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  • Summary: Welcome to the Trailblaze Tournament! Get ready for high-speed thrills with an explosion of color in Trailblazers, the first-ever second-to-second co-operative arcade racer.
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Trailblazers Is Splatoon Meets F-Zero - Gameplay
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. May 8, 2018
    Trailblazers is a fantastic game that blends racing and a team-based dynamic to craft a memorable experience. It plays like a dream and offers up a surprisingly high amount of strategy to excel. By offering up enough twists on a traditional racing game, it finds ways to create excitement that haven’t been done before in the genre and is a must for anyone looking for an arcade-style futuristic racing experience. If you like F-Zero and/or Splatoon, you will find a lot to like here.
  2. 75
    For a quick splitscreen showdown, Trailblazers is easy to get into and not too heavy on the wallet at around $30 USD.
  3. May 29, 2018
    Honestly, it kind of pains me to give Trailblazers a bad score. From a purely aesthetic perspective, it’s got a lot going for it. But, unfortunately, there’s a difference between a game that looks nice and a game that plays well, and Trailblazers just never figures out how to bridge that divide.
  4. May 20, 2018
    Despite the confusion, the conflicting design choices, and the bugs, the gameplay keeps us coming back to Trailblazers. The process of forging a line around the track, coordinating with other drivers, and trying to maintain the fastest speed shines through the flaws. There’s a worthwhile racer here, but be prepared to hit some speed bumps to get to it.
  5. May 22, 2018
    The concept of cooperative racing where you need to paint lanes in order to get a speed boost is pretty original. The game would be way more fun though if your AI opponents wouldn't be as dumb as they are. Trailblazers can also get a little bit frustrating due to some strange course design decisions.
  6. May 22, 2018
    Trailblazers has plenty of charm and style with its gimmick of painting your way to victory, but it barely crosses the finish line thanks to its uneven AI, sloppy handling and lackluster multiplayer.
  7. May 20, 2018
    Trailblazers isn’t a bad game, it just doesn’t do anything to make me ever want to go back to it. The multiplayer portion of the game does not have enough players to get into matches consistently (or ever, in my case) leaving the lackluster single player content. There’s also the local multiplayer but, just like the single-player content, you and your friends will get bored relatively quickly. To top everything off, the price of the game is far too high for what you are getting, making it difficult to convince anyone you know to pick it up.

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  1. May 10, 2018
    A Nice Surprise
    Trailblazers is a futuristic arcade racer than can be played with up to 4 players local and online This game
    A Nice Surprise
    Trailblazers is a futuristic arcade racer than can be played with up to 4 players local and online
    This game features 8 characters with their own unique stats and 10 tracks that can be raced forwards and backwards
    This is a racing game all about team work and making your own boost pads.
    Think wipeout meets Splatoon. and I even got bits of an ssx vibe from playing this game…
    The great soundtrack was the first thing I noticed. the game sounds like it was plucked right from the ps2 giving me those nostalgic racing feels.
    There are 3 different modes here,
    Story Mode Custom Race and online race. unfortunately, this game suffers the same fate all competitive modes do in indie games. in that it’s a ghost town, which is a shame because there is potential here with this games mechanics to make this a really fun co op game.
    Playing solo in story mode is almost as fun as this games potential though.
    Here you’re introduced to all 8 of this games characters and you’re given 3 tasks in each race as these characters and to progress the story you must complete one of these 3 tasks. so, this isn’t a straight up racing game all of the time which I appreciate…
    this is about strategy. every race has to be tackled in a different way to accomplish your goal.
    every character has their own colors. though through most of the campaign you’ll have a team mate..
    your job is to use your stored paint and paint the track your teems color, this will give you speed boost..
    its painting your own boost pads on the track..
    again playing with real people this offers ton of strategy potential..
    every track has multiple branching paths…
    you and your partner could take the road less travel and dump your paint making what seems like the long way a now shortcut..
    you can also use your paint to attack and spin out opponents by shooting the paint ahead of you and you can cover their paints stopping their boost for the next lap.
    and the paint Is on a cool down so that it actually means something.
    the racing is so fast and fun, I loved the tracks despite them not really feeling memorable to me..
    I don’t feel like a ton of effort went into creating the world around the tracks..
    the tracks themselves are fine..
    but none of them are brought to life..
    My biggest issue with this game though is how aggressive partner ai is..
    and no I don’t mean against the other team..
    your team mate is aggressive towards you as well..
    I was blocked and slowed down by my own ai partner numerous times throughout my journey of this games campaign..
    the nuisance is mild.. but its still there..
    The ai definitely doesn’t understand team work.
    Overall Trailblazers is a worthy pick up for those missing the ps2 era arcade racers..
    the game is a bit frustrating at times due to the poor team work from ai, but is still challenging in all of the right ways, and fun,
    I give Trailblazers
    a 6.5/10