Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy - Nintendo Wii

4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
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About the Product

  • 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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Product Description

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy challenges shooter fans to a frenetic geometric battle exclusively for Nintendo Wii. As you destroy enemies, you’ll catch their parts and use them to make your own ship bigger and stronger. Then, unleash your creativity with the easy-to-use Blast Works editor where you can create your own ships, enemies and levels. Finally, trade these creations directly with friends or share with the entire Blast Works community at With bright, abstract graphics and fast-paced, dynamic action, this “sticky” shooter based on Kento Cho’s Tumiki Fighters online game will suck you in for the long haul.

Product Information

Release date May 6, 2008
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #24,825 in videogames
#987 in Video Games > Wii > Games
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Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
Media: Video Game
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This game is freakin' rad.

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.
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The first reviewer highlighted all the good aspects of the game, and I agree with that review. Now take some time to consider the bad.

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.
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Blast Works is a simple shooter (aim right, blast everything, dodge bullets) but with a strategic twist. Enemy weapons, missiles, even enemy ships can be added to your ship on the fly. As your fighter shoots them down, you can swoop in and touch those same ships and they stick like glue to your ship. Their weapons keep on firing, often in random directions, but some have homing missiles or simply shoot forward. And as such, your ship gets bigger and bigger with more and more firepower.

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.
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Blast Works is a game that, well, works. It's got high intense action like the arcade games of the 80's with a few extra twists thrown in there for good measure. It's a game that's simple to pick up and play but it actually manages to be challenging enough as well. The simplicity itself is probably why it's so good.

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.
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