Nuclear Blaze Reviews
If you are looking for another Dead Cells, another indie souls-lite-vania, then you might be disappointed by Nuclear Blaze. If, on the other hand, you are after a fast, fun, 90's styled action adventure firefighting puzzle game, then you'll love this game as much as I do.
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 is a decent romp that is impressive on the idea of how it was created. Firefighting games are few and far between so having a good one is always nice. Finally coming to consoles is good and I recommend giving it a shot if you enjoy the theme. I have always liked the idea and it is always good to get more entries in the genre.
Nuclear Blaze is an enjoyable pixel platformer that gets all the basics right but lacks any meaningful depth to keep you engaged. Its vast array of difficulty options can be praised for making it accessible to all, however its incredibly short runtime makes it a very passable experience.
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.
It may not last very long, but Nuclear Blaze is a cool action platformer that does a good job of exploring its core idea of prioritizing fighting fires over fighting enemies. Things like Hold My Beer Mode and all the hidden cats help pad out the replayability a bit, while the strong level design and tight gameplay makes the moment-to-moment action feel worthwhile. For 15 bucks, Nuclear Blaze feels like it does just enough to justify the price of admission, especially if you're a fan of 2D action games; we'd recommend you give it a go.
Nuclear Blaze puts us in the shoes of a firefighter who discovers a secret base. Delve into it and discover what it hides as you fight the dangerous fire in this 2D adventure. The ultimate firefighter game.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Nuclear Blaze is an absolute blast. The 2D platforming and fire-based puzzles keep you on your toes while unraveling a mystery. There's something satisfying about clearing a room of flames, not to mention rescuing cute kittens. Despite its short runtime, this one comes highly recommended.
Fast-paced 2D firefighting experience on PS4
After spending a couple hours putting out fires in Nuclear Blaze, I can say I enjoyed my time with it even if it has some issues. It’s a short game and it doesn’t change up much in the gameplay as it goes but manages to be fun nonetheless.
Its simplicity is its strength, focusing on the action first and foremost and using those limited toolsets to approach each flame. An impressive approach to difficulty and an appropriate amount of mystery puts this game into a neat package that is approachable and as challenging as you'd prefer. Nuclear Blaze is short, sweet, and definitely worth a look.
Nuclear Blaze bets on a simple concept to deliver an intense and surprising experience. It doesn't offer more than a few hours and ends when it seems to be reaching a point of maturity, it's true, but considering the initial proposal and its execution, as well the good looking visuals and soundtrack, it can found a space of affection for enthusiasts of a creative old school platform game.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
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
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Nuclear Blaze despite its brief campaign and occasional repetition. Whether you're exploring to rescue kitties or attempting the super-tough Hold my Beer Mode, you're bound to have a wonderful trip through its fire-filled world.
Nuclear Blaze lacks depth and scope, but its well-designed firefighting mechanics prove fun and accessible.
A creative take on a puzzle platforming adventure that’s challenging but fair, and has plenty of secrets to discover along the way
I really liked Nuclear Blaze. On its surface, it seems like a pretty standard platformer. But this is a game that doesn’t waste the player’s time. There was never a moment where I felt bored or felt the mechanics had outstayed their welcome. The game’s pace feels spot-on, keeping levels tight to the point and adding new abilities at the right spot. Even the difficulty is just the right challenge to keep you hooked without becoming overly frustrating. This was a game I didn’t want to put down. It set my heart ablaze, and I could not recommend it enough for all audiences