Not A Hero Super Snazzy Edition is developed by Roll7 and published by Team17. ‘Join the Campaign trail in this funstoppable 2.25D pixelated political opus from Roll7. Shoot, Slide and execute your way through 28 levels of incredibly British action and humour as you persuade the world to ‘Vote BunnyLord’. The Super Snazzy Edition also introduces the “Me, Myself & BunnyLord” Campaign letting you play as BunnyLord himself!’
Not A Hero Super Snazzy Edition has you running and gunning through its 21 levels as one of BunnLord’s Followers, doing his bidding to up his ratings during his run for mayor. The levels are set in ‘2.25D’ and are side scrolling platformer in style. BunnyLord will set you your main task before each level that you must complete to unlock the next one. these will include things like taking out a gang boss, or blowing up a weed factory, and so on. There will also be 3 optional side objectives to complete too, these will usually be collecting items, finishing the level in a certain time and using ‘X’ amount of ammo to name a few.
You start out as Steve, one of many stereotypical characters in the game. Steve is a ‘Cockney’ and comes with a handful of one liners, as do most of the other characters in game including the enemies. You can unlock more characters to use by gaining BunnyLord a higher approval rating, there’s 9 playable characters in total, all of which have different weapons and attributes. This will come in handy as you’ll be able to go back and finish some of the trickier side objectives later, using a character that’s a little better at performing whatever is needed for said objectives.
The gameplay is pretty straight forward, you move your character with the left thumbstick, press ‘A’ to slide and take cover, ‘X’ to fire your weapon, ‘B’ to reload and ‘Y’ to use your secondary weapon (grenades, mines etc.) Now while each level is pretty much the same, they do get bigger and more difficult to navigate as you progress through the game. sometimes having to find the way to previously unaccessible areas by climbing floors and going back on yourself. There’s no jumping involved either which is different, traversing from building to building will involve you sliding from rooftops and ledges into windows of the opposite building. This adds a little more to the action of the game.
Aside the standard running and gunning you can also slide into enemies to knock the out and perform an execution move by pressing ‘X’ while standing over them. Simple, but really satisfying. The A.I. are pretty smart too, as they will also take cover while shooting at you and react to your every move. if you try to escape from a fire fight they will also follow you, not to mention if you’re caught short reloading they will run at you while you do so. Very clever and definitely keeps you on your toes, and if you’re not careful will result in plenty of deaths, which will happen, a lot.
The Super Snazzy Edition also comes with an additional mini campaign called “Me, Myself and BunnyLord”, in which you take on the role of BunnyLord himself. Visually it’s what you would expect from a ‘retro’ style game, the added dimension of being able to take cover and the way the A.I. work, along with its more modern and crazy storyline work well together, creating a fast-paced action game. The audio is pretty good too, featuring a varied and modern soundtrack. Not forgetting all the afore mentioned stereotypical one-liners from every character in the game, (except BunnyLord, he has a peculiar squeak to his voice.)