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Blazing Chrome

15 critics
7.85
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Trevor GouldJul 30, 2019
Blazing Chrome’s gameplay borrows a lot from many arcade classics, no question. But a shorter experience that’d be worth a few quarters in a coin-op might not be worth $16.99, especially with the highly repetitive nature (and communication error popups). For better or worse, this title has the overall feel of a relic. As an older gamer who grew up with arcades, it should hold high appeal to me. Yet I can’t help but find myself thinking more about the games it’s trying to emulate, at least when playing solo
Ashley BatesJul 11, 2019
Blazing Chrome isn’t some grand reinvention of the shoot ‘em up genre at large, but for the most part, it does a masterful job of utilising the genre’s best conventions. Definitely worth checking out.
Neal RonaghanJul 11, 2019
A straightforward and to the point Contra-like experience sums up Blazing Chrome well. With six levels that will probably only take you an hour or three to clear the first time through, it’s a tiny bit light on content, but thanks to the co-op and unlockable modes, more mileage can be squeezed out of this short and sweet joyride.
Evan NorrisJul 11, 2019
It might not bear the Contra trademark, but Blazing Chrome is a worthy successor to the long-running action series. In fact, it's just as good if not better than the greats that came before. It's brief and sometimes punishing, but it delivers technically-sound, mechanically-diverse side-scrolling action, plus unlockable modes and characters, two-player local co-op, and some delightful 16-bit art and sound. If you adore Contra, you will absolutely love this game.
GameCentralJul 17, 2019
Blazing Chrome has a very singular purpose and that’s to be the best Contra III clone it can be. It achieves that almost perfectly and while that means the franchise is still stuck in the past this enthusiastic tribute almost makes that seem like a positive.
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Albert LichiJul 19, 2019
From the wild rail gun shooting sequence, to the frantic battle with a huge cycloptic Terminator knock-off, Blazing Chrome is worthy to be held in the same league of the action games that inspired it. This is easily one of the greatest 2D action games on the Nintendo Switch, and it is made all the better thanks to its accessible two-player co-op mode. It is fun with friends and enemies. It may not burn for long, but Blazing Chrome burns extremely bright.
Ollie ReynoldsJul 10, 2019
For those longing for a time when side-scrolling shooters ruled the roost, Blazing Chrome is exactly what you're looking for. Perfect for short sessions, its slick gameplay and old-school art direction make for an astonishingly fun game full of explosions, epic set pieces and spectacular boss battles. Its brutal difficulty may not be for everyone, but if you're up for the challenge, then get ready for one of the most accomplished 2D action titles in years.
Miguel MoranJul 11, 2019
Despite the short length, Blazing Chrome is an awesome experience that will bring you back to the golden age of 2D running and gunning. The sharp visuals, addictive gameplay and incredible level design had me grinning and sweating from beginning to end. If you’re itching for some side-scrolling action, Blazing Chrome is a must.
Carlos ForcadaJul 11, 2019
Con unos niveles muy bien planteados para lo que se pretende y tres niveles de dificultad muy bien medidos, Blazing Chrome consigue evocar al viejo Contra: The Hard Corps con sus mismas armas, proponiendo por el camino algunas memorables contra final bosses. No inventa nada nuevo, pero sin lugar a dudas es uno de los mejores juegos bidimensionales de este 2019 que necesita aún de algunas propuestas de calidad en esta vertiente de la escena indie.
PipomantisJul 11, 2019
Pour développer son Blazing Chrome, Joymasher semble avoir dégoté le Petit manuel du run 'n' gun et en avoir appliqué le cahier des charges à la lettre. C'est très carré, rien ne dépasse et c'est autant sa plus grande qualité que son plus agaçant défaut. Connaissant l'équipe derrière le projet, on aurait aimé un peu plus de fantaisie et de folie mais on se consolera en se disant que le titre tient déjà le haut du pavé en matière de jeux d'action à l'ancienne.
Fabien PellegriniJul 11, 2019
Du coup, le jeu se limite de fait à un public de niche, qui a déjà écumé tous les run & gun les plus cultes et qui cherche juste à s'injecter une petite dose de semi-nostalgie le temps de quelques missions. Si vous faites partie de la cible, Blazing Chrome ne vous décevra pas (à l'exception de sa faible durée de vie peut-être). Mais si vous n'êtes pas particulièrement fan de la tendance rétro, il n'y a absolument rien pour vous ici.
Thomas PillonJul 11, 2019
Véritable lettre d'amour au run and gun à l'ancienne, Blazing Chrome parvient à rendre hommage aux séries dont il s'inspire tout en offrant suffisamment de contenu pour dépasser ce simple stade. Nerveux, précis, proposant une difficulté calibrée et accessoirement beau comme un camion, le jeu des Brésiliens de The Arcade Crew remplit haut la main son... contrat. Que vous ayez ou non rincé un jeu du genre ces dernières années, Blazing Chrome offre un challenge certain mais adapté, en plus d'un contenu généreux à débloquer au fur et à mesure.
Daniele SpeltaJul 17, 2019
Punitivo, esagerato, frenetico e quasi assuefacente: Blazing Chrome risponde a tutte le caratteristiche dei migliori run’n gun e si fa spazio nel gotha del genere. Bisogna armarsi di riflessi e mantenere i nervi saldi perché l’asticella della difficoltà e messa in alto e gli aiuti sono praticamente assenti, ma è davvero difficile resistere ad un ritmo di gioco ben calibrato e alle costanti ondate di nemici provenienti da ogni dove.
Giuseppe CarrabbaJul 19, 2019
Blazing Chrome omaggia degnamente i brand di Contra e Metal Slug e al contempo offre qualche ora di divertimento non solo ai fan del genere ma anche ai neofiti. Detto questo, chi si lascia prendere facilmente dallo sconforto farebbe bene a passare oltre, dal momento che anche a livello facile il titolo di JoyMasher regala non poche gatte da pelare.
Paolo BesserJul 13, 2019
Un retrogame fantastico capace di riportarci a un’epoca indiscutibilmente passata, ma in qualche modo sempre viva nelle nostre anime di videogiocatori. Un gioco dall’azione spasmodica, sadica e punitiva, proprio come piaceva a noi nel 1993, quando ammiravamo gli enormi sprite bidimensionali gestiti dal meglio della tecnologia dell’epoca, quella che ancora non considerava l’accelerazione 3D un’opzione. Il tutto, però, comodamente gestito dalle console e dai computer moderni, secondo i dettami del presente. Costicchia, ma fatelo vostro lo stesso!

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