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In an era of frequent alien attacks, the Earth has a unified Government, which relies on a line of cyborgs known as the Heavy Dolls for defense. The greatest of these are known as the Heavy Nova, a title earned by passing a rigorous training regime.

You are taking on the simulated proving grounds, which are split into two styles of alternating action. In the first you must progress (initially purely horizontally, though later with vertical flick-scrolling as well) through a hostile environment of enemies, bombs and traps, gaining points for doing it quickly and with lots of energy left. Initially you can fly and kick as needed.

Once this section is complete, you move on to one-on-one combat of the Street Fighter 2 style. The early foes have far less energy than you begin with. As you progress through the game, you are awarded extra attacking moves, in a manner similar to Brutal: Paws of Fury.


Heavy Nova Genesis Watch out for the bolts
Heavy Nova Genesis Getting a lock on
Heavy Nova SEGA CD From the intro: Our hero emerges
Heavy Nova Genesis Main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "ヘビーノバ" -- Japanese spelling

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA CD Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80 Genesis Aug 24, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Game Zero Genesis May, 1992 47 out of 100 47
Entertainment Weekly Genesis Jun 12, 1992 D+ 33 SEGA CD Jan 02, 2014 3 out of 10 30
Power Play SEGA CD Jan, 1993 1 out of 5 20
Thunderbolt Games Genesis Jan 27, 2009 1 out of 10 10
The Video Game Critic Genesis Jun 04, 2006 F 0


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