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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 NES and helicopters.
Heavy Barrel NES Fighting soldier...
Heavy Barrel NES Starting mission
Heavy Barrel NES Japan Title screen

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


Alternate Titles

  • "Johnny Turbo's Arcade: Heavy Barrel" -- Nintendo Switch title
  • "ヘビーバレル" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Aug 03, 2008 B+ 83
Defunct Games Jan 23, 2010 80 out of 100 80
Video Game Den May 19, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Jul 24, 2017 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1990 28 out of 40 70
Retro Archives Sep 17, 2018 12.5 out of 20 62
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Apr, 2012 C+ 58


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Kabushi (230052) added Heavy Barrel (NES) on Dec 24, 2004
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3231), Kam1Kaz3NL77 (177941), chirinea (45583) and Kabushi (230052)