Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Reviews

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Jan 4, 2017

On the whole, Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel is a quality 2D fighter, even if it lacks the narrative in needed and the characterisation that would have made it more effective as fanservice. All I can recommend is that you give the game a chance until you've managed to topple the boss, because from that point on you'll probably find yourself with a game that has a combat system you'll quite enjoy.

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5 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2016

Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel is a massive step backwards in the world of fighting games like this. Cast your minds back to the 90's with classics like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat and Tekken and you'll find much better, much more playable games than this. Although a well drawn, well presented game - it lacks so much with its gameplay and what little story there is, it is a massive let down.

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7 / 10.0
Dec 16, 2016

Overall, Nitroplus Blasterz probably won't make it into your top list of fighting games, but it certainly has its own charm. The story mode is challenging but not difficult (until the last boss; she is absolutely brutal) and offers a story line for each character, the Another Story is interesting, if not overly complicated, and each character has their own play style, which makes it fun to try out each of the characters. While the game certainly lacks in any form of tutorial, and the music and stages can get repetitive, the gameplay is solid and it was definitely fun to see all my favorite niche characters duke it out with each other. If you're a niche Nitroplus fan, this is definitely a game you may want to pick up, although fighting veterans and newer players to the 2D fighting style might not be able to get into it too easily.

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Drew Leachman
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2016

While the fighting mechanics and especially the assist feature in the game are very well done, if you don't have another person to play with, you're going to have about three hours of fun until you're left with nothing to do.

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8 / 10
Dec 10, 2016

While I can't speak for the fighting game specialists or professionals out there, for the general gaming public, Nitroplus Blasterz is definitely a title that's worth a look.

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2.5 / 5.0
Dec 8, 2016

When you boil it down to its very core, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel struggles to find its footing in the vast ocean of available fighting titles. There's a fast-paced, casual title to be found here, with a wide roster of uniquely designed, beautifully stylized characters and supporting abilities.

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5.6 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2016

A well-presented - if misjudged- presentation based on an obscure IP with a fresh feeling graphic style that is often bogged down by the lack of relevant additional modes and an online play system which is better left untouched. Excessive action, revealing costumes and an additional story mode are not enough to save this average fighter from a destiny of mediocrity.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 20, 2016

I went into Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel Review quite skeptical at first, but what met me was a solid fighting game. The story is a big naff, but it looks great and plays well. That's all you need from a fighting game right?

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6 / 10
Apr 17, 2016

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is a competent, but fun, fighting game. The biggest strengths this title has are found in the varied selection of fighters and secondary characters to choose from, plus the polished fighting mechanics ensure that both casual and hardcore players can have a fun experience. Overlook the fairly cutesy and somewhat suggestive nature of the game and there is a good title that is worth a look.

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6.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2016

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel is a must-have if you are a fan of Nitroplus which should be a great deal of people. But anyone else is likely to find the game offering far too little to be worth buying on release.

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Apr 6, 2016

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel packs a lot of charm within its friendly yet nuanced fighting-game mechanics that beginners should have no trouble picking up, but it's definitely a title that fans of Nitroplus - or the anime/manga these characters appear in - will get more out of, with the interactions between characters and thin plot completely lost on me. Most of all, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel aims to be fast-paced and fun, wholly succeeding in that aspect along with its distinct roster of characters that will be right up the alley for most fans of the fighting-game genre.

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70 / 100
Mar 5, 2016

If you like fighting games, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel might probably suit you, but won’t dethrone any of your old time favorites and, if you’re not that into the genre, but would like to try something new, this might just be the best option for you.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 2, 2016

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel isn't going to be an instant classic for gamers. It doesn't provide anything new for fighting veterans, and it doesn't have characters that will immediately draw in players. It does provide a good fighting experience with an assortment of modes that provide familiarity – but nothing new. While it may not be the first choice for fighting fans, it remains a good choice for those willing to explore more than just the big names in the genre.

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Feb 24, 2016

I really enjoyed this game. It's not quite on the level of the fighters I really love (that being Dead or Alive and BlazBlue), but I can see myself coming back to this one fairly often. And, unusually for me, I'll be coming because I enjoy the combat system; usually I'm looking for character, personality and even narrative in my fighting games. This one doesn't do any of that particularly well, but that combat is just too satisfying to resist.

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70 / 100
Feb 12, 2016

The characters range from being extremely easy to defeat to being almost impossible to take down. The balancing issues on a per character basis are off the scale.

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Feb 11, 2016

Like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Nitroplus Blasterz brings together various characters from Nitroplus properties. Unfortunately, fans may not know these characters, many of whom have never been published in the West. That leaves a solid, but rather basic fighting game to draw players in.

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7 / 10
Feb 10, 2016

In the end, Nitroplus Blasterz: Infinite Heroines Duel doesn't reinvent the wheel for fighting games, and ironically enough it's all the better for it. The stripped-down mechanics lead to more pick-up-and-play sessions without feeling overwhelmed by too many rules to follow, and the cast of characters are entertaining enough just to witness in action even if you have no idea about their respective origins.

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4 / 5.0
Feb 9, 2016

In the end, those who are more familiar with works of Nitroplus will get the most out of Nitroplus Blasterz (shockingly enough), but even those with no prior knowledge of the included franchises should easily be able to enjoy it.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Feb 9, 2016

While sparse on content, the actual fighting of Nitroplus Blasterz is surprisingly deep and enjoyable. Fighting game fans that usually scoff at these types of games should definitely check it out. It has been a nice title to tide me over until Capcom unleashes the big guns this month. I will likely come back to this game over time, as it is super easy to pick up and play; and most importantly it is easy to have fun.

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Feb 8, 2016

Overall, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel doesn't do anything wrong; it just meets the bare minimum. It's like eating a saltine cracker. Bland, but not bad. Without their source materials readily available, few will be able to appreciate the level of fan service present, though I'm sure everyone can appreciate cat attacks. Cat-tacks. (Okay, I'll stop.)

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