What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pirate Blast is a point-and-shoot game that can be played by one or two gamers. Players are using water guns and water balloons to target bad robots who are destroying an amusement park. The bad robots throw food at the player to knock out his or her health. The game requires both the Wii remote and the nunchuk to play, can use a gun grip (purchased separately), and requires fast recognition of the bad robots and quick reflexes for targeting and shooting.
What's it about?
Vile Isle is a pirate-basedamusement park that has been overrun by Captain Greasebeard and his robotic henchmen. In PIRATE BLAST, players are tasked with using their water guns and water bombs to short out the bad robots, clear the 10 levels of the game, and save the innocent from the evil-doers. The game is a rail shooter (which means you don't have to move as the targets come to you), in the first-person perspective, and players have to be quick with theirtargeting to avoid thrown food while shorting out the bad robots.
Is it any good?
Pirate Blast starts out in a fun amusement park environment and first impressions are rather positive, but the charm quickly fades. The game has to rely on the mechanics of its core gaming element -- which is a rail shooter (targets come to you, rather than you running around to find the targets). As such, it offers a bit of a different take on the normal shooter game, replacing bullets with water guns and offering more challenges as the difficulty increases (there are three settings). But there is not a lot of replay value here. The bottom line is that this is an average shooter for the younger gamer because of the game's tone and look.