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Destroy the monsters that appear from the portals.
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Hero Ring was available as a giveaway on March 2, 2022!

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"Hero Ring" is a 2D-platformer arena shooter in which you have to destroy the monsters that appear from the portals. Firearms will help you with this!As you progress through the levels, you will unlock new types of weapons, such as a shotgun, machine gun or bazooka. Improvements are also unlocked with each level.Upgrades can either increase projectile damage or increase ammo. A shield may also appear after reloading a weapon.Enemies can be very different: some of them walk on the ground, some jump, some fly. Gradually, more complex ones will appear that fire at you.Only the best can pass this trial!Game Features: Classic game mechanics Interesting gameplay Many weapon types Nice pixel visuals

System Requirements:

Windows XP+ Processor: Core2Duo Memory: 512 MB RAM Graphics: Intel HD2000 Storage: 100 MB available space

Publisher:

Rex Junior

Homepage:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1921940/Hero_Ring/

File Size:

111 MB

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In Brief:
Hero Ring" is a 2D-platformer arena shooter.

You can see a video of game play via the Steam store page HERE. It's due for release on Steam 23rd March 2022, so there's no community reviews yet. The developer Rex Junior has already released seven titles this year, with another two ready for release this month and another 13 games since December 2020.
Introduction:
"Hero Ring" is a 2D-platformer arena shooter in which you have to destroy the monsters that appear from the portals. Firearms will help you with this. via the steam store page As you progress through the levels, you will unlock new types of weapons, such as a shotgun, machine gun or bazooka. Improvements are also unlocked with each level. Upgrades can either increase projectile damage or increase ammo. A shield may also appear after reloading a weapon. Enemies can be very different: some of them walk on the ground, some jump, some fly. Gradually, more complex ones will appear that fire at you.

Reference accessed HERE 2nd March 2022.
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The Game:
Hero Ring is a homage to those early 2D pixilated arena platform games (as are most of the developers 21 games (2 still to be released this month). With Hero Ring you have to survive each platform by destroying several waves of monsters, which you slay using the weapons you have at hand. Your first weapon is a shotgun, but as you progress you pick up other weapons. These will be visible at the top of the screen, to change weapons use the number keys. On the top left you can see the number of bullets or shells your weapon has left before it pauses to reload (this is done automatically). On the top right are your lives. As this is quite a difficult platformer, especially if you have old and unresponsive fingers like me, you do get quite a lot of lives i.e. ten in total. If you lose them all you start from the beginning of the level. As you progress the levels get progressively harder, with enemies firing back at you.


Conclusion:
Hero Ring is a reasonable platformer and has a nice pixel feel to it; reminding me of those early platformers when the amount of CPU cycles and RAM we had was excruciatingly small e.g. 4MB of sys RAM with a 40MHz CPU, compared to todays computers.
It's relatively challenging so should keep the average player entertained for a while. Platformers are not my thing these days, but I will be keeping this nostalgic look back at the early entries to this genre. A thumbs up from me and a recommendation to download and install this game.
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Notes on Security

I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game using Virus Total and it found zero hits from 61 antimalware engines.

The downloaded executable 'may' include some low level adware that only opens your browser once to Falcoware's home page after the game has installed and also places four shortcuts onto your desktop (which can be safely deleted once the game has installed).

The installation does NOT inject any malware into your system. When your browser is opened to Falcoware's home page following the games installation, it earns Falcoware games some money, part of which is given to the developer of the game for allowing the game to be given away free. Once you've installed the game, there are no more browser redirections. This is because Falcoware removed their installer over a year ago (that installer would show an advert for a game and then open your browser each time you played and then closed the game down.)

You can see the results of the scan via the following link:

https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/03447da50de692c488cf7384c1206e3a442fb6fe21ee32d7e71b87c6139cc2b9?nocache=1

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Other Free Games:
For other free games, please check Delenn's threads over in the giveaway forums HERE (non-Steam games) and HERE (Steam games) for the latest freebies; it's kept up to date frequently, whenever a free game becomes available, (thanks for keeping this up to date Delenn, very much appreciated).

Also, for the latest Steam sales check THIS Steam database site out. You can list the games in 'price' & 'percentage off' by clicking the headers. If you link SteamDB (the Steam database) with your Steam account, all games that you already have will be highlighted in green and those in blue are on your wish list. When there are Steam games being given away, you'll see the percentage off as 100%. It's worth checking this regularly to make sure you don't miss the best deals and freebies. Delenn usually posts links to all free games within several hours of them going live, so check her links at the top of this comment as well.
Don't forget to check Indie Gala's freebie section HERE, then click on the Showcase header, selecting freebies from the drop down menu; the most recent additions include:


1) ... The Last Enchantress: Revival, (choice-based fantasy game, contains adult themes and not suitable for children)

2) ... Copperbell (Returning freebie - hand drawn adventure game)

3) ... Avani: The Primal Land (Explore, gather, learn, craft and build in the world of Avani: The Primal Land. Fight, hunt and tame wild animals. Animals have their own genetics and no animal is like the other. The interactive taming process allows making a real bond with each tame. Avani offers a unique crafting system combined with a huge skill tree and an intuitive building system mixed with traditional survival game elements)

4) ... Cov Shooter (Try to survive as many waves as possible, upgrade your stats and weapons to do that)

5) ... WTC : Relentless Protagonist [Sxs}, (a short mostly KINETIC comedy/drama visual novel)

6) ... Out of Puberty: Chapter 1 (graphic novel, contains adult themes and not suitable for children)

7) ... Neon Invasion Earth, (space invaders)

8) ... WTC : Recruitment Day (a short mostly KINETIC comedy/drama visual novel)

9) ... Pixel Puzzles 2: Paintings ( jigsaw puzzle)

10) ... Welcome To... Chichester OVN 3 : The Mysterious Affair At The Violet Hotel (Interactive novel)

11) ... Hamsterdam (NEW - classic brawler mechanics meet rhythm and precision)


We have been given over 340 games since I started to check the freebie section several years ago. But around 60% of those are no longer available free. The following recent freebies have now been removed from the free library: Leisure Suit Larry 2 Looking For Love (In Several Wrong Places), Leisure Suit Larry 1 - In the Land of the Lounge Lizards , Figment, Pixel Puzzles 2: Space, Revolution Ace, Six Sides of the World, Byte Family, Alone on Mars, Garfield Kart, Nostradamus the Last Prophecy, Snowball, Pixel Puzzles 2: Christmas , Die Young (Full version), Distortions, Dino Run DX, Cheap Golf, Kill Em All, Dead Hungry Diner, and Contract with the Devil. If you claimed those while they were still available you can access them via your Indie Gala account under the showcase section. Each page from your free list can take 30 or so seconds to move to the next page; so, if like me you've added most of the free games over the last several years, it can take almost half an hour to get to the last page. I have just over 340 games in my free section. All remaining freebies can be found in the showcase section (113 games are still available). Not all games that go into the showcase remain free and are removed after a short period (e.g. the recent adventure puzzler Figment that costs almost £15 on Steam); so, you should grab them as soon as you can. All titles are DRM free.


The latest Epic Game ends tomorrow (Thursday) 3rd March at 4pm UK time/11am Eastern time. It is called Cris Tales - (an indie love letter to classic JRPGs with a new perspective).
The best Indie Bundles sites that have been operating from around 2011 are the Humble Bundle and Indie Gala sites (though the latter isn't as good as it used to be) where you'll sometimes find decent bundles with over 90% off the usual price of the games included in the bundles. The Humble site is in my opinion the best; though a more recent addition that is worth checking out called Fanatical games looks to be a serious contender for that title as they have some very good bundles. You can find Fanatical games (that used to be called Bundle Stars) HERE.

I've restarted a project I originally started back in 2008 that used to be called Good Games to Grab, where I posted free games over in the forums on a daily basis. I won't be posting them daily this time; only as and when I have time and the inclination. You can find the new forum section entitled 'Free Game Project' HERE. So far, I've posted eight excellent PC games, plus one android game as well as suggested or linked to others similar to the ones posted e.g.

Hidden & Dangerous Deluxe (a squad based solo shooter). Battlegroup 44 (a free-standing mod for Battlefield 2 that is a follow up to the original Battlefield 1942). Slam Tilt (an excellent pinball game with four tables). 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night, (one of my all-time favourite pinball games from the mid 90's). Breakquest (one of my all-time top ten 2D breakouts). Messy Paths (an android game). Castlevania The Lecarde Chronicles (fan made free standing Castelvania game). Conflict Vietnam (third person squad-based shooter). Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2006 Trophy Season (a linear hunting game). Just added Open TTD (Transport Tycoon Deluxe). I'll be adding more over the coming months.

Black And White Apocalypse that was given away some weeks ago by the developer Hammergames is always free and can also be downloaded as a colour version. The community member Space pointed this out at the time. You can find both versions over on itch.io via the following links Black & White version, and Coloured version. :)

You can also find 'all nine' of the developers' games (for free) HERE. Some of them look like they are worth investigating. :)

The next Humble Choice bundle has just gone live (yesterday); it includes eight games. Desperados III, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, Red Solstice 2: Survivors, Nebuchadnezzar, Police Stories and Evan's Remains. Subscriptions to the Choice bundle have recently been changed, levelling the ground for all subscribers. The monthly cost is a meagre $12/£8.99 with other benefits such as access to a lot of indie titles for free while subscribed and a percentage off other purchases from the Humble store. This increases the longer you keep subscribed up to a year with 20% off all none bundle purchases. (1 month sub' gives 10% off, 3 months sub' gives 15% off and six months sub 'gives 17% off). The next Humble Choice bundle goes live Tuesday 1st March 22.

The latest Humble Bundles include Overwhelmingly Positive Gems (all games get a 95% or more positive rating and include seven games i.e. Shadow Man Remastered, Clone Drone in the Danger Zone, Bang-On Balls: Chronicles, Kathy Rain: Director's Cut, HUNTDOWN, There Is No Game : Wrong Dimension & Finding Paradise. There's also a VR bundle called VR Discovery Bundle ( that includes Synth Riders, Blaston, Cook-Out, Panoptic, Trover Saves the Universe, Red Matter and Tower Tag + Soundtrack). Both bundles end on the 11th March 22. There's also Sid Meier's Ultimate Collection that includes Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Gathering Storm
DLC, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI: Rise and Fall
DLC, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI - Vikings Scenario Pack
DLC, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI - Poland Civilization & Scenario Pack
DLC, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Australia Civilization & Scenario Pack
DLC, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Persia and Macedon Civilization & Scenario Pack
DLC, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI - Nubia Civilization & Scenario Pack
DLC, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI - Khmer & Indonesia Double Civilization & Scenario Pack
DLC, Coupon for $15 New Frontier Pass, Sid Meier’s Civilization®: Beyond Earth™ - The Collection, Sid Meier’s Civilization V: The Complete Edition, Sid Meier's Pirates!, Sid Meier's Civilization® IV: The Complete Edition, Sid Meier's Civilization® III: Complete, Sid Meier's Starships, Sid Meier's Railroads!, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies, Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol, Sid Meier's Colonization (Classic), Sid Meier's Covert Action (Classic) that ends on the 9th March 22.

If you are a removed game collector Gods Remastered a classic platformer from the early 90's is being removed from Steam on the 27th March. You can swap between the original and the remastered version. You'll find the Steam page HERE

If you have Amazon Prime you also get free access to a new set of games every month. The free March games are now available. you get an origin code for Madden NFL 22, and Surviving Mars on Epic Games (this was given away via Epic a few years ago; if you missed it, here's your chance to grab it now). There are also downloadable game that include The Stillness of the Wind, Crypto Against All Odds, Pesterquest, Steamworld Quest: Hand of Gilgamesh and looK INside. Also available are a whole bunch of in game content for lots of big name games like League of Legends, GTA V, Red Dead Online, Dead by Daylight, Destiny 2, Battlefield 2042 and loads more. Visit Prime Gaming for details. Stay safe everyone.

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Did not like the controls and they are not customizable.

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