Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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.
  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. Jul 16, 2019
    80
    The best Contra game for decades, even if it’s not an official sequel, with amusingly over-the-top action and a great co-op mode.
  4. Jul 14, 2019
    80
    It's a great time for returnees from a time in the mid-90's, while for newcomers, the difficulty will be a surprise, but the gameplay and its fantastic art-style will keep you coming back for more, it's just that good.
  5. 80
    A straightforward and to the point Contra-like experience sums up Blazing Chrome well. With six levels that will probably only take you an hour or three to clear the first time through, it’s a tiny bit light on content, but thanks to the co-op and unlockable modes, more mileage can be squeezed out of this short and sweet joyride.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Jul 19, 2019
    78
    Blazing Chrome worthily honors the Contra and Metal Slug brands and at the same time offers a few hours of fun not only for fans of the genre but also for beginners.
  10. Jul 16, 2019
    75
    A cracking version of a cool game, then, and one that benefits from being on Switch. Play solo in handheld and get your face right in the screen to react to the high-octane gameplay, and dock your console to play co-op (and make sure you get the mech suit because it’s badass). A glorious retro side-scrolling action-shooter, with tight controls, a great look, and excellent boss fights. It’d be nice if it were a bit longer, and many newcomers to the style will be struggling even on easy mode, but hey, you can’t have everything, I suppose.
  11. 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.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. 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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  2. 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. Full Review »
  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. Full Review »