But it’s surely the dumbest. Blazeon, eh? I like that each cyborg has strengths and weaknesses but it doesn’t change the fact that they all make you a giant ass target. It really depends on what cyborg you are controlling during the boss battles. Formed up in the late '80s, Athena is a largely Japan-only company, though plenty of their games have seen Western distribution. The soundtrack, on the other hand, is harder to find and can cost upwards of forty dollars. The firepower also gets weaker whenever the mech gets hit, until it completely explodes and the player must go through the capturing process all over again. The most significant and aggravating change, is the lack of two player co-op, making this version a single-player affair. I'm taking a one day break from retro game reviews to talk about something that has been on my mind a lot the last year or so. The truth of the matter is that being able to control those robots only contributes to it. Bosses have multiple destructible segments which, when destroyed, change their attack patterns. Some bio cyborgs only appear in particular due to their specialized weapons. And there's roughly seven of them to choose from! And here is where the fun begins. Good for strafing runs lol. Developer: Jorudan Co. Don't really like this guy, but whatever. Music is also top notch, and I've noticed that quite a bit with Atlus games. It isn't bad though, but it doesn't look that much different from all the others I've played on the 16-bit systems. NESComplex Recommended for you. However, the difficulty doesn’t just come from its high bullet count. Nerdicus NES Review #126: Chip 'N' Dale: Rescue Ra... Nerdicus SNES Review #36: BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg ... Nerdicus Genesis Review #31: Blades of Vengeance, Nerdicus NES Review #124: Championship Pool, Nerdicus NES Review #124: Championship Bowling, Nerdicus Genesis Review #30: Bio-Hazard Battle, Nerdicus SNES Review #34: Disney's Aladdin. UNLIMITED!!!! Apparently, this shooter does things a little bit differently than your ordinary one, so how about we cut the chit chat and get right to the nitty gritty. This isn't the prettiest shooter I've played, but it's up there. While the three cyborgs I’ve listed appear the most they aren’t the most interesting. Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Shadow Blade : A speed demon of a cyborg with two cannons and a shield allowing it to be invincible for a few seconds. Baron: A ground unit specialist, with bombs capable of destroying everything on the ground firing up on you. Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors! For BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge on the Super Nintendo, GameFAQs has 2 reviews, 4 critic reviews, and 4 user screenshots. The player is able to fire at them with his cannon (which can be fired normally or rapid fire) and special missile weapon. Jolteon..BLAZEON! Exclusive postcards, book previews, and more. Blazeon is the mega-evolved form of Flareon. This imbalance of action mechanics can send a player crashing to his death, and each unlimited continue puts him right back at the level’s beginning. But I will say that it's hard for me to detach this love of horizontal shooters from my heart and why I found BlaZeon such a fun game despite some rather glaring design flaws. Players must make good use of each of these Bio-Cyborgs in order to survive the five-level campaign. When animated, they are smooth and fluid. It makes no sense that the only method of alternating between giant robots is to let your current robot get destroyed, and the ability to switch between spacecraft on the fly is a move the game could of used instead of that ridiculous function where you shoot a few bullets at a time. To make up for cartridge limitations, some animations, including the opening and parts of Stage 2, have been cut. Until you realize, wait a second. At first glance, Atlus’ 1992 shoot-em-up, BlaZeon: The Bio-Cyborg Challenge, may appear to be a Gradius knock-off without the upgrade system. Here's hoping they put a twist on the everyday shooter, and we may just have that. Sucking us Pokemon lovers in. Atlus and AI try for a novel twist on this convention with their arcade port BlaZeon, where this time the power-ups grant the player completely new spacecraft. Grain Beat / Odyssey : Another three cannon cyborg, but you are able to control where these cannons fire. Tracks change in tone and tempo ranging from slow and soothing to fast and pounding; whichever the action calls for. This slow Bio-Cyborg comes equipped with a diagonal cannon and bombs, which can eliminate enemy fire, making this a good cyborg for defense and support.