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Release Date: May 14th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Not A Hero

Overview -

'Not A Hero' is the evolution of the flash game 'Ur Not A Hero' by Roll7 founder John Ribbins. It borrows elements from several of Ribbins’ other games as well, like 'Hackathor' and 'Jeffrey Archer'.

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Release Date:
May 14th, 2015

Video Review


'Not A Hero' is reminiscent of 8-bit arcade and console titles from a bygone era, but that’s not to say that it looks bad. A retro pinkish-red color scheme underscores the more modern visual effects created by gun flashes, explosions, and spraying effluvia. There is a comic element to the violence as well that is not unwelcome. Gameplay is extremely fast and never clips or stutters.

Audio Review


Like the video, the audio has a classic feel. Tinny audio effects punctuate every exchange. Slightly distorted midis play in the background. The Bunnyman has a nondescript voice that sounds like adults in the 'Peanuts' cartoon. The other characters are voiced, however, and they are quite hilarious. Comedian Damien Slash does many of the British accents to great effect, such as heckling the player when they make mistakes.

Final Thoughts

'Not A Hero' is a tough, repetitive, and older-looking game, and it is also quite a bit of fun. The levels can get grating after attempting them for the dozenth or more try, especially because defeat can happen at any time (including right before a victory). But, the push to complete it perfectly, with a shorter time, or by completing more objectives, brings its own appeal. The campaign can be completed in just a few hours, but it’s a worthwhile experience for fans of brutal, energetic indies.