I'll fully admit when I first caught wind of Bug Heroes, I was a little skeptical because it certainly wasn't the first time a developer posted about a dual stick shooter with a fantastic (and somewhat unrealistic) sounding feature list in our upcoming games forum. With this recent gameplay trailer, I'm a believer in Bug Heroes, and really can't wait to try it. Foursaken Media, developer of N.Y. Zombies [99¢ / Lite], has experience in building fast-paced iPhone games with tons of enemies on screen at once and it looks like that know-how is going to shine in a big way in Bug Heroes.
The basic premise of the game involves playing one of three unique bug heroes, each with their own play style. From there, you search for food to add to your food stash which you must defend from endless waves of invading insects. As you play you will unlock additional abilities and equipment for your bug heroes and turrets to equip on your food stash. To mix things up further, side quests are thrown in that you'll optionally be able to complete while you try to survive. You can also switch to any of the bug heroes at any of their time to utilize each of their strengths to your advantage.
Check out the trailer:
Bug Heroes is coming packed with an experience point and stat system, and over 25 different abilities and pieces of equipment to aid in your survival. In addition, there are over 25 varied enemies to deal with, 7 turrets to defend your stash, and two different game modes-- each with their own online leaderboard. Bug Heroes is still in development, and is approaching beta testing. The developers have been incredibly active in our forums, so if you have any questions or feedback for them, be sure to stop by the thread.