History VideoGame / BlastCorps

2nd Mar '16 10:14:56 AM StFan
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* ShoutOut: There's the ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}'' inspired side missions, that [[Series/StarskyAndHutch muscle car]], [[Series/TheATeam that black van]], as well as some other things in there.
** The American Dream car horn mimics that of the ''DukesOfHazzard'.
** The van has Mr T shouting "Outta my way!" for the horn.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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There's the ''VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}'' inspired ''VideoGame/PacMan''-inspired side missions, that [[Series/StarskyAndHutch missions.
** That
muscle car]], [[Series/TheATeam that car out of ''Series/StarskyAndHutch''.
** That
black van]], as well as some other things in there.
van out of ''Series/TheATeam'', which has Creator/MrT shouting "Outta my way!" for the horn.
** The American Dream car horn mimics that of the ''DukesOfHazzard'.
** The van has Mr T shouting "Outta my way!" for the horn.
''Series/DukesOfHazzard'.
25th Jan '16 3:32:56 PM Exxolon
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A big truck is hauling two defective nuclear warheads to a safe location. They started to leak, however, so they had to set it on an automated course. The BlastCorps has been called in to clear the way for it, because if this truck hits anything, the warheads will go off and start a nuclear winter.

So you, a pilot of the BlastCorps, have to do the destroying. You have various vehicles at your disposal to get the job done. So, get started before that truck destroys ''everything!''

''Blast Corps'' ([[MarketBasedTitle BlastDozer]] in Japan) was released for the Nintendo 64 by {{Rare}} in 1997. It was later included as one of the 30 featured games of ''[[CompilationRerelease Rare Replay]]'' for UsefulNotes/XboxOne.

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A big truck is hauling two defective nuclear warheads to a safe location. They started to leak, however, so they had to set it on an automated course. The BlastCorps Blast Corps has been called in to clear the way for it, because if this truck hits anything, the warheads will go off and start a nuclear winter.

So you, a pilot of the BlastCorps, Blast Corps, have to do the destroying. You have various vehicles at your disposal to get the job done. So, get started before that truck destroys ''everything!''

''Blast Corps'' '''''Blast Corps''''' ([[MarketBasedTitle BlastDozer]] in Japan) was released for the Nintendo 64 by {{Rare}} in 1997. It was later included as one of the 30 featured games of ''[[CompilationRerelease Rare Replay]]'' for UsefulNotes/XboxOne.
22nd Dec '15 2:46:45 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* LavaAddsAwesome: One J-Bomb side mission features a few small volcanoes. Another one features a large volcano that the entirety of the stage takes place in. Just be careful not to touch the lava walls or floor, or else [[GameOver "MISSION FAILED!"]]
25th Sep '15 4:45:49 AM Fynlar
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A big truck is hauling two defective warheads to a safe location. They started to leak, however, so they had to set it on an automated course. The BlastCorps has been called in to clear the way for it, because if this truck hits anything, the warheads will go off and start a nuclear winter.

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A big truck is hauling two defective nuclear warheads to a safe location. They started to leak, however, so they had to set it on an automated course. The BlastCorps has been called in to clear the way for it, because if this truck hits anything, the warheads will go off and start a nuclear winter.



* AllThereInTheManual: If you sit at the title screen without starting the game, you'll get background information on the Blast Crops team members and the nuclear warheads, but it takes nearly 10 minutes to see everything. If your game didn't come with an instruction manual and you blazed through the title screen, you'd probably don't know what's going on other than the threat of a nuclear explosion.

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* AllThereInTheManual: If you sit at the title screen without starting the game, you'll get background information on the Blast Crops Corps team members and the nuclear warheads, but it takes nearly 10 minutes to see everything. If your game didn't come with an instruction manual and you blazed through the title screen, you'd probably don't know what's going on other than the threat of a nuclear explosion.



* BoringButPractical: The Ramdozer for the most part; although not as good as the mechas, it can still clear through a lot of buildings. Also, bonus points for not being the Backlash.

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* BoringButPractical: The Ramdozer for the most part; although not as good as the mechas, it can still clear through most buildings without a lot of buildings.problem by simply driving normally through them. Also, bonus points for not being the Backlash.



* DamageProofVehicle: No matter how much destruction they cause, the vehicles you control never even slow down. They can only be destroyed in two ways; one is to fall into a hazard such as lava, the other is to run into a roving enemy truck, and each of the hazards only show up in a small handful of bonus levels.

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* DamageProofVehicle: No matter how much destruction they cause, the vehicles you control never even slow down. They can only be destroyed in two ways; ways (which in turn ends the level for you); one is to fall into a hazard such as lava, the other is to run into a roving enemy truck, and each of the hazards only show up in a small handful of bonus levels.



* GoombaStomp: The Skyfall needs to be the air to do proper damage to buildings. No [[GoombaSpringboard Springboard]] though.

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* GoombaStomp: Most vehicles, even the "bonus" cars that are not really designed to destroy buildings, will gain significant destructive power if they are in the air. Even the infamous Backlash can plow straight through buildings without having to spin if it is able to get a little hang time. This is Skyfall's entire gimmick, as aside from the NitroBoost it has to help propel itself into the air, it otherwise doesn't carry much more power than the aforementioned bonus cars when it's on the ground.
* GroundPound:
The Skyfall needs to be the air to do proper damage to buildings. No [[GoombaSpringboard Springboard]] though.J-Bomb's primary method of taking out tougher structures when simply landing on them won't destroy them quickly.



* ItsAWonderfulFailure: Let the truck hit something, and you get to witness a nice big explosion. Oddly enough, you don't get vaporized. To make things worse, the game will show a replay of your previous run from the view of the carrier, including the explosion.

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* ItsAWonderfulFailure: Let the truck hit something, something and you get to witness a two nice big explosion. Oddly enough, you don't get vaporized.explosions. To make things worse, the game will show a replay of your previous run from the view of the carrier, including the explosion.



* LawOfOneHundred: Each main level has 100 little [=RDUs=] to activate, towards 100% completion rather than lives.

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* LawOfOneHundred: Each main level has 100 little [=RDUs=] to activate, counting towards 100% completion of the level rather than extra lives.



* MusicalNod: The music for Jade Plateau is a remix of the [[BattleThemeMusic boss battle theme]] from ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Land]]''.

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* MusicalNod: The music for the Jade Plateau / Skerries levels is a remix of the [[BattleThemeMusic boss battle theme]] from ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Donkey Kong Land]]''.
20th Aug '15 6:53:02 PM NESBoy
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''Blast Corps'' ([[MarketBasedTitle BlastDozer]] in Japan) was released for the Nintendo 64 by {{Rare}} in 1997.

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''Blast Corps'' ([[MarketBasedTitle BlastDozer]] in Japan) was released for the Nintendo 64 by {{Rare}} in 1997.
1997. It was later included as one of the 30 featured games of ''[[CompilationRerelease Rare Replay]]'' for UsefulNotes/XboxOne.



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-> ''"You're just trying to impress me."''
12th May '15 7:11:06 AM DracoKanji
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* NotDrawnToScale: The Backlash is basically a dump truck, but it's so large that it almost covers the width of a two lane street and its roof can barely touch the top of a streetlight pole. Real life dump trucks are big, but never get that large. It is also possible that the levels are modeled smaller than the models of the car type vehicles, which makes them look large in comparison.

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* NotDrawnToScale: The Backlash is basically a dump truck, but it's so large that it almost covers the width of a two lane street and its roof can barely touch the top of a streetlight pole. Real life dump trucks are big, but never get that large. It is also possible that the levels are modeled smaller than the models of the car type vehicles, which makes them look large in comparison.
24th Apr '15 10:23:41 AM case
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* ItsUpToYou: Not only are you the only driver for all of the [[UniversalDriversLicense wildly different demolition vehicles]], but no one else can even guide rail-driven trains and boats to provide platforms for the missiles to drive over. Granted, no one really wants to hang out by those missiles, even if they do threaten nuclear winter anyway.


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* TakeYourTime: Practice your skills, take part in races, and play each group of the main levels in any order you want; the missiles will always be a few seconds away from planetary annihilation by the time you arrive on the scene.
24th Apr '15 10:03:53 AM case
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[[caption-width-right:332:Get used to seeing that vehicle marked "Backlash" on the bottom-right.]]

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[[caption-width-right:332:Get used to seeing that vehicle marked "Backlash" on the bottom-right.bottom-left.]]
24th Apr '15 10:03:41 AM case
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[[caption-width-right:332:"Time to get movin'!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:332:"Time [[caption-width-right:332:Get used to seeing that vehicle marked "Backlash" on the bottom-right.]]

-> ''"Time
to get movin'!"]]
movin'!"''



* MechanicallyUnusualFighter:
** The Backlash is probably the most unusual of the bunch; instead of ramming into or dive-bombing buildings like with most of the other vehicles, with this one you need to hit buildings with the back of the vehicle while drifting through a turn; the faster, the better (unless there's a rock nearby; if the Backlash is off the ground, it can do a great deal of head-on damage). Since this is easier said than done and it appears in many levels, the Backlash has a reputation among fans of the game.
** The Ballista and the Sideswipe are the only vehicles that collect items to launch attacks to destroy buildings. The Ballista is a motorcycle that launches missiles, while the Sideswipe extends rams out of its sides.



* NintendoHard

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* NintendoHardNintendoHard: Especially levels that force you to use the... say it with us now... Backlash, though nearly ''everything'' gets this way once it's time to collect platinum medals.
23rd Apr '15 9:32:09 AM case
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** It also never explains why, with all of the equipment at your disposal and the fate of the world at stake, you so often have to use vehicles like the [[RunningGag Backlash]].

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** It also never explains why, with all of the equipment at your disposal and the fate of the world at stake, you so often have to use vehicles like the [[RunningGag Backlash]].Backlash]], or why a harbor would have a series of shallow pits in the way of the most direct path through it.
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