Assault Heroes


As the only surviving members of an elite special forces unit, it is up to you to find the secret underground lab. Go the mission alone or fight side-by-side with your fellow comrade. More than ever, your military training, weapons handling and quick mobility will be the deciding factor in this do or die mission. Reveal the truth about the classified weapons program.

In Assault Heroes, a top-down shooter, you primarily control the MK1, a futuristic ATV vehicle armed with a minigun, flak cannon and flame thrower with unlimited ammo. Your goal is to destroy various types of enemies as well as occasional out-of-this-world bosses. Enemies range from infantry units to heavily armored vehicles on land, water in the air. You'll collect upgrades for each of your three weapons and pickups such as grenades, nukes and homing missiles to upgrade your vehicle's firepower. You can also (and sometimes must) leave your vehicle to take on enemies on foot. In that case, you only have a basic machine gun, but can also throw grenades and even detonate nukes. Damage to your vehicle or foot soldier is auto-repaired over time or can be instantly repaired by picking up repair/health pick-ups which occasionally appear.

The game consists of five Zones, each with multiple Areas (check-points). The first four zones each have an optional underground bunker which can only be explored on foot and yield an extra life if you manage to complete it. In Zone 3 of the game, which takes entirely place on the water (except for its underground bunker), you'll control the GRV1, the MK1's speedboat equivalent, as well as a jet ski as an alternative for going on foot. You can play the game solo or partner up with a friend to play as two heroes together.

Assault Heroes, developed by Wanako Games, was originally released as an Xbox Live Arcade title on December 13 2006. A Microsoft Windows retail version was released on October 23, 2007, and the PS3 version was added to the PlayStation Network on January 28, 2010, published by Konami exclusively in the United States. The sequel Assault Heroes 2, also developed by Wanako and published by Vivendi, was released on May 14, 2008 for the Xbox 360 (XBLA) and Cloud (OnLive).

External links

- Assault Heroes at MobyGames
- Assault Heroes at Wikipedia