Nintendo 64x64

3/64

1997

Blast Corps

"Few games outside of the horror genre get the heart pounding quite like Rare's Blast Corps does. It's a race against the clock: playing as a demolitions expert, you must clear a path for a nuclear missile carrier that's out of control -- not too much pressure then! The range of real-life and absurd fictional vehicles on offer ensures that destroying stuff always feels satisfying."

9/10 - Martin Watts 64

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User Reviews (6)

"One of the best games on the system that was not a Nintendo property. I remember actually feeling a bit sad when I opened everything and got all platinums. I reset this cart more times than I can count just to play through again. The vehicle handling and puzzles were all spot on, and the game always had new surprises to spice it up."

10/10 - TRON 64

"Blast Corps is an explosive gem with an altruistic concept: cause destruction to prevent even more nuclear destruction! The creativity behind the concept and the variety of vehicles utterly destroys many of today's big budget spectacles. Unfortunately it feels a little raw around the edges, such as having some frustrating vehicular controls. Perhaps the coolest feature a sequel could offer would be multiplayer mayhem."

8/10 - VGScrapbook 64

"This is the kind of game that's not only fun to play but just watching someone else play it makes you smile. Powersliding buildings down has never been this much fun. Actually, there hasn´t really been a game like this since. It's an action/puzzle game with exploration and lots of secret levels to be found. Simply brilliant. The challenge is strong in this one."

9/10 - Luffymcduck 64

"When do we genuinely play a game that's core idea and concept is ORIGINAL?! I cannot remember a more unique offering, and cannot comprehend why there are no clones or sequels to this innovative title. Simple yet deep and rewarding gameplay, it takes a true gem of a game to pull off a single-player only experience with no complaints over lack of multi-player! Genius!"

9/10 - THENAMESNORM 64

"A good example of the originality in games from the N64 era. Destroying things in games is fun, that is a fact, but very few games gives you a compelling reason to do so; the idea of preventing a nuclear accident was genius and added a nice sense of urgency that made it exciting to play. Tons of vehicles and secrets sealed the deal."

9/10 - Twilight_Crow 64

"Quite a cool little this game actually. One of the more unique games on the system. I recall one scene in the game I really liked too; where you drove over a wooden bridge that covered a large chasm between to cliffs and you could see the landscape far below you. It worked really well in conveying the sense of 3D at the time."

7/10 - Kirk 64

Comments (10)

dinosauryoshi

I don't remember playing this all too much but what I do remember is that it was fun and completely mental.

Franklin

Never played it, am interested in seeing concise reviews.

VGScrapbook

NintendoLife, you need to put this feature somewhere back on the front page so people will continue to participate! This is too cool of an idea to get lost at sea.

THENAMESNORM

@VGScrapbook Couldn't agree more! I've had to bookmark this page so I can get back easily enough! Why it's not a massive feature I don't know. I think the whole idea is genius and it's a welcome breath of fresh air.

Kirk

Quite a cool little this game actually. One of the more unique games on the system. I recall one scene in the game I really liked too, where you drove over a wooden bridge that covered a large chasm between two cliffs and you could see the landscape far below you. It worked really well in conveying the sense of 3D at the time.

Edit: Can you believe I typed this out here first and when I copied and paste it into the box I'd hit 64 words exactly. Talk about lucky

Psychomalone

Definitely one of my favourite n64 games, frustratingly hard at times, but always mental, would love another crack at this, shame it's by rare thou, as it's not likely to ever show up on VC

Luffymcduck

I would like to review this one but have played it so little so far. Definetely an original and interesting title.

Sup

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  • Sup

Now THIS games needs a remake!

ErrantEmbers

I've heard good things about this game, and I remember renting it back in the day but didn't like it. I'd like to give it another shot but I'm afraid it won't hold up.

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