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.
User reviews: Mixed (262 reviews) - 49% of the 262 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 22, 2014

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About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
This is a very simplistic space shooter with not much content. There are very few enemy types and powerups. Your space ship is controlled with the mouse and has autofire on all the time. There are options to set up a controller or keyboard controls but they just don't work. The settings literally do nothing. The mouse controls are fine though and probably the best way to play anyway. The ship moves very fast which gives you the feeling you are moving a mouse cursor around on the screen. I got this for a few cents in a sale and that's pretty much what it's worth. The music is cool and the gameplay isn't that bad actually. It also might be interesting for achievement hunters because the achievements are very easy to get. All in all this game is lazily implemented and lackluster. It's not worth the full price. Don't get this unless it's on sale and you are really curious about it.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1, 2015
Blast Em! is a shoot'em up game, nothing more, nothing less. If you're looking for something to keep you occupied for a long time, then look further. If you are just hungry for a quick blast, then this game will do the trick. Blast Em! is actually great when you are waiting for a new game to finish downloading. Why not have some good, old-fashioned schmup fun while waiting for your latest purchase to become ready for action?

The game loads up quickly, is easy to get into and doesn't demand that you invest hours into it. It is always there, ready to go, fast and furious. Why not give it a go yourself? It's cheap!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
Blast Em! is an on rails 2D shooter that feels very much like an unfinished Flash game.

The game consists of the player using the mouse to move the ship to that position on the screen, while the ship automatically fires bullets straight forward.

As far as I got, the game only had two power ups. One allowed the player to shoot bullets from the top and bottom of the ship, while the other made the player shoot bullets. When you collect a power up, you lose money. This is an interesting design choice, however after you collect a power up, its effect appears to be permanent, and collecting multiple of the same power up does not make the effects get better. It therefore becomes an inherent goal to avoid power ups after collecting them once.

EDIT: Another annoying aspect of the game is the lack of health the player has. One hit from anything will always kill you.

Another frustrating thing about the game is the lack of a pause screen. For a game that is an on rails shooter, with the goal being to accumulate as many points/kills as possible, being unable to pause the game in order to answer the door, feed a pet, etc. is very frustrating.

Instead of this game, I would recommend games from the DigiPen Game Gallery, which are generally of higher quality and free.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2015
How can something so simple be so damn hard! Move out the way annoying alien people, LET ME THROUGH!!!!!
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