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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
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
200 products in account
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
244 products in account
1 review
1.4 hrs on record
This is a game I, almost sad to say, looked forward to. It looked decent enough and it was only a couple of bucks (I bought it on sale, by the way). What I got was a rather clunky experience that I only enjoyed with a friend, but not alone. I'll list out my problems below:

Controls: For the most part, the controls responded to my inputs. For some reason, my controls gave out on the third tutorial. It seems as though control of your helicopter freaks out sporadically. However, those times are few and far between, so the controls are alright at best in my opinion.

Game Play: Lackluster. There is no real sense of where you're supposed to aim at the enemies and overall it seems like the one thing I look for in a game, bores me to death. Also, the helicopters you get to chooses from don't even feel different in the slightest.

Powerups: I add this because when an arcade game comes along, there is bound to be powerups found. However, most of the time, I don't know what they do. Some are self-explanitory, but other don't make any sense. If there was a system that told me or at least some kind of instruction, I would be fine with it.

Voice Acting: This is one part of the game I like solely for the reason it sounds like early PS1 english voice dubbing.

Soundtrack: Forgettable. Sometimes non-exsistent.

3/10. This game is a lackluster experience unless you have a friend along. If this was a comepletely single-player experience, it would score lower. All in all, do NOT buy this game.
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
787 products in account
4 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
I feel like this game was made by gangstas of the past. With constant one-liners and punchlines like "Die, you terrorist dog" and then "Gee, I'm so sorry" being spouted continously, I start hoping that the army faction I'm representing in this game loses!

Only pro-point there is, is that it works with my Logitech X3D Pro off the bat.
Posted: March 11th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
85 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Do not buy this, not even on sale. Outdated graphics, I can understand given that it is an old release. What makes it unenjoyable is that the game is more of a rail shooter where you are forced to follow a specific course and if you overshot items to pick up, there is no reversing for it. The sensitivity of speed control is way off and often at times, I find myself crashing into mountain sides, or passing enemies too quickly to clear all of them.
Posted: June 12th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
215 products in account
4 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
Hope you love entering registration codes, because that's what you'll do over and over and over and over... Obviously, this slumlord publisher doesn't even believe it when you enter the registration code you get when you bought the game!

I wanted to like this game, I really did, but this piece of "Topware garbage" (ok, that's redundant) just won't let me! My first and biggest red flag should have been it was from Topware, a company which should change its name to something more appropriate, like "Crapware", "Shovelware", or "Nagware".

Once the game started (after the DX installs), the first thing I was presented with was the serial code registration screen. Upon entering the serial code, I promptly went to the "Options" area to check / change whatever, and upon backing out to what should have been the main screen, I was once again presented with the registration screen. Upon entering the code AGAIN, I then exited the game, thinking that perhaps shutting it down would save the registration code...

HOW WRONG I WAS!

After starting the game back up, I was finally greeted with a proper title screen & menu. I decided to begin the tutorial in order to find out the specifics of this game which I thought would be a nice homage to the scrolling shooters of old (Choplifter, Raiden, Sky Soldiers, Dodonpachi, etc...). Once the mission started, I was instructed to move from A to B and shoot targets for extra points. This is when I found out the only thing on my XBOX 360 wired controller the game recognized was my joystick, so I spent the entirety of the mission moving around on-screen, collecting power-ups / ammo, targeting things, and not able to shoot them. Once I "completed" the first tutorial mission, I decided to exit back to the title screen so I could check my control configuration...

AND ONCE AGAIN GOT THE REGISTRATION CODE ENTRY SCREEN!

It is at this point I gave up and rejoice that I only spent a buck or so on this lesson in terrible coding and Topware "quality".

Don't buy this. Just... don't. Get MAME instead.
Posted: February 16th, 2014
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26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
196 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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