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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.9
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
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Overall User Score (55 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Nov 24, 2000)
Maybe using a Wrist Rocket to launch Hot Wheels at you sister's Barbie Dreamhouse is more fun, but when it comes to video game destruction for brains and brawn, Blast is definitely the master.
Nintendojo (May 26, 2003)
This game quite simply kicks ass and an instant classic in my book. When I first laid hands on this game, I could not stand to play it. After I played it for a long time, I was hooked on it. This game is what kept me busy for months, and if not for Rare and Blast Corps I wouldn't own a Nintendo 64 anymore. This game is awesome not to mention extremely addictive and if you haven't bought it, get it. My only hope is Rare is thinking of Blast Corps 2 right about now. I could use another long game... and hopefully multiplayer.
Nintendojo (May 26, 2003)
In a time when games require players to push a button as fast as they can, memorize combos, enter cheats, or to memorize each and every turn, the deep, often remarkable puzzles and brain-teasers in Blast Corps is to say the least a big breath of fresh air. Blast Corps is definitely a must buy game for any gamer. You might not complete the game anytime soon, but its destruction theme and deep puzzles will appeal to a wide range of gamers. Blast Corps is a game that I'm sure many gamers will go back and play long after the Nintendo 64 has faded from the limelight. Truly, a symbol those timeless classics are beginning to show up for the N64. Do yourself a favor and buy or at least rent the game. Take it for a spin. I know I liked it, in fact, I bought the game as an after Christmas present for myself.
64 Extreme (May, 1997)
Playing Blast Corps is like a breath of fresh air. It's original, it looks great, it plays great and it even sounds great (well almost). The explosions are the best in videogame history. Blast Corps comes in a very close second to Super Mario 64 and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and we can recommend that you put it close to the top of the list of your wants.
Cubed3 (Mar 20, 2012)
While the basic premise of a destruction team roaming environments, destroying everything as they go, might not sound like the most original or intricate of concepts, Blast Corps turns out to be a far deeper and involving experience than expected, requiring some fast reflexes and even sometimes careful thinking. In a sense, the way it puts gamers in control of a large variety of vehicles in open 3D worlds with an objective to fulfil is somewhat reminiscent of Pilotwings 64, though here vehicles are in greater number, and each mission can have players step out of one to hop into another one, bringing even greater variety to the gameplay. That is where the strength of Blast Corps lies: in the variety of things to see and do. It gives a huge feeling of accomplishment after succeeding in a difficult mission.
64 Extreme (Oct, 1997)
Games this original and playable are few and far between. The levels get steadily more challenging, the puzzles are tough but not convoluted and the atmosphere strong and consistent. Another great release from Rare.
Nintendo Life (Jul 09, 2013)
Blast Corps is a game that probably would have never had a chance in today's world of first-person shooters and plot-led borefests, so it brings us a great deal of comfort knowing that such a project got the high quality Rare treatment back in the day. This is a game that is still immensely fun to play all these years later; the concept is simple and novel, it’s highly playable, has great lasting value and can easily be enjoyed in short bursts. The mixture of puzzle-based and time-limited gameplay provides a unique challenge that even the most veteran gamers will find incredibly testing at times. The end result is absolutely smashing; if you're an N64 enthusiast, there's certainly no excuse for not having this brilliant game in your collection.
Thunderbolt Games (Mar 29, 2011)
There isn’t a lot to complain about in Blast Corps. Despite being criminally under-rated in contrast to Rare’s lineup of other Nintendo 64 releases, this 1997 nuclear puzzler happens to rank amongst the developer’s best work. It’s got a lot of installed nostalgic appeal, both in the perspective, unwavering attention to placing action over story, and the terrific visual presentation. This is the sort of concept you’d wish more developers would pay attention to. The fact that it never tries to be anything more than a game is refreshing. There are some great ideas in Blast Corps; it’s one of the few relatively unpopular Nintendo 64 releases that are worth your while.
Gamestyle (May 13, 2009)
While the industry has moved on, games such as Pilot Wings and Blast Corps retain their addictive qualities through excellent design and implementation. As an original intellectual property, it is a shame that Rare never followed up the promise of the original with a much-deserved sequel. Perhaps one day that will change, but for now Blast Corps is a must-have purchase for anyone with a Nintendo 64.
IGN (Mar 26, 1997)
Sharp graphics, good sound and addictive gameplay make Blast Corps a sure hit (not to mention the low price). The different vehicles keep this game from getting boring -- and flying J-Bomb Pilotwings-style is a real treat. However, I think that there are too many bonus levels and too few real "missile carrier out of control" missions. The shortness of the game and the lack of a true two player mode are the only things that kept this game from dethroning Wave Race or Mario Kart in my list of all-time N64 favorites. But if you're willing to compete for best times in bonus levels, this game seems to offer neverending fun. As it is, Blast Corps can proudly stand up there with the Miyamoto games and it shows Rare's true potential when given an original concept. I'm glad I bought it, and I'll definitely keep it.
Nintendojo (May 26, 2003)
Between the save functions, thirteen different vehicles, incredible sound, and most of all, the incredible gameplay, Blast Corps a very high 9.0. But, enough of this review. Go out and buy Blast Corps and prepare to have lots of time on your hands. Till next time, I'm outta here -I've got a train to catch.
Netjak (Feb 08, 2005)
Believe me when I tell you this game is worth your trouble to find. Blast Corps is the main reason I still have my N64 hooked up in the living room with all of my newer toys. Sure, Mario 64, Goldeneye, and Perfect Dark are great games, but now we have new and improved FPS's and platformers on the newer hardware. Blast Corps stands tall with not so much as an attempt to recreate its addictive game play and charm. With intelligent puzzles, good fast action, and a huge variety of things to do (like blow things up), you can't help but to fall in love with this game. It truly is the Katamari Damacy of the N64: Blast Corps is one of the best games that you have never played.
Video Games (Aug, 1997)
Was für ein grandioses Explosionsspektakel! Dieses Modul gehört in jede Nintendo 64- Sammlung. Blast Corps ist ungeheuer komplex und die Motivation ist riesig. Die 3D-Welt ist stimmungsvoll und detailreich. Das Spielprinzip fesselt wirkt perfekt durchdacht und dazu noch originell. Tolle Techno-Musik und bombastische Soundeffekte, inklusive glasklarer Sprachausgabe untermalen das Spielgeschehen hervorragend. Die zahllosen FIX-Effekte (Spiegelungen, Lichtquellen,Transparenz) sind einfach zauberhaft. Ihr werdet mit zunehmend komplexeren Situationen konfrontiert, die alle unter steigendem Zeitdruck zu lösen sind. Das Schönste bei Blast Corps ist schnell auf einen Nenner gebracht: Man darf einfach alles zerstören, was sich auf dem Bildschirm befindet.
Game Play 64 (Oct, 1997)
Pourvu de graphismes soignés, d'une 3D impeccable ainsi que d'explosions de tout beauté, BlastCorps joue la carte de l'originalité.
Meristation (Jul 30, 1997)
Un juego cargado de acción y con muchos toques de estrategia-puzzle. Un juego muy completo.
Nintendojo (Mar 04, 1997)
Sharp graphics, good sound and addictive gameplay make Blast Corps a sure hit though (not to mention the low price of ). The different vehicles keep this game from getting boring -- and flying J-Bomb Pilotwings-style is a real treat. However, I think that there are too many bonus levels and too few real "missile carrier out of control" missions. The shortness of the game and the lack of a true two player mode are the only things that kept this game from dethroning Wave Race or Mario Kart in my list of all-time N64 favorites. But if you're willing to compete for best times in bonus levels, this game seems to offer neverending fun. As it is, Blast Corps can proudly stand up there with the Miyamoto games and it shows Rare's true potential when given an original concept. I'm glad I bought it, and I'll definitely keep it.
Rundum gesehen ist Blast Corps ein wildes Ballerspektakel mit knackigem Suchtfaktor. Das Ein-Spiel-mache-ich-noch-Syndrom schlägt hier unentbehrlich zu. Lange Spielnächte sind garantiert, in denen man immer wieder in Versuchung gerät, nach neuen Bonus-Levels oder Fahrzeugen zu suchen. (…) Die audiovisuelle Präsentation läßt das N64 wieder in einem ganz anderen Licht stehen. Vorbei sind die Zeiten, in denen billige Kopien älterer Titel die Herrschaft beanspruchten. Einziger Schwachpunkt von Blast Corps ist wohl der Schwierigkeitsgrad. Zwar fesseln Dich auch die leichten Levels, aber die Missionen mit dem Raketentransporter hast Du schon nach einer Woche durchgespielt. Dann heißt es nur noch: Her mit den Goldmedaillen - und die Suche nach sämtlichen Geheimnissen im Spiel nimmt ihren Lauf. Blast Corps spielt sich phantastisch, aber nicht so lange, wie man es sich wünschen könnte.
X64 (Dec, 1997)
Audacieux, intrépide et explosif, Blast Corps est une petite merveille. Grandiose.
Un jeu d'action avec un zeste de réflexion, amusant et original. On ne peut pas y jouer à plusieurs. Dommage.
Super Power (Jul, 1997)
Un jeu speedant pour une réalisation exemplaire, utilisant au mieux la technologie 64 bits. Même si l'intérêt du jeu n'est pas d'une originalité fabuleuse, on se prend facilement au jeu à force de détruire tout ce qui se trouve à l'écran.
Mega Fun (Aug, 1997)
Nintendo und ihre Schützlinge von Rare verstehen es wie kaum ein anderes Softwarehaus, ein intelligent ausgetüffteltes Gameplay ebenso perfekt umzusetzen. Allein schon die Idee, mit einem Bulldozer den Weg für einen Atomtransporter freizuräumen, ist bereits ungemein spannend. Doch Rare gab sich damit noch lange nicht zufrieden. Die unterschiedlichen Einsatzfahrzeuge erfordern jeweils eine andere Rammtechnik, die es erst einmal zu erlernen gilt. Damit aber noch nicht genug: Jeder Level besitzt ein Design, das sich so präzise wie ein Schweizer Uhrwerk präsentiert. Unterschiedliche Transportmittel wie z.B. ein Baukran, müssen eingesetzt werden, um Barrikaden zu überwinden, versteckte Flitzer vergrößern Euren Fuhrpark, und schließlich die motivierende „100% gelöst“-Dramaturgie, durch die man vier sehenswerte Bonusrunden erreicht. Kurzum: Blast Corps verbindet höchst virtuos intelligentes Leveldesign mit spannender Geschicklichkeit - das ideale Modul für Tüfftler.
Total! (Germany) (Jul, 1997)
Sofern Ihr Euch mit dem abgedrehten, komplexen Spielprinzip von Blast Corps anfreunden könnt, wird Euch dieses Spiel aufgrund der sorgfältigen Abstimmung des Schwierigkeitsgrades und der ausgezeichneten Präsentation viele Stunden Spannung, Verzweiflung, Grübelei und Spaß bescheren.
Several means to accomplishing tasks present themselves, and strategy is required. replay comes in using different vehicles for the same mission, and trying to get the best ranking possible on each level. Blast Corps may not be Mario or Zelda, but it was a lot of fun in its time, and still holds some entertainment today.
GameSpot (Mar 20, 1997)
So basically what you have here is a game with great graphics, great sound, and a great premise. What's even more impressive is that the game doesn't really have any substantial flaws to speak of - unless you want to count lack of a two-player mode, which really isn't fair. If you've got a N64, and you're into puzzle or action games, I highly, highly recommend this cartridge.
Retroage (Jan 30, 2008)
Ciężko powiedzieć, aby gra o takiej tematyce była odkrywcza lub inowacyjna, ale z całą pewnością niesie ze sobą powiew świeżości. Jest inna od tego, co pojawiło się dotychczas, a dobra oprawa audiowizualna sprawia, że gra potrafi przykuć do konsoli na dłuższy czas. Po prostu trzeba choćby zerknąć na grę, aby dowiedzieć się czy będzie przez nas ubóstwiana, czy też w ogóle nie przypadnie nam do gustu. Takie skrajne opcje sprawiają, że nie można przejść obok Blast Corps obojętnie. Oczywiście pozostaje jeszcze kontrowersyjna kwestia etyki i tego, czy tego typu gra nie wpływa negatywnie na umysł człowieka. Można machnąć ręką i śmiało odpowiedzieć: "tak, ta gra jest dla psychopatów... czyli dla nas - graczy, którzy mają nierówno pod sufitem!". Piromani, sadyści i psychopaci powinni być Blast Corps zachwyceni, a reszta, która do tej grupy nie należy, powinna odjąć przynajmniej 5 od oceny grywalności.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 30, 2000)
Blast Corps' control is generally good, although it can be clumsy when it comes to intricate operations like pushing TNT crates. What really makes Blast Corps a riot is its incredible explosions. Sweet! Although most levels are well designed, you'll occasionally find yourself asking "What the heck am I supposed to do now?". All in all, Blast Corps is a highly original game that will satisfy real men with an appetite for destruction.
Gaming Target (Aug 29, 2000)
This is one of N64's most undervalued games. Rare has managed to put out an innovative, highly original, immensely fun game that you won't be able to put down for days. It doesn't matter if it has some flaws in it; you will easily overlook them. If you haven't already tried this game, or as a friend of mine said, "...haven't even heard of it...", then it's time to go out and start looking for a nice cheap cart of Blast Corps goodness.
On top of the brilliant graphics and non-stop destruction, there's a big, enjoyable game here waiting to be explored. Surprisingly good stuff!
Blast Corps will appeal to anyone who fancies a quick destructive session or to those seeking a real challenge. Top stuff.
Just Games Retro (Jan 15, 2015)
I feel Blast Corps is an unsung classic in the N64 lineup, on the whole. It’s hard not to like a game that allows you to demolish entire towns for the greater good, and the layer of puzzle solving adds an extra dimension to what could’ve been a pretty basic game otherwise. I would like to see a remake or a sequel at some point, although there’s certainly enough game here to last a good while. I’d definitely recommend Blast Corps to anyone looking for something out of the ordinary, just remember, you’re not the only person who struggles with the Backlash.
Joypad (Oct, 1997)
Pas un hit, mais un jeu sympathique et original. C'est pas fin, mais ça défoule, et c'est finalement ce qui est le plus important.
If it seems you don't get your money's worth in videogames anymore, Blast Corps is truly an exceptional value. The game even may make you think back to the NES days, when gameplay made the game. And gameplay makes this one!
Edge (May, 1997)
With the world's natural resources of original game ideas fast drying up, it's great to see the Rare/Nintendo axis coming up with something completely fresh. Blast Corps stands apart from every other videogame. It's a game without precedent; completely original. And that's one of the main reasons it's so good.
It takes a while to learn the basics, but once you understand the fundamentals thereis hours of fun waiting for you. If you think this looks good on paper, itis nothing compared to watching this up and running. Believe me, you really have to give this a go. Itis a blast!