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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 Zeebo This tank is the first boss.
Heavy Barrel Arcade Spread shot
Heavy Barrel Arcade Boss fight
Heavy Barrel NES and helicopters.

Promo Images

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


Alternate Titles

  • "霹雳神兵" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "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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The Controls Are Unforgivable Nintendo Switch Paul Lynn (4)

Critic Reviews

Video Game Den NES May 19, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Defunct Games NES Jan 23, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES May, 1990 28 out of 40 70 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
Video Chums Nintendo Switch May 18, 2020 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 NES Apr, 2012 C+ 58
Retro Archives Apple II Sep 17, 2018 10 out of 20 50


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