Conclusion: Ultimately, it’s Heavy Weapons quick decision to leave all casual players in the lurch that leaves it scoring lower than it should. Throw in the fact that bosses are ridiculously dull, and the game doesn’t provide enough repetition, and the title falls short of previous Popcap creations. It’s still a solid shooter, and will have many prodding restart until the good fight has been won.
Excerpt: It's not like an arcade shooter really needs a story, but for what it's worth, here's the Heavy Weapon set-up: the Red Star forces have rolled over the free-world and in desperation the Atomic Tank is sent in to save the day … and the world. To accomplish this you basically shoot at everything that moves while dodging enemy fire and grabbing power-ups.
Excerpt: First impressions can be deceiving. You can look at something, instantly dismiss it as being worthless, and then never look at it again. The first impression that you get from PopCap’s PSN version of Heavy Weapon is a little bit like that. You load it up and head straight into the first mission, and after a somewhat average introductory sequence, you’re into the action.
Excerpt: Heavy Weapon is yet another downloadable game that debuted on XBLA long before PSN, giving PS3 owners pretty much the same game that Xboxers have been able to buy and play for a long time. This isn’t always a bad thing, and it’s still a title of worth so long as you’ve not already got the previous copy snuggled away on your 360’s hard drive and you’re a fan of a screen full of explosions.
Excerpt: Heavy Weapon: Atomic Tank is something that you wouldn�t quite expect to find on the Playstation Network. It�s a side-scrolling shoot �em up title by PopCap Games that�s you�d expect to see on flash game websites. That�s not surprising, considering that PopCap is one of the first companies to really make simple web based games succeed when everyone thought that flash games were limited to being advert supported.
Excerpt: The United States, 1986: the Soviets launch a surprise attack on the US and with little effort quickly overwhelm American forces. As all hope seems lost and the presidential advisors are telling their leader they must surrender and offer terms, he reveals their Trump Card, their last line of defence – the Atomic Tank – which will enter the Soviet home land, smash their bases and strike at the heart of the Red Army war machine.
Conclusion: Though Heavy Weapon may not a fresh, new title for PS3 owners to play, it’s still a fun, simple experience that is worth the $10 price tag, especially if you have friends with which to tackle the survival mode. Just don’t expect a lot of people play with online if you happen to not have friends around you to play with.
Excerpt: Pop Cap’s side scrolling tank game Heavy Weapon, released in 2005 on PC has finally arrived on the PSN. If you feel the need for a fix of 80’s retro gaming make Heavy Weapon your antidote indeed. The game features three offline modes, the first one being mission (campaign). The campaign features 19 levels, consisting of horde after horde of aircrafts aggressively shunting missiles at your atomic tank.
Conclusion: En résumé, Heavy Weapon est un bon petit jeu, idéal pour passer le temps et se défouler entre amis sur le PSN. Son côté rétro et sa prise en main immédiate devraient séduire les amateurs du genre. Si vous avez eu l'occasion de tâter de la version PC, vous savez à quoi vous attendre. Dans le cas contraire, l'investissement mérite réflexion. Le jeu est vendu 8 € sur le store européen.
Pros: Jouable à 4, Une action rythmée, Du challenge pour les motivés