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Was everything perfect? Not at all. The biggest frustration came from the gamepad controls. I started playing with my preferred d-pad input but found that aiming the water hose was nearly impossible until I swapped to the control stick. The adventure also ends just as things were really getting heated up. Nuclear Blaze understands the value of not wearing out a welcome. Just when I had decided that I was smitten with the game, I reached its narrative conclusion. If the idea was to leave me wanting more, then the mission was successful. Because this is still a small indie project based on a game jam submission, potential buyers should understand that Nuclear Blaze does not burn for long, but it does, in fact, burn twice as bright.
Go into Nuclear Blaze knowing what to expect and there's a lot of simple firefighting fun to be had. Oh, and there are cute kittens to save, too.
Nuclear Blaze could have been one of the best firefighting games ever made. It has the mechanics, level design, and presentation down pat. But, it squanders its potential with a super short runtime and massive amounts of artificial difficulty.
Nuclear Blaze is a fun game that ends quickly and doesn't reach its fullest reach.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Nuclear Blaze is an absolute graphical feast, with beautiful colours that popped gorgeously, and a very nice pixelated graphic style. I only wish the game had been longer and more difficult, as the two hour campaign truly did come as a disappointment.
Nuclear Blaze is a short but enjoyable title.
Review in Persian | Read full review
Nuclear Blaze offers an interesting firefighting adventure. The various stages, whose challenges creatively mix action, puzzle and a bit of platforming, are immersive. In addition, the game has a well-crafted environment with a visual in pixel art and good lighting effects. However, the difficulty is not always fair and the content is very limited. In the end, Nuclear Blaze is intense and brief game.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Even though Nuclear Blaze is a short game, it is fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game and the challenge it gave me at certain points. Congratulations to Sébastien at Deepnight Games for creating such a masterpiece as the debut game from his new studio. I will leave you with the reveal trailer below and of course, Nuclear Blaze has earned the highly deserved Thumb Culture Platinum Award.
Undoubtedly, it has been a pleasant surprise to find Nuclear Blaze, a title that stands out for its technical section, playability and accessibility, even having a children's mode for the little ones but which is too short.
Review in Spanish | Read full review