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Heatseeker (Wii)

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Published by: Codemasters / Minimum Age: 11 / Type: Simulation/Flight & Transport / Release date: 2007-03-30

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      15.07.2009 17:46
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      Solid game, will appeal to Top Gun fans

      I heard many great reviews about this game and I had also seen videos of it in action so I decided to get it. If you like action games this is a must buy.

      There is a story line but it doesn't really matter, all you need to know is that you are a fighter jet pilot and you have to blow every other plane out of the sky and you also have to bomb ships, turrets and cars.

      The graphics are ok. One of its high points is the impact cam which shows you your enemies exploding from the missiles you just fired.There are two control methods and the one I used worked well but I found some things such as bombing a moving car without damaging other people very hard. There is no multiplayer or online play which is disappointing.

      There are many different planes to unlock and choose from each with different advantages and disadvantages.

      I found this game to be fun and exciting but at some points it was rather hard and frustrating. I would definitely recommend it to Top Gun fans!

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      16.09.2008 17:56
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      a great game and a reminder of afterburner

      I bought heatseeker after seeing it reminded me of the boyhood classic afterburner (I still want one of those arcade machines lol).

      As with anything remembered from childhood it had to be good or I would not hav been impressed. I was impressed by the graphics as although th wii does not have as good a graphics processor or whatever the things ae the scenery and planes looked very good.

      When I got into it it was hard to put down as it is very different from old fighter sims using the dual controls and I think it gets you into the game better having to think where you are and what your hand need to do. There are a wide range of missions to do and even though they eventually do become slightly the same, the unlockable features and the increase in difficulty still keep you engaged and wanting to destroy more enemy forces ha ha.

      various other conrols such as telling a wingman what to do were harder to master and required to complete the game which again is different to older similar games.

      overall a really good game that kept me enticed and in touch with my childhod, plus I think everyone wants to be fighter pilot some day, mine is just in my bedroom lol

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      14.04.2008 13:00
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      Fight to Win - Fight to stay alive - an Aerial Warfare game for boys!

      I love my Nintedo Wii and enjoy the interaction between players on the console so when my husband brought home HeatSeeker for the Wii I wasn't too excited about it.
      Heatseeker is an aerial warfare game where you basically fly planes and shoot at things and other planes with intense missile combat over the Caribbena, the Southern Ocean, Antarctica and the Far East, so firstly being a girl and secondly, enjoying the gaming on say Wii bowling much more it didn't seem too appealing but I play it every now and again with my husabnd.

      The premise of the story/game is this: you play as Mike "Downtown" Hudson who is a flight school recruit ready to start his first combat posting as a pilot for the International Council, sent to a tropical island paradies but things soon turn nasty. You then basically travel around to different battles fighting off the enemy.
      To me the hardes thing about this game is trying to figure all the different control moves on the Wii console. You use both the nunchuck and the Wii remote for this game. I think perhaps if you are good at games like this then you will really appreciate all the moves you can do but to me there are too many and they are way too compliated and it is hard enough trying to concentrate on flying than try to turn, shoot, etc. For example, some of the moves it allows you to do are:

      Pitch - raises or lowers the nose of the plane so you can climb or descend
      Turn - left and right

      Roll and Yaw - rolls the plan 360 degrees without any limitations.
      There are also a lot of different weapons you can choose from such as:

      Anti Air Weapons - guns, missiles, rockets
      Anti-Surface Weapons - radar-homing missiles, torpedos, bombs, anti-electronic missiles with massive pulses of microwaves etc, etc, etc.

      There are three difficulty levels in this game so you can start off on the eay level but even to me this is hard!! There are also a number of different game modes as well to keep you entertained. As you move through the game you are searching for bonuses and the key to unlocking and upgrading planes and weapsons so the further you get and the better you get the more advanced technology you have access too. Again, I can never really find these bonuses and am no good at unlocking extra power so it does make the game rather boring if you keep playing the same thing over and over again.
      For airplane enthuasists they are a number of different cool planes that you can fly such as a Falcon, an Eagle, etc so that makes picking your plane quite fun.

      The graphics are good, better than your average Wii game, there's quite a lot of detail on the planes and the sound effects are really quite spectacular, turn up the volume or put on surround sound for a great game environment.
      The box says this game is for 12+ and I would agree as it is quite a violet, shooting game, my husband bought it in game for £34.99 so average Wii game price.

      So would I recommend it, well, all in all, if you enjoy boys toys, planes, shooting and killing the enemy then this is a good game for you, if not then do not play.

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