HERO for VZ200

H.E.R.O. for VZ200

At the end of last year I decided to write a port of the Commodore 64 game H.E.R.O. for the Dick Smith VZ200 and VZ300 computers.

I wrote it using the Multi-Platform Arcade Game Designer software. This makes it much easier to design games since it has built-in sprite and code designing all in the one package.

H.E.R.O title screen

You fly your backpack helicopter around the various caves and try to rescue the trapped miners. You will need to use dynamite to blow up walls blocking your progress and shoot critters with your laser gun.

In-game screenshot

It was quite fun to make and I’m glad it’s completed so others can enjoy the game.

There’s a link on the Blue Bilby website to the itch.io page for the game.

  1. Christophe Pousset


    Thanks for this port! I was used to play HERO on MSX but have an issue with trying on my Laser 310 with VZ SD Loader. Playing with my Laser 310 joysticks, I can move the rescuer, put down dynamite that destroys walls but… I cannot kill creatures with my laser. Pressing the second button, I can hear and see the laser shot, but it never kills the creatures, even with a close-range shot.

    Any idea?

    • Hi
      There should be a file called hero200.vz specifically to fix a problem on VZ200. The hero.vz file works on VZ300.
      The MPAGD guys couldn’t figure out why it didn’t work for VZ200.

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