by PopCap Games
Heavy Weapon is PopCap Games latest offering. This game combines PopCap's typically polished sound and graphics with a gameplay that fuses their casual games with a strong dose of hard core shooter.
PopCap is best known for their frenetic puzzlers, but you won't need too much brain power to play Heavy Weapon. Nor do you need particularly swift reflexes. At first, this game is quite easy. As you quickly learn the best strategies and warm up to the controls, you'll find yourself advancing farther and farther into swarms of bombs, missiles and energy bullets until your inevitable demise. Once you've beaten the 19 missions, you can meet that inevitable demise in Survival Mode, which gives you all the enemies and power-ups in one long succession of destruction.
From the intro, which explains why there is but one lone Atomic Tank versus the entire assembled forces of evil, through to the game play and menus, Heavy Weapon is infused with all of the paranoia of 1980s USA. The Mission Briefing screens are a perfect example of the dark humor evident throughout this game. For example, Mission 6 is Tankylvania.
Tankylvania's primary export is Scary Movies. "Not even darkest night can conceal the enemy from the brilliant, searing light of atomic justice!" Then, under the cut-out of the nation of Tankylvania is a hyperlink that says "Click here to invade"! Ouch! What a scathing indictment of US foreign policy! And in such a great game!
If you like Heavy Weapon, try other games: Heavy Weapon Deluxe.
2005-08-29 Control Atomic Tank in Heavy Weapon game.