Handheld owners of a shiny Playstation Vita are being blessed with No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! this week. It’s a new free-to-play model adaptation based on the Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! series.
While the name No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! would suggest no puzzles, the game is actually largely centered on the match-3 design of games like Bejeweled or Candy Crush. Here, the difference is that gamers defend their dungeon from oncoming adventurers.
By matching three blocks of the same element on a grid, players attack the invaders on the left of their screen. Moreover, anyone who falls to the dungeon’s ferocity can be added to the roster later on.
Dungeons can be customized with new things, like a series of new monsters. This is done through use of a pickaxe in a mine, as a nod to the beginning of the series.
Originally, Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! required players to dig a maze of tunnels to protect their avatar from being taken. Later, the franchise had to rename itself as What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord? to overcome any squabbles with the Batman brand.
No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! is the second free-to-play on PS Vita to launch in recent times. Previously, Destiny of Spirits allowed handheld owners to participate in an elaborate card game that required worldwide collaboration.
In a recent Playstation Blog post, Sony states that the North American release of No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! may miss out on some of its monetized downloadable content (DLC). In the post, it states:
Due to a technical issue, certain DLC packs for No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! will not be available in North America at launch. These include: Pick (Shallow), Pick (Deep) and Pick (Bottomless). These packs will allow you to boost your stash of evil pickaxes per day, and also allow pickaxes to regenerate faster.