Most often than not you come across an arcade game that reminds you of the countless hours you spent as a child, fixated on a single title, well Blazing Chrome is just about that with a little extra.
Blazing Chrome may look like Contra, but it does more than the original Contra and the subsequent sequels did. It keeps things fresh, yes the gameplay and the plot seems entirely lifted but once you get past those scenarios it delivers big time.
Blazing Chrome Review
You get to play as Marvra, a human resistance soldier, think about Sarah Connor but amp it up to 11 or as Doyle, again just think about Robocop but with a better personality. These two characters are certainly on a mission from which there is no chance of returning, and yet these two must take on a labyrinth of bad guy lairs to wipe the evil off of this planet.
The game mechanics are quite simple, if you see the bad guys, shoot the bad guys but there is so much more to this game than what meets the eyes. The levels are designed in a way which conveys progression and you will constantly find new things in the background, mostly the last remnants of today’s world but it is nice to see someone is out there avenging for the destruction.
You will have tons of weapons and power-ups that will alter your fighting style as is was in Contra, something out of the ordinary here but you get vehicles in this one which brings another added level of fun to this game. You will never find a moment to rest, as Blazing Chrome keeps on throwing enemies at you all the time.
Maybe the best option of this game is the ability to play Local Co-op, this makes lets you bring a friend over and enjoy in the fun, with the option of having a trusted friend by your side you will spend an entire night engrossed with the game without realizing if it’s still dark or dawn.
You can select from the additional two modes called the “Boss Rush” or the “Mirror Mode”, in the earlier mode, you will have to face every boss after the other and it,
The pixel art is amazing, and there is a desire to bring back a classic game which does justice to the game from which the current generations revel in.
Whoever said that the bigger and better the final boss, the more engaging the game is and that holds true for Blazing Chrome, as after you clear through a barrage of minions, you will be faced with some outwordly creature that is immensely powerful. All you have to do is keep going, and you will secure victory.
Make sure that you do not get hit, as even one hit kill instantly kill you, but with plenty lives at your disposal, it is doable. The game isn’t incredibly difficult neither is it way too casual to make you disinterested in it.
A certainly fun game that will keep investing, and is worth the time and the effort you put into it, a perfect callback to the games that have paved the way to the current generation of looter shooter games.