Written by  :  rcoltrane (1415)
Written on  :  Jan 06, 2010
Platform  :  MSX
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Probably the best MSX game ever!

The Good

H.E.R.O. is one of the best games on the Atari 2600 and the MSX conversion done by Softworks is even better! You play as Roderick Hero, who has an advanced rescue equipment such as a backpack that allows you to fly through the mine's tunnels, some dynamite to blow up walls of rocks and a powerful laser beam, to kill some nasty creatures along the way, with enough power to blast walls as well in case you run out of TNT. Your objective is to rescue all of the trapped miners down there. But be careful to not break light bulbs on the way otherwise you will have to walk in the dark. And remember not to get too close to the dynamite or lava walls. The graphics and sound effects are great and detailed. H.E.R.O. is an awesome classic action game for the MSX.

The Bad

There is no background music during gameplay, only sound effects. This makes it one of the most silent games I've played.

The Bottom Line

H.E.R.O. has great graphics, nice sound effects and addictive gameplay. The controls are simple, yet hard to master in the beginning and the lack of music is not a big deal because the game is really entertaining. A true MSX classic and a 'must-have'.