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Heavy Weapon is a cartoonish side-scrolling action game where you control a single tank fighting waves of opponents. Driving to the right over flat terrain at a constant speed, the tank can move left or right while the sky is filled with aircraft such as jets, helis, zeppelins, bombers and missiles. Projectiles need to be avoided or taken out. Some friendly planes will pass and drop power-ups to improve speed, gun power or shield, or provide nukes, rockets, a laser, rapid fire or spread fire. During each level, enemies will drop parts of a mega laser weapon. If the four parts are found, an extremely powerful laser beam is added to your arsenal for a short time.

The turret can be aimed 180 degrees, using the right analog stick (Xbox 360) or the mouse (Windows). To position the tank on the screen, you move the mouse left or right (Windows) or use the left analog stick (Xbox 360). The game offers 2 modes. The first is Mission mode where you travel to different countries to take out an increasingly difficult amount of enemies, with a boss at the end of each level. The Xbox 360 version offers cooperative play for up to 4 people.

The other mode is Survival, where you need to play as long as possible without dying. For the Xbox 360 version, online Survival is split up into War Party (keep respawning as long as someone else is alive) and Arms Race (all players start with three lives only). After each mission, you get to upgrade your tank with rockets, a flak cannon, defense orbs, a laser or homing missiles. Additionally, there is the Boss Rush mode (Xbox 360 only), unlocked after finishing the Mission mode, where you need to defeat all 19 bosses after each other.


Heavy Weapon Deluxe Xbox 360 Fire a nuke to destroy all on-screen enemies!
Heavy Weapon Deluxe Xbox 360 Take on a battleship!
Heavy Weapon Deluxe Windows Title screen
Heavy Weapon Deluxe Zeebo The fourth boss, War Wrecker, uses ("I came in like") a wrecking ball to attack.

Promo Images

Heavy Weapon Deluxe Screenshot
Heavy Weapon Deluxe Screenshot
Heavy Weapon Deluxe Screenshot
Heavy Weapon Deluxe Screenshot


Alternate Titles

  • "Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank" -- Xbox 360 title
  • "Heavy Weapon" -- Alternate title

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Critic Reviews

Binary Joy Windows Feb 26, 2008 4.5 out of 5 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90 Windows Mar 28, 2005 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jan 17, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Softonic Windows 2005 7 out of 10 70
Retro Gamer PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2009 70 out of 100 70
Hrej! Windows Nov 06, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Windows Aug 25, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67
Gamestyle PlayStation 3 Nov 04, 2009 6 out of 10 60
The Game Hoard Xbox 360 Mar 02, 2018 3 out of 7 43


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