Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. 100
    A Wii game combining a clever shoot-em-up with a surprisingly rich (if reasonably limited) object editor that lets you create your own levels and scenes. If you've ever had the itch to make your own shooter but don't know a lick about programming, this is one of the best ways to go about it.
  2. The best thing to happen to the space shooter genre since R-Type. Yes, I already said that, but it had to be said again. This game is a must-own.
  3. On it's own, Blast Works' campaign mode would probably only deserve a 7.5. It's a solid shooter with an amazing gameplay mechanic, but overall the main game is too bland to deserve a higher score, even at the budget retail price of forty bones.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Apr 9, 2014
    0
    This game is a lie. This game made it sound that the game was top-notch when it was actually pretty bad.
    The game looked like one of those
    This game is a lie. This game made it sound that the game was top-notch when it was actually pretty bad.
    The game looked like one of those cheap flash games on computers and even those are better than this.
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  2. Apr 24, 2012
    5
    Blast Works is a very ambitious game. Based off of a japanese flash game, you play a ship which can collect the pieces of destroyed enemyBlast Works is a very ambitious game. Based off of a japanese flash game, you play a ship which can collect the pieces of destroyed enemy ships to make it stronger. To me, this game is absolutely average: the offensive pieces can be tough to catch properly, sometimes putting your little ship in danger while you try and get them in the perfect position. After awhile, you just straight-up can't see the screen due to the pieces of your uber-ship. The bosses absolutely spam bullets, making them next to impossible to beat, even with your uber-ship. This game draws you in for 10 minutes, then you put it away and never play it again. Not even the unlockables can get me in the mood to beat the game. It is perhaps the most "average" game i've ever played, with an admittedly really cool idea. Don't let that sucker you into buying this game, it isn't worth it. Full Review »