Hard Head

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Hard Head
Developer(s) SunA
Distributor(s) SunA
Platform(s) Arcade
Release date(s) 1988
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Two-player

Hard Head is a 1988 arcade platform game made by SunA corporation. In the game, players control the title character, who must traverse a set of levels by defeating enemies with a bubble gun.

Gameplay[edit]

Players control the game's titular character Hard Head, who can use a bubble gun to entrap enemies, then jump on their heads to defeat them.[1][2] Enemies include monsters and ducks. Hard Head can use his head to break bricks, some of which contain power-ups. Levels are completed by finding a soccer ball and kicking it through a goal to finish the stage; there are 16 levels in total. A two-player simultaneous mode is also available, allowing another player to control the second Hard Head twin.[1]

Reception[edit]

Advanced Computer Entertainment compared the game to Super Mario Bros. and called it "unoriginal but addicting fun."[1] Your Sinclair also compared the game to Super Mario Bros., calling it a tribute to Nintendo's game. They also made note of the game's offbeat humor, saying that the game was a "good laugh" and "exactly the same as one of the funniest computer games ever." They rated the game an 8 out of 10.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Hard Head review. Advanced Computer Entertainment. February 1989. p. 21
  2. ^ a b Hard Head. Your Sinclair. March 1989. p. 78.