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Heavy Unit is a typical side-scrolling shooter in which you have to fly through several levels filled with enemies, mid and end bosses. Apart from the usual power ups that increase your speed and weapons, there is also one that transforms your spaceship into a large robot that has a different weapon system.

This is the same game as Heavy Unit for Turbografx-16 but with improved graphics (more colours, bigger enemies) and sound. Levels layout is the same.


Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special Genesis Dodging large stones
Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special Genesis Title Screen
Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special Genesis This thing is indestructable
Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special Genesis A mid boss

Alternate Titles

  • "ヘビーユニット メガドライブ・スペシャル" -- Japanese spelling

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Génération 4 Feb, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1991 75 out of 100 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1991 8.2 out of 12 68
Play Time Sep, 1991 66 out of 100 66 Jun 18, 2012 6 out of 10 60
Power Play Apr, 1991 46 out of 100 46


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Mobygamesisreanimated (10752) added Heavy Unit: Mega Drive Special (Genesis) on Oct 15, 2005