Reviews and Problems with BlastWorks: Build, Trade, Destroy
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chris Adams, Amazon
2 January 2014
Summary: The description of this game sounded interesting. It is a scrolling shooter so to me (I grew up with "Defender") it was interesting for a few minutes but to kids that grew up on modern games it was a non starter. The graphics are weak and the concept of having all of the guns stay on your ship and shoot at the same time got old really fast.
Summary: This might be the most overlooked gem in the entire Wii library! It's appropriate for all ages but can present experienced gamers with a challenge too. Such a unique experience in the Wii.....yet no one marketed this game properly and the game press online paid it no attention. Easily a Top Ten Wii game in my opinion.
Summary: My 9 and 10 year old sons have absolutely enjoyed this game. They especially like being able to create their own gadgets. Would reccommend. The planes are in combat with/against each other, but I have not actually seen human figures. I like this because I don't like violent games.
MUCH BETTER THAN IT LOOKS! If you like 2D Spaceship Shooters
Franz K, Amazon
8 November 2011
Summary: the package and title are non-descript? It was lucky I decided to rent it. Really unique, fun gameplay - Katamari Damacy meets Gradius, or R-Type. There are 4 mini-games included! PC ports There should be a sequel.
Summary: Likes to freeze at times and the screen can get pretty cluttered and crazy, but still fun. Pretty cool to be able to salvage parts from other ships. Very fast pace and some areas are pretty hard like bosses that you can only kill by firing into a little hole that you can't get to because of a constant stream of return fire there, etc. If it didn't freeze I'd give it a 5. It is a pretty good time killer and kids that just like to hit buttons and go nuts can enjoy it too.
Conclusion: Basically Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy is a create your own shmup kit that offers fans of the genre a possibility to create any kind of shmup they want with the games easy to use editors. The game also comes with a small single player campaign, mostly to make people used to game mechanics that the game uses. (These mechanics are NOT used in every level that you find on the internet) Thankfully you can also download levels from the internet.
Pros: Blast works offers everybody a chance to make their wildest shmup dreams come true. Simple to use editor can be used to create everything from your ow ships to your very own bullet patterns. These editors give you unlimited possibilities when it comes to making your own quality shmup. Even if you don't want to work on your own items in the game, you can always go to internet and download creations from other people.
Cons: This game is pretty much only for those who are interested or really love shmups. The single player campaign is also really short so if you aren't interested in making your own items or downloading other peoples creations, this game is not for you. Limited space for the downloads and your own creations can be too little if you get really in the mood for creating or downloading items. It's not really too big of a problem but it forces you to delete some stuff every now...
Summary: I got this game real cheap and wasn't expecting much. A friend and I opened it and were crying from laughing so hard at times. Sometimes it gets so crazy on the screen your not sure whats going on, but thats why its halarious. On top of it you can create your own ship and levels plus connect to the net to download stuff.
Summary: Blast Works is a very interesting game, and it's nice to have it as a Wii exclusive--even though it makes no use of the Wiiremote's motion sensing controls and only uses the pointer for menu selection. This is a side scrolling shooter that offers tons of variety if you're willing to put the time in to customize levels, ships, etc. The "campaign," which is just a series of different levels without any plot (not that that's surprising), is decent.