Heavy Fire: Black Arms
|Heavy Fire: Black Arms|
NA March 7, 2011
|Genre(s)||Shooter, Arcade, Action|
Heavy Fire: Black Arms is an on-rails arcade shooter and a sequel of Heavy Fire: Special Operations developed by Teyon. It was released in North America on March 7, 2011 for the WiiWare download service. An updated version for the Nintendo 3DS, called Heavy Fire: Black Arms 3D, was released on August 15, 2013, which is akin to its prequel Heavy Fire: Special Operations 3D being a re-release for the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo 3DS in 2012.
Heavy Fire: Black Arms is a shooting game set in South America where players are sent as special forces recruits to stop illegal arms trade. As in the previous game in series a player starts the game as a Private equipped with a pistol and his goal is to eliminate opponents and gain as many points as possible to advance in the military hierarchy. Players can get several bonuses and perform combos like ‘Leader Kill’, ‘Demolition Man’, ‘Lord of Destruction’ and others, helping to achieve a higher score. Missions can be run using the light-gun from the ground, Humvee or boats. Players can also interact with new destructible objects with various destruction levels and splash damage effect. The game provides a player with 6 high-risk missions.
There are 6 ranks to achieve: Private First Class, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Master Sergeant and Sergeant Major. They are linked to 7 specific guns, so the more points are gathered, the better weapon can be used.
The game provides a single-player and a co-operative multi-player mode, both supporting the Wii Zapper peripheral on the WiiWare version.
Reviews for this game were mostly negative. Heavy Fire: Black Arms received an overall score of 7/10 from Gameplay Today. Nintendo Life gave the game a 3/10, claiming while it makes a good first impression it remains overall a sub-par rail shooter that does not offer anything more than an attractive price, whilst "the few tweaks [that] help elevate the game ever-so-slightly above its predecessor, they're not near enough: the gameplay is still as basic as the genre will tolerate and really needs more fundamental changes in order to justify its existence."
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