gravity, where without thrust the character is taken independently towards the floor. This will kill you instantly, especially to hit the ground or the walls coated with a deadly red substance. With limited energy reserves in mind, which are shown in a bar, and with every movement of the propeller and enabling the Laser beams consuming it you quickly start to feel the pressure and start to sweat. The pressure increases even more if you run out of dynamite, or throw it against a wall which plummets you into total darkness, in this instance claustrophobic states are then bound to happen.

Due to the great presentation of the game, you can put yourself, with a healthy dose of imagination, in the threatening situations Roderick finds himself in. As if the dangers alone already would not be sufficient, many inhabitants of the mountain such as spiders, bats, snakes make ones life harder. In later sections, you can drown in underground waters if you fail to successfully negotiate the stone pillars placed unfavourably close to the waters surface. In such cases, one can only hope that no tentacles from the dark depths shoot out and grab you.

H.E.R.O is therefore a wonderfully playful fabulous and highly imaginative game that must be played. Because I like this game so much, I am willing to ignore the fact that the graphics are somewhat chunkier and the game play a bit easier on this version than on the Commodore, as you can still feel the depressing and claustrophobic atmosphere and the playfulness of the game no different. H.E.R.O therefore remains a perennial favourite that continues to entertain even some quarter of a century on from when it was released.

H.E.R.O. Game Description

There is trouble in the mines! Volcanic activity has trapped numerous miners, and it is your job to save them. As Roderick Hero, you need to make your way through the dangerous mineshaft avoiding the dangerous creatures and lava, and find out where the miners are located before you run out of energy. To help on your mission, Roderick Hero has several useful types of equipment. A prop pack will allow you to hover and fly around the mineshaft and (hopefully) avoid the many dangers within. Your helmet features a short range microlaser beam which can be used to destroy the bats, spiders, snakes, and other creatures you'll encounter in the mines. From time to time, your path through the mine may be blocked by stone or lava walls. You begin each mission with six sticks of dynamite which can be used to destroy these obstacles (be careful you don't blow yourself up, though!) If you run out of dynamite, your laser beam can also be used to destroy the walls, though this will take longer and use up more energy. As the levels progress, the mine shaft will become longer and more maze-like, creatures will more frequently block the path, and lava walls and pools will appear which are dangerous to the touch.

H.E.R.O. Reviews

Overall 8.3    Graphics 9    Sound 6    Addictive 10    Story 4    Depth 9    Difficulty 7

Best Atari 2600 game ever.   Kabob34
This has to be my favorite Atari 2600 game, as it is fun, addicting, and it is always bringing you b...
  Graphics 9   Sound 6   Addictive 10   Story 4   Depth 9   Difficulty 7

      Review Rating: 5/5     Submitted: 10-06-12     Review Replies: 3

H.E.R.O.   Totts
With the game H.E.R.O. from Activision I again wander along the paths of my childhood when the compu...
      Review Rating: 5/5     Submitted: 02-20-12     Review Replies: 0

H.E.R.O. Highscores

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Comments for H.E.R.O.

DrRM 12-27-14 - 04:36 PM
 great game if it didn't control like a tireless car :|
pacmankid 07-13-11 - 07:49 AM
 The guy on the cover is weird.
GoldenAgeKing 06-01-11 - 12:43 AM
 H.E.R.O. Needs to be a leaderboard game! Mandatory! I got a list of other games that need to be leaderboard games too
CapnKloud 05-30-11 - 09:43 AM
 VERY clunky controls, and the game went up to level 13 on its own before i figured out how to even play. seriously, what the hell is this crap?