HERO on the Atari 2600 by John Van Ryzin and Activision

General Information

Developer - Activision

Publisher - Activision

Release - 1984

Platform - Atari 2600

Number of players - 1P

Genre - Action, Adventure

HERO on the Atari 2600 case

H.E.R.O. (standing for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation) is a video game written by John Van Ryzin and published by Activision for the Atari 2600 in March 1984.

HERO on the Atari 2600 atari games

It was ported to the Apple II, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, MSX, and ZX Spectrum. Sega released a version of the game for its SG-1000 console in Japan in 1985. While the gameplay was identical, Sega changed the backpack from a helicopter to a jetpack.

The player uses a helicopter backpack and other tools to rescue victims trapped deep in a mine. The mine is made up of multiple screens using a flip screen style.

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