IndieAn is stepping up their promotion of side-scrolling shooter Heavy Mach with the release of a free Lite version [App Store] as well as a price drop from $2.99 to $0.99 on the full version [App Store].

We took a look at Heavy Mach when it was introduced earlier this month and enjoyed it quite a bit:

The best aspect of the game is the number of powerup weapons and upgrades you can get for your tank. Powerful weapons upgrades include a machine gun, shotgun, howitzer (high-angle gun), missile, laser, nuclear bomb and more. You have to be judicious about your use of these weapons, however, as you only get a limited supply of each as you go on. I found it worked much better to reserve these weapons for “boss” enemies rather than waste them on the minor players.

A version update has addressed a few of the 1.0 issues including an originally non-functional Menu button. Edit: Menu button still non-functional in Full version, works in Lite version.

This gameplay video shows almost the entirety of level 6 (Mission 2, Stage 2).


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App Store Link: Heavy Mach Lite, Free, Heavy Mach, $0.99 (on sale)

  • rich_952000

    The lite version is fun as.......heck. I hope the full versionoffers a bit more of a challenge.

  • rich_952000

    The lite version is fun as.......heck. I hope the full versionoffers a bit more of a challenge.

  • Man of Mystery

    ^indeed, i had to start over because the game got too hard towards the end, i should've put more points into defence

  • Man of Mystery

    ^indeed, i had to start over because the game got too hard towards the end, i should've put more points into defence

  • arn

    yeah, you have to be judicious in your use of ammo, otherwise you'll run out when u need it.

    arn

  • arn

    yeah, you have to be judicious in your use of ammo, otherwise you'll run out when u need it.

    arn

  • frumius

    I love this game. I got it before the demo, so I don't know what the demo is like, but there are a ton of Stages (each Mission is divided into 5 Stages, each a level in itself) and each one becomes progressively more difficult, with bigger/meaner/tougher bosses.

    It's rare that I make it through a stage on the first time around. Sometimes you don't see the proper strategy until an improper one has left you dead.

    After I bought it, a free update added two whole missions, for a total of 6 Missions! It's been a couple days and I'm still on Stage 3 (of 5) of Mission 5 (of 6).

    I really like the graphics, animations, and sound, too. The Heavy Machinery feels massive and the weapons look and sound powerful.

    Fun.

  • frumius

    I love this game. I got it before the demo, so I don't know what the demo is like, but there are a ton of Stages (each Mission is divided into 5 Stages, each a level in itself) and each one becomes progressively more difficult, with bigger/meaner/tougher bosses.

    It's rare that I make it through a stage on the first time around. Sometimes you don't see the proper strategy until an improper one has left you dead.

    After I bought it, a free update added two whole missions, for a total of 6 Missions! It's been a couple days and I'm still on Stage 3 (of 5) of Mission 5 (of 6).

    I really like the graphics, animations, and sound, too. The Heavy Machinery feels massive and the weapons look and sound powerful.

    Fun.

  • Timothy R

    Great fun, I'll most likely buy the full version.

  • Timothy R

    Great fun, I'll most likely buy the full version.

  • Bob

    Great game, just bought it for the dollar. Can anyone tell me what all the icon pickups represent? I can't tell at all, and there's no documentation to tell me...and there are about 4-5 of them too!

  • Bob

    Great game, just bought it for the dollar. Can anyone tell me what all the icon pickups represent? I can't tell at all, and there's no documentation to tell me...and there are about 4-5 of them too!

  • AppHelp

    I have this and totally love it !!

    @Bob -

    The one he gets at 2:47 is movement

    The one he gets at 1:48 makes him jump higher

    The one he starts with makes damage higher

    Tip = Don`t use your specials on the first level bosses !! You wont get them back. I mean the Bombarding Rockets and Laser, etc...

    You dont need to touch everything to shoot, just keep your finger on the screen

    Don`t need to flick the lever to jump, just touch it

    Hope i helped out for whoever had questions

  • AppHelp

    I have this and totally love it !!

    @Bob -

    The one he gets at 2:47 is movement

    The one he gets at 1:48 makes him jump higher

    The one he starts with makes damage higher

    Tip = Don`t use your specials on the first level bosses !! You wont get them back. I mean the Bombarding Rockets and Laser, etc...

    You dont need to touch everything to shoot, just keep your finger on the screen

    Don`t need to flick the lever to jump, just touch it

    Hope i helped out for whoever had questions

  • frumius

    Not only do you get lasers back from time to time, but you also get these totally awesome Laser Airstrikes! Save the heavy/best stuff for bosses, for sure, but as far as I can tell if you use up a specific type of weapon you might find it again.

  • frumius

    Not only do you get lasers back from time to time, but you also get these totally awesome Laser Airstrikes! Save the heavy/best stuff for bosses, for sure, but as far as I can tell if you use up a specific type of weapon you might find it again.

  • stargazer513

    hey apphelp, how do i get 'dash' to work??

  • stargazer513

    hey apphelp, how do i get 'dash' to work?

  • stargazer513

    sorry multipost > >

  • stargazer513

    hey apphelp, how do i get 'dash' to work??

  • stargazer513

    hey apphelp, how do i get 'dash' to work?

  • stargazer513

    sorry multipost > >