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Sponsored Game Review: Blow Your Way

December 2, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Description: Blow Your Way is an Android game that takes endless runner games and tower defense games and smashes them together with gameplay mechanics from Tapped Out and co. The general premise is that you’re in the sky, protecting a vehicle full of stolen cash and you need to tap cars and blockades to blow them up. Through this mechanic, you need to make sure the car gets to the goal without losing any of the money, and as things get more challenging, you’ll be able to use more dangerous bombs and weapons to destroy your enemies. There are also upgrades and new cars that you can purchase, too. With some promising explosions and well-paced gameplay, is Blow your Way that game you were looking for? Let’s find out.

How it Works: As with other Android games, you’ll need to download Blow your Way from the Play Store. After that, you’re ready to go.

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When you first start playing, you’ll be introduced into the gameplay right away. Basically, the camera follows the car that’s full of money, you don’t control it, but rather the game is to protect it from oncoming vehicles.

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When cars pass by, you just need to tap the car to blow it up, it’s as simple as that.

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When you progress through each stage, you’ll come across a good amount of enemies to fight off, as well as health to collect to keep your car ticking along, nicely.

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At the end of each level, you’ll be given a sort of report on well you did and you gain XP to leveling up, each time you level up, you unlock a new weapon type.

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As you progress through the locations, you’ll come across all sorts of different enemies, like the faster Police cars which proved a pain for my time with the game.

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To help you with these tricky enemies, you can take a look in the store to upgrade your weapons and vehicle.

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In fact, if you’re unhappy with the default car, you can go ahead and choose something completely different.

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Opinion: Blow your Way is a fun, casual game that doesn’t ask too much of its players and the controls are really quite easy to master as well. What I found in Blow your Way was a fun to play, easy to master mix of different game types. I can imagine this being great for all ages as it’s not particularly difficult and with each level picking up where the last one left off, there’s a real sense of progression as well. The sound effects were fun and the ability to just tap something and blow it up never gets old. I enjoyed the variety of power-up and unlocks available, but I didn’t appreciate their prices mixed in with ads, but everyone has to make money somehow. There’s more than enough on offer here to keep players interested and I imagine that people will keep on coming back to improve their vehicle’s defense.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Blow your Way ran fine on my Xperia Z2 and the pacing is approachable and easy to get to grips with as well.
  • Features (4/5) – A nice blend of endless runner and tower defense genres, there’s a lot on offer here and it’s a good deal of fun, too.
  • Theme (4/5) – The 3D graphics look nice and the sound effects are cool as well, coming together to from a well-presented title.
  • Overall (4/5) – Blow your Way was a lot of fun during my time with it, and while it’s not perfect it runs well, looks good and plays well to boot.

Pros

  • As you follow the car along, the pacing here is approachable and easy to get to grips with.
  • Lots of different weapons and upgrades available to keep the gameplay fresh over time.
  • Nice mix of gameplay styles that creates something fresh and different.
  • Good game for casual players that don’t want to learn any trick controls.

Cons

  • It might be free to play, but Blow your Way’s in-app purchases aren’t cheap and ads are included as well.
  • Does start off quite slow, which might put some people off.

Conclusion: While Blow your Way isn’t perfect, not many games are, and it does successfully bring together a number of different gameplay styles to create something different. It’s a nice mix of tower defense and endless runner games, with a refreshing take on the two. It’s full of action, it’s easy to play and doesn’t ask much from its players, making it a game that everyone should try out. It is after all, completely free to play.

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