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Heavy Barrel is a shooter with a top-down view similar to Commando and Ikari Warriors. Terrorists have seized the underground control complex of a nuclear missile site. It is up to the player to infiltrate the installation and eliminate the leader of the terrorist army before they can launch the missiles. To stop the terrorists you will need the powerful weapon Heavy Barrel. The problem is that the weapon still is in the installation. Before the fortress fell the weapon was taken apart and locked in six different storage lockers. To defeat the terrorists you must collect all keys and reassemble the weapon. The game supports co-op for two players.


Heavy Barrel Apple II Some of the first enemies you'll encounter
Heavy Barrel Arcade Title Screen.
Heavy Barrel Zeebo And there he is, the guy who's sending all these guys against me!
Heavy Barrel Apple II Battle with a large opponent, don't get shot!

Promo Images

Heavy Barrel Screenshot
Heavy Barrel Screenshot
Heavy Barrel Screenshot
Heavy Barrel Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "霹雳神兵" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Retro Classix: Heavy Barrel" -- Windows title
  • "Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Heavy Barrel" -- Nintendo Switch title
  • "ヘビーバレル" -- Japanese spelling
  • "헤비 배럴" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

The Controls Are Unforgivable Nintendo Switch Paul Lynn (4)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic NES Aug 03, 2008 B+ 83
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 80 out of 100 80 NES Jul 24, 2017 7 out of 10 70
Retro Archives Arcade Sep 17, 2018 13 out of 20 65
Retro Archives NES Sep 17, 2018 12.5 out of 20 62
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Chums Nintendo Switch May 18, 2020 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro Archives DOS Sep 17, 2018 10.5 out of 20 52
Retro Archives Apple II Sep 17, 2018 10 out of 20 50
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Apr, 1988 Unscored Unscored


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