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  • Summary: In Blazing Chrome, bring your best pal and kick some metal butts to free the humankind while enjoying a classic run’n’gun, fully loaded with action and exciting fights.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 30, 2019
    90
    Blazing Chrome understands exactly what made the older titles tick. It has the look and sound of classic titles, and it emulates the gameplay really well. The action is relentless, and boss fights reward skill over pure ammo dumping. The game doesn't go for adding on extras from other genres, relying instead on pure gameplay to drive the title. The short length, which was normal for offerings from that time period and genre, is buoyed by gameplay modes that feel worthwhile instead of tacked on. For run-and-gun fans, Blazing Chrome is an essential addition to the gaming library.
  2. Jul 14, 2019
    82
    Blazing Chrome is the coin op you didn't play in the arcade, the cartridge that never came out for Neo Geo, the game you didn’t know you missed so much. A game with spasmodic, sadistic and punitive action, just as we liked in the 90s.
  3. Jul 15, 2019
    82
    Blazing Chrome is a great game for its kind, as it could easily be declared as a sequel of Contra, without anyone being misunderstood. If you want to test your skills on a hard-boiled old school run 'n' gun game, you will not find anything better than this one.
  4. 80
    If you want a new Contra game, that’s exactly what Blazing Chrome promises and delivers. Joymasher has done this better than any indie developer I can think of, bringing Contra back with absolutely everything that entails.
  5. Jul 11, 2019
    80
    Although Blazing Chrome sticks fairly closely to the formula of games like Metal Slug and Contra, its great boss encounters, responsive gameplay, and 16-bit pixel art make it a faithful homage to an underrepresented subgenre.
  6. Jul 11, 2019
    80
    Beating Blazing Chrome is a badge of honor, the latest test of skill tossed onto a pile of old cartridges. You can spend hours and hours grinding out this handful of stages, experiencing both intense frustration and the rush of victory. In a world where there are so many options for your free time, the thought of grinding away at a game like this just seems insane. But to all the crazy people who disagree and want a throwback like this, I raise my glass.
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    70
    A frantic co-op shooter in the same vein as Contra, Blazing Chrome is an electrified, 16-bit inspired run-and-gun game that will keep your trigger finger numb and your profanities loud.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 11, 2019
    10
    Parabéns pros BR's que fizeram esse game, O jogo é um Contra+Metal Slug+Megaman , bem desafiador e o melhor de tudo um produto de qualidade eParabéns pros BR's que fizeram esse game, O jogo é um Contra+Metal Slug+Megaman , bem desafiador e o melhor de tudo um produto de qualidade e feito por um time Brasileiro, se você é fã das antigas o jogo vale cada centavo, sem bugs muito dinâmico, ação frenética , e no mais temos que ajudar os desenvolvedores brasileiros comprando seus jogos pois esse é uma obra prima. Essa analise é pros BR loco os gringo que vão toma no oio do cu! Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2019
    9
    Maravilloso, se ve hermoso y se juega hermoso y seguro que saciará la sed de Contra de cualquier fanático de éste maravilloso género, que granMaravilloso, se ve hermoso y se juega hermoso y seguro que saciará la sed de Contra de cualquier fanático de éste maravilloso género, que gran trabajo de JoyMasher y Danilo Dias un aplauso para ustedes, sigan adelante! Expand
  3. Jul 25, 2019
    9
    Great game if you like 2D arcade games similar to Contra or Metal Slug. Different weapons and helps gadgets
  4. Jun 14, 2020
    8
    Unforgiving difficulty from start to finish. The problem is that the difficulty is not even fair, and the curve is so quick that the 1° stageUnforgiving difficulty from start to finish. The problem is that the difficulty is not even fair, and the curve is so quick that the 1° stage will be semi hard and the 2° suddenly will be insanely hard, long and unfair. This is hardest than any Contra game ever made, and that says a lot. From start to finish, your poor character will be oblitarated with no mercy. No matter how good you were in previous run n gun games, you will be destroyed until you learn every single enemy patter of the stage. The game will throw at you a huge ammount of fast enemies and many, many unavoidable bullets. Unless your reflexes are top notch, you will die a lot to the point that it will become too frustrating, and that's if you are a hardcore gamer, cause if you are a casual, say goodbye to your sanity or put it on easy. Despite the crazy difficulty, I found the art design to be just wonderful and the controls are responsive (almost all the time). The problem is that the game will give you no mercy and not even a health bar, so you will die with 1 single shot. There's no way to beat the 2° stage without loosing lives on normal without cheating. Oddly enough, the 3° stage is not even half as hard as the 2° one. Believe me, if you are not hardcore enough you will suffer a lot, unless you don't care about loosing lives (that would be what a casual does) but a hardcore gamer always care for every single life lost. I still love the game, this is what the hardcore gaming community needed, a fresh new Contra styled experience, I wish I could give this a 9/10, but the difficulty is way too high
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  5. Jan 21, 2020
    8
    Pros.:
    - Music.
    - Esthetics, design, retro wave (synth wave). - The attitude towards the player at the end (after credits). - Variability
    Pros.:
    - Music.
    - Esthetics, design, retro wave (synth wave).
    - The attitude towards the player at the end (after credits).
    - Variability of guns and characters.

    Cons.:
    - There are missions and minions that are created just to kill the player and make the gameplay overly difficult even on medium mode. For example, if the enemy fire touches you slightly, you're dead. Instead of making it like in Contra, when if the bullet touches a tip of the foot, you're still alive.
    - If they make the game with that hard vehicle mode (moving, shooting, jumping, multiple actions), need more checkpoints. Otherwise, it's harder than Battletoads.

    Those cons are not critical but really worsen my gameplay experience. Even though I bought the controller JUST for this game. Keyboard controls are unbearable.
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  6. Jun 22, 2020
    7
    It's a decent Contra Hard Corps meets Contra 3 mash up that for some reason does not quite work as well as the originals.

    The graphics are
    It's a decent Contra Hard Corps meets Contra 3 mash up that for some reason does not quite work as well as the originals.

    The graphics are gorgeous but feel bland with very little colour variety. You might get tired of looking at the same pallets long before you finish the game.
    The OST isn't stellar, more of a servisable treat that fills the void. It might sound tense or intriguing depending on the gameplay situation but does not leave any impression after you complete the game.
    Finally, the gameplay. This is where the game does exceeds. It's simple and fun just like in the good old days. You shoot, jump, run and repeat it all over again till the game is over.

    Overall, the main problem of the game is that it lacks its own identity and whenever it tries something new it does not surprise you in a good way. There is still room for improvement and I believe that giving the game its own look and decent OST might make the gameplay quite a bit more pleasant.
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