- Summary: Double Kick Heroes mixes a shoot'em up with a rhythm game. You must survive on the highway to hell by killing monsters with your gundillac. Only the power of METAL can save your band.
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Nintendo Switch Indie Highlights - January 2019
Aug 12, 2020Double Kick Heroes is a great little game for fans of bashing their buttons and keys along with fast-paced heavy metal, and the zombie aesthetic feels well handled. I like how you’re able to adjust the game a bit to make for a more enjoyable experience that you can handle, and I’d hope to see more guest bands joining to fold in Hellgate. It’s a game that does sometimes feel unforgiving and you should probably get your hand muscles worked up in preparation.
CD-ActionDec 18, 2020Double Kick Heroes is a very interesting arcade rhythm game with cool pixel art, great soundtrack, and fun references to real-life rock musicians. Unfortunately, some poor design choices spoiled the overall experience for me. User interface items that you need to focus on to stay alive are too tiny and therefore tire the eyes very quickly. I had to take breaks every 20 minutes, because I simply couldn’t concentrate any longer. [12/2020, p.72]
Aug 17, 2020Double Kick Heroes is an original experience with strong foundations and lot of love. Unfortunately, all that love and dedication cannot mask the problem of its main mechanics and, although this is far from ruining the game, it is a discomfort that takes a long time for the player to get used to.
Game World Navigator MagazineNov 18, 2020Only the game’s overall idea deserves some praise, but its execution fell short: the controls are messed up, and uneven beat doesn’t make it more enjoyable.[Issue#249, p.59]
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Apr 2, 2018Double Kick Heroes is a friend to all manner of gamer, headbanger or not. It’s wonderful tracks, post-apocalyptic backdrop, and various features boost the fun factor well beyond your typical rhythm experience. While I don’t consider the IP to be anything groundbreaking, Headbang Club clearly has an audience in mind. I’d say they’ve managed to cater to that audience and then some. [Early Access Review]