Atari A to Z: H.E.R.O.

Activision were a prolific developer back in the days of the Atari 2600 and Atari 8-bit computers, with many of their most well-regarded games making the jump from one platform to the other.

One particularly beloved example is H.E.R.O., a game that some see as a spiritual precursor to open-structure 2D platform games such as Metroid.

Whether or not you believe that, the adventures of Roderick “R.” Hero remain a jolly good time even today, so let’s go have some fun!

Atari A to Z

One thought on “Atari A to Z: H.E.R.O.”

  1. Describing HERO as a precursor to games such as Metroid is really interesting – I normally think of the Atari 8bit as just a little too ahead in it’s life for many of these genre defining platform games that the NES, etc later excelled at. It’s such a great game too I think it’s deserving of that praise. 🙂

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