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Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy - Nintendo Wii
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- Create ships from scratch in the ship editor and test them out in a real level
- Supports multi-player gameplay for 1 to 4 players
- Design your own levels with the level editor
- Retro geometric graphic style lends this shooter a unique look
- Finish the game to unlock the original Tumiki Fighters online game
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There are two elements to this game that make is incredibly fun to play.
One - you can build and design your own ship to use in combat. This isn't like a cut and paste job, you can literally make shapes/guns/wings ANYTHING and put them anywhere on the ship. It's like the drawings that you made when you were a little kid on scratch paper brought to life. You can literally spend HOURS designing ships and not even realize the time has gone by. It's awesome.
Second - as you rip through enemies, blowing them up with your sick, self designed ship, you can grab the defeated enemies and add them to your core fighter as extra weaponry/defense. Essentially, whatever you kill makes you stronger. And it depends what angle you grab the enemies at. They fire their weapons corresponding to that angle. It's like Galaga on steroids.
You can upload your fighter designs to other people and share/swap them.
This sharing process is ridiculously easy. You literally just push "Send"
Not only that, you can design your own levels, enemies, and other random parts of the game. You don't have to share this with only your friends though, there is a website where they post everyones uploads. You can just grab those, or share your designs there.
I can't tell you how great this is. You can basically invent an impossible level and share it with your friends and laugh about how hard it is. Or you can design a ridiculous enemy and see how your brother tries to deal with him. When you do a particularly good job, you can post it on the website and see how total strangers deal with your creations. I am so excited to keep playing this game I can't contain myself.Read more ›
You better be a seasoned side scrolling shooter vet before picking this one up because even on the easiest setting, this game is hard. The dead enemies you collect and add to your ship will soon get in your way since they rarely land where they are any use to you. You will die with just a few blows to your fragile contraption and once your lives are exhausted, it's all the way back to the beginning of the level since there are no checkpoints. I like a challenging game but they should have toned down the difficulty for the rookie setting to make this game fun for beginners. My 10 year old cousin played it for over an hour and could not get past the first level. Yes, he fully understood the controls and he plays lots of video games. So if your a hardcore side scrolling shooter fan, this one is for you. If not, you've been warned.
At the core is your very small fighter, but when you pick up debris a shield is built around your ship. Meanwhile, bullets from enemies can blast off newly aquired parts, so you're constantly juggling your ever changing inventory of shields and weapons. All this with just one controller button. No inventory screens to sift through, no pausing to make changes, it just sticks and shoots.
It's very satisfying blowing a giant cannon off of an enemy boss ship, only to mount it on the front of your ship and finish them off with it.
The gameplay is very simple, but fun. As with many space shooters, the difficulty ramps up quickly as you find yourself facing a screen full of bullets by only the second level, as such inexperienced gamers beware.
Easy to play, but with lots of depth for ongoing play value. And you can trade ships with friends via a massive create mode! Great budget game, but I find the $40 price tag a bit much for casual gamers.
There's no real story to Blast Works but the concept is good. Take a simple arcade stylized game and vamp it up. You fly from one end of the level to the other, blowing up all the enemies that get in your way. Enemy ships usually clutter the screen, firing at you from almost everywhere. Precise movements are a must. As you destroy enemy ships, though, you can collect debris and fallen enemies to add to your ship. To the point where it takes up the whole screen. It can feel extremely cramped as a result, but you can retract it whenever you need to. Enemies can also destroy whatever it is you've collected and attached to your ship.
As you can imagine, the game isn't exactly long. It's very short as a matter of fact. That can make its price a little hard to swallow. However, you can create your own levels, enemies and even upload them online and share them. This means, of course, you can also download other creations.
Like many Wii games, Blast Works graphics are good because of the style more so than being cutting edge technology. The polygons help to bring out the best in the games style. And despite how much clutter gets on screen it almost never slows down. It's certainly not cutting edge technology and you can even find several Wii games that look better, but at the very least it doesn't look generic. The style is actually quite pleasing and attractive. It's another Wii game that shows that style is just as important as looking good.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The description of this game sounded interesting. It is a scrolling shooter so to me (I grew up with "Defender") it was interesting for a few minutes but to kids that grew... Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by chris Adams
This might be the most overlooked gem in the entire Wii library! It's appropriate for all ages but can present experienced gamers with a challenge too. Read morePublished on January 1, 2014 by Kezins
My 9 and 10 year old sons have absolutely enjoyed this game. They especially like being able to create their own gadgets. Would reccommend. Read morePublished on July 22, 2013 by A Bolden
the package and title are non-descript?
It was lucky I decided to rent it.
Really unique, fun gameplay - Katamari Damacy meets Gradius, or R-Type. Read more
Likes to freeze at times and the screen can get pretty cluttered and crazy, but still fun. Pretty cool to be able to salvage parts from other ships. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by Roger L. Garstang
Shipped fast and just as described. My son's love it and are still playing it.Published on March 10, 2010 by Big Tony
Takes some time to figure out and I ended up not enjoying it that much. I don't mind the 2-d graphics but this doesn't get much replay.Published on August 15, 2009 by W. Rosen
I got this game real cheap and wasn't expecting much. A friend and I opened it and were crying from laughing so hard at times. Read morePublished on May 4, 2009 by John Locke