Review: BlazeRush (Nintendo Switch)

BlazeRush is a dynamic arcade racing survival game with no health, no leveling and no brakes! You can assemble a team of friends to play in local or online multiplayer, choose a car to your taste and chase, blow up and cut off! Adapt your style and tactics to new enemies, obstacles and tracks.

Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 463MB download size.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Combat racer gameplay.
  • Trophies-earn from races, unlock characters and races.
  • Controls and looks like Micro Machines.
  • 2-4 local mp support.
  • Online play with 2-8 player support.
  • Awards earned for doing feats in a race.
  • Power ups to pick up from nitro to saws to guns.
  • Can replay races.
  • Two modes-career and party.
  • Party mode-quick/host/find. Hosting allows you to tweak game modifiers, add bots, set player limit, voting and timers.
  • Terrific locations.
  • Power ups randomly spawn on the map.
  • 17 characters to unlock and each one has unique stats and a car.
  • Clear hud including a minimap.
  • Fun party game.
  • Best played with friends.

Cons:

  • The learning curve with the controls. Due to the set perspective, it is tricky.
  • Camera angle goes places, obscure and confuses.
  • More an arcade pick up and play.
  • Some dodgy Ai tactics.
  • Power-ups are the same ones seen in racing games for years.

  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8/10

Summary

BlazeRush is an arcade racer through and through, yes you can hack out earning stars in the main game and unlock further events but the only true way to enjoy the game is online or local mp. The Ai is a tad dodgy and very lucky with power-ups, the camera angle can go all over the place randomly. OK so you grind through the campaign type mode to unlock characters and practice with bots but it’s not the ideal way. In short, BlazeRush is a fun arcade game with a short attention span.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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