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  • Summary: 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.

    PRESS QUOTES

    EXTERNAL
    Website: http://traplightgames.com
    Trailer: http://tiny.cc/TheHeroTrailer
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    The Hero puts you in control of the penultimate superhero who's only challenge is to avoid being unpopular, so try not to blow up too many cars while saving babies from the zombie plague.
  2. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    While I certainly enjoyed playing all 15 levels of The Hero, I didn't finish the game with the excitement that I wanted to. Unfortunately, this was a case there the trailer was so good that it actually took away from the overall experience.
  3. Mar 20, 2011
    80
    The Hero is super easy to pick up; this low entry level and the universally appealing super hero genre tag make it an outstanding purchase for almost anyone at the suprisingly low £1.19 price tag.
  4. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    The Hero is tremendous arcade style fun.
  5. Feb 16, 2011
    80
    Sure, the slightly inexact nature of the controls make it somewhat hard to be as effective as you might be, but The Hero is still well worth checking out.
  6. Mar 6, 2011
    80
    The ultra-smooth gameplay, great graphics, and varied game elements create a chaotic experience that delights at first, but eventually plummets into frustration.
  7. Feb 16, 2011
    75
    Overall, The Hero will have you clamoring for more as you will feel you need to save the city from more ill wills.

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