Blazing Chrome Reviews

Blazing Chrome is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8 / 10
Jul 10, 2019

If you adore Contra, you will absolutely love this game.

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Athanasios
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jun 10, 2020

This adrenaline-pumping, tough as nails run-and-gunner, isn't retro-inspired, but pure retro! Besides that, it's also tons of fun. That being said, it has a couple of issues, like some annoying hit-boxes, a lack of balance in terms of difficulty and weaponry, and, finally, the fact that it doesn't add anything new to the genre. It's great, but it could be so much more.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2019

A wonderful game for Contra fans. Painfully short, though.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2019

Despite some issues, Blazing Chrome can be considered as a true spiritual to Contra Hard Corps. If you're a Contra fan, you'll find most of the things you wanted in a Contra title in this game as well and will be quite pleased with what you'll get. But the rest of players and especially those who are inexperienced in the Run 'n Gun genre might have issues with the game's difficulty and the amount of available content

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8 / 10
Jul 11, 2019

Packing retro aesthetics and just the right amount of challenge, Blazing Chrome is the best run-and-gun in years. Though it is a bit on the short side, it perfectly encapsulates the pure kinetic energy that put the genre on the map.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

A straightforward and to the point Contra-like experience sums up Blazing Chrome well. With six levels that will probably only take you an hour or three to clear the first time through, it's a tiny bit light on content, but thanks to the co-op and unlockable modes, more mileage can be squeezed out of this short and sweet joyride.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

Blazing Chrome is a short, blazing run and gun experience well worth the lower price tag that accompanies it.

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TechRaptor
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

Blazing Chrome is a true old-school throwback to the glory days of Metal Slug and Contra. It may pay a little too much homage to its forebears, but there's plenty of satisfying hardcore action on offer for the faithful.

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Jul 17, 2019

Blazing Chrome is a game that makes feels like I stepped into a time machine and arrived back during the heydays of the forgotten Run N' Gun arcade shooter genre. Challenging, fun and one of the best games 2D shooters I've played in quite some time.

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80%
Jul 11, 2019

Blazing Chrome is a fantastic slice of retro run 'n' gun that deftly pays homage to a golden era of side-scrolling shooters. Badass.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2019

Blazing Chrome is an incredible run'n'gun that succeed in all of it's goals. A must for action games nostalgics.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

Great things come in small packages.

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8 / 10
Jul 11, 2019

Blazing Chrome is more than a simple hommage to the Contra and Metal Slug series : the game also take liberties to offer the genre a new and strong challenger. With two very different styles and a delightful pixelart look, there is much more than meets the nostalgic eyes in this complete run and gun.

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8 / 10
Jan 2, 2020

Blazing Chrome's success comes from taking inspiration from the best 16-bit run-and-gun games -- with everything from the detailed pixel art, to the fierce two-player action feeling like a glorious homage to Contra III: The Alien Wars.

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Wccftech
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2019

Blazing Chrome doesn't try to be anything more than a classic run-and-gun and easily exceeds expectations, although the length does leave something to be desired.

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GameMAG
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jul 16, 2019

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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Jul 11, 2019

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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Metro GameCentral
Top Critic
8 / 10
Jul 17, 2019

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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8.2 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2019

Blazing Chrome is the coin op you didn't play in the arcade, the cartridge that never came out for Neo Geo, the game you didn't know you missed so much. A game with spasmodic, sadistic and punitive action, just as we liked in the 90s.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2019

Blazing Chrome captures very well the glory days of the SEGA & SNES era. The atmosphere, the difficulty, the retro tunes…everything is there.

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