Blast Corps / Blast Dozer [N64 – Beta]

Blast Corps / Blast Dozer [N64 – Beta]


Blast Corps (Blast Dozer in Japan) was one of the earliest RARE games for the Nintendo 64. Using various vehicles, we had to clear the way for a truck full of nuclear material, so the dangerous cargo would explode only in a safe area. Certainly one of those games that you love or hate it, but without a doubt a truly original title.
Anyway, during the development Rare removed some of the strangest vehicles and tools, such a Scorpion-like mech, a strange throw-punches machine, a mechanical armor and a small tractor with a front paddle.

[English Translation by yota]

italian_flag.jpg [spoiler /Clicca qui per la versione in Italiano/ /Nascondi la versione in Italiano/]

Uno dei primissimi giochi RARE per il Nintendo 64, è stato questo Blast Corps (Blast Dozer in versione JAP). A bordo di una moltitudine di mezzi diversi, era necessario distruggere ogni edificio che impedisse il passaggio ad un camion pieno di materiale Nucleare. In questo modo, il pericoloso carico sarebbe esploso in una zona sicura. Se tutto questo vi sembra strano, una volta provato il gioco potreste rimanerne innamorati all’inverosimile. Oppure odiarlo. Qualunque sia il vostro giudizio, sarete daccordo nel cosiderarlo un titolo davvero originale.

Durante il suo sviluppo, il design dei mezzi a disposizione del giocatore, si evolse in diverse fasi. In alcune immagini e filmati beta, possiamo infatti vedere che in origine erano stati inseriti una serie di macchine e mezzi robotici molto stravaganti e particolari. Possiamo infatti notare una specie di Mech Scorpione, una strana macchina tira-pugni, un armatura meccanica ed un piccolo trattore con pala anteriore. Tutti questi mezzi sono stati rimossi dal gioco.[/spoiler]



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5 thoughts on “Blast Corps / Blast Dozer [N64 – Beta]

  1. Steven Reich

    You should also reference the Nintendo Power N64 preview video. Notably, it shows a very different carrier design with a different color scheme.

  2. Ross Sillifant

    This was born from Chris Stampers arcade game concept, Diggers, where you’d have JCB’s acting like Killer Instinct fighters, using the swing shovels to bash the hell out of each other..and from the ‘lets smash things up’ concept, Blast Corps was born.

    1. monokoma Post author

      one of my favorites N64 games for sure, it was a blast to play, i whish it could have been able to “unlock” those removed vehicles as a bonus :(

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