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  • Summary: Its a mash up of building and brawling! Reach for the sky and build the greatest towers in Slam Bolt City while defending against deviously charming baddies and epic bosses. Play with up to three of your friends in the co-op campaign or go head to head in the simple, yet surprisingly deep competitive battle mode. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Mar 30, 2011
    Slam Bolt Scrappers is packed to the brim with risks. And it's also full of rewards. Despite the chaotic nature, the infrequent failures followed by "Wait, what just happened?", and the lack of online multiplayer, you should still go spend money on Slam Bolt Scrappers right now.
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    Slam Bolt Scrappers is definitely unique and original, but not without its share of issues. Still, you will be hard-pressed to find a more chaotic and fun experience, especially if you have three friends and four controllers. I dare you not to get wrapped up in the insanity.
  3. Apr 21, 2011
    With four-player support, you could do a lot worse than Slam Bolt Scrappers. [Issue#204, p.97]
  4. Mar 20, 2011
    Slam Bolt Scrappers is an interesting concept hampered by trying to do too many things without focusing on delivering a solid, overall experience.
  5. Apr 7, 2011
    It's sad you'll spend more of your time fighting to make sense of it rather than simply fighting with your friends.
  6. Apr 4, 2011
    If you're in college or live near lots of friends who regularly visit your abode as a group to play games, Slam Bolt Scrappers is perfect for you. Unfortunately, I don't have either of those luxuries. If you're in the same boat, you may want to think twice before laying down your money.
  7. Mar 21, 2011
    You may have a modicum of fun with Slam Bolt, but with its short length and unbalanced mechanics, you're mostly in for a bland experience.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Mar 24, 2011
    I'm giving SBS a 10 and I totally worked on this game at Fire Hose. My lone datapoint for giving this game a ten is simple: We've been playing SBS every day since we started working on it. To this day, we still play it constantly in the office. I'm not aware of any other developers that play their own games for fun as much as we do. So I'm giving SBS a 10. I hope you all have as much fun playing it as we do! Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    I have to say picked this up earlier in the week and it's a fantastic game. I'm having a lot of fun playing couch multi-player with my brother. There's no online multiplayer, but this is the kind of game you want to sit beside your opponent so you can smack talk! Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2011
    I reviewed it on Until we get off of our asses and transfer our old reviews to our revamped site, our review scores won't count on Metacritic. So here's a user review, the least I could do. Great game, especially for couch multiplayer. Unique, fun, and sounds great. Expand
  4. May 13, 2011
    Brick-stacking puzzler with a competitive twist. As you build, squares turn into weapons like rockets and screws which you can use to attack you opponent's tower. And to get the jigsaw pieces, you have to fight monsters and (bear with me) ninjas, which leave behind special power-ups. It takes a short time to get to grips with everything that's going on, but then it's a frantic, often stressful, but also mega satisfying building battle. It's also at its absolute best in multiplayer, where you can gang up on mates for maximum shouty outrage. Low on longevity, but Slam Bolt Scrappers is loud, brash and brilliantly blocky. Expand