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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: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jul 22, 2019
    90
    Konami might be reviving Contra in its own way, but it is unlikely it will scratch the same itch that fans have been grasping for all these years. From the wild rail gun shooting sequence, to the frantic battle with a huge cycloptic Terminator knock-off, Blazing Chrome is worthy to be held in the same league of the action games that inspired it. This is easily one of the greatest 2D action games on the Nintendo Switch, and it is made all the better thanks to its accessible two-player co-op mode. It is fun with friends and enemies. It may not burn for long, but Blazing Chrome burns extremely bright.
  2. Jul 10, 2019
    90
    For those longing for a time when side-scrolling shooters ruled the roost, Blazing Chrome is exactly what you're looking for. Perfect for short sessions, its slick gameplay and old-school art direction make for an astonishingly fun game full of explosions, epic set pieces and spectacular boss battles. Its brutal difficulty may not be for everyone, but if you're up for the challenge, then get ready for one of the most accomplished 2D action titles in years.
  3. 90
    Despite the short length, Blazing Chrome is an awesome experience that will bring you back to the golden age of 2D running and gunning. The sharp visuals, addictive gameplay and incredible level design had me grinning and sweating from beginning to end. If you’re itching for some side-scrolling action, Blazing Chrome is a must.
  4. Jul 11, 2019
    80
    Blazing Chrome is more than a simple homage to the Contra and Metal Slug series: the game also takes liberties to offer the genre a new and strong challenger. With two very different styles and a delightful pixel-art look, there is much more than meets the nostalgic eyes in this complete run and gun.
  5. Jul 11, 2019
    80
    Blazing Chrome isn’t some grand reinvention of the shoot ‘em up genre at large, but for the most part, it does a masterful job of utilising the genre’s best conventions.
  6. Jul 11, 2019
    79
    Blazing Chrome is a love letter to a genre and two specific sagas, with a top notch pixel art, levels with different gameplay and local coop for two. But, at the same time, it doesn't go far away from the original run and gun formula. It venerates it more than innovate it, and because of that all you will see has been done before in other games.
  7. Jul 11, 2019
    60
    A decent follow-up to a bygone genre. Its pixel art and animation will satisfy retro-enthusiasts looking out for this lesser-served type of experience, and there’s minimal investment required to jump right in and experience some accessible arcade action. What’s troubling is that it pales in comparison to decades-old titles, and it’s frustrating that areas where it might have excelled, given the potential lessons learned — aspects like weapon selection, characters, gameplay, and combat variety — it simply results in passing marks instead of straight As.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jul 15, 2019
    10
    Game muito bom, com doses cavalares de nostalgia por lembrar muito Metal Slug. Estou gostando bastante, em função do nível moderado deGame muito bom, com doses cavalares de nostalgia por lembrar muito Metal Slug. Estou gostando bastante, em função do nível moderado de dificuldade. Vale a pena conferir esse belo trabalho. Expand
  2. Jul 11, 2019
    10
    Blazing Chrome is a true return to the Contra style of run & gun gameplay! Blow stuff up, flames, missiles, lasers, 90's chiptune rock, youBlazing Chrome is a true return to the Contra style of run & gun gameplay! Blow stuff up, flames, missiles, lasers, 90's chiptune rock, you name it, this game has it! It's really fun, go play it. Expand
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    10
    Mix Contra and Metal Slug, and combine them together, it turns out a new game. I'd say it's spiritual heir Contra Hard Corps, because robots,Mix Contra and Metal Slug, and combine them together, it turns out a new game. I'd say it's spiritual heir Contra Hard Corps, because robots, humans and other stuff. Expand
  4. Jul 21, 2019
    8
    I have been following JoyMasher projects since Odallus, which is another great game and was very excited to play this one.

    Blazing Chrome
    I have been following JoyMasher projects since Odallus, which is another great game and was very excited to play this one.

    Blazing Chrome is a very challenging and enjoyable game. The sound tracks is awesome and gameplay is very fluid, has some great complexity in its simplicity.

    Had two minor problems, one of them is the bosses on level 3 cause a major slowdown on Switch (especially on dock mode, on portable mode the slowdown wasn't that bad) and one time it even crashed my game, on my best run so far. The other is that I feel sometimes the melee attacks doesn't work that well, especially with those mantis-like enemies.

    These problems, however didn't take any of my enjoyment in the game. Soon I'll be starting a second playthrough with the ninja dude.

    Meus parabéns Danilo e Thais, um abraço!
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  5. Sep 27, 2019
    6
    Pretty disappointing. It's not bad, it's just not great. It's a good looking game, but the weapons are dull and make things more difficultPretty disappointing. It's not bad, it's just not great. It's a good looking game, but the weapons are dull and make things more difficult that they should be. Reviews made the fun factor seem higher than it actually is, though I played SP and perhaps it's only meant to be played co-op. I would be unimpressed if a friend forced me to place this with him. Expand