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Blowout

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
62
5.0
Xbox 360
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5.0
Windows
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3.2

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 1 5.0
PlayStation 2 1 5.0
PlayStation 3 Awaiting 1 votes...
Windows 2 3.2
Xbox 1 5.0
Xbox 360 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 6 4.4


The Press Says

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80
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
Majesco Games has taken a normally 2D style of playing and given it improved graphics with 3D character models and, objective based game play that only build upon the wonderful roots of titles like Contra. While I think it desperately needed more levels and a two player mode, for the price you pay the game is more then worth it. Currently available for as low as 9.99$ and upon first hitting retail store at 20$ the title is a great buy and offers loads of game play value. Fans of titles like Contra and the old side scrolling days will more then appreciate a new take on their favorite type of game; the added freedom, 3D models, secret areas and numerous weapons all blended nicely to create a wonderful experience for the price. I definitely recommend Blowout for any old school fan with 10$ to spare.
80
XboxChrist Centered Game Reviews
In the end, if you grew up playing shooters like Contra or Metal Slug like I did, you'll probably like this game to a degree. It's not an instant classic like most installments of those two franchises, but it offers some nostalgic good times. And, hey, it's 2D! Come on, show your support for this style of gaming! I firmly believe 2D games can survive in this modern age of free-roaming, open-ended gameplay if we keep supporting them.
67
GameCube1UP
Since the game mechanic is so straightforward, BlowOut is a very good game to pick up and play for short periods of time without losing ground. Aside from occasional frustrations, it's cheap, mindless shooting fun.
65
GameCubeIGN
While this game isn't quite as fun as, say, Contra, it is a worthwhile experience, especially at the budget price point. If you're a fan of this kind of shooter, you owe yourself at least a rental. It's lamentable that there's no co-op, as Lance and I had to keep switching the controller back and forth between levels. And the level designer that was rumored to be attached to this game would have been a joy to mess around with. As it stands, though, Blowout is better than we thought it would be, and definitely worth a once-through, especially since you can pick it up on GameCube for the very bargain price of only $10.99.
65
XboxIGN
While this game isn't quite as fun as any of ours, it is a worthwhile experience, especially at the budget price point. If you're a fan of this kind of shooter, you owe yourself at least a rental. It's lamentable that there's no co-op, as Lance and I had to keep switching the controller back and forth between levels. And the level designer that was rumored to be attached to this game would have been a joy to mess around with. As it stands, though, Blowout is better than we thought it would be, and definitely worth a once-through.
65
PlayStation 2IGN
While this game isn't quite as fun as any of ours, it is a worthwhile experience, especially at the budget price point. If you're a fan of this kind of shooter, you owe yourself at least a rental. It's lamentable that there's no co-op, as Lance and I had to keep switching the controller back and forth between levels. And the level designer that was rumored to be attached to this game would have been a joy to mess around with. As it stands, though, Blowout is better than we thought it would be, and definitely worth a once-through.
63
Windows7Wolf Magazine
Подытоживая все вышеизложенное, хочу сказать, что от игры можно было ждать большего. Запоминающихся монстров, ураганного геймплея, оригинальных уровней... Но разработчики, к сожалению, так и не смогли взять обозначенную ими же планку качества, предлагая поупражняться в стрельбе по жукам в очередном проходном проекте. Парочку вечеров он, может быть, и скрасит вам своим присутствием, но не более того. Хотя, похоже, на большее он и не замахивался.
63
XboxTeamXbox
As a side scrolling shooter, Blowout does a decent job, but as a next-generation title, it just doesn’t cut it. There’s something to be said for linear, simplistic gameplay, but for most gamers, this takes it a little too far. Old-school gamers craving some classic side scroll action in the vein of Contra will want to check this title out. The game is well put together, and well designed, but it’s just not that impressive on the black box. Admittedly, as a budget title, there’s only so much you can ask for, and the game provides enough fun for a one-night gaming session, but it won’t be an addition to most player’s libraries.
60
WindowsMeristation
Sin aires de grandeza, y entrando más bien por la puerta de atrás, este juego aparece en el mercado como una alternativa a la avalancha de juegos de acción en tercera persona que actualmente inundan el mercado con sus impresionantes gráficos y trabajados guiones. No viene a desbancar a nadie, ni mucho menos, y a muchos les parecerá una broma de mal gusto más que un juego serio, teniendo en cuenta la gran oferta de juegos de acción que existe actualmente. Sin embargo, su precio ajustado y la garantía de que pasaremos un buen rato pegando tiros a diestra y siniestra, arriba y abajo sin preocuparnos de girar la cámara, lo hace mínimamente atractivo. Si buscas un mata-mata sin complicaciones, de corte clásico, y no te sientes muy exigente, es tu juego.
60
GameCubeKombo.com
All in all, I can’t say that Blowout is a completely bad game. For side-scrolling shooter fans, they will find plenty of old school action to love in this game. Its just not going to show them anything they haven’t seen before. Plus, the game is only ten dollars, which is only a few bucks more than a rental. The problems I have mentioned seem a lot less noticeable when you only layed down ten bucks for the game. Had the game been full price, I would have harped a lot harder on it’s problems. If your just looking for some cheap and quick shooting action, Blowout should fit the bill perfectly.
60
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
The PS2 controller has 14 buttons; it couldn't have hurt to assign one of them to let you change directions. If they had fixed this problem before release, this probably would have been a great title. If there is a sequel (and the game developers address this matter), I would definitely purchase it. For you gamers out there, if you want a challenge, this game may not be for you, and I would suggest Contra. On the other hand, if you are looking for an enjoyable game with just the one downside I mentioned, go out and rent it or buy it. For its price range, you may have a new game that you may enjoy adding to your library.
58
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Wij zijn de laatsten om te beweren dat een gameplaygenre als de sidescroller in het verleden hoort, maar als het nieuw leven moet worden ingeblazen, dan zal dat van betere titels moeten komen dan van deze BlowOut.
57
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Blowout certainly was an interesting experiment. It tries to be Contra in it's play mechanics and Doom in it's level design and weapons system. There was even a level editor at one time, but that's been scrapped completely. I'm all for developers taking chances with a side scrolling shooter, but BlowOut misses the mark. The key hunting doesn't give the feeling of pick up and play that shooters need. You can tell it's a ten dollar game, and for ten dollars you could worse. But for twenty you could do so much better that BlowOut isn't really worth your time. And with it's terrible box art I have a sneaking suspicion no one will pick it up and say "This looks interesting."
52
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Originally, the game was set to include a level editor, which may have provided some lasting value, but that appears to have been omitted in the final product. With its $10 price tag, BlowOut may seem enticing to any of you classic shooter fans looking for a quick trip down memory lane, but to be perfectly frank, BlowOut probably won't instill any feelings of pleasant nostalgia and will sooner frustrate or bore you to the point of noninterest. Unless you've already played every other game available in this genre, look elsewhere for your gratuitous action needs, as BlowOut doesn't deliver.
50
XboxGameSpot
There is something to be said for what BlowOut tries to do, but that statement doesn't make up for the fact that the game just isn't interesting for very long. Originally, the game was set to include a level editor, which may have provided some lasting value, but that appears to have been omitted in the final product. BlowOut may seem enticing to any of you classic shooter fans looking for a quick trip down memory lane, but to be perfectly frank, BlowOut probably won't instill any feelings of pleasant nostalgia and will sooner frustrate or bore you to the point of noninterest. In addition, the Xbox version of the game actually costs more than the near-identical PS2 version, and it doesn't provide any better visuals or additional modes to back up the higher cost. Ultimately, unless you've already played every other game available in this genre, you should look elsewhere for your gratuitous action needs, as BlowOut doesn't deliver.
50
WindowsAceGamez
For the budget price, Blowout isn't a bad game, as it follows the rules of its genre very closely and, while offering little in the way of innovation, does at least feel like someone cared when they made it. If you've only got a bit of cash spare in your wallet or you're a fan of games of this type, then it's worth giving a go.
48
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
BlowOut, как и многие другие аркады, убивает штамповка. Если бы авторы немного поработали над уровнями, придумали нормальный сюжет и хоть какие-нибудь бонусы кроме "еще-более-мощных-пушек", то на РС вполне мог бы появиться свой Metroid. Увы.
45
PlayStation 2Lawrence
As you can tell, we really enjoyed Blowout. At an MSRP of only $14.99, who wouldn't want to check it out? But even if the Contra fan in you is just begging for more in that vein, don't even waste the money to rent Blowout.
40
PlayStation 2GameDaily
The folks at Majesco are to be given props for trying their own breed of Contra-esque action with the release of Blowout, and at a budget price no less. However, the classic Konami franchise has nothing to worry about, as the game only comes across as average at best. It has its moments, like some neat lighting effects and some balls-out action, but it's marred too often by lack of imagination and solid control, not to mention too many moments of "let's press the elevator button". Worth a rental.
33
Xbox1UP
Mission objectives boil down to simply getting one colored key after another to advance, and controls are too cumbersome for a game of this type. And despite the 2D format, there are issues with the camera—it's either too far or too close, making enemies hard to see and resulting in cheap hits. Factor in the lack of two-player action and all that's left is a tepid experience.
33
PlayStation 21UP
Mission objectives boil down to simply getting one colored key after another to advance, and controls are too cumbersome for a game of this type. And despite the 2D format, there are issues with the camera—it's either too far or too close, making enemies hard to see and resulting in cheap hits. Factor in the lack of two-player action and all that's left is a tepid experience.