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October 24, 2008 4:02 PM   Subscribe

Did you like Spy Hunter? Then you'll probably like The Heist, for even more Friday Flash Fun! It's a similar vertical scroller, but you lose points when you hit cars (if you destroy cop cars, you add points.)
posted by schyler523 (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Does not have a mute button...that I could find.
posted by schyler523 at 4:03 PM on October 24, 2008

Dang, forgot that the coolest thing is a slow-motion and hold shift to slow your roll.
posted by schyler523 at 4:10 PM on October 24, 2008

Pretty cool (I loved Spy Hunter on my Commodore 64), but there's a lot I don't understand...

1. The instructions say I can press the space bar to fire a weapon, but I don't seem to have one, and none are available for purchase in the upgrades menu.

2. Those big trucks (especially the ones with a "J" on top) look like I should be able to dock with them, Spy Hunter style, but I can't.

3. I really suck at this. I'm not used to minimizing my destruction in video games.
posted by greenie2600 at 4:48 PM on October 24, 2008

Although if I could dock with the hot dog truck to get some kind of deadly hot dog cannon, that would be pretty cool too.
posted by greenie2600 at 4:50 PM on October 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

You start each level with X mount of money, which reduces everytime you hit a car or lose money when you hit cop cars but if you destroy them, you get more money. On the upgrade menu there are little arrows to sidescroll through menus (Speed, armor, weapons.)

Sorry I didn't put this all in the post...
posted by schyler523 at 4:54 PM on October 24, 2008

I don't have the time to understand the point of this game, the physics of mistakes are too fun to care.
posted by Mblue at 5:14 PM on October 24, 2008

I'm playing mission 4 over and over just to buy things before going further.
posted by Memo at 5:40 PM on October 24, 2008

So, are the missiles worth it? I have 787000 saved up.
posted by Memo at 6:06 PM on October 24, 2008

Short game. Missiles are game-breakingly good.
posted by Memo at 6:40 PM on October 24, 2008

Oooh.. a mute button.
Hit escape during game play, and there's a iPhone-esque sound option.
posted by niles at 6:47 PM on October 24, 2008

Missiles are game-breakingly good.

Amen. Get Missiles, hold down space, drive forward. You actually end up making MORE money than you start the mission with.
posted by datacenter refugee at 7:11 PM on October 24, 2008

Also- try just holding down the shift key after you have missles, slowly drifting through traffic, pulling bootleggers turns and firing missiles directly into police cars while screaming
posted by 235w103 at 8:45 PM on October 24, 2008 [1 favorite]

I got a 404.

No, that was my score. I suck at this!!
posted by not_on_display at 10:00 PM on October 24, 2008

I like that you go from having a ghetto-esque black van (a-la A-Team) to start with, but once you finish the game you play in a gold van with "boost"... though I'm not sure what boost is.
posted by Sam.Burdick at 10:59 PM on October 24, 2008

The cops in this game annoy the crap out of me. Here I am, trying to be all evasive and courteous, avoiding civilians, slamming on my brakes when I get too close to an ambulance, and the cops are all over the place, with no regard for the safety of others, causing accidents. Makes me feel pretty good about getting two or three of them on my ass, and then dropping a mine.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 11:44 AM on October 25, 2008

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