Parents' Guide to

Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Old-school space-shooter gets remake that's fun.

Game Nintendo Wii 2008
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The game can be played with up to four players at once, but the screen does become extremely cluttered and confusing with that many people playing at once. The biggest standout of this title is the editor built into the game. Using this simple interface you can create your own ships, bullet patterns, and enemies, or even entire levels. These can then be shared with friends online, providing you've previously exchanged Wii system codes. An online database also stores user-created content which can be downloaded to your Wii for additional options when creating your own masterpiece.

The game has a very simple concept but is highly entertaining for young and old gamers alike. The challenge can get quite high, but with multiple players helping each other, the challenge becomes part of the fun. The game is rated E, and is acceptable for gamers of all ages.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Release date: June 10, 2008
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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