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From what I know about this game is that it is like Earthworm Jim for Playstation. Captain Blasto is like a comic superhero out to save Earth from evil Hoardes from Uranus. Blasto is coming out sometime in April 98. The bad guys I think come from the fifth dimension, and Captain Blasto is Earth's only chance. From what I see this game will not be very good, but it might be just that I'm not into those kind of games. But if your not sure about this game check it out at or just rent the game when it comes out. Blasto is something of a strange game.

While it doesn’t differ from most other titles in terms of basic gameplay (run on platforms, shoot enemies), it does have a strong graphical presence that sets it apart. The choice to go with a 1940s cartoon hero style makes it look a lot like certain Warner Bros cartoons from that same era, and this can only help the game.

Capt. Blasto, the protagonist of the game, is the classic hero. Big chest and arms, small head (complete with cowl), and powerful gun indicate a man to be reckoned with. He’s obviously been based on the old style serial stars Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers (no Gil Gerard here, although we surely could’ve done with a little Wilma Dearing in a bodysuit). The game has been mostly flat and Gouraud shaded to complete the cartoon feel, and it works quite well.

The game itself has a fairly simple premise (as does most classic platformers): prevent the evil Bosc (no relation to the Empire Strikes Back bounty hunter) from taking over the universe. The game begins high on platforms in space, with Blasto trying to find the transporter to take him down to the surface of Bosc’s planet. Once there, he’ll have to work through eight differing environments, all the while blasting pear-headed Martians.

Blasto himself is surprisingly adept at running and jumping, considering the puny size of his legs. He can also swim, fly, climb, backflip, and pistol whip. In some cases he’ll be required to ride on the back of a huge, blue alien chicken, much like a Chocobo.