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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (28 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Woodgrain Wonderland (Apr 05, 2017)
I can’t quite put my finger on what makes H.E.R.O. so fun – all I know is that it makes me want to hit the reset switch every time my game ends. Not out of frustration (well, most of the time anyway) but out of the pure joy of playing again. For this it warrants a perfect grade.
100 (Sep, 2007)
Da mir dieses Spiel so gut gefällt, kam ich nicht umhin mir die ursprüngliche Ausgabe für den Atari 2600 anzuschauen. Die Grafik ist etwas klobiger und einfacher, die bedrückende Atmosphäre spürt man aber auch hier. Spielerisch lässt sich dagegen kein Unterschied feststellen. H.E.R.O. ist und bleibt ein echter Evergreen!
neXGam (Nov 08, 2014)
Kapelle, bitte einen Tusch! Hier kommt einer der größten VCS Klassiker zu seiner Vorstellung! Die Rede ist von Activision Machwerk H.E.R.O das nicht umsonst auch heute unter Fans noch Kultstatus genießt.
The Atari Times (Dec 16, 2003)
I don’t remember much about my junior high days (1997-1990) except bad hair and being mad at people a lot, but I DO remember that my favorite stress buster was this game featuring the exploits of one Roderick Hero. His mission: to rescue stranded miners before the lava at the bottom rises up and deep-fries them all (guess they shouldn’t have dug down so far, huh.) His equipment: a propeller backpack, a laser gun, and several sticks of dynamite, though I much prefer the gear he has on the cartridge label and the instruction manual: toothbrush, razor, scissors, and probably the kitchen sink in his back pocket. A shooting game that also pokes fun at the over equipped spy/action hero thing: I like it.
HERO is undoubtedly the tastiest non-sandwich, sandwich-named game available for the Atari 2600. It was the one game that my friends couldn’t believe they were playing on the 2600 because it was (you newbies stifle your laughter) so “advanced.” So advanced that even versions for the 5200 and ColecoVision were almost identical to the original 2600 version. John Van Ryzin, did you ever know that you’re my (2600) HEROhhhhhhhhhhh? Iiiiiiiiiiiiii will alwaaaays love playing HEROhhhhhhhhhhhh on my VCS…
The Video Game Critic (Aug 30, 2005)
The stages are thoughtfully designed but repetitive in appearance. Although not as memorable as Pitfall, H.E.R.O.'s sharp graphics and interesting stages make it worth a try.
Power Play (May, 1988)
Wer sich das Modul noch nicht besorgt hat, sollte das schleunigst nachholen, Man findet auf dem VCS kaum bessere Geschicklichkeits-Spiele, die es heute noch zu kaufen gibt. Das einzige, was mich stört, ist die etwas träge Steuerung. Bis sich die Spielfigur dazu bequemt, nach oben zu fliegen, hängt sie meistens schon in der nächsten Wand. Nach einigen Rettungs-Aktionen hat man sich aber daran gewöhnt.