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Blazing Star
Blazing a trail
By Harry Slater 30 July 2012
Game Name: Blazing Star  | Developer: SNK Playmore | Publisher: SNK Playmore | Format: Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre: Arcade, Retro, Shooter | Players: 1 | Networking: Bluetooth | Version: Europe
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The App Store is this generation's amusement arcade. It's a place that's brimming with games, most of which you can have play for less than the price of a mid-range sandwich from your local sandwich emporium.

It seems only fitting, then, that SNK Playmore is releasing some of its coin-op back catalogue for smartphones and tablets. Metal Slug 3 arrived recently, and now it's closely followed by Blazing Star.

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The game is a side-scrolling shooter that sees you piloting one of six different spaceships, each of which has its own strengths, weaknesses, and style of attack. Pressing two buttons at the bottom-right of the screen lets you fire, and sliding a finger around the screen moves you around.
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Summary
A brilliant, addictive shooter, Blazing Star might have a few niggles, but they're made up for with bombast and bullets
RATING
9/10
 
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