BlowOut
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Developer(s)Terminal Reality
Publisher(s)Majesco Entertainment
Composer(s)Sean Kolton
EngineInfernal Engine
Platform(s)GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Release
October 28, 2003
  • Windows
    • NA: October 28, 2003
    PS2, Xbox
    • NA: November 06, 2003
    • EU: November 26, 2004 (Xbox)
    • EU: December 10, 2004 (PS2)
    GameCube
    • NA: November 26, 2003
Genre(s)Run and gun
Mode(s)Single-player

BlowOut is a 2003 run and gun video game developed by Terminal Reality and published by Majesco Entertainment, released for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube.

Gameplay

The game plays as a 2.5D side-scrolling run and gun shoot 'em up with elements of a platformer. It follows the tradition of games such as Contra and Metal Slug, with a power-up-based non-linear exploration structure akin to Metroid. The player takes the role of TransFed Marshall John "Dutch" Cane, a space marine sent to check up on researchers on the space platform named Honour Guard, only to discover that they have been mutilated by aliens. On the way through each level, the player can blast through walls, floors or ceilings to reveal secret areas, and shoot in full 360-degree range. There are 10 levels in total.

Reception

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[13][14][15][16]

Publication history

The game was released on the Xbox Live Marketplace as part of the Xbox Originals program in January 2009.

References

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