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Blazing Chrome

JoyMasher, The Arcade Crew
Jul 11, 2019 - PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Revolution
4 / 5
8.5 / 10
Hobby Consolas
79 / 100
5 / 10
God is a Geek
7 / 10
Windows Central
4.5 / 5
8 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Blazing Chrome

Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

The best Contra game for decades, even if it's not an official sequel, with amusingly over-the-top action and a great co-op mode.

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Blazing Chrome is an amazing package that does exactly what it sets out to do and is for people who know what they want from it. By the same (arcade) token, it is difficult to recommend to anyone who even begins to question whether it’s a game for them.

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With Blazing Chrome you kind of get what you get: it's an hour and change shooter that pays extreme homage to the Contra series. JoyMasher has already proved that they "get" the bygone eras of retro gaming with Oniken and Odallus, and now they have yet another triumph to add to their resume.

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Blazing Chrome it's a love letter to a genre and two specific sagas, with a top notch pixel art, levels with different gameplay and local coop for two. But, at the same time, it doesn't go far away from the original run and gun formula. It venerates it more than innovate it, and because of that all you will see have been done before in other games.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Blazing Chrome is so close to achieving what it's sets out to be – a fun retro 2D arcade shooter. There's sadly just too many issues to be overcome by the player to find the fun. If the development team are willing to put additional time into Blazing Chrome with patches and updates, then this could be well worth a punt. As it stands, Blazing Chrome is both too limited and too frustrating to recommend.

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If you're into your classic shooters and don't mind a few cheap deaths along the way, Blazing Chrome is a pulse-pounding thrillride that wears its influences proudly on its sleeve.

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One of the best run 'n' gun shooters out there.

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Unknown Author
8 / 10

Blazing Chrome is a pleasant gift to the bored fans of the classic Contra with fun gameplay, well-balanced high difficulty and beautiful pixel styling. If you have already finished Cuphead and are waiting for something hardcore and interesting in the format of side-scrolling shooter, you can safely buy this project. The game will not disappoint you.

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