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Heavy Barrel (NES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (7 votes) 3.4

The Press Says

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The Video Game Critic
The gun actually looks more like an oversized rolling pin, but Heavy Rolling Pin would have sucked as a title. Heavy Barrel's graphics are average at best, and sometimes it's hard to tell where the floors end and the walls begin. The music however features multi-part electronic melodies that get your adrenaline pumping. It sounds like every NES tune I've ever heard, and it's great. Heavy Barrel isn't very original, but takes a winning formula and adds a cool twist.
Video Game Den
Although Heavy Barrel is not as smooth and polished as the arcade game (it definitively shows up the Famicom hardware limitations in places), it is still a hell of a ride and anyone who loves run-n-gunners should pick it up.
Defunct Games
This may not be the best version of Heavy Barrel, but the NES port is certainly worth playing. The game definitely knows what is good and bad about this oversaturated genre, and it makes the best of the trappings. I enjoyed the variety of levels, the brief stories between levels and how well everything fit together. This may not be the best NES shooter on the market, but you won't go wrong with Heavy Barrel.