Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Bang! Heroes

Some time ago we took a look at the Wild West-themed strategy game Bang! Howdy. This game introduced us to a colourful cast of characters including steam-powered gunmen, dirigibles and artillery cannons mixed in with the human gunslingers and native shamen.

Whirled decided to keep the franchise going with the next installment: Bang! Heroes. In a departure from the previous game, Bang! Heroes is a side-scrolling platformer where you can adopt the identity of a female shooter or male Native American named "Trickster Raven". The rogues gallery of steam-powered outlaws also return to plague you across the dusty frontier, all under the control of the nefarious Prussian immigrant Helmut Von Helmet.

The Bang! franchise is quickly becoming one of our favorite Wild West Scientific Romances, for the sheer inventiveness of the setting and characters as well as the variety of gaming experiences. It is certainly worth your time to check it out at Bang! Heroes

1 comment:

The Infernal Mr Adams said...

I love it! I wish they followed through with Bang! Howdy better, but this is a fun alternate. And Helmut Von Helmet? Wow!