Review Random Heroes 3
A quality retro shooter that's fun and addictive
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 09 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6
Neat graphics, addictive game play, two-finger controls
Too easy, very common, challenging controls
Random Heroes 3 for Android is a side scrolling retro shooter with lots of levels to conquer and authentic play. This one feels like something I would have played at the arcade as a kid. The play is fun but the controls leave a little to be desired.
Random Heroes 3 displays in landscape, and there's lots of different locales to unlock, each with loads of levels to play, so if you get bit by the bug, this one will keep you occupied a good long while. You're playing as a little pixel warrior, armed with a gun and endless bullets. Your mission, is to traverse this side scrolling landscape populated with platforms to bound and jump onto, copious weird enemies to destroy, and naturally, coins to collect. Just blast and dash your way through each level and try to make it to the exit with your life. There's a health meter with 3 hearts in the upper left, and if you take 3 direct hits, your game is over and you gotta start all over from the beginning of that level. The play relies heavily on trial and error and is addictive.
The controls look like an old school gaming controller, with A and B buttons on the lower right, and directional arrows on the lower left. The crappy thing is, you can't shoot and change walking directions at the same time, leaving you vulnerable to attack when you gotta fumble with letting go of the fire button just to move in the opposite direction; really crappy. The graphics and animation stick close to their retro roots, delivering just enough pixels to feel old school but retaining enough modern details to look good.
Random Heroes 3 is addictive and lots of fun for retro enthusiasts of all ages. Yup, the game has its quirks, but is still worth checking out.