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Developer: Activision

Publisher: Activision Blizzard

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H.E.R.O. Game

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. 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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Games like H.E.R.O.: Lemmings,Ninja Senki DX,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989),Gato Roboto,You Must Build A Boat,Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse,Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels,Halfway,Deadly 30,Rabi-Ribi

1. Lemmings

Lemmings game icon Lemmings are on the loose in High Definition!
It's time for the best Lemmings experience ever!
-Guide green-haired critters through hazardous new levels.
-Compete on the online global scoreboards, how many Lemmings can you save?
-All new musical score
Now compatible with the PlayStation®Move motion controller!
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2. Ninja Senki DX

Ninja Senki DX game icon On its 5th anniversary, Ninja Senki leaps from the shadows onto Steam to become Ninja Senki DX! When Princess Kinuhime is slain by a demon, Hayate becomes obsessed with revenge! Casting aside the art of invisibility, the blue ninja unleashes the power of shurikenjutsu upon mythological creatures, demons and other adversaries in his action-filled quest for vengeance!Fight your way through 16 deadly scenes!Discover multiple endings!Remixed soundtrack by Patrice BourgeaultTest your speedrun and superplayer...

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989) game icon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a side-scrolling platform game for the Nintendo Entertainment System released by Konami (under the Ultra Games imprint in the USA and the equivalent PALCOM brand in Europe/Australia) in 1989. Alongside the arcade game (also developed by Konami), it was one of the first video games based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, being released after the show's second season....

4. Gato Roboto

Gato Roboto game icon Pounce inside of your cozy armored mech and set off on a dangerous trek through an alien underworld full of irritable creatures and treacherous obstacles in a valiant effort to save your stranded captain and his crashed spaceship. Tiptoe outside the friendly confines of your technological marvel and follow your feline instincts through tight tunnels and mysterious waterways to scavenge for new weapons and gear. Adventure awaits the most curious of cats in Gato Roboto!
Explore the underground labyrinth...

5. You Must Build A Boat

You Must Build A Boat game icon You must build a boat.
You must spring out of bed.
You must bargain with the lizardman.
You must heed your undead navigators.
You must slide rows or columns of tiles on a 6x8 grid.
You must match at least 3.
You must run to the right.
You must focus intently on 2 areas of the screen simultaneously.
You must match keys to unlock chests and swords to attack.
You must literally collect your thoughts and trade them for dragons.
You must not dally.
You must not be too hasty.
You must voluntarily...

6. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse game icon Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is the third Castlevania video game produced for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was published by Konami in Japan in 1989, in North America in 1990, and in Europe in 1992. It was later released on the Wii Virtual Console in the PAL regions on October 31, 2008, in North America on January 12, 2009 and in Japan on April 21, 2009.
The plot of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse is a prequel to the original Castlevania (much like the earlier Game Boy game Castlevania:...

7. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels game icon Originally released in Japan as Super Mario Bros.® 2, this game has
previously made only brief cameo appearances in the Western Hemisphere.
Mario fans will appreciate the familiar look and feel of the game, while
finding that its updated game play creates an entirely new challenge. In
addition to the classic enemies already known to fans worldwide, there
are also Poison Mushrooms, backward Warp Zones, and the occasional wind
gust (which can help or hinder your progress). If that’s somehow not

8. Halfway

Halfway game icon Halfway is a turn-based strategy RPG taking place a few hundred years into the future. Humanity has begun to colonise new worlds and until now, they were alone…In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath. As their leader you will guide them through the dark and cramped corridors of the ship to slowly take back control.If you have any hope of surviving, you’ll have to fight, face your fears and outsmart the enemy!Key...

9. Deadly 30

Deadly 30 game icon Can you survive the horror? … a retro-style survival horror game developed by the two-man indie team of Gonzossm and Iggy Zuk. Survive 30 days and nights in a zombie-infested world by recruiting companions, upgrading weaponry and fortifying your position. Deadly 30 is a retro-style survival horror game developed by the two-man indie team of Gonzossm and Iggy Zuk. Survive 30 days and nights in a zombie-infested world where you can recruit companions, upgrade weaponry, and fortify your position to...

10. Rabi-Ribi

Rabi-Ribi game icon Rabi-Ribi GameDigital OST (Original Soundtrack)Rabi-Ribi Digital ArtbookThere never quite seem to be enough bunny girls in the world, so here is another for you aficionados out there. This 2D sidescrolling exploration platformer follows the adventure of Erina, whose humdrum life as a regular rabbit is turned upside-down when she finds herself in an unknown world and turned into a human (with rabbit ears)!Along the way she meets the cheerful pink-haired fairy, Ribbon, who mysteriously chooses to stay...

11. Dig Dug (1982)

Dig Dug (1982) game icon Dig Dug (ディグダグ, Digu Dagu) is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982. It runs on Namco Galaga hardware, and was published outside Japan by Atari, Inc..
Atari also obtained the license for home versions of Dig Dug, and released it for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Intellivision, Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM PC and TI-99/4A. Namco ported Dig Dug to the Nintendo Family Computer in 1985.
Gakken made a table top handheld game of...

12. Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering.

Juggernaut: Revenge of Sovering. game icon NOT compatible with iPod touch 4th generation--------An entirely new breed of RPG has risen from the smoldering ashes of Haradan. You, as one of 6 legendary warriors known as “Scorpions”, are entrusted to defeat the terrifying Sovering and save the land. Venture into a surreal 3D world to slay over 100 horrifying beasts and complete perilous quests on your way to an epic final battle against the formidable demon! After eons of ceaseless bloodshed, the time to destroy civilization’s greatest...

13. Blackthorne

Blackthorne game icon Blackthorne is an action-arcade game developed by Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Mass Media, GBA and 32X. It came out on 01-01-1994. It was published by Interplay Productions. The game is rated as "Recommended" on RAWG. Blackthorne is available on PC, Game Boy Advance, Classic Macintosh and SEGA 32X. Matthew Findley and Ronald Millar Sr. produced the game. It was scored by Glenn Stafford. ...

14. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987)

Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987) game icon Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is a platform-adventure video game produced by Konami. It was originally released for the Famicom Disk System in Japan in 1987 and for the Nintendo Entertainment System in North America in 1988. It is the second Castlevania title released for the NES, following the original Castlevania. Set sometime after the events of the first installment, the player once again assumes the role of vampire hunter Simon Belmont, who is on a journey to undo a curse placed on him by...

15. Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992)

Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992) game icon Contra III: The Alien Wars, released in Japan as Contra Spirits and in PAL regions as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, is a 1992 run and gun video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed and published by Konami. It is the third console iteration of the Contra series, following the original Contra (1987) and Super C (1988) for the NES. Nintendo re-released Contra III: The Alien Wars in the United States in September 2017 as part of the company's Super NES Classic Edition....

16. Aberoth

Aberoth game icon Aberoth is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role playing game with charming retro graphics and tons of freedom. You start your adventure in an orcish prison with no possessions or skills. Once you escape, your journey of exploration begins. To survive, you must acquire items, learn skills, and join forces with other players to combat the hordes of enemies who inhabit the world. What makes Aberoth unique? No dungeon instancing.Enemies pick up and use equipment, potions, scrolls, and magical...

17. Pitfall! (1982)

Pitfall! (1982) game icon Pitfall! is a video game designed by David Crane for the Atari 2600 and released by Activision in 1982. The player controls Pitfall Harry and is tasked with collecting all the treasures in a jungle within 20 minutes while avoiding obstacles and hazards.
Pitfall! received positive reviews upon release, and is one of the best-selling games on the Atari 2600, with over four million copies sold. It was the top video game on the Billboard charts for more than a year, and inspired numerous sequels and...

18. Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger game icon Cliffhanger is a platform game that was released on November 17, 1993 based on the film of the same name....

19. Paganitzu

Paganitzu game icon This is a genuine adventure - not just a series of levels to conquer. You can follow different routes to achieve the winning goal. In fact, you can finish Paganitzu and still have missed many of the game's intriguing situations or animated sequences, which carry you through the entire pyramid to a dramatic conclusion. Part one - Romancing the Rose: Al discovers that the ancient Aztec pyramid, known as "Paganitzu", holds many dark secrets. Al inadvertently releases a spirit of immense power, who's...

20. Campaign Clicker

Campaign Clicker game icon Trump Vs Clinton! It's the political battle of the century! Take on the role of a campaign manager working for the party of your choice.• Intense clicking action as you try to win over the majority of the American voters!• Stay up to date with the real-life action, as the candidates use real quotes, including quotes from the latest political debates. • Cast your vote! See how you can impact the world, as your clicks contribute to a global leaderboard. Check in at any time and see which party...

21. Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup game icon Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is an action-RPG game developed by Stone Soup Team. It was originally released in 2006. Stone Soup Team published the game. Most rawgers rated the game as "Exceptional". Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is available on Linux, macOS, Android and PC. The game is sold via Google Play.


22. Adventures in the Magic Kingdom

Adventures in the Magic Kingdom game icon Adventures in the Magic Kingdom is a video game released on June 1, 1990 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Its soundtrack was composed by Yoko Shimomura. The game was released in five different regions (British Isles, North America, France, Scandinavia, and Australasia), using three different retail covers. The game places the player as a nameless main character, of whom the player can enter a name at the start of the game. Goofy left the golden key for the castle gate inside, and Mickey Mouse...

23. The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner

The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner game icon The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner (shortened to 3-D WorldRunner on the North American box art), originally released in Japan as Tobidase Daisakusen (とびだせ大作戦 lit. 'Operation: Jump Out'), is a 1987 third-person rail shooter platform video game developed and published by Square for the Famicom and published by Acclaim for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Players assume the role of Jack the WorldRunner, a wild "space cowboy" on a mission to save various planets overrun...

24. Bubble Ghost

Bubble Ghost game icon Bubble Ghost - Supernatural Arcade-Action that will blow you away!

Please don't shake your screen. You'll wake the dead. Within the confines of this game crypt rests the Bubble Ghost - a phantom destined to travel the halls of an eerie castle, forever blowing bubbles. And the only way his wandering soul can be put to rest is if you can help him blow his fragile little bubble through 35 trap-laden rooms of the macabre mansion, without it popping!

But just who is this "puffergeist?"

Legend has...

25. Ninja Gaiden

Ninja Gaiden game icon
Put your ninja skills to the test in this side-scrolling action game.

Players take the role of Ryu Hayabusa, a rising warrior in his family's
clan whose main role in the world is to protect the Dark Dragon Blade
from getting into the hands of evil. Ryu Hayabusa travels to America to
seek vengeance for his father's death. Player's fight their way through
ten challenging side-scrolling levels while defeating gangs of street
thugs, battling evil ninjas,...

27. Wrecking Crew (1985)

Wrecking Crew (1985) game icon Wrecking Crew (レッキングクルー, Rekkingu Kurū) is a 1985 action game developed and published by Nintendo. It was designed by Yoshio Sakamoto and released as a launch title for the Nintendo Entertainment System....


SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION game icon 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of legendary studio SNK! To celebrate
this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from
SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on Nintendo
Switch™. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games
and a treasure trove of features!...

29. Shotgun Legend

Shotgun Legend game icon A tribute to the Legend of Zelda, with a shotgun!Eugene stumbles through a portal along with a truck rim. He finds himself in a strange land taken over by an alien race. Armed with his shotgun and an arsenal of alien technology, he must find the rim, as it seems to be his ticket home.10 dungeons to explore8 active items and 8 passive items to collect. 16 in total.A unique take on multiplayer in which the first player uses an item to summon a doppelganger that shares it's health to assist him. Potentially...

30. Venture Kid

Venture Kid game icon Take a trip down memory lane!
Venture Kid - a 8-bit retro action platformer that goes beyond just pixels and chiptunes
It shines with excellent level design, highly entertaining action levels, responsive controls and a great variety of bosses.
Your Mission:
The evil Dr. Teklov is about to build a secret weapon, disguised in his huge space fortress. Time is running out but our hero Andy stepped up to defeat him and fight his way through Teklovs minions.
Join Andy and prepare yourself for a dangerous...

31. Cross Fire (1990)

Cross Fire (1990) game icon CrossFire is a side-scrolling run-and-gun somewhat reminiscent of Contra series, although played at a slower pace. All that is known about the plot is that you are Eric the soldier and you single-handedly fight evil all over the world, from Vietnam to Colombia. You start with your fists and grenades, but soon obtain a sub-machine gun which can be upgraded to spread shot and even to rocket launcher. The upgrades are usually located in breakable crates. Unlike most Contra games, Eric doesn't die...

32. Luke Sidewalker

Luke Sidewalker game icon In a city that never sleeps, one man has a lot of places to be.Deadass, my man Luke has places TO BE! Luke is so ambitious, he doesn't even look before crossing the street. Luke is a New Yorker, and New Yorkers always have somewhere to be. Guide a hurried Luke through the chaotic sidewalks of NYC, across 7 familiar neighborhoods including Times Square, Central Park, and LES. Eyy I'm walkin here!Bravely navigate the streets of New York as you majestically weave through a city festering with tourists,...

33. Atari 2600 Action Pack

Atari 2600 Action Pack game icon Atari 2600 Action Pack is an arcade game developed by Activision and Atari Games. It was originally released in 1995. Activision Blizzard published the game. Most rawgers rated the game as "Recommended". Atari 2600 Action Pack is available on PC.


34. Golden Hornet

Golden Hornet game icon Golden Hornet is a retro style twin-stick shooter inspired by 'Choplifter', 'Fort Apocalypse', and Stern Electronics' arcade game 'Rescue'. Become a pilot of the multipurpose helicopter 'Golden Hornet' — rescue hostages and destroy enemy outposts.StoryThere was a country called Videl, divided into North and South after their first civil war. And still, there was a lot of conflict between them.On May 26th, 2020, as the North Videl began to invade in the dawn, the Second Videl War broke out. To fight...

35. Donuts'n'Justice

Donuts'n'Justice game icon Donuts 'N' Justice is a fast-paced 2d horizontal shoot-'em-up wherein you take the role of one of two Super Cops in the 1980s to defend their city against gangs, violence and corruption. Blast your way through waves of gangsters and other criminals in this retro style shooter. Unlock New weapons, Collect Power-Ups, Save civilians and defeat the mad bosses!KEY FEATURESSimple controls and pure arcade action Easy to play, hard to beat! Over 14 enemy types like dangerous Biker gangs, Triads or Aliens!Handcrafted...

36. Mega Man & Bass (1998)

Mega Man & Bass (1998) game icon Mega Man & Bass, known in Japan as Rockman & Forte (ロックマン&フォルテ, Rokkuman ando Forute), is an action-platform video game developed and published by Capcom. It is a spin-off title in the original Mega Man series and was originally released exclusively in Japan on April 24, 1998 for the Super Famicom. Mega Man & Bass was ported to the Game Boy Advance (GBA) handheld in 2002 and was localized in North America and PAL regions the following year.
After defeating the evil...


BUBBLE BOBBLE Neo! game icon (Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB) The action game classic Bubble Bobble returns as an XBLA game! Encase your enemies in bubbles with the bubble-spitting dragon Bub! Enjoy a full-on recreation of the arcade version of the original game in Classic Mode (100 rounds), as well as various new features such as offline co-op play for up to 4 players in Arrange Mode (100 rounds) and competitive play in VS Mode. Learn the various techniques of the game and clear all the rounds! There are no refunds...

38. Arcade Archives CRAZY CLIMBER2

Arcade Archives CRAZY CLIMBER2 game icon 'CRAZY CLIMBER2' is an action game that was released from Nichibutsu in 1988.This is the sequel to the original 'CRAZY CLIMBER' that gained popularity among people in the know.The stages are now set in the United States but the same gameplay applies. The climber will attempt to reach the top of buildings while characters relentlessly interfere with his progress.Players control the right hand and left hand with each control stick. Try to overcome various obstacles to climb to the top of the skyscraper!The...

39. What The Box?

What The Box? game icon What the box is an Online Multiplayer shooter in which players control living boxes hiding amongst regular boxes while trying to destroy each other. Run around with your trusty box cutter in hand or stand still and wait for the perfect moment to strike!Online Multiplayer Shooter for up to 10 players!Play in First-person or Third-person viewRandom environment box placement for extra replayability.6 different game modes for different playstyles.A box cutter for up-close and personal box battles!Room...

40. miniLAW: Ministry of Law

miniLAW: Ministry of Law game icon In miniLAW, you take the role of a Constable, an elite officer of the Ministry of Law.

Roam the dystopian future city of New Babel, Mankind's Last Hope, in search of crimes in progress.

Use lethal weapons, non-lethal force, and diplomacy to take down bad guys.

Successfully apprehending criminal elements grants you Requisition Points that you may use to purchase gear or upgrade modules from your superiors at miniFACT to improve the various abilities of the powered exo-frame bolted to your skeleton....

41. Just A Dream

Just A Dream game icon PLEASE NOTE that all screenshots / the trailer are not up to date with the current version and will be updated prior releaseJust a Dream is a fast paced top down action game. You enter a world filled with your worst nightmares and must escape. As you fight across your dream from level to level, you encounter the very things that you dread every night. Pick up unique weapons and use magical abilities that allow you to traverse the lands of nightmares and monsters to conquer Anxiety, Fear, and Despair...

42. The First Samurai

The First Samurai game icon The First Samurai is an action, arcade and platformer game developed by Vivid Image. It was originally released in 1992. Ubisoft Entertainment published the game. The game is rated as "Meh" on RAWG. The First Samurai is available on Commodore / Amiga and PC.


43. A Planet of Mine

A Planet of Mine game icon A Planet of Mine is a mini procedural 4X. Starting from a single and unique planet, survive, gather and combine resources, develop your technologies and start the conquest of space.Choose your strategy wisely to colonize the procedurally generated system and dominate opposing factions by force or exchanges.This PC edition include all updates from the original awarded mobile version.FeaturesReal time simulation of resources (APOM Engine)Procedural generation of stellar systems, planets, biomes and...

44. Don't Move

Don't Move game icon Don't Move is about ninjas, failure, ludonarrative dissonance, and player investment manipulation. Don't Move starts simply: move left or right. But as you try -- and as you fail -- to move, you unlock more of the game's mechanisms. With each new element comes new challenges and more rewards!...

45. Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken

Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken game icon Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken is an action game. It came out on 14-04-1987. Most rawgers rated the game as "Recommended". You can play Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken on NES.


46. Spheroids

Spheroids game icon In Spheroids you take control of Lucas, a jumpy Canadian boy who sets out on an adventure with his crazy scientist companion Otto after it's discovered that the government has been hiding alternative universes from the cubic world they live in. Unfortunately, these alternative universes contain spheres that wish to turn everything round, so it's up to Lucas to save the world from these dangerous aliens: the Spheroids.Throughout Spheroids 32 levels, you'll encounter many different environments, with...

47. Ghosts 'n' Goblins

Ghosts 'n' Goblins game icon Ghosts 'n' Goblins is a game. The game is rated as "Meh" on RAWG. You can play Ghosts 'n' Goblins on PC.


48. Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker game icon Pressure Cooker is an Atari 2600 video game written by Garry Kitchen and released by Activision in 1983. The player is a short-order cook at a hamburger stand who must assemble and package hamburgers to order without letting ingredients or hamburgers fall to the floor. Pressure Cooker was not ported to other systems. Kitchen also wrote the Atari 2600 game Keystone Kapers for Activision....

49. Techno Boy

Techno Boy game icon Techno Boy is an incredibly cool, old-school platformer in which you have to tear Techno guy out of the paws of mad scientists and bring him back by all means to his native planet.
Challenge yourself through the ominous tests and break through the impenetrable forest of hands, the ocean teeming with hungry piranhas, the legion of ghosts and do not get into the maze set by bloody spiders.
Pass these 60 levels full of violence, and you will cry with happiness. Your lightning fast actions are half...

50. Deadly Duck

Deadly Duck game icon Deadly Duck is an Atari 2600 game released on January 20, 1982 in North America. It was designed by Ed Hodapp for Sirius Software and published by 20th Century Fox Games. It was later ported to the Commodore VIC-20....