Gamers of the 1980’s will remember a fantastic game called ‘ H.E.R.O’ which was released for the Atari 800/2600, ColecoVision, C64, C128, and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It was a classic game which puts you in control of Roderrick Hero, on a mission to search the cave system for the trapped miners of Mount Leone. Well if you do remember it you might like this early morning heads up from Christian Dobi, as he has told us that kollektivet has released an awesome conversion of H.E.R.O for the Commodore VIC-20, a game which can now be downloaded below.

“Here is what the creator says about the game via the website : Your mission is to rescue trapped miners from underground caves. There are 20 levels to play and you will be considered a professional hero after these 20 levels. For the real hardcore players, the game ends when you reach one million points”.

“The game exists in two diskette formats, but standard kernal loading is used so any Commodore DOS compatible loading device, like CMD HD or SD2IEC, should work if you copy the files inside the disk images. The game has been made with compatibility in mind. It works on both PAL or NTSC machines. However, just like the original game, NTSC gameplay runs slightly faster. This way you can experience it the way it was played back in 1984”.

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