Zoidswild Blast Unleashed Review (Nintendo Switch)

Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed

Unleash the wild mecha power and animal instinct of Zoids, in spectacular head-to-head battles on Nintendo Switch. With stunning graphics faithful to the Zoids Wild anime, and an intuitive 3D combat system that lets you chain incredible combos instinctively, Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed is the ultimate showdown between your favorite pilots and their Zoids.

Pros:

  • Decent Anime graphics.
  • 2.7gb download size.
  • Anime cutscenes.
  • Can rebind controls.
  • Two modes-battle and mission.
  • Gallery-Zoid viewer, music, dialogue, photo album, and credits.
  • Mission mode-continuous battle, story, and practice mode.
  • Battle mode-1/2 player, pick characters, stage and game settings-health/action gauge/blast gauge/number of rounds/time limit and CPU difficultly (0-5)
  • 16 Zoids each with unique features and stats.
  • Five initial Zoids then you unlock the rest.
  • Help-tutorials broke down. Text/image-based.
  • Decent loading times.
  • Fighting gameplay.
  • The game takes place in a 3D arena.
  • End of level breakdown with a score and rank given based on performance.
  • Story-world map level select,
  • Handy onscreen moves listed along with their power gauge.
  • Command list-in the pause menu you get the list of moves and combos.
  • Story mode-massive level selects Web whereby you can go in multiple directions and play as different characters.
  • Stylish brawler.
  • Can do special moves as you charge up your attacks.
  • Good arcade experience.
  • The story mode is where you will unlock new characters and photos/music etc.
  • Each character plays completely differently.
  • Cutscenes can be skipped.
  • Supports pro controller.
  • Five basic actions-guard, quick attack, heavy attack, move, and dodge.
  • Five special moves–Wild blast, Wild action, final blast, push off and guard break.
  • Bot match support for 2 player Co-op.

Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed

Cons:

  • No actual tutorial.
  • No online modes.
  • Doesn’t support a touchscreen.
  • Little gameplay variety.
  • The help section is way too basic and simple.
  • Not a big catalog of moves and attacks.
  • A small pool of arenas to fight in.
  • Little replay value.

Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessibility - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Zoidswild Blast Unleashed is a fighting game pure and simple. You pick a rider and a Zoid and enter a 3D arena and fight the best of three. The gameplay will mix it up at times by doing a wave-based survival variant but the crux of the game is button mashing to victory. I must say though these are not the Zoids I remember from the 80s and 90s but whatever, I was very surprised by how stylish this game is, I mean it looks fantastic and nails all the nuances from other fighting games with flashy hit markets and cool text pop-ups. I can’t fault the fighting in the game and all I wish is it had a bigger stable of moves and combos. I tried the multiplayer and it was fine but the story mode is where you will spend all your time as you unlock new characters and behind the scene extras, in story mode, you get a massive Web of missions that you pick and choose your way through playing as different riders as you go. There is no online component to the game which is a bit of a bummer as I would love to see some high-level Fighters go at it. Overall o walked away thinking it’s a fine game, never really tries to push for uniqueness or personality but it’s a flashy stylish brawler that will delight.

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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