The Hero iPhone app Review


In The Hero iPhone app from Chillingo Ltd you will have to take on the challenge of being an A-list celebrity as well as a superhero. In the middle of all of this is Dr. Hubbub and his evil plot to overtake the major cities of the world. You will use superhero powers such as Boom, Zapp, and Freeze in order to defeat all of the enemies and restore peace to the world.


  • There are a few different gameplay modes that you can play including the Campaign Mode where you will have to fight against Dr. Hubbub and protect the cities around the world from his armies of crime, or you can choose the survival mode where you will just have to fight against a never ending wave of enemies
  • There are a few different super powers that you will be able to control including the Zapp, Boom, and Freeze powers that will help you destroy bad guys
  • There are a total of 20 different enemies that you will face as you go through the game; these enemies will include things like satellites, zombies, snake bots, and evil military infantry units
  • The iPhone 3GS owners will have an enhanced mode option where you can increase the speed to 60 frames per second
  • The musical soundtrack for the app is completely original and has been composed and produced by JESSE who is an electro artist
  • There are online leader boards that you can check out to see who has the highest crime fighting scores out there
  • In the campaign story mode you will find over 15 different levels that will each have their unique set of challenges, tasks, and enemies
  • Dr. Hubbub is trying to take over four main metropolitan areas that you will have to protect and save from his armies
  • The graphics are all in 2D but it fits the cartoony super hero theme of the game. The cities are very detailed and the battles have a lot of fun animations included
  • You can decide if you would like to control the superhero with the accelerometer tilt options or the touch screen d-pad
  • There are two main difficulty levels to choose from. You can practice first on the easy mode and then go for the gold in the hard mode
  • There are 20 different Insane awards. You can a bunch of crazy achievements and awards that even include shocking a baby


Voted 3 1/2 out of 5 stars by iPhone app users and can be downloaded off of the iTunes store for $1.99.