Blast Works: Build, Fuse, and Destroy

Wii - MPN: 01495
Product Details
Description
Whether it's by land, sea or air, Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy challenges you to a frenetic geometric battle! As you destroy your opponents, your can absorb their parts and use them to make your own ship bigger and stronger. With bright, abstract graphics and fast-paced action, this "sticky" creative shooter based on the Tumiki Fighters online game will suck you in for the long haul.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Release Date 2008-6-11
Expert Reviews
Blast Works: Build, Trade & Destroy
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 14 expert reviews for Blast Works: Build, Trade & Destroy and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Blast Works
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Sep 10, 2008   

Strengths: Longevity, fun!

Weakness: Extremely difficult

Blast Works provides you with the intense difficulty and entertainment of the common horizontal shooter, but 1ups almost all by providing a very robust content editor. With this editor you can make your own ships, levels, and enemies. This addition really extends the useful life of the game long after you've finished the pre-built campaigns and unlocked all the included bonuses (if you can!).

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Blast Works: Build, Fuse and Destroy (Wii)
4 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Old school shooter, level editor tools to create levels, can share levels over the Internet, unique gameplay, near infinite replayability

Weakness: Steep learning curve on editor tools, limited Wii storage issues

Blast Works: Build, Fuse and Destroy is an old-school shooter for the Wii, with a number of new additions to the mix. It's a standard 2D side-scrolling shooter, shooting enemies and areas of the environment. Some items that are destroyed can be added to your ship, changing its shape and its capabilities. Items get shot off your ship, changing again its shape and capabilities. The additions/removals change how you play the game, as it can give help and hurt gameplay. Within the game is a level editor that allows for the creation of new levels, though the level editor tools aren't easy to pick up and need some practice to use. Once levels are created, they can be uploaded via the Wii's online capabilities, and new levels can be downloaded in the same way. With the level creator and other user-created levels, it gives the game almost infinite re-playability. It's some unique twists on the 2D shooter, and it succeeds.

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Blast Works
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Sep 1, 2008   

Strengths: Unique scrolling shooter game for the Wii with incredible user-generated content

Weakness: Graphics somewhat flat, pushes the Wii storage to the limits

Blast Works is an old-school scrolling shooter game mixed up with some modern twists. The best part of the game is the Katamari Damacy-like accumulation of other ship parts onto your own ship. When you blast apart enemy ships or other obstacles, they will start to spin on the screen as the scroll past you. At this point you can run into them and they will attach to your ship. If you happen to snag a gun or cannon from an enemy, you now have that weapon firing for you - in whatever direction it happened to attach. As a result of this you accumulation you can have a ship that nearly fills the left side of the screen and is bristling with guns. Of course, the larger size makes you more vulnerable to fire from the never-ending swarms of enemies. When hit, your accumulated parts will fall off - so your ship is constantly growing and shrinking throughout the level. What makes the game so fun is that it becomes less about memorization of the route and enemy patterns because the gameplay can change significantly depending on what attaches to your ship. This makes the game less repetitive and levels more replayable. The other big hook for this game is the level editor and the ability to download levels other users have created. You do this via your PC by browsing levels on a web site and then having them sent automatically to your Wii (once you register it with the web site). This is an awesome use of the Wii Connect 24 feature that I'd like to see made use of in other games as it is actually something not seen on the "premium" online consoles (360 and PS3). Of course, creating or downloading too many levels will push the limits of your Wii's small internal storage but this is not the fault of the game so much as it is the console maker's (Nintendo). This game has just had a universal price drop from $39.99 to $19.99 and is well worth a buy at the new price point. Simply put, this is a must-have title for the Wii.

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Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy
4 Star Review   By member Tricky02 - Aug 12, 2008   

Strengths: Blast Works is simple and easy to share your creations.

Weakness: The editing tools are overwhelming at first.

Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy isn't terribly exciting. To get the most out of the game, you will want to play around with the editor. With this tool, you can adjust, alter, and construct just about every thing within the game. Some examples include your ship, enemies, backgrounds, level layout, and even bullet patterns. Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy is not an easy to pick up and play experience. This is something that requires you to sit down and work with for days or maybe weeks at a time before you start to see the fruits of your labor. Still, once you get a chance to play your game, it's extremely rewarding.

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Product Details
Description
Whether it's by land, sea or air, Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy challenges you to a frenetic geometric battle! As you destroy your opponents, your can absorb their parts and use them to make your own ship bigger and stronger. With bright, abstract graphics and fast-paced action, this "sticky" creative shooter based on the Tumiki Fighters online game will suck you in for the long haul.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Action/Adventure
Release Date 2008-6-11
Summary
Product Title Blast Works: Build, Fuse, and Destroy
Manufacturer Majesco
Power Score 4.2 | 5 Reviews
More Info
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Expert Reviews
Blast Works: Build, Trade & Destroy
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Oct 24, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 14 expert reviews for Blast Works: Build, Trade & Destroy and the average expert rating is 79 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Blast Works
4 Star Review   By member botticus - Sep 10, 2008   

Strengths: Longevity, fun!

Weakness: Extremely difficult

Blast Works provides you with the intense difficulty and entertainment of the common horizontal shooter, but 1ups almost all by providing a very robust content editor. With this editor you can make your own ships, levels, and enemies. This addition really extends the useful life of the game long after you've finished the pre-built campaigns and unlocked all the included bonuses (if you can!).

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Blast Works: Build, Fuse and Destroy (Wii)
4 Star Review   By member shrike424242 - Sep 7, 2008   

Strengths: Old school shooter, level editor tools to create levels, can share levels over the Internet, unique gameplay, near infinite replayability

Weakness: Steep learning curve on editor tools, limited Wii storage issues

Blast Works: Build, Fuse and Destroy is an old-school shooter for the Wii, with a number of new additions to the mix. It's a standard 2D side-scrolling shooter, shooting enemies and areas of the environment. Some items that are destroyed can be added to your ship, changing its shape and its capabilities. Items get shot off your ship, changing again its shape and capabilities. The additions/removals change how you play the game, as it can give help and hurt gameplay. Within the game is a level editor that allows for the creation of new levels, though the level editor tools aren't easy to pick up and need some practice to use. Once levels are created, they can be uploaded via the Wii's online capabilities, and new levels can be downloaded in the same way. With the level creator and other user-created levels, it gives the game almost infinite re-playability. It's some unique twists on the 2D shooter, and it succeeds.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Blast Works
5 Star Review   By member mojave - Sep 1, 2008   

Strengths: Unique scrolling shooter game for the Wii with incredible user-generated content

Weakness: Graphics somewhat flat, pushes the Wii storage to the limits

Blast Works is an old-school scrolling shooter game mixed up with some modern twists. The best part of the game is the Katamari Damacy-like accumulation of other ship parts onto your own ship. When you blast apart enemy ships or other obstacles, they will start to spin on the screen as the scroll past you. At this point you can run into them and they will attach to your ship. If you happen to snag a gun or cannon from an enemy, you now have that weapon firing for you - in whatever direction it happened to attach. As a result of this you accumulation you can have a ship that nearly fills the left side of the screen and is bristling with guns. Of course, the larger size makes you more vulnerable to fire from the never-ending swarms of enemies. When hit, your accumulated parts will fall off - so your ship is constantly growing and shrinking throughout the level. What makes the game so fun is that it becomes less about memorization of the route and enemy patterns because the gameplay can change significantly depending on what attaches to your ship. This makes the game less repetitive and levels more replayable. The other big hook for this game is the level editor and the ability to download levels other users have created. You do this via your PC by browsing levels on a web site and then having them sent automatically to your Wii (once you register it with the web site). This is an awesome use of the Wii Connect 24 feature that I'd like to see made use of in other games as it is actually something not seen on the "premium" online consoles (360 and PS3). Of course, creating or downloading too many levels will push the limits of your Wii's small internal storage but this is not the fault of the game so much as it is the console maker's (Nintendo). This game has just had a universal price drop from $39.99 to $19.99 and is well worth a buy at the new price point. Simply put, this is a must-have title for the Wii.

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Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy
4 Star Review   By member Tricky02 - Aug 12, 2008   

Strengths: Blast Works is simple and easy to share your creations.

Weakness: The editing tools are overwhelming at first.

Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy isn't terribly exciting. To get the most out of the game, you will want to play around with the editor. With this tool, you can adjust, alter, and construct just about every thing within the game. Some examples include your ship, enemies, backgrounds, level layout, and even bullet patterns. Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy is not an easy to pick up and play experience. This is something that requires you to sit down and work with for days or maybe weeks at a time before you start to see the fruits of your labor. Still, once you get a chance to play your game, it's extremely rewarding.

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