Home Computing Weekly


Author: K.I.
Publisher: Activision
Machine: Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #85

In Hero, you control a small man with a jetpack on his back. Pushing the joystick up will cause him to move up while tapping it will allow him to hover. Left and right movement can be created by making him fly or run.

The object of the game is to get through a series of caverns, running along platforms and flying through chutes until you come to a miner whom you rescue. At this point you are awarded points according to your time taken and how well you did. On the way through the caverns you should avoid or kill various meanies; try not to smash the lamps and keep off the lava walls.

You will frequently come across a rock wall blocking your way, which you can shoot or blow up, depending on how much time and dynamite you have left. Bonus points are awarded for getting to the miner in a short time and for the amount of dynamite you have left.

The graphics are slightly unclear. Too much detail has been added, although it does look quite good.


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