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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jul 11, 2019
    90
    Blazing Chrome is a great throwback to games such as Contra; simple run-and-guns with swarms of enemies, awesome boss fights, special weapons, and a great soundtrack to go with it. With fluid controls, multiple difficulties, and a stage select so you can pick which stage to tackle in any order, Blazing Chrome is definitely worth picking up if you’re into Contra-style games.
  2. Jul 12, 2019
    85
    Blazing Chrome absolutely nails the game and feel of school run & gun games like Contra and Metal Slug. If you like this genre, it’s a game you cannot miss.
  3. Jul 11, 2019
    82
    A brilliant modern retro game, bringing back Contra´s legacy with grace and skill. Although it adheres to the well-known formula maybe too much, this game is a must for any retro-oriented gamer out there no matter the challenge required.
  4. Jul 11, 2019
    80
    Packing retro aesthetics and just the right amount of challenge, Blazing Chrome is the best run-and-gun in years. Though it is a bit on the short side, it perfectly encapsulates the pure kinetic energy that put the genre on the map.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Aug 27, 2019
    70
    There’s very little in the way of modernity here but played solo or in co-op Blazing Chrome manages to faithfully ape the classics of yesteryear. Just don’t expect anything new. [Issue#166, p.92]
  6. 70
    Blazing Chrome does a really good impression of a Contra game but 32 years later, Contra is still king and that probably says as much about the granddaddy of run and gun games as it does about this very capable, but not quite as good, upstart. It will definitely have its fans though.
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    50
    Blazing Chrome is so close to achieving what it's sets out to be – a fun retro 2D arcade shooter. There's sadly just too many issues to be overcome by the player to find the fun. If the development team are willing to put additional time into Blazing Chrome with patches and updates, then this could be well worth a punt. As it stands, Blazing Chrome is both too limited and too frustrating to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 22, 2019
    10
    After the abysmal Contra: Rogue Corps, I decided to try this as it looked similar to the Contra I love and grew up with, but man, I was notAfter the abysmal Contra: Rogue Corps, I decided to try this as it looked similar to the Contra I love and grew up with, but man, I was not expecting it to be this good. The game has been made by people who clearly know what they are doing in terms of Contra style games (which this game is inspired by), and I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for another Contra style game. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2019
    10
    Perfect contra but more beatiful. Incredible playing and graphics. More more more
  3. Jul 14, 2019
    9
    A grand, fun and yet unforgiving sider-scrolling shooter. This is the type of game we wanted Konami to make for YEARS. Finally, a team ofA grand, fun and yet unforgiving sider-scrolling shooter. This is the type of game we wanted Konami to make for YEARS. Finally, a team of contra fans and old school shooters out there band together to create a TRUE spiritual sequel to the Contra franchise. Six missions of balls to the wall action, music and design. A must have for nostalgic shooter fans of the SNES era. Expand
  4. Oct 1, 2019
    9
    Yes

    Konami really should have just stuck with their roots for their new Contra game, but thankfully Blazing Chrome was there to fill that
    Yes

    Konami really should have just stuck with their roots for their new Contra game, but thankfully Blazing Chrome was there to fill that Contra sized hole in the gaming heart without Konami.

    The only thing missing is the the aim-locked strafing controls like they had in Contra : Shattered Soldier and Hard Corps : Uprising. (That function was a much needed and appreciated evolution to the run and gun genre)
    Almost a perfect tribute to everyone's favorite Run and Gun
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  5. Sep 16, 2019
    9
    This is a great throw back to the 16 bit era. As someone whole played the old contra games extensively, I can say this game holds up well.
  6. Jul 13, 2019
    6
    Nice adaptation. Graphics could be better. My problem with that game its the chekpoint when you lost.