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H.E.R.O.

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
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3.9
Commodore 64
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4.1
ZX Spectrum
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3.9

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - 2600 (AUS):

    PERIL IS MY MIDDLE NAME

    "Roderick Hero here (R. Hero to my associates), President and Chief Executive Officer of H.E.R.O., Inc., inviting you to join me in a tricky maze of mine shafts rife with the kind of danger we daring types only dream of. Until now, that is!

    "Think o fit: miners trapped in a mountain bubbling with lava rivers and magma deposits, mine shafts crawling with vile vermin, all lethal to the touch. Oh, it's just too awful--and too exciting!

    "I'm armed with equipment of my own invention. My Prop-pack carries me to ever deeper depths, while I zap creepy critters with my Microlaser Beam. Dynamite demolishes walls that get in my way. If my supply lasts, that is. And my power.

    "Did I mention the terrible tentacles that loom up out of lava? Or the massive walls that can crush me? What about the raft I ride on? Oh, never mind. Come along, and make yourself useful".

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jun 21, 2007.

Activision Catalog 1984:
    I had been traveling farther south. Word came from a nearby village of a terrible mine of disaster. Many miners were trapped with no means of escape. The closer I came to the site, the warmer the ground felt beneath my feet. Then, as the villagers assisted with my gear and shouted a chorus of encouragement, I suddenly realized. I was being lowered, not merely into a mineshaft, but - a volcano.

    John Van Ryzin's classic rescue adventure. For Atari, Commodore 64, and Apple II Series computers. Also for ColecoVision, Adam, Atari 5200 and 2600.

    Contributed by RKL (5613) on Dec 15, 2003.

Activision Catalog - Winter / Spring 1984 - (2600 version):
    Miners are trapped in molten heat! With the aid of your compact power-pack, you must come to the rescue! Fly through the red-hot mine, blast through magma walls, flow down lava rivers and zap volcanic vermin with your micro-laser beam! H.E.R.O. - pure dynamite for the Atari 2600!

    Contributed by RKL (5613) on Dec 15, 2003.

Back Cover - C64:

    TROUBLE IN THE TUNNELS!

    Desperate miners trapped!
    Will these tunnels be their tombs?
    Rod Hero is their last hope!
    His Prop-pack powers him into the mine shafts - and peril!

    Zap crazed creatures!

    Demolish dead-ends with dynamite!

    Lethal challenges on all sides - vile vermin...bubbling lava rivers...molten magma deposits...trailing tentacles...crushing walls!

    Time eats away at power and ammo! Make your move!

    Contributed by Jeanne (75617) on Nov 16, 2003.