BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge
- Manufacturer: Atlus
- Machine: Super Famicom
Talk about fast! Blazeon has just made it to the arcades and Atlus is already quite a ways into converting it to the Super Famicom! What was viewable looked very good with exciting Mode 7 backgrounds and very intense shooting sequences. You get to change into different characters depending on the circumstance and the weapons and power-ups are new and innovative. Looks like a winner!
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- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
- Pentium II (or equivalent) 266MHz (500MHz recommended), RAM: 64MB (128MB recommended), DirectX v8.0a or later must be installed
BlaZeon is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game. The game was released by Atlus in 1992 and was ported to the Nintendo Super Famicom/Super Nintendo in the same year. The game's most distinguishable feature is that players come equipped with a device that allows them to freeze and control certain robots. After the defeat of certain enemies they will leave behind their husk. Touching this former enemy will allow the player to upgrade their spaceship into more powerful forms.
By using the Garland's special weapon, you will be able to lock-on and freeze certain enemies, enabling you to assume the form of their ship. You can transform into six different crafts each with varying abilities and strengths.
Utilizing the Garland's unique assimilation mode, the allied forces will be equipped with a solid advantage over the alien menace that is trying to consume the galaxy. This technique also provides Blazeon with a play mechanic that is truly special to the shooter field. Backed up with some killer animation and adversaries, this game is a blast!
Blazeon is the all-new shooter from Atlus for the Super NES. Flash through five intense levels of intergalactic action! The unique feature of this shooter is the power to freeze the enemy and take on the form of the enemy's ship and weapons. You must penetrate the Bio-Cyborg Forces and destroy them. This seemingly easy task is made difficult by humongous Bosses drooling to put a stop to your quest at every level! Can you handle the heat of Blazeon?
The latest blaster for the Nintendo 16-Bit includes five levels of inter-galactic conflict. Combining detailed graphics, standard video game play mechanics and some innovative techniques come together to add credibility to this shooter. Fight through ten levels of play, using the Garland fighter's powerful cannons and special ability to lock-on to enemy craft to steal-away their weapon enhancements.
While the real focus of this game is the unique capture-and-power-up technique, the game flies higher on its graphics than its play. Its a solid, if somewhat sparse, battle, and selection of weaponry is interesting, but the overall graphic representation of the background and foreground characters is where the soft shines.
A better than average shooter from Atlus. The graphics are very well done and the game play is well controllable. It isn't a very easy game but not so hard as to make it frustrating. While it isn't revolutionary, it does offer satisfactory entertainment for the shooter fans. The sound is good enough to listen to for a few times.
Why would a company release a mediocre shooter, when other carts show how good a SNES shooter can really be? The game is fairly difficult, but the graphics are nothing to shout about. The sound department isn't the best either. The game play is very straightforward with only a few cool options. Missed it by...
Hooray! Another shooter to keep the dust off my game shelf! Too little, too late is often becoming the byline of most shooters this year, however, and Blazeon is no exception. It's passable in most departments, but it still isn't enough. To really blow your socks off, you need strength and charisma, not just good looks.