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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Mostly Positive (53 reviews) - 71% of the 53 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 19, 2015

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January 13

Leaderboard popup issue fixed (v1.22.4.1 + v1.22.4.2)

As a quick follow up to the local multiplayer ship selection update released a few days ago, I released a new update to fix the leaderboard popup issue. This issue would briefly show a command prompt window when submitting a new score, or downloading the latest scores from the world leaderboard. This issue was fixed for some users some time ago, but it seemed to still occur for most users. This issue should now be completely fixed for everyone.

To make sure you have this update, start the game and check the lower left corner of the title screen for "v1.22.4.1" or later. Any feedback is helpful in the forms, so please let me know.

For anyone who missed the other recent update, check it out! It includes local multiplayer improvements, Blitz mode difficulty balancing improvements, and other bug fixes and improvements.

Enjoy!

*UPDATE* Another update has just been released (v1.22.4.2) that fixes the missing ship type column for Blitz mode local highscore listings. This is a small update, but I wanted to address it here for anyone who is curious.

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January 11

Local multiplayer improvements update released! (v1.22.4.0)

A new update has been released for BlastZone 2! This one focuses on streamlining the local multiplayer experience by adding a new ship selection screen. This allows both players to select their ships simultaneously when gamepads are used. If the second player is using a mouse, the old sequential ship selection is used. The full release notes are below. To make sure you have the latest version, start the game and check the lower left corner of the title screen for "v1.22.4.0" or higher. Enjoy!

Release notes:

  • Added a new local multiplayer ship selection screen so both players can select a ship simultaneously
  • Added missing escape/back functionality for the gamepad config menu
  • Doubled the bonus life points requirements for Blitz mode to improve difficulty balancing
  • Fixed charge particles occasionally being displayed for a dead player in multiplayer
  • A few minor optimizations to the ship selection screen and extra lives detection routine during gameplay
  • Migrated to the latest Steam SDK (v1.39)

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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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