Protect the universe from the evil Alien robots terror-bent on eliminating the Earth and all of Humanity! Take control of the ship and blast the hell out of anything that moves and if it doesn’t move – blast it anyway to be sure. Collect coins to get points and use those points to get power-ups.
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Release Date: Jan 22, 2014

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Protect the universe from the evil Alien robots terror-bent on eliminating the Earth and all of Humanity! Take control of the ship and blast the hell out of anything that moves and if it doesn’t move – blast it anyway to be sure.

Collect coins to get points and use those points to get power-ups. Choose wisely, the wrong power-up at the wrong time is the difference between a high-score and having to press ‘Play’ again. You were warned!

Key features

  • Evil Alien Robots terror-bent on destroying you and everyone else.
  • Semi-procedural game generation. Never play exactly the same game twice.
  • Super hard gameplay.
  • Super addictive gameplay.
  • Great training in mastering your blink reflex.
  • Source code available to buy so you can see how it was made.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 500 MHz
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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B a l l a g e
9.7 hrs
Posted: August 19
This game is bad.
Shooters mods are very bad and annoying. Expensive game. The sounds are bad too.
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pipylipsag
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 11
I want to hide this game. Why did I buy it...
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Dapper Danger
0.2 hrs
Posted: June 25
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Solar Marine
2.2 hrs
Posted: May 19
Honestly, not worth the money if you are paying the full price. Even the three bucks.
I, myself, got this from Humble Bundle which cost me a dollar for a bunch of games, so I guess that is decent enough.

Game features:
One ship type.
Four enemy types.
Two projectile types, one of which is your own.
Three upgrades.
One background.
Three soundtracks.
Twenty three (!) achievements.
There are more achievements than there are game features combined.
It's retro-style, I get it, but that does not mean that a game has to have so little features.

Among other unpleasant things:
-Wonky spaghetti code that sometimes kills you with something invisible.
-Excessive eye candy which gets in the way of gameplay. It can not be disabled.
-Hacked leaderboards.

I cna sum up my experience with the following:
Went to a thousand in score and then got killed by simething invisible. Upon further investigation (used a speed hack and very low speed), there's a nasty bug that winds up killing you with either an invisible projectile, enemy or what have you, which is terrible to have in a game where you only have one hit point. You'll get frustrated or bored, maybe both, within the first five minutes.

It would be decent as a freeware game that you play for a few minutes and forget about, but it's not free. If I were you I'd save the three bucks and move on.
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Zakk
0.1 hrs
Posted: May 17
I got 73, then I was bored. This should be free to play flash/browser game. Simple game where you have one life and your auto-fireing shuttle moves around the scrolling screen collecting coins. Like others have said if this had some kind ofe Steam/Online highscore list it would make at least little sense to play this, but not. Waste of time and money. Reminds me of "Flappy bird".
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Yellow Potato{trading}
0.3 hrs
Posted: May 7
A good game to mess around on when ur bored
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Krayzi
0.1 hrs
Posted: April 5
I got this for around $0.50 on sale thinking, "why not?" While I can certainly appreciate a minimalistic design, and love a good side-scrolling bullet hell game, there's just not enough to do in Blast Em! to recommend it at *any* price.

The visuals are extremely generic pixel art, the audio is utterly forgettable, and the controls feel stiff and unrefined. There is no story (not that this genre is known for its storytelling), no upgrade path, and extremely little variation in design from one minute to the next. There are free Flash games that look and play a lot better than this.

I hate to rag on a game that an indie developer put hard work into. However, it doesn't seem like very much work went into this game, compared to other titles in the genre in the same price range.
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wolfwood444 vel Bazi
0.8 hrs
Posted: March 5
I recommend this game but only for 1$. Paying anything more is overpricing. The game is fun for couple of hours, then you might play it but for few minutes every day. Extra fun is if you have someone at home to compete with in scores, then I would say 2$ would be adequate
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Prokrastinator
0.2 hrs
Posted: February 21
This geame really could benefit from SteamLeaderboards. Local and world-highscores should be shown INGAME.
Seriously! Highscores are the only reason to play this. Why do they even show a number everytime you die, when you get nothing to compare it to? I would give the game a positive review if the developers change this. But when you look in the forums it seems that they just abandoned this.
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The Matlock
0.8 hrs
Posted: February 14
There isn't much to "Blast Em!" and there doesn't have to be. It is simple and to the point; the title says it all really.

What you have is an awesome soundtrack and a visually striking background set against a simple SCHMUP (shoot 'em up). You control your ship with your mouse, and you automatically fire and blast enemies and collect coins. That's it.

There are achievements to lengthen the appeal. A majority of them involve going for upwards of a minute without collecting any coins (which is harder then it sounds) along with achievements for accumulating a large number of defeated enemies and a very, very high accumulated score.

This isn't something you'll spend hours on in a single sitting. You pop this on for 10 to 15 minutes while you have time to kill, or until you figure out what other game you feel like playing. Still, it is a simple and fun game and at the price point, you can't really go wrong.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
This game is bad.
Shooters mods are very bad and annoying. Expensive game. The sounds are bad too.
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183 of 220 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2014
Thats it? Really? This can't even be classified as a shoot-em-up, as you dont even get to control the shooting. It's more like "dodge the stuff unti you die". Actually, thats EXACTLY what it is. Don't both with this one, folks. There are flash games with more depth.
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272 of 355 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 23, 2014
I can describe this game in one word. Overpriced.
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67 of 76 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 8, 2015
1/10

This is obviously nothing more than the developer's first Unity coding exercise, and a sloppy one at that. This isn't even worth free as the source code is nothing but how NOT to code in C# and there is very little actual game here. Graphics and Sound are generic retro of the asset store variety. The gameplay amounts to moving your mouse around and nothing more... Seriously, that is the whole of the interaction... Hell, writing this review offered more challenging and substantive "gameplay".

This doesn't belong on Steam but on the Unity asset store.
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49 of 57 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
I do not know how the bugs escaped mention in the other reviews I read but I feel compelled to write this as a warning. At least some players experience a bug where they die when they are hit by nothing. This happens quite frequently, and perhaps accounts for between 20 and 50 percent of all deaths to those experiencing it. Perhaps most people do not have this issue, though everyone I know who owns it does.

I don't think I could recommend the game even if it worked as intended, mostly because the odd scoring system renders most of the gameplay meaningless.. You will spend the first few minutes mostly breaking even with very little score progress until the one enemy that is actually worth any score shows up. Your score then flies up for a few minutes until that enemy stops spawning for a while and then you wait for it to return.

If you do happen to experience that bug though, paired with the way the game scores, you can unfortunately expect to end most games with a very low score, prior to that enemy spawning. This is of particular interest to achievement hunters because the game may not be such a quick 100% if you have this issue. Dying that early for no reason can make a very long task of the "cumulative score" type achievements present in this game.
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60 of 79 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 26, 2014
Better shooters for free on Kongregate.com... Don't pay more than $1 on this, it's nice, but doesn't worth paying...
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42 of 52 people (81%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
Waste of money very boring game. No levels barely any upgrades and once you die, you have to restart.
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42 of 55 people (76%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
Can't believe what I paid for this game. I thought it would be an OldTimeArcadeShooter but it's dodge and die.No skill or finesse or depth at all. The graphics aren't too bad but I can't stay alive to see much. If it had been free I would have "deleted all content" by now but I would like to get a little bit of my $'s worth, so I'll keep it just a bit longer. Not Recommended.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 3, 2015
What happens if you lack inspiration but want to earn some money creating games? "Blast 'Em" is probably what would happen. If the title didn't give it away, I'm sure the screenshots do.

With all the hundreds of space shooters and other bullet hell games why would you pick this one? There's nothing in this game you probably haven't seen before because if you have, you've never played a game like this.

The game is controlled by your mouse so if you are thinking about using your controller, don't bother. You do not have to click to shoot because your ship shoots automatically but obviously you will have to dodge incoming ships/bullets and hit them instead. There are powerups which make your ship shoot different directions and you can collect coins to get a better score.

Whenever you get shot or hit an enemy ship/asteroid, you die instantly and it's game over. Since the game is really hard you will die a lot and do the same thing over and over again. Eventually only the hardcore Shoot 'Em Up fans will try to get all achievements and a higher score although I doubt they got the dedication to beat the same section and enemies everytime.

The graphics look average but what's worse is that there's no real change of scenery (look at the screenshots), at least I didn't see it.

There are tons of other and better choices like this game. Blast 'Em! looks like a school project which somehow got on Steam, don't buy it.

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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2015
Three powerups and five enemy types. Enemy waves come in the same order every run. One hit and you're dead.

Mandatory mouse controls – no gamepad or keyboard supported, even in menus.

In other words, the definition of a $0.19 game. And hey, it could have been a decent $0.19 game, it controls smoothly enough and the music's pretty good...

Except for one problem. There’s a timing bug, striking about once every ten runs, which will cause you to simply die for no reason. Many people have complained, and video evidence of the bug has been recorded. The developer is well aware of it. But the developer will not fix it, saying that it is too hard to fix and that the game is done. In a game that touts itself as a hardcore precision shooter, and especially one so simple and featureless, I think a random death bug is unacceptable.

Also, the last 25% of achievements are extremely long and grindy, and will repeatedly pit you against the random death bug if you try to aim for them.

Recommend avoiding this one.
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