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 The scenery, though often garish, is indeed gorgeous in some places.
Nerf Arena Blast Windows Inside the entrance of "The Tribes" Arena.
Nerf Arena Blast Windows Okay, so I fantasize about being a Bridge Troll.
Nerf Arena Blast Windows The different characters respond differently to being knocked out. Some, like this one, lay down on the ground in resignation.

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  • "Nerf Arena" -- German title

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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
Absolute Games ( Nov 27, 1999 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot Dec 09, 1999 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2000 67 out of 100 67
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 2000 65 out of 100 65 Mar 06, 2000 12 out of 20 60
Computer Games Magazine Nov 22, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Imperium Gier Apr 10, 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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 (12776) added Nerf Arena Blast (Windows) on Feb 20, 2001