BlastZone 2 is an action packed side scrolling shooter that will really get your adrenaline pumping! Play solo or join up with a friend locally or online and battle the alien forces that have invaded the planet and take the fight to them! Feel the excitement of breaking through the enemy barricade at high speed!
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Mixed (54 reviews) - 68% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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February 10

Intermittent startup crash fixed and other fixes/improvements (v1.22.4.4 + v1.22.4.5)

A new update has been released for BlastZone 2! The main fix is for an intermittent startup crash issue which has been reported in the discussion board. Thanks a lot to those who also confirmed the issue and gave feedback on it to help me out. This was tough to track down because of the unpredictable nature of it, but I am happy to say the issue is now completely fixed! Included in this update are a number of other bugfixes and improvements, here is the complete list:

  • Fixed veteran difficulty being locked out for addon packs if veteran difficulty hasn't been unlocked for regular mission mode
  • Fixed an occasional startup crash
  • Fixed a small startup memory leak
  • Optimized startup loading screen rendering
To make sure you have this update, startup the game and check the lower left corner of the title screen for "1.22.4.4" or above, enjoy!

**UPDATE** A new update has been released to fix a bug introduced in 1.22.4.4. This prevented some ships from being selectable in local multiplayer. To make sure you have this fix, check for "v1.22.4.5" or above. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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January 23

New exploder and cluster bomb weapon improvements! (v1.22.4.3)

Announcing a new update for BlastZone 2! This greatly improves all exploder and cluster bomb weapons in the game so they explode on impact instead of only being timer-based. This makes these weapons very effective at close range in addition to the medium range spread they already had. This also eliminates the need for perfect timing to hit a group of enemies effectively, as enemies will now crash into the bombardment of explosions instead of often flying right through. There is a small amount of bonus damage done to enemies that impact an un-exploded shot as well. When the new improved cluster bomb is used against bosses at close range, it is very effective at concentrating the damage for devastating effect! The ships affected by these new weapon changes are the B1(Phalanx), B2(Behemoth), and AB1(Devastator), so try them out and experiment for yourself!

To ensure you have this update, start the game and check the lower left corner of the title screen for “v1.22.4.3” or higher, enjoy!

In case anyone missed it, there have been a few other updates recently, including a new improved local multiplayer ship selection screen, and fixes including the leaderboard popup issue. Take a look and feel free to leave feedback in the discussion board!

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Reviews

“If you like horizontal blasters, this is going to work well for you, and you'll find plenty of variation to keep you entertained for a while.”
84% – Bytten

“Blast Zone 2 delivers at its best when played with a buddy online or sharing a keyboard. [...] With a bunch of story missions, as well as a survival mode to blast through, Blast Zone 2 is worthy of you and your friend’s time when you need that Gradius-sized hole filled.”
8/10 – GameTunnel - Chris

About This Game

***BlastZone 1 + BlastZone 2 deal: Comes bundled with a remastered version of BlastZone 1 in the form of "Classic" mode; get two games for the price of one!

BlastZone 2 is an action packed side scrolling shooter that will really get your adrenaline pumping! Play solo or join up with a friend locally or online and battle the alien forces that have invaded the planet and take the fight to them! Feel the excitement of breaking through the enemy barricade at high speed! Enjoy innovative gameplay mechianics such as 2nd person shooter sequences and creative use of 3D gameplay mechanics added to the traditional 2D formula. There are also tons of game modes, ship types, difficulty levels, and turbo modes to keep you entertained for a very long time. There are litterally hundreds of ways to play the game, so every player can have their own unique experience! Explore the many multiplayer strategies such as the heavy gunner and light defender to buy time while the ultimate weapons charge up!

BlastZone 2 is a new approach to the shooter genre that emphasizes fast paced and strategic gameplay with tons of content to explore.

NOTE: BlastZone 2 fully supports a wide variety of DirectInput and XInput gamepads, including the XBox 360 gamepad. If you're unsure about your gamepad's compatibility, test it out with the free demo.

Features include:
  • 2D controls, but with hazards and gameplay elements moving around in full 3D space
  • Cooperative multiplayer both local and online for 2 players
  • An 8 mission campaign that really keeps you on your toes
  • Unlock the full power of your ship with hyper mode and unleash the devastating power of the omega cannon!
  • Classic A mode, a greatly improved version of BlastZone 1
  • Classic B mode, with a unique points-budgeting mechanic
  • Survival mode, similar to mission mode, but lasts forever. Go for the leaderboard highscore!
  • Blitz mode, start with a fully powered ship to fend off massive hordes of enemies!
  • Multiple difficulty levels designed for new players up to genre veterans so everyone can have fun
  • 4 expansive game play environments, such as mountains, caves, and outer space
  • 7 selectable ships, each with different stats and abilities
  • 15 weapon types including beams, cluster grenades, force fields, power bolts, and machine guns
  • Hundreds of different enemy types, each with different behaviors and stats
  • An online world leaderboard to see how you stack up to the competition
  • A Turbo mode for each of the survival modes for experienced gamers
  • Additional levels and content to be released for free


System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP 32bit or above
    • Processor: Any SSE2 capable CPU
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon 9700 or Geforce 6600 with 128mb vram supporting OpenGL 1.3 or above
    • DirectX: Version 8.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL 1.1 compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Supports any DirectInput or XInput Compatible gamepad
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 32/64bit
    • Processor: 2.4ghz Pentium4 or Athlon64 2800+ (multicore cpu recommended for multiplayer)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon x800 or Geforce 6800 with 256mb vram supporting OpenGL 2.0 or above
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 80 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL 1.1 compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Supports any DirectInput or XInput compatible gamepad

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