Heavy Barrel Reviews (NES)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
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 3.5
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Aug 03, 2008)
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 (May 19, 2010)
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 (Jan 23, 2010)
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.
As a shooter the action is constant - one of the best this year!
While the action is satisfying, the enemy types are limited and not too original. Even the enemy bosses that are encountered aren’t too exciting in design either. Graphics and sounds are adequate, but nothing to write home about. While a solid game, it lacks in some finishing touches and niceties that could have made it a bit better.
Questicle.net (Apr, 2012)
The bosses are boring machinery, the graphics are drab, and the main character walks like he has hemorrhoids; the latter is not the look you want to have as a one-man killing machine. Still, I played Heavy Barrel for a lot longer than I should have because, well, I like shooting things. There’s something to be said for releasing one’s aggression through a game, even if it doesn’t compare to other aggression-releasing masterpieces.