Nuclear Blaze Review
Posted: 6 weeks ago.
Play is set in a world on fire. It's up to you, a single firefighter, to get a patch of forestland back under control and stop the destruction. Your task, already difficult enough, is made harder when you discover a secret underground military base. As you progress, upgrading your abilities and learning to work with the raging fires, you piece together the mystery of the base.
You navigate the base and the forest, using sprinklers and your hose to put out fires and open new areas. Similar to Metroid and Castlevania games, you need to backtrack through the maze-like levels and find items and upgrades to continue your journey. You only have a limited amount of water, so you need to be careful about when and where you use it.
It's a challenging but unique game with novel mechanics that create a new and refreshing take on the Metroidvania style of platformer, with plenty of action, danger and mystery.
Skill Rating11-13 year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Although you could play this from a younger age, to really master and enjoy the mechanics you need a higher level of skill.
There is also a mode called "Kid mode", which serves as the game's easiest difficulty. On it:
- You can't die
- You have infinite water
- The levels are designed to be easier to navigate
- Your hose is automatically aimed
- Controls are simplified
The text throughout is large and clear, and it is shown with a speech bubble effect who is speaking. The game is very colourful and bright, but your player character can sometimes appear quite small, and it is easy to lose oneself in the background. Fire and other hazards can also be difficult to spot on occasion.
Our Nuclear Blaze Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:
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