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Blazing Lazers (TurboGrafx-16)

84
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall MobyScore (15 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Video Game Den
All in all, Gunhed is amazing, spectacular and a shooter that shouldn't be missed.
100
HonestGamers
With so many elements appearing basic and unremarkable with the unforgiving passage of time, this classic perseveres as a true classic should, boasting a fun factor that will continue to surprise and engage you.
92
Game Informer Magazine
Blazing Lazers gave that Zen feeling shooters were known for, when you feel like you're a part of the ship. Its length and challenge were just right, and it made all other shooters of the 80s look like scrap.
90
Pixel-Heroes.de
Gunhed ist somit jedem Liebhaber klassischer Ballerspiele ganz klar zu empfehlen. Einzig der etwas zu hohe Schwierigkeitsgrad im letzten Spielabschnitt hält mich davon ab, die Höchstwertung zu vergeben. Mit neun Punkten ist das Spiel aber sehr gut und vor allem verdient bedient.
90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
There are only a few other shooters on the Turbo worth playing, but none even come close to the sheer brilliance of Blazing Lazers. Gamers will be in awe of the mesmerizing soundtrack, the flawless mix of color, pin-point control, and innovative power-up system. You really can't ask more from a game, shooter or otherwise. Very few shooters come to mind when trying to think of a game close to the quality of Blazing Lazers. This is a must own game for anyone with Turbo Grafx-16.
85
Defunct Games
During the TurboGrafx's short life span in the US it was graced with Blazing Lazers otherwise known as Gunhed on the PC-engine. Every shmup fan will tell you that it is not only one of the best games on the system but one of the best shooters ever made.
83
Quebec Gamers
Blazing Lazers est une bonne façon de commencer dans ce genre, si vous n'aimiez pas les shmups, peut-être que celui-ci pourrait vous ouvrir la porte à ce genre n'étant pas trop difficile (sauf vers la fin où ça se corse réellement) et offrant une bonne jouabilité et des power-ups vraiment intéressants. C'est un de mes jeux Turbo Grafx 16 préférés et il est définitivement un classique dans le genre.
83
The Video Game Critic
This vertical shooter must have been amazing when it hit the scene in 1989. Its excellent graphics feature an incredible number of objects moving on the screen at any given time, with no hint of slow-down.
80
Power Play
“Gunhed‘ ist eines der fantastischsten Ballerspiele, das ich gesehen habe. Höllisch bunte Levels, irrsinnig viele Sprites auf dem Bildschirm, dufte Musik und ein einstellbarer Schwierigkeitsgrad, der auch ungeübten Actionspielern eine Chance läßt, überzeugen. Das Programm spielt sich fast schon zu einfach - zumindest bis zum siebten Level; Profis sollten schon mal mit einem höheren Schwierigkeitsgrad anfangen. Aber für den Action-Einsteiger ist Gunhed geradezu ideal. Gerade die unheimlich hohe Anzahl von Extrawaffen erleichtert die Ballerfreude ungemein. Wer noch ein Actionspiel in Spielautomaten-Qualität sucht, sollte hier zugreifen. Wer es nicht tut, hat selbst schuld.
80
IGN
Blazing Lazers may not have the power to dethrone Gradius III or R-Type III, but it still holds its own and is the best shooter ever for the TurboGrafx-16. Give it a look -- just be prepared to be confused at first at its perplexing path to powering up.
78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Blazing Lazers is the most intense shooter ever conceived. The play mechanics steal from the best the category has to offer, and thanks to the Turbo's advanced processors, the graphics and animation blow away all previous shoot-'em-ups. It's a bit easy, but top notch nonetheless.
60
HonestGamers
In its very brief heyday, Blazing Lazers was one of the best shooters on the market. It's a shame that more people weren't able to play the game back when smooth shooter control was something special. Today, it's more notable for its nostalgic value: "Remember when floating skulls were COOL bosses?" Those days were indeed very cool, if a bit silly. Had the pacing not been so sporadic, and had the presentation offered more punch, Blazing Lazers could have soared as a timeless classic. It's instead a kitsch classic that serves better as a reminder of the past than as a serious competitor.