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HELI HEROES updates the old-school "shoot'em up" arcade machine games to new dimensions on today's PCs. You command an AH-64 Apache Longbow or a Russian Hokum helicopter. The goal is to fly through various levels and carry out the mission objectives.
Release Date: Jan 30, 2002
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“Whatever the case, Heli Heroes, with its old concept and new make-up, presents an interesting pass-time, not only for the old side-scroller-shoot-em-up game fans.”
80 – Actiontrip

“Heli Heroes is the perfect shot of adrenaline in between - during the break, at work, at home, alone or with a friend on one PC.”
80 – 4Players

“Heli Heroes is the ideal game to relax. The great graphics and the easy control make this game a real hit, which you can enjoy alone or together with your friend.”
89.5 – PC Playersclub

About the Game

HELI HEROES updates the old-school "shoot'em up" arcade machine games to new dimensions on today's PCs. You command an AH-64 Apache Longbow or a Russian Hokum helicopter. The goal is to fly through various levels and carry out the mission objectives. During the missions you will find different types of weapons and additional offensive and defensive systems. The game's look and feel is made up of a 3D landscape that you fly your helicopter over, through and into. The mix of reality and Sci-Fi missions vary from destroying Iraqi oilfields up to fighting against the "Big Boss" enemies in Alaska.

STORY

It all started, not with a bang, but with a whimper…

Revolution Now, the most formidable terrorist group in existence, is on the brink of creating a new world order. Your challenge, if you are crazy enough to accept, is to defeat them at all costs.

Commanding an AH-64 Apache Longbow or a Russian Hokum helicopter - your goal is to fly through various levels and carry out the mission objectives. During your adventures in HELI HEROES you will find different types of weapons, bonus objects and additional offensive and defensive systems. The very survival of the world depends on you: it is time to take the challenge, and put an end to global terrorism - an end to Revolution Now.

FEATURES:

  • Fast and fun to play - packed with intense action and breathtaking explosions and particle effects
  • 30 day and night missions with varying weather conditions
  • Easy to understand missions with clear-cut goals
  • Units and weapons from the real world with a wide variety of ammunition types
  • Defense systems: decoys, additional armor and stealth
  • Fuel and ammunitions limits to test flying strategies
  • Intuitive control: No need to learn complex menus, keys or unit lists
  • Support for nearly all pads and joysticks
  • Single Player and Companion Mode for 2-player simultaneous games
  • Resolutions from 640x480 up to 2048x1800 in 32 bit color depth
  • Internet competition and campaign mode
  • EyeSave Mode™ Technolgy
  • Musical Score and Sound FX in Dolby Digital 5.1

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with TnL support and 32 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel or AMD Single Core CPU 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with TnL support and 64 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard and Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
171 products in account
1 review
0.1 hrs on record
This is not at all what I was expecting. I thought it would be more like Desert Strike on the SNES/PS. Controls and gameplay were not very enjoyable. Graphics settings also didn't stick so it was playing at an extremely low resolution.

It's a rail based shooter that you control the speed at which you advance, but don't the ability to stop and shoot, or aim very well at a particular target. Not to be snide, but arcade games 15 years ago played a lot better, and looked better.
Posted: December 27th, 2013
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
142 products in account
3 reviews
0.5 hrs on record
I love me some arcade shooters, in all their campy gloriousness, but this one was not fun for me. I'm pretty forgiving of this genre, but this one has some flaws that annoyed the crap out of me. It has terrible overused one-liners and non-intuitive level navigation. I'm ok with one-liners, but when you have one for EVERY single defeated enemy, and random map desstructible, then it gets really old. Especially when you light up a grove of trees, and then you hear, "Die terrorists!" and 9 other equally engrossing one liners. Even some of the training levels were tough to navigate. One such level required that you defeat all enemies, but took me about 30 minutes of trial and error to reach some obscure corner to destroy some benign weapons cache to win. Overall, the graphics are decent, but gameplay has some flaws. If they fixed these quirks I'd say it still remains a mediocre shooter.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
60 products in account
1 review
0.5 hrs on record
Worst game I've ever bought. Thought it might be like those old helicopter games (desert strike etc), turned out to be nothing like them. Linear, repetitive, unimaginative and boring gameplay with so few features you are left in awe of how terrible it is. If you are looking for a soulcrushing in depth experience of how bad a game can turn out, buy this game, if not, don't waste your money. Bought it on sale for near nothing, still not worth it. Bleh.
Posted: December 5th, 2013
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
319 products in account
361 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
I can't remember buying this, but apparantly I must have thought it looked cool like a SNES game. I just tried it and for $2.50 it's not worth even that because it's an incredibly linear rail shooter and where you fly depends on which way the camera turns. It's incredibly crappy. But it's fun for maybe fifteen minutes. Which can also be said about Josh Holmes mother. But I'm not saying anything that everyone doesn't already know.
Posted: November 4th, 2013
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
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3 reviews
0.6 hrs on record
Wow...what a sad game. I was thinking it would be something different. The controls from the keyboard are awkward and awful. The voice acting was equally terrible. Not even unique at all!! I would NOT recommend this game at all!!!
Posted: March 7th, 2014
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