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Heavy Nova (Genesis)

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In an era of frequent alien attacks, the Earth has a unified Government, which relies on a line of cyborgs known as the Heavy Dolls for defense. The greatest of these are known as the Heavy Nova, a title earned by passing a rigorous training regime.

You are taking on the simulated proving grounds, which are split into two styles of alternating action. In the first you must progress (initially purely horizontally, though later with vertical flick-scrolling as well) through a hostile environment of enemies, bombs and traps, gaining points for doing it quickly and with lots of energy left. Initially you can fly and kick as needed.

Once this section is complete, you move on to one-on-one combat of the Street Fighter 2 style. The early foes have far less energy than you begin with. As you progress through the game, you are awarded extra attacking moves, in a manner similar to Brutal: Paws of Fury.


Heavy Nova Genesis New moves are awarded as you go
Heavy Nova Genesis Watch out for the bolts
Heavy Nova Genesis Ready for the one-on-one
Heavy Nova Genesis Section 3- movement is not purely horizontal

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Alternate Titles

  • "ヘビーノバ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews Aug 24, 2009 5 out of 10 50
Game Zero May, 1992 47 out of 100 47
Entertainment Weekly Jun 12, 1992 D+ 33
Thunderbolt Games Jan 27, 2009 1 out of 10 10
The Video Game Critic Jun 04, 2006 F 0


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Martin Smith (66862) added Heavy Nova (Genesis) on Apr 06, 2006
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