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App description: From the creators of N.Y.Zombies comes an all new blend of action, adventure, castle defense, and role playing elements! Master up to nine legendary Bug Heroes, including a sword wielding Spider assassin, an armored Beetle warrior, a machine gun toting Ant engineer, and more! Shoot, slice, dice, and bash your enemies with a variety of skills, abilities and equipment. Stockpile food, fortify your base, and defend it from hordes of hungry bugs. Explore a variety of familiar landscapes from an all new miniature perspective, collecting food, coins and other items. Enter Bug Heroes, an epic fantasy world you never knew existed!


Ranked one of the top iOS games of 2011 (metacritic.com)!!

"...it's going to be really hard to ever find a way to enjoy a typical dual-stick shooter again."
-- toucharcade.com

"One part castle defense, two parts dual stick shooter, and a dash of RPG; Bug Heroes is the most interesting blend of iPhone gaming Ive see since Infinity Blade."
-- 148apps.com

"Bug Heroes has slick presentation, charm, and lasting appeal... In my opinion this is one of those games that defines the iOS platform for gamers."
-- appadvice.com

"Without a doubt, Bug Heroes is the year's first must-have release."
-- ifanzine.com



- A seamless blend of action, adventure, castle defense, and role playing elements!

- 10 unique Bug Heroes to play as, each with different strengths, weaknesses, equipment, and personalities. Choose any 3 heroes to take into battle!

- Level-up your Bug Heroes, increase their skills, and customize them with a huge variety of equipment and abilities!

- Melee and ranged combat. Slice your enemies with swords, swat bugs off of ledges or into walls, and blast them from long range with rifles and machine guns!

- Scour the lands for food, then defend your food stash from hordes of hungry bugs. Build turrets and fortify your base!

- Optional, randomized side quests for even more depth and re-playability!

- Over 50 unique enemy types, ranging from tiny fleas to giant snails. Detailed "Insectopedia" for background info and strategies on every single enemy!

- Multiple profiles and game saves, tons of achievements, and online leaderboards!

- Supports all devices, old and new. Enjoy crisp retina graphics on the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4g!





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"From the makers of N.Y.Zombies..."

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01-05-2011, 07:20 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
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Oooh this looks pretty good. Will wait for impressions though.

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01-05-2011, 07:22 PM
Thanks for the thread. Any questions, feedback, etc are very welcome! We will be actively monitoring and responding to people on this thread
01-05-2011, 07:22 PM
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Instabuy! looks awesome, I'll post impressions later tonight when I get a chance to try it.

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01-05-2011, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Foursaken_Media View Post
Thanks for the thread. Any questions, feedback, etc are very welcome! We will be actively monitoring and responding to people on this thread
Looks great! Just installed and its a good game! I'll give more impressions soon

Hi there!
01-05-2011, 07:27 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
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Be sure to check out my Bug Heroes Survival Guide thread.
Tips, tricks, maps, and more!

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Bug Heroes Summary

Bug Heroes by the numbers:
7 different turrets, all with strengths and weaknesses
26 abilities spread out between three heroes.
2 game modes
28 enemies radically different enemies, from hulking bumblebees to near invisible baby spiders.
33 ridiculously hard achievements, with Game Center support coming in an update. I played the beta for +12 hours and unlocked 3 achievements

Originally Posted by Paradiso's iPad Impressions
The controls are spot on I think, not too big not too small.

Graphics actually don't look terrible, just kinda pixelated. Definitely playable though. The lighting effects still look quite nice. I just want an iPad or universal version to get that polished feel.

I'd say buy now if you have an iPad...
Originally Posted by seang's First Generation Impressions
very solid game. I have a 1st gen ipod running 3.1.2 and it runs just fine for me. I didn't really expect it too!
Bug Heroes has multiple graphics settings, profile support, and integrated leaderboards.

It also has a kickass soundtrack and excellent sound effects. There are four story levels, each with more features than the last. There are two coliseum levels, where you only have one hero but no food stash.

The developers have promised updates of new levels, new turrets, new abilities, new heroes, and GC integration.

Last edited by K?!; 03-04-2011 at 09:06 PM.
01-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 582
Just purchased! Will hopefully be able to play soon, looks great.
01-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Houston/Austin, TX
Posts: 13,250
Bought. People have been waiting for this one so I thought I'd give it a goooooo. Cheap price point also.

OHHH, this is the company that made NYZ!! Definitely pick this one up guys. I didn't even realize..

Last edited by backtothis; 01-05-2011 at 07:36 PM.
01-05-2011, 07:33 PM
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Looks great! May buy it!

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01-05-2011, 07:35 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
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bought it. buy it now peeps