Blazing Chrome (PC/XB1/PS4/Switch) - Contra-ry to modern convenience. Out now. Free on Game Pass.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:19 am

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Blazing Chrome is a level-based, side-scrolling action game in the vein of the Contra series. You either play solo or co-op to tackle a variety of stages and enemies in order to save humankind.

https://joymasher.com/blazing-chrome/
http://twitter.com/joymasher

Prequel comic, free - https://joymasher.com/blazing-chrome-alpha/
Soundtrack preview - https://soundcloud.com/dominicninmark/s ... ck-preview

Platform(s): Windows PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch
Release Date: July 11th, 2019​
Genre: Action
Price: £14ish depending on Format. Free on XB1/PC Game Pass.
Player(s): 1-2 (local only at launch)
Format: Digital (Limited Run Games physical release later)
Developer: JoyMasher
Publisher: The Arcade Crew
Size: ~100MB



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In Blazing Chrome, machines rule the world and the few humans left are on the edge of total extermination, lacking power, prestige or status among their metal and circuits overlords. Bring your best pal and kick some metal butts to free the humankind while enjoying a classic run’n’gun, fully loaded with action and exciting fights!

Dash through 5 apocalyptic environments with hundred of robots-enemies to blow to pieces. Blast your way through the enemy lines and and try to defeat a bunch of mechanical bosses with using hoverbikes, huge armors and a whole arsenal of awesome weapons.

Blazing Chrome offers a lot of features in the legacy of classic run’n’gun:

- Co-op gameplay
- Classic fast-paced run-and-gun experience
- Genuine arcade feel
- Epic boss battles and crazy lot minibosses fights

Different Display options -

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Reviews - https://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/blazing-chrome or https://opencritic.com/game/7928/blazing-chrome

Nintendo Life - 9. They broke todays embargo.

For those longing for a time when side-scrolling shooters ruled the roost, Blazing Chrome is exactly what you're looking for. Perfect for short sessions, its slick gameplay and old-school art direction make for an astonishingly fun game full of explosions, epic set pieces and spectacular boss battles. Its brutal difficulty may not be for everyone, but if you're up for the challenge, then get ready for one of the most accomplished 2D action titles in years.

http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/swi ... ing_chrome

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Thanks to Dancrane212 at Resetera for a lot of the info.

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PostRe: Blazing Chrome (PC/XB1/PS4/Switch) - Contra-ry to modern convenience. Out now. Free on Game Pass.
by IAmTheSaladMan » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:32 am

I'm shite at Contra but have always rather liked the series so this has piqued my interest. I hate to sound tight however £16.99 sounds a bit steep to me, a tenner and I'd probably have bit, gonna wait for a sale as £17 for a game I'll enjoy but likely never beat is a lot to pay.

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by kazanova_Frankenstein » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:39 am

Wow, that second screenshot looks exactly like a re-skinned Super Probotector level. I approve.

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by Preezy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:07 pm

Added this to my Switch watchlist as £17 is a bit steep for a game that can be completed in a couple of hours (if you're good, which I'm not, but still...). Definitely love the look of it though.

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by Monkey Man » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:03 pm

The price is £13.50 to £15.29 depending on format.

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by Preezy » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:13 pm

Anything below £10 and I'll likely bite.

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PostRe: Blazing Chrome (PC/XB1/PS4/Switch) - Contra-ry to modern convenience. Out now. Free on Game Pass.
by rinks » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:16 pm

Downloaded, but I’m way too deep into Hollow Knight to try another side-scroller at the moment.

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by Monkey Man » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:29 pm



Blazing Chrome delivers the Contra spiritual sequel we've been waiting for

So, Blazing Chrome is flawless on PS4 and Xbox One, and still great on Switch - but the issues it has have been identified and are being worked on, and the good news is that the Limited Run physical release of the game will have the fixes included on the art.

Looking at the big picture, I feel Blazing Chrome successfully delivers everything it was designed to do. This is a game worthy of the Contra name and based on my experience with the official sequel - Contra Rogue Corps, which I saw at E3 - this is the game that should have taken up the mantle. Thankfully, even without the franchise backing, Blazing Chrome is just as brilliant. If you're a retro enthusiast - or even if you just remember having a great time with Contra back in the day - I strongly recommend that you give this a look. Yes, it's challenging and difficult to master, but keep at it. Once you learn the game, it truly shines.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digi ... we-deserve

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PostRe: Blazing Chrome (PC/XB1/PS4/Switch) - Contra-ry to modern convenience. Out now. Free on Game Pass.
by jawafour » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:05 pm

I just watched the Digital Foundry vid and the game looks terrific; lovely Mega Drive-styled presentation, intense action and a great soundtrack. It's interesting to see the Switch analysis and I agree with John Linneman; I think the sprite-based flames look better than the particle-based ones.

The difficulty of this style of game was a concern for me but it's good to know that there is an "easy" option.

It doesn't show it in the DF vid but the game's intro is wonderful, with the simple panel-styled graphics and "digitised" speech making me think it really was a MD title! For me, it's a representation of a classic 16-bit styled game brought up to date with more modern approaches.

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PostRe: Blazing Chrome (PC/XB1/PS4/Switch) - Contra-ry to modern convenience. Out now. Free on Game Pass.
by Pedz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:10 pm

jawafour wrote:I just watched the Digital Foundry vid and the game looks terrific; lovely Mega Drive-styled presentation, intense action and a great soundtrack. It's interesting to see the Switch analysis and I agree with John Linneman; I think the sprite-based flames look better than the particle-based ones.

The difficulty of this style of game was a concern for me but it's good to know that there is an "easy" option.

It doesn't show it in the DF vid but the game's intro is wonderful, with the simple panel-styled graphics and "digitised" speech making me think it really was a MD title! For me, it's a representation of a classic 16-bit styled game brought up to date with more modern approaches.


Mega Drive, eh? I just assumed it was inspired by the SNES Contra game.

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by jawafour » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:17 pm

Pedz wrote:Mega Drive, eh? I just assumed it was inspired by the SNES Contra game.

It's a kinda homage to all Contra and run n' gun titles, although the slightly darker colour palette and the key of the music learns towards the Mega Drive.

I'm hoping that you, Jazzem or Jeff get it so that I can see you play through it on stream :lol: .

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by Pedz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:58 pm

I'd love to pick it up, but I am skint :(

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