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  • Summary: Cruis'n Blast, developed by the crack Raw Thrills studio team, takes Cruis'n into the new millennium as players zoom 200 mph through the bustle of London, blast through the exotic wonders of Madagascar, celebrate Carnival in Rio, amaze to the hi tech splendor of Singapore, and drive anCruis'n Blast, developed by the crack Raw Thrills studio team, takes Cruis'n into the new millennium as players zoom 200 mph through the bustle of London, blast through the exotic wonders of Madagascar, celebrate Carnival in Rio, amaze to the hi tech splendor of Singapore, and drive an earth-shaking thriller through Death Valley. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Sep 14, 2021
    85
    Crusin’ Blast is a new take on an old classic that doesn’t abandon its roots and will introduce itself to a new audience of young gamers, who I think will love it.
  2. 80
    Cruis’n Blast is as arcade-y as an arcade racer can be. It has the high thrills and high stakes that are so over the top, but that’s the charm of the Cruis’n series. It doesn’t require so much setup to just get a few races in. If you are itching for wild thrills and quick rides, this is the perfect pickup.
  3. Sep 22, 2021
    80
    Cruis’n Blast is the most thrilling racing experience on Switch and the best arcade racer in years. It plays like a dream and offers up more control options than most arcade racers on the console. Its diverse lineup of vehicles, tracks and various track-related setpieces are tremendous and keep the player engaged from beginning to end. Other than the lack of online multiplayer, it’s hard to find something missing from the overall presentation given what the game is trying to be. The sound design is fantastic as well — with a fun soundtrack that’s breezy and easy on the ears.
  4. Sep 14, 2021
    70
    I absolutely do miss those days. I can’t get on with realistic racing games, so I crave a steady diet of the stuff that Cruis’n Blast gives. At the same time, I normally rented racing games on the N64 and rarely bought them. The same would have held true for Cruis’n Blast. It’s too fleeting to really grab hold of my grey matter and make a home there. I had a lot of fun while it lasted, but now it’s time to return to the beige, carefully curated modernity.
  5. Sep 14, 2021
    70
    For all its faults, Cruis'n Blast does a great job of capturing the style of its '90s predecessors. Throughout its various cups and in multiplayer, there's a lot of arcade fun that's a welcome break for anyone tired of Mario Kart 8. It's easy to wish that more time went into having a variety of modes rather than tracks that can feel too similar to stand out, and the graphics certainly aren't hiding the fact that this game was first released five years ago. Still, anyone looking to relive the days of Cruis'n USA will find a lot to like by taking a whirlwind tour of what Blast has to offer.
  6. Sep 21, 2021
    65
    Arcade racers should be better represented on console and PC, with Cruis’n Blast ticking a lot of boxes for those who love this genre and wish that it wasn’t almost solely confined to arcade cabinets. There are few games that will pitch a unicorn in a race against a UFO, and such possibilities in Cruis’n Blast should be celebrated appropriately. However, performance problems, the absence of online multiplayer, and the lack of things to do for the solo player make for an altogether disappointing port, that nonetheless just about offers enough to warrant the attention of arcade racing fans.
  7. Sep 14, 2021
    50
    If you have friends to play with regularly, Cruis’n Blast can provide light arcade-style thrills. With over-the-top courses, a catchy soundtrack, and simple gameplay, there’s fun to be had. There’s just not enough content to justify it for anyone else, though, especially when basic features expected of the genre are missing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 18, 2021
    10
    Ignore the Meta score. No, this isn’t a realistic racing sim, or a deep, 3rd person adventure game. It’s a straight up arcade racer, nothingIgnore the Meta score. No, this isn’t a realistic racing sim, or a deep, 3rd person adventure game. It’s a straight up arcade racer, nothing but fun and speed. Drift, wreck your opponents, collect cash and keys. Unlock new cars, do crazy stunts. It’s a must buy if you love arcade racers. It’s beautifully done, graphics look great, especially for the underpowered Switch. Great game to blow off steam or play with family and friends.

    We don’t have enough games like this anymore, and I’m glad to own Cruis’n Blast. It’s a fantastic port!
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  2. Sep 17, 2021
    10
    peba q é excluvivo e empinar com nitri e bizarro passar os outros empinado jogo perfeito as pancadas todos os jogos de corrida tem q por apeba q é excluvivo e empinar com nitri e bizarro passar os outros empinado jogo perfeito as pancadas todos os jogos de corrida tem q por a forma de pangadas desse jogo nos adversarios Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. you can drive as a dinosaur, & the dinosaur flips around and makes car engine sounds. Best $40 I have ever spent Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2021
    8
    Cruis’n Blast
    Fun while it lasts
    Cruisn blast is one of the most fun arcade racing games ive played in a while, here you can go through the
    Cruis’n Blast
    Fun while it lasts
    Cruisn blast is one of the most fun arcade racing games ive played in a while, here you can go through the cups, do a single race or up to 4 friends can play together… going through the cups youl lunlock tracks, youll unlock vehicles to drive.. and this game is crazy, you can race a firetruck, a ufo, a dinosaur…
    Blasting through these linear races, jumping off of ramps, doing tricks, grabbing money and keys to unlock more cars… all while crazy stuff is happening around you, yettis, zebras, storms… this game is an absolute blast.. and then. Its not.
    Sadly theres just far too few of content.. theres seemingly 24 tracks here as theres 6 cups with 4 tracks each, however more than half of the tracks are exactly the same except now its raining or now the zebras and giraffes are dinos… so it only took me a little less thn 2 hours to be over the game.. the racing doesn’t really feel like racing with how small these tracks are, you never feel like you have enough time to catch up in harder difficulties as youre always starting in the back of the pack and gameplay wise theres not much to do in race, sure ramps give you a little boost, but doing tricks seemingly does nothing, theres no way to regain used up nitros.. once you’ve been through a track once or twice the novelty wears out due to how shallow the gameplay is..
    That being said I loved the 2 hours I did have with this game..
    For a deep deep discount this is a must have for any racing fans collection
    I give Cruis’n Blast
    a 7.5/10
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  5. Sep 16, 2021
    8
    Good Arcade Racer :)
    This "Cruis'n" feels more like the old "Rush" Series -> I love it
  6. Sep 15, 2021
    8
    Like other reviews are saying, you probably already know if this game is for you or not. Back to the simple but flashy arcade racing games ofLike other reviews are saying, you probably already know if this game is for you or not. Back to the simple but flashy arcade racing games of the past. I personally love it and hope it's successful enough for us to get more games like this. Expand
  7. Sep 23, 2021
    7
    It's really important to know what ot expect before buying this, because if it's not your thing, you will HATE it. The first thing to realizeIt's really important to know what ot expect before buying this, because if it's not your thing, you will HATE it. The first thing to realize is that this game is unlike other games, thought with some similarities. It controls like a kart racer and looks like an old style arcade racer, but you cant fall off and you don't blow up when you hit walls. So the comparrison to old cruisin or rush games, are not quite right, despite this being a racing game from an arcade, this really isn't an "arcade racer".

    The bad: You can't fall off the edge, or hit walls, so there is a lack of skilled play for people used to other driving games. The tracks only go one lap so the races feel quite short. Definitely a lot of budget issues, if you're a big graphics person, this won't be for you, they reuse levels, and a lot of the designs and animations are janky. You will definitely not want to play this for hours straight. The theme song is maybe the most annoying vieo game theme song of all time.

    The good: High speed feel. Over the top level designs. Nice feeling controls. People of different skill levels can all compete. It's fun to try to get all the keys to unlock stuff, and the stuff you unlock is pretty cool. Despite it's issues, it is undeniably fun to play in a way you can't quite put your finger on.

    There's not much else to say. This is a 7/10 game, and that's just fine. Don't buy it with unrealistic expectations, this is not burnout 3 or blur, but if you think you might like it, do buy it, because the better it sells, the more likely the designers will add more stuff.
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