FusionFall Heroes is a free-to-play game hosted by CartoonNetwork.com that is a spin-off of the original game.
In early 2013, footage of gameplay leaked onto the internet, along with multiple links to the game's official website, spawning from Cartoon Network.com itself. However, the sub-site was occasionally locked on the Cartoon Network website for standard user access for short periods of time. On March 19, 2013, Cartoon Network formally announced the game's debut, and on March 25, 2013, the game was released.
When Planet Fusion attacked the Cartoon Network universe, a legion of kids rose up to help defend the world. But what were your favorite Cartoon Network characters up to? It turns out they decided to fight the fusion monsters right at their source! When they weren't busy helping the resistance, Cartoon Network's greatest heroes formed small, co-op fireteams to assault the Fusion spawning grounds. If they succeeded in their missions, they would strike a huge blow against Lord Fuse and his army of evil minions. Empowered by the rare element Dextronium, the heroes aim to destroy these monsters and take back their planet.
Play style is quite different from FusionFall. Instead of free-roam platforming, the game takes a top-down view, with only movement, standard attacks, and special attacks available. Every action can be done with left and right click, but the standard a, s, d, and w can optionally be used for movement as well. As enemies are defeated, the player will build up his or her Dextronium. When at least one unit is full, the players can right click or press Space bar to do a Power Attack. Once all five units are full, however, the player may use those controls once more to perform a Special Attack.
Instead of the player creating his or her own hero, one must select one of the available heroes to use in battle. There are 11 main heroes, each with 6 different variations, giving them different stats and special perks. Unlike FusionFall, the game proceeds in rounds and waves, instead of an open world. From the menu a solo or party match can be entered at any time, which randomly pairs your selected hero with other players' selected heroes, and a random level.
Hero Ranks and Player Level
Heroes are able to have their stats boosted depending on their rank. The rank of any hero can be increased by purchasing that hero. Every purchase of a hero after it has already been received will raise its ranking by 1. It is possible to rank all heroes to level 20.
The player level gradually increases as the player continues through the game, defeating Fusions, getting good combos, and defeating boss monsters. As of right now, it is possible to achieve up to rank 20.
Solo and Party Gameplay
As stated above, upon entering the game, players may choose to fight either alone or in a group. The part option offers a more beneficial gameplay experience than solo selection; for example, the player will most likely earn more coins and have a better defense against enemies. At the end of a party match, all four players' scores will be graded individually based on five categories such as how many coins they earned or how many enemies they defeated. The player is the highest total score will hover above the others.
Solo gameplay is played nearly the same with the exception of additional coins and enemies.
The game incorporates the badge achievement system used throughout CartoonNetwork.com. Eight badges can be unlocked by the player if various qualifications are completed in-game:
- Eggschange Rate: Buy 1 Egg
- Fusion Slayer: Defeat 1000 enemies
- Invincible: Complete a Mission With No Respawns
- Hero in Training: Complete 1 mission
- Combo Master: Get a Combo of 99 or more
- Multiple successful hits in quick succession are reported as Combos above the character's head.
- Like a Boss: Defeat 20 Boss Monsters
- Hero Collector: Get One of Your Heroes to Rank 20
- The Big Cheese: Achieve Level 20
- Main article: Eggs
In FusionFall Heroes eggs are presented as a type of reward, being available to the player after they have saved up enough earnings to afford one of the three classes of eggs.
Heroes are the combatants which players use during battle in FusionFall Heroes. Each hero, in its default state, is available for use at the beginning of the game. As the player progresses, he or she will be able to buy new variants of existing heroes through purchasing eggs. The more expensive an Egg is, the higher the player's probability to unlock rare variant skins. If a hero or variation skin has already been unlocked, the level of that particular hero will increase by one.
- There are currently 11 main heroes revealed for the game, each with 6-9 variants.
FusionFall Heroes reuses a wide variety of locations from FusionFall, each with its own array of bosses and Fusions, including: