Nerf Arena Blast (Windows)

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Nerf Arena Blast is based on the play toys of the same name, and combines the blast 'em up action of Quake with non-violent gameplay.

There are three game modes to choose from, including Pointblast (the person with the most points wins), Speedblast (collect seven flags, while getting rid of the opposition) and Ballblast (score a set of balls into hoops around the arena, while keeping the enemy at bay). Each mode is played on a range of different landscapes, including a Space Station (complete with anti-gravity and an airlock, plus plenty of asteroids).

Weapons range from standard blasters each with secondary functions to high tech gadgets, including the Ballzooka which fires high impact balls and as a secondary function fires goo which sticks the opposing player in place for a few seconds, giving you some time to take him/her out of the game.


Nerf Arena Blast Windows Some arenas are in a pseudo-science-fiction setting.
Nerf Arena Blast Windows No game is complete these days without the lunar/orbital planetary view -- Saturn is fine, but Jupiter is, of course, preferable...
Nerf Arena Blast Windows The weapons selection.
Nerf Arena Blast Windows The scenery, though often garish, is indeed gorgeous in some places.

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  • "Nerf Arena" -- German title

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IGN Nov 16, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Svenska PC Gamer Mar, 2000 85 out of 100 85
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 13, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 28, 2000 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker Feb, 2000 75 out of 100 75 1999 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot Dec 09, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Absolute Games ( Nov 27, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Computer Games Magazine Nov 22, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gameplay (Benelux) Apr 29, 2000 55 out of 100 55


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Nerf Arena Blast uses the multiplayer engine from Unreal. This is particularly ironic because one of the biggest complaints about multiplayer Unreal was that the guns were so underpowered it was like trying to kill your enemies with Nerf weapons.
Kartanym (10705) added Nerf Arena Blast (Windows) on Feb 20, 2001