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There’s really little to be disappointed about with Assault Heroes. It’s only 800 MS Points, and is on par with (if not better than) any of the arcade-style ports that have come out for the Xbox or Xbox 360. Download this one if you and a friend are looking to relive the quarter stacking days, or if you simply want a break from the cerebral gameplay that seems to dominate the next-gen era.
When it comes down to it, Assault Heroes is one of the best arcade games on the XBLA and, for many, it may be the single best arcade game available. While not legendary in length or completely memorable for years to come, the awesome action is coupled with a great coop mode that will give the game serious legs. The gameplay is solid and textbook shmup, and the variety of the campaign will keep it interesting for more than a few complete play-throughs. Plus, there's something for everyone. The casual gamer, the one arcade is aiming at, will find a fun game that will tickle his or her shooter fancy. For the hardcore gamer, the difficulty and extensive coop will facilitate a nice break from all the Gears of War and Rainbow Six: Vegas. You really can't go wrong.
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Assault Heroes is easily one of the best original Xbox Live Arcade titles to date; the graphics are awesome, the action is intense and the gameplay is tough but enjoyable. Unlike all those old school Live Arcade games that get released with their original dated graphics with a few tweaks, Assault Heroes feels like a classic arcade game but with awesome graphics and effects. There's a lot to love here, and this game would easily warrant a score of 90 if it wasn't for the totally broken Xbox Live co-operative play. Given how long it takes to get through QA and for Microsoft to certify an Arcade title, the mind boggles as to how such a glaring glitch can slip through.
Wer auf Action-Spiele der alten Schule steht, bekommt hier in einer modernen Verpackung genau das serviert, was er erwartet: Schnörkelloses Gameplay, satte Action, massig Explosionen. Mehr gibt es in Assault Heroes nicht, mehr braucht es aber auch nicht um zu überzeugen. Schnell, bunt, laut – Viel Action für wenig Geld!
Assault Heroes ist eine echte Bereicherung für Xbox-Live Arcade und die Xbox 360. Das Gameplay macht irre viel Spaß, die Grafik ist ordentlich und auch der Sound schleudert euch bombastisch entgegen. Falls ihr auf viel Action, mit reichlich Explosionen steht, dann dürfte Assault Heroes eure erste Wahl auf dem Xbox-Live Arcade Marktplatz sein.
With each week (except a few where Microsoft held out on us), XBLA gets more and more offerings. And your points can now go to buying and renting music and movies, (respectively), too. But Assault Heroes is one of the best things XBLA has to offer. It's got a very fun co-op, a good set of achievements, and replayability that isn't present in many XBLA games. No shooter fan should miss it.
Assault Heroes stands right alongside Geometry Wars, Small Arms and Uno as one of the most enjoyable games available on Xbox Live Arcade. Shooter fans shouldn’t think twice about coughing up the 800 points for the download, and anyone with an Xbox Live account should at least give the free demo a shot.
Not quite the new Geometry Wars then (or the new anything-older), but a solid effort, and definitely one of the best original Xbox Live Arcade titles since Bizarre's opener. Ditch the pub, grab a friend, and it's a solid evening's entertainment. Indeed, I could do with more of this, please, developer men. Why not try a platform game next? There's only been one, right? Tomb Rider? Or something? Hello?
Custando 800 Microsoft Points (US$ 10), "Assault Heroes" talvez seja o melhor custo benefício da Xbox Live Arcade. Busca inspiração nos jogos da década de 80, mas tem atrativos para prender jogadores que ingressaram recentemente no mundo do entretenimento eletrônico. Tem ação de sobra para fisgar jogadores solitários, mas se torna mais atraente quando o fardo de salvar o mundo é dividido com um companheiro. Para os mais espirituosos, até mesmo o enfadonho enredo pode ser visto como uma paródia da era dourada dos fliperamas. "Assault Heroes" transveste os clássicos jogos de tiro 2D com roupa de nova geração, mas é para quem se amarra no gênero.
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The game feels extremely short on the first run through. Most folks will be able to knock out the entire campaign on normal difficulty well under two hours. Even when completing all of the extra underground missions, players will find themselves wanting more levels to devour. The problematic co-op mode doesn’t add much to the experience, unless achievements are your goal. Beyond that, the only reason to keep playing is to reach the top of the high score leaderboard. As far as value is concerned, the game should have included double the amount of levels or perhaps reduced the price of the game in its current state. Anyone interested in this arcade shooter should definitely demo this title first.
While Assault Heroes has its roots firmly in the past, it’s one of the more entertaining original offerings on the Xbox Live Arcade service. While not as intense as many would hope, it can still manage to excite even the most jaded gamers. Assault Heroes is a prime example of taking old concepts and making them feel new and exciting again.