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The Hero, now available

By Callum Webster, on March 8, 2010

Chillingo has released a neat looking superhero game; save the world from your iPhone for only £1.19!
The game should be on it's way to the US stores shortly...

Preview Video:

App Info:

Take to the skies and live the high life as a muscle-bound, superhero playboy. Catch falling babies, douse towering infernos, battle giant insects and thwack thieving crooks as you amass ever-increasing fame and adulation. The Hero is a lightning-fast arcade romp that sizzles with comic book style, sassy characters and superhuman gameplay.

Story:

Though his true identity is unknown, the one they call The Hero lives the fast-track, whirlwind life of an A-list celebrity. Speeding from world-threatening crises to world famous interviews, he's a deliciously enigmatic mystery to his adoring fans and a fearsome force of destruction to his enemies.

The Hero's arch-nemesis, the deranged evil screwball Dr. Hubbub, is at large once again and bent on taking over the world's glitziest cities in a maelstrom of chaos and all out bedlam. As the world teeters on the brink of catastrophe, the Chief and his voluptuous secretary, Miss Rose, turn to The Hero to save the world from the diabolical plans of the nefarious Dr. Hubbub.

Gameplay:

Fly to the rescue, arcing gracefully through gorgeous cityscapes as you speed to the aid of scores of helpless victims. Call upon Freeze, Boom and Zapp powers to wallop Dr. Hubbub's evil henchmen into submission.

Fill the Fame meter and The Hero's ego by dishing out high fives to your adoring fans as you soar past their windows.

Features:

  • Gameplay Modes: Fight Dr. Hubbub's crime wave in cities around the world in Campaign Mode, or battle an endless onslaught of sinister villains in Survival Mode.
  • Three Super Powers: Freeze, Boom and Zapp! for dispatching nameless minions in style.
  • Over 20 Different Enemy Units: Powerful clashes ranging from snake bots and satellites to zombies and the military.
  • Over 20 (slightly) Insane Awards: Boast about your superhero flair by unlocking new achievements and awards - including one that involves electrocuting a baby!
  • Two Difficulty Levels: Dismantle Dr. Hubbub's evil empire at your own pace in Easy mode, or go after hard-earned fame and fortune in Hard mode.
  • Two Control Options: Choose between a d-pad or tilt controls to maneuver The Hero on his daring, crime fighting antics.
  • Classic 2D Visuals complete with frenetic screen-filling battles lushly detailed cities all served up in a vivid comic book style.
  • Save four international metropolises from Dr. Hubbub's chaotic attempts at world domination.
  • 15 Campaign Levels: Tackle a dizzying range of different objectives and challenges.
  • Online Leader Boards: Showcase your superhuman gaming powers by posting your sky-high scores online.
  • Hip toe-tapping soundtrack by renowned electro artist JESSE.
  • Enhanced mode for iPhone 3GS owners, boosting The Hero's already lightening fast speeds to 60 frames per second.

Get the game on iTunes (UK)


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