Assault Heroes

Infobox VG
title= Assault Heroes


developer= Wanako Studios
publisher= Sierra Online
released=Xbox 360:
NA December 13,2006
PC:
NA October 23,2007

genre= Top-down shooter
modes= Single player, multiplayer
platforms= Xbox 360 (XBLA), Microsoft Windows
ratings= ESRB: T
media= Retail PC: CD-ROM
Xbox 360: Download
input= Gamepad

"Assault Heroes" is an arcade-style, top-down shooter video game developed by Wanako Studios. The game has the player driving 4x4 vehicles, piloting speedboats, or proceeding on foot against enemy hoards. Players can play alone or co-operatively, including both online and offline 2-player co-operative modes.

"Assault Heroes" was originally available as an Xbox Live Arcade title for 800 Microsoft Points ($10 USD). On March 19 2008, the price dropped to 400 Microsoft Points when the game joined the Arcade Hits lineup. A Microsoft Windows retail version was released on October 23, 2007.

tory

Originally designed as an Xbox Live Arcade title, "Assault Heroes" features only minimal story elements. According to the game, the player controls "the last surviving member of an elite forces unit" searching for a secret enemy laboratory. Once located (near the end of the game), the goal is to destroy the lab and escape.

Gameplay

Over the course of the game, players battle through five progressively more difficult levels. In addition to countless lesser foes, each level generally contains several "bosses" which must be defeated in order to proceed. Using the left thumbstick to move and the right thumbstick to aim/shoot (when playing on the Xbox 360), players dodge enemy fire while inflicting damage upon foes utilizing three primary weapons:

* Minigun - A traditional machine gun with a high rate of fire.
* Flak cannon - A cannon that, while slow, can produce devastating results.
* Flamethrower - A short-ranged weapon that continuously spews flame.

Player vehicles have access to these primary weapons at all times and can switch between them with a button press. Weapons have unlimited ammunition, although the flamethrower will "cut out" briefly if used without interruption for a period of time. Each weapon can be upgraded (up to three times) by collecting an appropriate power-up during play, although upgrades are lost if the player is killed.

Vehicle health depletes when damage is taken, but slowly replenishes over time. If a vehicle is destroyed, players are not immediately killed, but are instead thrown from the vehicle and must proceed on foot. While on foot, players are exceptionally frail and have only a small machine gun with which to defend themselves. If a player lacking a vehicle survives for a certain period of time, a new vehicle is automatically delivered and can be immediately boarded. Players can also temporarily leave their vehicle of their own free will, usually to collect power-ups which are not accessible from within a vehicle.

pecial weapons

In addition to the standard weapons which vehicles are equipped with, players also have access to a limited number of "grenades" and "nukes". Grenades are "thrown" from the current position towards a crosshair, and inflict heavy damage on anything they hit. Nukes (referred to as "smart bombs" in many other titles) explode in an area around the player, causing massive carnage to everything caught within the blast radius.

Additional quantities of both weapon types can be found and collected as power-ups during the game, with grenades being substantially more plentiful than nukes.

Bonus areas

Each level features a single underground bonus area. These are accessed by entering a specially-marked structure, which then transports the player(s) into an underground bunker. While underground, players are always on foot, and hence are easily killed. However, if players do die during these bonus sections, no life is actually lost; instead, players are immediately returned to the main (above ground) level and continue as before.

At the end of each underground area is an extra life (or "1-up"), earned for successfully completing the sub-level.

Multiplayer play

When playing with two players, both players share the same screen and work co-operatively to destroy enemy forces. Players cannot harm each other directly, although they can scroll (or refuse to scroll) the screen in a manner which can be problematic for the other player. The game does not increase or otherwise change the quantity and difficulty level of enemy forces based on the presence of a second player. As a result, having a second player can make gameplay somewhat easier.

Players can play multiplayer either offline, or online via Xbox Live. When playing offline, high scores are not recorded on the leaderboards for either player if one of the players is using a local (non-Xbox Live) account.

equel

*"Assault Heroes 2"

External links

* [http://www.assaultheroesgame.com Official "Assault Heroes" website]
* [http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/a/assaultheroesxboxlivearcade/ "Assault Heroes" at Xbox.com]


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